What was this engagement about?
BC Ideas is an online competition that asked British Columbians to bring forward innovative ideas and programs that address the challenges facing our province.
Over $100,000 in investments will be distributed to support creative solutions to health, social, and environmental challenges in communities across the province. Funding is being determined through an online competition.
To achieve stronger B.C. communities, creative solutions will be at the core of a new approach to social change – one that identifies the hard work and expertise of local problem solvers, and supports and spreads your work by nurturing collaboration. All stages of solutions were welcome and encouraged, from ideas to established programs.
BC Ideas invited the participation of people across our province – from not-for-profit professionals and business owners, to long-time innovators and passionate advocates, to First Nations and new immigrants, to students and seniors.
How can my contribution make a difference?
A total of 466 entries were submitted, and 11 finalists were selected. Citizens had the opportunity to vote on their favourite finalists. Three People’s Choice winners were selected, and another 30 projects were funded by program partners.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: Closed for submissions on September 12, 2012; voting closed on November 9, 2012.