• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,492.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,900.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,764.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,464.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,816.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,540.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,264.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,412.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,272.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,132.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,988.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,808.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,808.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,808.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,748.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,364.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,692.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Sept. 27
Ends with lunch on Oct 1

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $1200 CAD

Accommodations : As space at Hollyhock for SVI is filling up fast, and our on-site beds are limited, we're excited to offer you convenient offsite accommodations in close proximity to the campus on Cortes Island. You won't miss out on any of the SVI action, and Gigi is here to expertly coordinate your travel arrangements and offsite bookings, ensuring a seamless and comfortable stay. Don't hesitate to secure your spot or contact [email protected] to experience the SVI magic while staying close to the heart of it all. Reserve your offsite accommodations today!

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders. Please note scholarship applications are now closed for this program.

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

SVI Mobile : Embrace stress-free travel by booking our all-inclusive charter package for $325, which covers transportation, ferry rides, a water taxi adventure across the Salish Sea, and a shuttle service to and from campus. Departing from downtown Vancouver on September 27th and returning on October 1st, our chartered bus, ferry, and water taxi will provide you with a scenic and hassle-free route to the Hollyhock campus.

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Social Venture Institute – Hollyhock (Registration)

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute

September 27 - October 1, 2023

If you believe that business can (and should) be a catalyst for social and economic transformation, apply now to join us at Social Venture Institute (SVI) Hollyhock 2023. This program is for CEOs, Executive Directors, Founders, key staff, social entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders of all kinds.

Join social entrepreneurs for an intensive, interactive inquiry into how to face the day-to-day challenges of running a socially conscious enterprise. Take advantage of this opportunity to fine tune business strategies, learn best practices for solving problems and build long lasting relationships with business peers and mentors. For nearly 30 years SVI Hollyhock has gathered CEOs, entrepreneurs, changemakers, and investors who have a vision of business as a force for good. This year 100+ people, who care about humanity and the planet and who see the urgent need for significant social change, will come together for a 5 day gathering on the land.

Hear inspiring True Confessions, more than a keynote these are personal stories from experienced entrepreneurs and their struggles to reach success combining social mission with business. Along with speakers SVI features interactive case studies, skill building workshops, peer learning and connection to the SVI community.

2023 Speakers Include: 

Hli Haykwhl Ẃii Xsgaak, Melanie Mark; Ahmed Rahim of Numi Organic Tea; and a social finance panel featuring Esther Park; Kristin Hull; and Dawn McGee

Past SVI True Confessions speakers include: Rha Goddess (Move the Crowd), Paul Lacerte (Raven Capital Partners), Scott Hawthorn (Native Shoes), Rue Mapp (Outdoor Afro), Ratana Stephens (Nature’s Path), Charles Chang (Vega Protein, Lyra Growth Partners), and Akaya Windwood (Rockwood Leadership).

Our flagship gathering, SVI Hollyhock, occurs annually on the majestic lands of Cortes Island, the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin and Homalco First Nations.  Enjoy gourmet cuisine, sailing, kayaking, and bodywork while in this magnificent wilderness setting. To find out more about Hollyhock and the Social Venture Institute, visit: www.hollyhock.ca/svi

“I feel like my soul has landed back in my body! My intention for this week was to feel “less alone” in the work I’m trying to do and SVI delivered! There ARE people who think like me and want to make a difference! The land here has a palpable vibration, sleeping in my tent I felt myself recharging each night up in the forest. Thank you to SVI for the soul recharge!” -2022 Participant

SVI gets us off the treadmill of our usual business life, but at the same time invigorates and enhances our professional efforts. Amidst the spectacular backdrop of Cortes Island we’ll have a chance to:

  1. build a stronger sense of community, cooperation, mission and effectiveness;
  2. strengthen the connection among mission-based entrepreneurs and non-profit ventures; and
  3. create an environment for innovative ideas to help us better manage, promote and finance our businesses and projects.

For more information about SVI Hollyhock, click here. Scholarships are available, please apply here if finances are a barrier to your participation.

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