25 B.C. businesses receive Desjardins GoodSpark Grants

The companies range from old school ice cream shoppes to green building consultants.

Credit: Conifer Homewares/ Evan McDougall’s Conifer Homewares received a GoodSpark Grant from Desjardins Group

The companies range from old school ice cream shoppes to green building consultants 

For the third year, Quebec-based financial services provider Desjardins Group has rolled out its GoodSpark Grants program, which gives funding to small businesses across the country. This time around, the company doled out $20,000 to 150 different businesses for a cool total of $3 million.

The range of businesses taking home cheques from Desjardins is impressive. Of the 25 B.C. businesses receiving the honour there’s an old school Burnaby ice cream shoppe (Glenburn Soda Fountain), a sustainable 3-D home goods printing company in East Vancouver (Conifer Homewares) and a Kelowna pizzeria (Pizzamoreh). 

“Entrepreneurs play a critical role in Canada’s economy, so it’s important for us as a financial institution to be there to empower them with the resources to innovate, grow and find creative solutions to the challenges ahead,” said Billy Boucher, CEO of the Desjardins Ontario Credit Union, in a release. “The stories of this year’s recipients continue to inspire us, and we are proud to support their work through the GoodSpark Grants.” 

Since its inception, the program has delivered $6 million to businesses across the country. 

See the full list of B.C.-based businesses that received GoodSpark Grants below: 

Abelin Care
Anatomy Pro Health Centre Incorporated
Antiquity Environmental Consulting Ltd
Carbon Wise Consulting Inc.
Chickpeace Zero Waste Refillery
Circular Harvest
Coastal Cogs E-Bikes
Conifer Homewares
Friendly Composting
Glenburn Soda Fountain
P&M Lewis Enterprises Incorporated
Reel North Adventures
Spray Creek Ranch
Swamp Creek Ventures Ltd.
The Foraging Moose Farm
Three Sisters Consulting Ltd.
Tuktu Care Inc.
Ursa Creative
Velo Volt E-Bike Rentals LTD
Wakefield Productions
Wild Valley Farm
Zaklan Farm