Helping to Build Strong Communities
As one of our 8 Pillars, it has always been important for Innov8 to have an engaged, strong local presence in the communities we operate. To us, this doesn't mean to just live and play where we work. It's much more than that. As a company, we feel strongly about supporting the people and communities around us. We feel blessed to be able to live and work in such beautiful places and to be able to support these important causes that play a part in strengthening the communities around us.
If you want to know more about our local community involvement, or how we might help, please give us a call to discuss.
So many suffer in silence and fortunately as of late more awareness has been coming out on the issues that affect all to many. Innov8 is working with the CMHA in conjunction with the Foundry to support those in need.
Innov8 has been a supporter of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association - Swinging with the Stars campaign for several years and a Title sponsor in 2017.
In 2012 Jeneece Place was opened as a home away from home for families traveling to Victoria for their child’s medical care. Golf for the Cure is the major fundraiser in which Innov8 is proud to be a Gold sponsor.
A new approach to wellness services for young people. Foundry is building a province-wide network of integrated health and social service centres for young people ages 12-24. Innov8 was a major participant donating in excess of $20,000 in cash and equipment to help raise the $2,000,000 required to open the needed facility. Innov8 is working with the Foundry across BC.
The Variety Club provides a large spectrum of programs for support of children in communities across BC and Canada. Innov8’s President, Andre Brosseau, was listening to a recent radiothon as he happened to be driving by the station and heard the call for support. He was so moved by a story that he pulled into the station and bought a $1000 worth of teddy bears to provide to children in need at the hospital.
Shoe Bank Canada’s mission is to ensure no Canadian wants for a decent pair of shoes. The charity, started by Kelowna community activist Jim Belshaw, collects shoes from individuals and footwear companies and distributes them to people in need in Canada. Shoe Bank has distributed over 40,000 pairs of shoes to-date. Innov8 is proud to have been a title sponsor at this year’s ‘My Canvas has Laces’ Fundraiser at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Artists transformed ordinary Converse sneakers into works of art that were auctioned off. Innov8 Marketing Manager, Katia Brosseau also managed to snag a few pairs with competitive bidding!
The KGH Foundation is critical to the healthcare support of the Okanagan Valley and Innov8 has been a major supporter with the Heart of Gold Campaign and the Not Alone Campaign.
Keep kids busy and you keep them out of trouble. As a Gold sponsor Innov8 teams up with other corporate sponsors to keep youth active.
Innov8 supports the Hospital through the support of the Victoria Festival of Trees. The Festival is always a focal point of the community during the Christmas season and is a major fund raiser for the Hospital.
The Karis Support Society’s mission is to impact the community and the Province of B.C. by providing safe housing, support, life skills, and training for people caught in life altering addiction and mental health challenges. Through meaningful communication and analysis, Innov8 was able to work with management to set up the correct go forward plan and put the resources were they belong.
The John Howard Society fill an important role in the community and in pressing for reform in the criminal justice system. Innov8 worked to set in place a long term plan for their office needs while freeing up costs that could be put towards the needs of the Society.