Activate Altitude

November 14-16th, 2023

Building power for the progressive movement

A gathering to deepen solidarity, build collaboration, and elevate leadership skills for senior leaders in the progressive movement

November 14-16th, 2023
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-2pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Vaughan, Toronto ON


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Meet Your Team

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This is more than a networking event

This is a curated cohort of senior progressive decision-makers serious about coming together to share resources, learn together, and create greater collaboration. The goal is a more connected, nimble, high trust progressive movement ready to address the challenges of today and tomorrow How might we develop deep relationships that allow us to transcend our differences, in service of a future we all believe in?
  • Align Develop relationships for high trust, skill building, and organizational success
  • Collaborate Learn from peers and identify concrete opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and partnership
  • Elevate Zoom out to dream big picture and long term
  • Act Have hard conversations that address movement fractures within our movement head-on and find creative solutions together
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Find solidarity among fellow decision-makers.

Leave with meaningful relationships to enable real change.

What’s included 

  • World-class facilitation
  • Deep relationship-building to support longterm relationships
  • Supported cohort after the gathering 
  • Meals and snacks during the program 
  • Transportation options to the venue
  • A group rate for hotel bookings at SpringHill Suites

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Who will be at the table

Activate Altitude is focused on progressive Canadian executive leaders in Labour, Advocacy, and Technology. It will include labour leaders (directors and above), national advocacy leaders, and digital leaders who hold strategic vision in the progressive sector. 

We define progressives as the movement to shift the status quo toward a more just, sustainable, and inclusive society that supports the health and well-being of the planet and all living beings.

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The Location

Activate Altitude will be held at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Vaughan, Toronto ON.  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located on the lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe and Huron-Wendat People. 

Where You’ll Stay 

We have reserved rooms for Activate Altitude participants at SpringHill Suites, Toronto, Vaughan for $189 CAD per night. Book your group rate with Hollyhock Leadership Institute by Sunday, October 15, 2023

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Facilitator: SARA EL-AMINE PhD (hc)

A progressive senior strategist who was one of the architects of the Obama grassroots movement, playing key roles to pass and implement healthcare reform, minimum wage, marriage equality, gun violence prevention, and climate protections.

Hollyhock´s presenter, Khari Wendall McClelland, wearing a hat and a jeans jacket
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An award-winning musician and creative facilitator who uses the arts and experiential activities for transformational learning. Khari helps leaders explore core values and creativity as a means to self-actualization, community building and problem solving.


We are offering Tiered Tuition in order to reflect the resources available to different organizations:

TUITION Tiered Tuition
Advocacy $1,250.00
Technologists $3,995.00
Labour $3,495.00

If  cost is a barrier to your participation, please contact us at  to discuss bursary opportunities. 

Our Partners

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