Game-changing ideas need your vote

Eleven social enterprises across B.C., including three based in Victoria, are vying for votes for a chance to receive $15,000.

Eleven social enterprises across B.C., including three based in Victoria, are vying for votes for a chance to receive $15,000 from U.S.-based international organization Ashoka Changemakers.

Ashoka’s stated mission is to help grow new ideas that contribute to a better world.

In doing so, it hosts competitions, including one happening now called B.C. Ideas: Solutions for stronger communities.

More than 400 entries have been whittled down to 11. Victoria organizations making it onto the short list are Local Peer-to-Peer Micro Lending, represented by Victoria Coun. Lisa Helps; Inclusion Works! (Arlene Zuckernick); and B.C. Community Investment Funds (Rupert Downing).

Three finalists, selected by popular vote online at changemakers.com/bcideas, will each receive $15,000.

The online voting closes Nov. 9.

rholmen@vicnews.com