• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,167.50
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,087.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,887.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,687.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,482.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,237.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,237.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,212.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,175.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,037.50
  • (All prices include CAD $912.50 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 9
Ends with lunch on June 14

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on June 13*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on June 10-13*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on June 10*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:45-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on June 12, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**
1:45-6:15pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on June 13*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:45pm onwards Evening Session
7:30-10:30pm Sunset Lagoon Paddle on June 10**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $545

Package Price: $1022.50 - $2335 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees.

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Creating a Climate for Change

With Clayton Thomas-Müller, Tzeporah Berman, Cara Pike and Hollyhock Leadership Institute

June 9 - 14, 2019

This program is now full. Further applications will be added to our waitlist.

Creating a Climate for Change: Networking & Training is a powerful retreat, strategy session, and skills training designed for people, from across North America, advocating for a safe and just climate future. skills training designed for people advocating for a safe and just climate future. This conference is open to all climate activists who are seeking a community of practice and a chance to connect and collaborate with other activists. Senior leaders, activist trainers, and those just beginning are all invited to convene for renewal of soul and skills through strategic conversations, case studies, and collaborative problem-solving.

Climate for Change offers five days of community and capacity building, featuring presentations and case studies from experts in the field, as well as unstructured time for rest and community replenishment.

The Climate for Change program will support building deep community while developing knowledge and skills in just transition, campaign strategy, working across difference, impactful intersectional strategies, fundraising, engagement organizing, social media, Indigenous rights-based approach, and effective leadership.

Together we will co-create strategies in designing social movements, campaigns to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build their capacity to work toward public policies to expedite the just transition of our energy systems.

Scholarships are available and prioritized for Indigenous applicants and grassroots organizers. By application.

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Clayton Thomas-Müller
Clayton Thomas-Müller, of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, is an activist, writer, public speaker, facilitator and activist for indigenous self-determination and environmental justice. Working as co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute, as North American native energy organizer and tar sands campaign organizer…
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Tzeporah Berman
Tzeporah Berman BA, MES, LLD (honoris causa) has been designing environmental campaigns and working on environmental policy in Canada and beyond for over thirty years. She is currently the International Program Director at Stand.earth and the Chair of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. She is the Co-founder of the Global…
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Cara Pike
Cara Pike is the founder and Executive Director of Climate Access, a nonprofit focused on building political and public support for climate solutions through its learning network for nonprofit and government leaders, pilot projects that test new engagement approaches, and communication research and strategy consulting services. Cara’s work includes creation of the…
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Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Hollyhock’s renowned events 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…
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