The Partners and Sponsors of the Hollyhock Leadership Series provide critical support to ensure the success of these Conferences. Our Sponsors help increase representation from all sectors at each of our Conferences by supporting our Scholarship fund. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, please reach out to us. You can read more about Sponsorship opportunities here.



Hollyhock, Canada’s Lifelong Leadership Learning Centre, offers an array of educational programs, welcomes holiday guests and day visitors, and rents its facilities for conferences and private gatherings. From April through November, this unique West Coast ocean-side paradise attracts program and conference participants from around the world. Guests come to learn, develop skills, further professional networks, enliven artistic expression, deepen personal practice, and relax and recharge in a setting of spectacular natural beauty.

Hollyhock exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Organic garden inspired cuisine and cozy accommodations augment abundant opportunities for learning, exploration and discovery. Learn more about us at


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Vancity Credit Union was established over 65 years ago, by a dozen individuals
to provide financial services to themselves, when the banks considered the east side of Vancouver unbankable. Since then, our financial co-operative has grown to be the largest credit union in English-speaking Canada, with more than $18 billion in members’ assets. We serve 500,000+ members through a branch system throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Squamish and Victoria. Vancity embraces financial, environmental, and social sustainability, and is proud to use the co-op business model. We are also proud to be a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an independent network of the world’s leading sustainable banks sharing the commitment to achieving triple bottom-line impact through responsible banking practices. Visit


SFU Woodward’s

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities —Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.


Social Venture Network

Social Venture Network inspires a community of business and social leaders to build a just economy and sustainable planet. SVN works to achieve this mission by: providing forums, information, and initiatives that enable leaders to work together to transform the way the world does business; sharing best practices and resources that help companies generate healthy profits and serve the common good; and supporting a diverse community of leaders who can affect positive social change through business. Visit




We are Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and indirect financing, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital. A Certified B Corp. Visit


Genus Capital Management Inc.

It’s a new world with new possibilities, where change and complexity are both accelerating. Over the decades, globalization has expanded and we’ve experienced an information explosion. Genus has always taken a global perspective and been a leader in leveraging data technology to gain investment insights. We continually evaluate global investment markets quickly and efficiently to look for hidden opportunities and better manage risk. We are champions of innovation, always looking to the future to provide our clients with improved solutions and better ways to invest. Visit to learn more.

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Underdog Foundation



Fluevog is an independent design and retail company of forward-thinking footwear and accessories. Since 1970 John has been steadfast in creating unique soles for unique souls that have been seen everywhere from the feet of Madonna and Jack White to the runways of high fashion. John Fluevog Shoes was recently named one of the world’s most innovative companies in the fashion industry by creative business experts FastCompany, and John was recently recognized by The Two/Ten Foundation as The Canadian Footwear Industry’s Shoe Person of the Year. Visit


Horizon Distributors

For nearly forty years, Horizon Distributors has been a market leader in partnering with retailers throughout Western Canada to supply premium organic, natural and specialty products in the dry, fresh and frozen categories. More than 5,000 SKUs offer a broad range of the types of healthy alternatives consumers are looking for on their local grocery shelves. Visit


Junxion Strategy

Junxion has spent twenty years supporting mission-minded founders, pioneers of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, non-profit executives and philanthropists. From offices in Vancouver and London, they’re working with leaders and leading thinkers in responsible business and the social sector, advising on strategy, branding, CSR and marketing. They’ll Shift Your Thinking™ about what your enterprise can achieve. Learn more at


Renewal Funds

Renewal Funds invests mission venture capital in early-growth stage organic and natural food, green products and environmental and social innovation companies to create diversified portfolios. We believe that the way we are collectively living on this planet is unsustainable and that by supporting companies that empower consumers, businesses and governments to make more resilient choices we can create significant social, environmental and financial return. We are a founding B-Corp, GIIRs rated and a 1% for the Planet member. Visit


Tides Canada

Tides Canada unites a diverse community of change makers, both donors and doers, dedicated to leading and supporting actions that foster a healthy environment and just Canadian society. Together, we work to build uncommon solutions for the common good. In collaboration with individual and institutional donors and diverse grantees, Tides Canada Foundation leverages philanthropy to strategically advance solutions to complex social and environmental issues. The Tides Canada Initiatives shared platform powers over 40 dynamic social change projects ranging from neighbourhood-scale community initiatives through to national conservation efforts. Visit


Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Phil Straus

Phil Straus

The Alinker

The Alinker Inventions Ltd (“Alinker Ltd.”) is a company committed to building an inclusive community. We are devoted to designing, building and marketing durable walking-bicycles and accessories for people with mobility challenges who want to maintain an active life. We challenge assumptions about people with disabilities. Our feature product is the Alinker R-volution (Alinker), a non-motorized walking-bike without pedals. It is designed to be so cool that it overcomes the discomfort that other people feel with disabilities.

Visit for more.

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3Fold Partners

With a foundation in creating effective training and development programs centered in self-leadership, 3fold works with individuals and organizations of all sizes to design, build and deliver diverse learning experiences. We empower leaders at all levels to access their own expression of resilient leadership. Visit


Left Coast Naturals

Hippie Foods

Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing

Sauder School of Business

Stephanie A. Vellins – Harris & Company LLP

Stephanie is a partner at Harris & Company, Western Canada’s pre-eminent management-side labour, employment and human rights law firm. Our clients are employers located across Western Canada and the Yukon. They are small, medium and large companies and other organizations in the public and private sectors, both provincial and federal. We work from our understanding of the business context as a whole, of our clients’ unique workplaces, of the origins and emerging developments in the law, and of people and human interactions in general. Stephanie has been advocating on behalf of her clients and providing strategic advice on all aspects of workplace law for over 16 years. She is frequently called upon to present at law conferences and seminars. Visit: for more information.

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Harris & Co

Bullfrog Power

We’re proud to say that SVI Vancouver 2017 is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity. What does this mean? Bullfrog Power’s generators put clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity this event uses. Through the agreement, we are reducing the event’s environmental impact, and helping to create a cleaner, healthier environment. For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit

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Leverage Lab

The Leverage Lab is a program that helps competitors to collaborate, and execute solutions around their common problems. We target businesses and help them maintain their competitive edge, harness the power of working together, and streamline the process of making authentic, meaningful change. Businesses often face shared circumstances but tend to tackle sustainability challenges on their own. The Leverage Lab seeks to change that! To date, we have raised over a hundred and thirty thousand dollars, engaging 150 plus CEO’s. Partners include: Vancouver Economic Commission, Vancity, Tourism Vancouver and The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC). Past participants: Novex, Frogbox, Fairware, Mills Basic, and Recycling Alternative. Learn more at

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Luna Pads

Lunapads is a pioneering social business, vertical web retailer and Founding Canadian BCorp dedicated to supporting more positive and informed relationships between our bodies, ourselves and the Earth. Visit

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Transformation Projects

Transformation Projects has been operating as a special events production company with a focus in public engagement since 2010. We design events in order to enhance the good work of Businesses, Municipalities and NGOs who are working to inspire a community mandate that upholds the principles of deep sustainability, inclusion and creativity. In our work, we attempt to fortify the health of the cultural commons by curating diversely attended events that happen in accessible, public spaces. Visit

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