Media that Matters

May 19 – 23, 2010
Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC
Join an invitational retreat and brainstorm session with digital media visionaries as you build bridges to broader audiences and new possibilities. This intimate, multidisciplinary gathering will help you sharpen media and leadership skills, expand your professional connections, fuel your passions, and learn to successfully navigate today’s dynamic media climate.

Hollyhock in Pique Magazine

Hollyhock Retreat Centre was highlighted this month in Pique Newsmagazine.

ChangeEverything Call for Guest Columnists

Vancity is seeking Guest Columnists for ChangeEverything. Applicants are individuals who are truly inspired by their own work and are making a difference in the world. You do not have to be famous or even hold a high position within your organization, you are simply someone who is ‘on fire’ and passionate about change in this life.

Social Change Institute

We are excited about the upcoming Social Change Institute (SCI)  at Hollyhock, May 27- 31, 2009.

Women's Funding Network

April 29 – 2, 2009
To be confirmed, Atlanta, GA

The Women's Funding Network is 135 organizations that fund women's solutions across the globe. They give women the money and tools to transform their ideas into lasting change -- in every critical area from combating poverty to achieving advances in healthcare, education and human rights.   With $450 million in collective working assets, The Women's Funding Network

A Wide Web of Good Deals

Renewal Partners has invested in many dozens of early stage businesses since 1994. From the mid 80's our people have been active in North American networks of players in social ventures, change oriented philanthropy, mission based investing, entrepreneurial non profits, real estate for social purpose, the intersection of environment and making money, community wealth creation, and the leadership and capacity development that supports all these initiatives.

Speak out for Change - Vancouver

April 3, 2009
Location to be confirmed, Vancouver, BC

Build your communication skills to catalyze personal and planetary change. Presented by Gail Larsen and sponsored by Hollyhock Leadership Institute. A condensed course with master teacher Gail Larsen that provides a solid foundation on which to build.

Creative Conversation from ICASC

November 3, 2008
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC

Explore the role of art in creating social change in conversation with artists and professionals in the emerging field of art and social change together with other business, education, health, and community leaders. Join this informal conversation with artists, professionals, and social entrepreneurs over refreshments with host Judith Marcuse. The International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) is a partnership between Judith Marcuse Projects and Simon Fraser University. ICASC will become a communications and learning centre to facilitate connections, relationships, and collaboration.

The Evolution of Tides Canada

A few words from Ross McMillan, President and CEO of Tides Canada:

"As many of you are aware, my role expanded to President and CEO of Tides Canada this July. Tim Draimin, who grew Tides with his visionary leadership, has taken on an advisory role as Tides’ first Senior Fellow. I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.

Atira Women's Resource Society CD Release Party

September 27 – 28, 2008
Ironworks Studio, Vancouver, BC
Join Gary MacDonald, Bill Coon, Jodi Proznick, Jesse Cahill, Doug Stephenson, Tom Keenlyside, Kevin Elaschuk, Steve Kaldestead and Liam MacDonald as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atira Women's Resource Society with a benefit party to release the new CD Loving Memory.
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