Why?

Shifting will help make your community stronger and more independent. Find out how.

How?

It's easer to get started than you may think. Check our checklist!

Where?

Not so fast. To get access to Local First Finds, click the tab at top and take the pledge.

A Shift Fact...

When local stores are kept in business, it not only keeps jobs in town, but the money spent in your town in a local small business usually stays in town.

LFFs, as we like to call them, are local businesses, products and services that people like you love and want to recommend to other Shifters.

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Started in 1945, the People's Co-op Bookstore is a great little bookstore with a amazing selection...

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BURNABY—CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill took the Ten Percent Shift campaign on the road in the Kootenays this past week.

The tour held nine events in seven communities in six days, attracting hundreds of Kootenay residents to hear how making a ten percent shift in consumer spending to local first can bring... read more »

The Ten Percent Shift has retained Civic Economics, an economic analysis and strategic planning consultancy, to conduct a study of the BC retail economy to determine the potential benefits of a ten percent shift in consumer spending to local independent businesses.

Civic Economics, one of the preeminent progressive economic... read more »

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Ten Percent Video

Looking for an easy explanation of the Ten Percent Shift and what it can mean for communities like yours? Take a few minutes to look at our Shift video.


What is the Ten Percent Shift all about? And how can it work for you and your community? Find out by having a look at our video.