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. 

SVI alums Jennifer Williams and Peter ter Weeme featured in the June issue of SEE Change Magazine

SVI alums Jennifer Williams and Peter ter Weeme featured in the June issue of SEE Change Magazine

Vertality2: A Celebration of Renewed Vitality

January 26 – 27, 2012
Club 560, Vancouver, BC

Vertality2, an eco-chic celebration of renewed vitality, is a place to connect with Vancouver's community of change-makers, innovators and sustainability entrepreneurs.

What: performance art | fine tunes  | local organic eats | new connections 

Who: change-makers | innovators | sustainability entrepreneurs | new friends

Flack Block Awarded LEED Gold Certification

We are pleased to announce The Flack Block, home of the Renewal group of Companies, has been awarded LEED Gold certification of 39 points from Canada Green Building Council. 

Reflections: SVI Hollyhock 2011

In mid September, 140 business leaders and social entrepreneurs gathered on Cortes Island to share challenges, successes, and experiences with peers during the 16th Annual Social Venture Institute at Hollyhock.


LOCO Business Mixer: The Shift

June 1, 2011
Commune Cafe, Vancouver, BC

LOCO Business Mixer: The Shift
June 1st, 5:30-7:30 at Commune Café join businesses and leaders of the buy local movement for a fun and informative event. Focused on connections and networking, we’ll spend most of our time connecting, but we’ve invited some dynamic folks for short, “popcorn” style presentations:

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 Venture Institute (SVI)

September 14 – 18, 2011
Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Center, Manson's Landing, Cortes Island, BC

Join mission-based entrepreneurs at Hollyhock for a dynamic gathering to share business challenges, successes and experiences. For 16 years, SVI has created a supportive environment with inspiring mentors and practical, problem-solving results. Participants gain a rich portfolio of skills to grow their social purpose organization and an invaluable network of peers.

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.

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