Upcoming Virtual Programs

Our program experiences are uniquely connective, creative, and rooted in a sense of place. At a time when physical gathering is restricted, our online programs offer a taste of Hollyhock’s open, wise, and inspired approach, translated seamlessly into the digital space. Join us in community to learn and connect, from the comfort of your own home.

Mindfulness & Compassion in Times of Covid-19: An Online Retreat

With Robert Beatty

October 3 - 4, 2020
Join us in a weekend of turning inward in community. Take a break from the news and your usual life responsibilities. Practice mindfulness to realize that you are not your fears, moods, racing mind, compulsions, addictions, or wounds from the past. Awaken from the trance of everyday life and person-ality and connect with your deep resources of healing and compassion.

Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals (Online)

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

November 5 - 6, 2020
Revitalize, restore, and build resilience during this Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians, health professionals, and their partners. This program includes teacher-guided mindfulness practice and discussion, with a focus on meditation technique.

Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents & Their Adult Children (Online)

With Dr. Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté

November 21 - 22, 2020
Explore what it takes to outgrow and transform old dynamics in parent/adult-child relationships. Clear the way for a new relationship grounded in authenticity and mutual compassion, unencumbered by what came before. -- Dr. Gabor Maté is the author of 4 bestselling books published in 25 languages, including In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, and recipient of the Order of Canada. Daniel Maté is an award-winning theatre composer and lyricist who also runs a popular "mental chiropractic" service.
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Past Virtual Programs & Recordings


Unpacking Systemic Racism

July – Aug, 2020

Uncover, discuss, and process how racism exists and operates within our systems and in ourselves. We will examine how we are complicit in keeping systems alive that support white supremacy and racial violence, and what we can do about it. This emergent conversation will be experimental, thoughtful, and provoking. Watch the recordings here!

Activate Live

Activate Live

Thursdays May 28 – July 16, 2020

Join with other digital leaders, practitioners, and thinkers from coast to coast to coast to learn, strategize, and build long-term progressive digital capacity and power. This 3-part interactive series offers participants intimate conversations with leading figures from digital, politics, and labour on relevant topics for the times we are in. Watch recordings here!



Mondays May – June, 2020

Join Hollyhock presenters to gather practical advice on keeping your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects balanced and healthy. These mini interactive workshops are chock full of ‘how-to’ practical tools and resources  to help you navigate change, build resilience, and take charge of your self-care. Watch the recordings here!


Sheltering in Community

Thursdays March 26 – April 30, 2020

What is happening in the world and in our communities is stressful and destabilizing. This interactive online series will help you centre, calm, and connect, in order to process the enormity of these early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the recordings here!


Social Venture Institute Virtual

Wed April 22 – Fri April 24, 2020

A dynamic gathering of mission-driven leaders who are committed to generating positive impact through venture. The theme for this conference is This is Not Business as Usual: Leading through Change with Courage.