Renewal has played a vital role in several large scale Innovative Initiatives over the years, mobilizing a wide array of organizational talents and resources in partnership with other organizations. These are multi-stakeholder projects in keeping with our long-term vision, which require professional and business skills to move forward.

Great Bear Rainforest

The largest and most significant example Renewal has helped to drive is the Great Bear Rainforest. Renewal, Endswell and many of our grantees and partners (including Tides Canada Foundation, Sage Centre and the Hollyhock Leadership Institute) have played critical roles in creating the circumstances, structuring the model, negotiating the agreement, and delivering funding for this globally significant model of conservation. Read More


With strategic support from Renewal, Hollyhock became a charitable foundation. The 45 partners decided to donate 100% of their ownership of the land, buildings and name to the new Hollyhock Foundation. This initiative was developed to enhance the long-term stability and growth of this venerable educational retreat centre. Read More

The Pivot Legal Society Building

The Pivot Legal Society Building was born when Endswell came together with two other private foundations and VanCity Community Credit Union, to purchase a 10,000 square foot building to house and provide a revenue stream for this important social justice law firm. Read More

Flack Block

The Flack Block initiative began when Endswell became a limited partner with the developer of the historic building to provide 30,000 square feet of LEED Certified office space for social entrepreneurs. Read More