stories and testimonials
Changing lives one program at a time
Our recent program participants and partners have provided some wonderful feedback illustrating the amazing impact of our programs. A focused, easy to follow curriculum, low-barrier access and some very motivated participants results in some inspiring feedback.
One of our first successful Matched Savings program graduates shares how he used his new skills and savings towards his summertime business.
Single mom of two “incredibly excited” to put new skills to work… Rochelle is a single mom of two that we met at NOW Canada when she participated in a Dollars and Sense workshop. Her feedback speaks volumes of the impact of financial literacy programs especially for single moms. We love highlighting moms […]
Dollars and Sense inspires Sarah as she contemplates a career change… Sarah took part in the Dollars and Sense program in the Fall of 2022. She was introduced to the program through a Launch Okanagan program partner, Dress for Success, when she was exploring a career change during the pandemic. Her feedback is inspiring and […]
Matched Savings provides confidence and motivation… Denise graduated from Matched Savings just over 5 years ago. She used her savings and grant to start a cleaning company, which has been a success and a reliable source of income for her. She has stayed connected to Launch and has volunteered her time to talk to […]
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan currently serves 34 families in the Okanagan region, and are preparing to move 12 more families into homes in Lake Country. We partnered with Launch Okanagan early last year to give these families a solid financial understanding before they make the biggest purchase of their lives — their first home. […]
YMCA Jumpstart Employment Essentials
The YMCA of Southern Interior BC – Jumpstart Employment Essentials program in Kelowna, B.C. offers youth between the ages of 15-30 an employment program that helps develop skills in fundamental employability and life skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment in the labour market. We have been involved with the Launch Program since January […]
Launch Okanagan has been offering and holding financial classes, two to three a year, for our men for over two years. Many of our clientele, have learned only the bad aspects of finances, using every cent they make on drugs or alcohol, abusing credit, with no thought of ever saving. Each course entails 6, […]
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