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Renewal is a collection of organizations that use the powerful tools of business and philanthropy in support of long-term societal solutions. Renewal funds change by providing investments, grants and collaborations in British Columbia and beyond.

 At Raised Eyebrow we have been helping organizations working for social good develop meaningful relationships with their communities online for over a decade. Also, we build outstanding websites. Our team consists of web veterans with extensive experience in the nonprofit and technology sectors, and we bring a strong focus on consultative process, marketing as relationship-building, and long-term ROI. We pride ourselves on maintaining a list of clients who turn to us as their trusted advisors when it comes to both concrete decision-making around their online strategies and larger communications planning. We provide services in online communications strategy, information architecture, website design and development and social media consulting.

Hollyhock, Canada's Lifelong Learning Centre, offers a vast array of programs, welcomes holiday guests and day visitors, and rents its facilities for conferences and private gatherings. From March through November, this unique West Coast ocean-side paradise attracts program and conference participants from around the world. Guests come to develop skills, further professional networks, enliven artistic expression, deepen personal practice, and relax and recharge in a setting of spectacular natural beauty. Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Organic garden inspired cuisine and cozy accommodations augment abundant opportunities for learning, exploration and discovery.

Institute Partners

Vancity was founded in 1946 to provide financial services to people from all walks of life. Since then, it has grown to become the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada, with more than $12.3 billion in assets. Vancity serves more than 414,000 members through 59 branches located throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Squamish and Victoria. Vancity uses a triple bottom line business model, driven not only by a commitment to financial success, but to environmental and social sustainability as well and a commitment to corporate social responsibility, to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.


For more than fifty years Century Group has built places that define neighbourhoods: places with walkable streets where people live, shop and work; and places connected to natural landscapes. These are the places that, if built at a human scale with an aim of reducing energy use, create more sustainable communities with durable value and lasting beauty. That’s Century Thinking™.

Parking Spot is an organization that promotes creative entrepreneurs by various means. Parking Spot owns two spaces at 6 & 8 East Cordova Street and has made these spaces available for free for one year to someone to develop their creative idea (commercial or not). In 2012, Parking Spot is working with the UBC school of architecture to do a design build for the recipient of the space for an opening in September 2012.

 Junxion Strategy is an international consultancy that works to catalyse social and environmental progress to build a better world. We build TrustBrands™, fuel social movements, create sustainability strategies and ignite the trusted brands and organisations that embody positive leadership. Our services include sustainability strategies (as part of corporate strategic planning, and responsible startup incubation and acceleration), social purpose consulting (corporate social responsibility and social enterprise development), and outreach & engagement for companies and non-profits. From offices in Vancouver, Toronto, London and Delhi, we reach around the world to serve NGOs, businesses, and social enterprises. We have worked with a diverse range of clients including Aéropostale, Greenpeace, Groupe Aeroplan, Mountain Equipment Coop, Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale, and UN HABITAT World Urban Forum—and a long list of ambitious and disruptive startups. Junxion Strategy is proud to sponsor Hollyhock’s Social Innovation Series, including Social Change Institute, Social Venture Institute Hollyhock and SVI Vancouver.

Institute B is a Vancouver, BC-based incubator and accelerator of unreasonable businesses: those enterprises equally committed to adding societal value and delivering profits to shareholders. Founded upon the premise that being unreasonable delivers better financial results than old school business, institute B's mission is to be the best developer of entrepreneurs in the world, period. We are committed to developing high impact people as well as socially minded corporations. Find out more at


Lunapads International, a Canadian certified B Corp, is a thought leading, women owned green business that specializes in healthy and sustainable alternatives to disposable feminine hygiene products. Its products are used by women in over 40 countries worldwide, diverting over 1 million disposable pads and tampons from landfills every month as a result. Lunapads is also known for its Pads4Girls program, which supports the manufacture and distribution of cloth pads for girls and women in developing nations, giving them the means to stay in school, go to work and improve their futures.

Briteweb is a boutique interactive design & communications agency. We work with social ventures, culture creators & non-profits that help make the world a better place. We have two key offerings: (1) #BW Communications helps organizations identify their audience, value proposition and goals. We then create compelling collateral, campaigns and video which build community around your business or purpose. (2) #BW Interactive builds powerful Wordpress websites and apps for web, tablet & mobile. We design & develop complex solutions including membership tools, interactive contests, multi-site deployments, e-commerce, learning tools and API integrations with the web’s largest platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.