Social Purpose Real Estate Survey

The Real Estate Institute of BC and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative are pleased to announce a research project to benchmark the real estate rates, terms and conditions in which the social purpose/not-for-profit/cultural sector functions in Metro Vancouver. 

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food & Permaculture Design in the City

April 8 – 10, 2011
Downtown Eastside / Strathcona, Vancouver, BC

72-Hour Urban Permaculture Design Certificate Course With SVI Alum, Sara Dent & Erin Innes
In association with SOLEFood Farm

Course work + hands-on full growing season, organic gardening & urban farming techniques

Social Enterprise Dragons Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

The Social Enterprise Dragons event is a special business case contest where three social enterprises pitch their key business opportunity or challenge to an expert panel. Prizes include the opportunity to work with JDQ Systems Inc. (leading business performance improvement consultants) to solve their enterprise challenge, a technical assistance grant of $2,500 from enp, and a $15,000 funding award from Vancity Community Foundation to implement solutions.

ubizo - Business Success for Social Change

November 2, 2010
Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC

Connect with other values-based entrepreneurs and learn business development strategies to increase your positive impact in the world at ubizo.

Flack Block Receives 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award

The rehabilitation and the conservation of the Flack Block received a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from Heritage BC.

Renewal Named One of the Top Innovative Businesses in BC

In April 8th Paul Richardson, Martha Burton and I joined Renewal founder Carol Newell at the Loden Hotel to accept Renewal's award for being named one of the most innovative companies in B.C.


Carol Newell inherited a substantial fortune over several years, culminating in the early 1990s. Believing she had "more than enough", she chose to dedicate the majority of her wealth to making the world a better place.

She found the focus for her intentions in British Columbia's mix of vast pristine wilderness and sophisticated urban meeting places for global influences. She has dedicated her career to nurturing broad-spectrum solutions to the ecological and social problems facing her home province.

Renewal Funds

Renewal2 invests in change by providing an opportunity for investors to participate in the development of businesses at the forefront of social and environmental innovation. Led by the Renewal Partners management team, Renewal2 builds upon almost 20 years of experience in successful high impact investing.

Endswell Foundation

Through the 1990s the Endswell Foundation was the largest, BC based, charitable foundation funding environmental issues in the province. Endswell's grant-making era is now complete.

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