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Hollyhock creates, curates and hosts meaningful programs to inspire personal growth for social transformation.

Beautiful gardens and houses at Hollyhock retreat centre in Cortes Island, BC
Beautiful gardens and houses at Hollyhock retreat centre in Cortes Island, BC

Our programs create connection, hope and possibility

Smiley students from the SVI Hollyhock program on the ground
Beautiful sunset in Cortes Island

Hollyhock Cortes Island retreat centre sits on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Nations. We are committed to renewing our relationships with Indigenous communities on whose territories we are uninvited guests.

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Featured Program

Leadership Skills

Be the change! Grow and activate your ideas through brave and supportive spaces enhanced by awe-inspiring nature—designed for deep learning and collaboration alongside innovators transforming the way we think about leadership, liberation, equity, and professional development.

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Hollyhock Programs

Sanctuary at Hollyhock Cortes Island Retreat Centre



Wisdom. Social Innovation. Creative Expression. Health and Healing. Our Presenter led programs are designed to recalibrate your inner voice, while you re-connect to the strength of the land. Discover wellness within to inspire outward change.


Leadership Institute

Community, connection and impact build the foundation of Hollyhock Leadership Institute. Through each uniquely curated stream, we collectively challenge, innovate, collaborate, learn, unlearn, pause and reflect on skills and systems in order to scale social impact.

The labyrinth a great illustration of the journey
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Learn about our Cortes
Island Retreat Centre

Beautiful tree with pink flowers in front of a wood house at Hollyhock Retreat Centre in Cortes Island, BC
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To experience a Hollyhock program is transformational. Join us at our beautiful retreat centre on Cortes Island, British Columbia.

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Where You’ll Stay

The land holds us as we gather.  Hollyhock accommodations  centre connection. Private and shared accommodations are available for your Cortes Island stay.

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Campus Rates

We are ready for your arrival. See our rates and room types. We can’t wait to see you.

Meet Our team

Hollyhock Retreat Centre member, Aki Kaltenbach
Hollyhock Board Co-Chair, Mike Rowlands
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Our Team Members are an integral part of  Hollyhock. We invite you to meet the passionate individuals who are committed to Hollyhock’s mission and vision

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Each member is creating a ripple effect of change in the world.

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Fill up with inspirational videos, insightful articles, and delicious recipes from our presenters, staff, and community.

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HollyHock Talks

Welcoming New Board Members to Hollyhock

We are honoured to introduce and welcome three exceptional individuals who have recently joined Hollyhock’s Board of Directors. Each of them brings a unique set of experiences, perspectives, and a…
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Be a part of our ongoing push for equity and progressive change by donating to Hollyhock. Support our vision. Change the world.

Let’s do this together