• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,127.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,007.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,747.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,398.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,158.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,918.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,699.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,579.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,459.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,227.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,227.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,227.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,139.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,150.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,077.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 9
Ends with lunch on June 13

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $695 CAD

Package Price: $1,139 - $2,127 /4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Activate: digital leadership

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute

August 9 - 13, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program.

Join the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, creative agencies, labour unions, and progressive causes, for four days of hard-skills training in digital strategy, tactics, and leadership. Gain clarity on how to intelligently activate your organization from the inside, and crack the code to engage your target audience to win campaigns, raise money, and hit your goals.

“Incredibly valuable to my own growth – will give value to my work in many ways for years to come.” – Candace Jazvac, 2018 Activate participant

There are many conferences to talk about the problems we need to solve, but few of them address hands-on learning of the right tools. Activate is all about practical training; selecting the best combination of tools, and designing and executing a strategy to win.

Who is Activate for?

Activate is for progressive digital practitioners. You might be a digital director at an advocacy organization, a content writer at a political party, an organizer at a labour union, or a senior leader who tries to bring all these pieces together. You might work with clients to deliver great digital campaigns, or build new technology. Activate participants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with varying amounts of digital experience. But we share a commitment to building digital capacity among progressives in Canada, sharing our learnings with each other, and lifting each other up.

“This was a remarkable experience. I feel rejuvenated both physically and intellectually. My whole time here has been mind blowing.” – Chris Parri, 2018 Activate participant


Application coming soon.

Hollyhock is working to make sure our conferences and events are accessible and valuable to diverse communities. We welcome and encourage applicants who will bring diversity to Activate, including but not limited to diversity of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, and class. We know that important, exciting, and innovative digital work is happening on the margins. At Activate, we will hold up, support, and provide a platform for / share this work.


Please check back for a full program schedule.
In the case that we are unable to gather in person, this event will still be held as a virtual gathering.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.


Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Hollyhock’s renowned conferences help to resolve the leadership deficits of the modern world. These cross-sectoral and multi-generational gatherings work to support and catalyze progressive leaders through strengthening skills, expanding capacity, and building peer-to-peer networks and knowledge. Tackling the largest issues of our time and promoting social and environmental justice requires that we come together to not only learn hard skills and share lessons, but also to rejuvenate our passions and recharge. Joining our conferences opens up access to like-minded networks and community that support one another throughout the year. Past conferences include: Social Venture Institute, Activate: Digital Leadership, Creating a…
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