Statement from Mayor Robertson Thanking the People of Vancouver

June 16, 2011
Statement from Mayor Robertson Thanking the People of Vancouver
The last twenty-four hours has been a true roller-coaster of emotions for the people of Vancouver.

The excitement and anticipation of game seven, the disappointment of the loss, followed by the shock, horror, and anger over the disturbing and disgraceful displays of violence on our streets. In the end, it was a terrible night for our beautiful city.

SVI True Confession Speaker Recognized with WPO Economic Empowerment Award

The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) announced that SVI Hollyhock 2011 True Confession Speaker, Sherry Stewart Deutschmann, founder and CEO of LetterLogic, was awarded the WPO’s 2011 Mary Lehman MacLachlan Economic Empowerment Award.

SVI Hollyhock: Call for Case Studies

The 16th Annual Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock is September 14-18, 2011. This event will fill to capacity - Register now to ensure your spot! This annual event is for CEOs and leaders of established small businesses and non-profit enterprises. Pre-approval is required prior to registration.

SVI Alumni and Sponsors Receive YWCA's Women of Distinction Awards

Recognized nationally as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women, the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards honour women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community. The Awards also honour businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs of their employees.

Vancity Becomes the Largest Organization in Canada to Adopt Living Wage Policy

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - As Canada's largest credit union celebrates its 65th anniversary, it is timely that Vancity sets a precedent as the largest organization in Canada to become a Living Wage Employer.

SVI Alum Featured in Globe & Mail

SVI Alum Nick Kerchum and his firm Natural Balance Home Builders was featured recently in Canada's national Globe & Mail newspaper.

Frogbox on Dragon's Den

It may be old news to some, but it could be new news to others. Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock alumnus and 2010 Case Study presenter, Doug Burgoyne of Frogbox, was on Dragon's Den in January.

Did you miss seeing it? Never fear - you can see it on YouTube below.

The New Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation

Our friends at SiG (located at MaRS in Toronto) in partnership with the University of Waterloo recently announced that the new Gradutate Diploma in Social Innovation is now accepting applications.

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