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


Institute Partners


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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Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Joel & Dana Solomon Fund

Phil Straus

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