• Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,799.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,459.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,786.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,470.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,154.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,395.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,235.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,075.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,911.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,715.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,715.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,715.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,695.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,190.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,555.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,455.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with an Opening Circle at 5:30pm on June 4
Ends with lunch on June 8

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $995 CAD

Campus Rates: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships: Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Activate: Digital Leadership 2025

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute

June 4 - 8, 2025

Thank you so much for your help in making Activate 2024 a success! Mark next June in your calendars for Activate: Digital Leadership 2025.

In this digital leadership training conference, we bring together the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, labour unions, creative agencies, and causes for four days of hard-skills training in digital leadership, strategy and tactics.

Gain bold clarity on how to intelligently activate your organization from the inside, and crack the code to engaging your target audience to win campaigns, raise money, and hit your goals.

For those looking to lead the charge in progressive campaigns, Hollyhock is a game-changer. The workshops on campaign strategy were top-notch. The connections I made with fellow campaigners will be instrumental in driving our cause forward. Hollyhock equips you with the tools needed to lead with impact.” – 2023 Activate participant

Why Activate?

There are enough conferences to talk about the problems we need to solve, but there aren’t a lot of places to get in a room and learn how to use the tools to win.

Activate is all about practical training. Selecting the right combination of tools, 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.

Activate 2023 Hollyhock was like a week of masterclasses in life. The knowledge and skills I gained were invaluable. I’m taking home a refreshed mindset, a deeper understanding of the world, and a notebook full of ideas. This is education reimagined” – Daniel, 2023 Activate Participant

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.


Visit here for the 2024 agenda and speaker details. A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.



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