Nanaimo Science & Sustainability Society
The mission of the NS3 is to inspire children and develop their interest in science and sustainability through hands-on learning. Key to this mission is conducting environmental outreach via our mobile science van and through programming at NS3’s newly opened Science Studio. The challenge for NS3 is to increase the percentage of our revenue derived from our fee-for-service products. In order to realize this opportunity, NS3 needs to work with marketing, website, and database experts so that we market our products efficiently and effectively, track/connect with product users, and ultimately increase our social impact.
Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild
Established in 2010, the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild’s goal is to assist restaurants, residents and grocery stores of the west coast access healthy and affordable food from our region’s independent producers. We act as both a community wide buying group of regional foods and at the same time work with small farmers, fisherman and foragers to better market and distribute what they grow, catch or harvest. By increasing access to quality food, TUCG has been instrumental in enriching the food culture of the west coast and helped create a greater link between our area and some of the agricultural hubs on Vancouver Island.
Skookum Food and Coffee
The seCatalyst judges awarded Skookum Food and Coffee $5000, business and marketing consulting from Vancity and Tartan Group, WestShore Chamber of Commerce membership, and consulting support toward their green business certification by Synergy.