For over 25 years, attending the Social Venture Institute (SVI) conference at Hollyhock has been a rite of passage for mission-driven entrepreneurs. It is hard to convey the impact that SVI has had not only on the lives and businesses of the 3,000+ people who have attended, but on the very landscape of social enterprise in Canada.

More than a conference, SVI is a movement, with the reach and influence to plant seeds with like-minded, interconnected people. SVI shapes sectors by normalizing progressive, sustainable, and equitable business practices. Participants are exposed to ideas that inform their own operations, rippling out to impact the broader business world. 

Join SVI 365 to enjoy bite-sized morsels of the best of Social Venture Institute year-round: real-time problem-solving, inspiring stories, and above all, the opportunity to connect with like-minded leaders seeking to make positive change through venture.

Each session features facilitated networking, core content, and opportunities to deepen your connection to the social venture ecosystem. All sessions will take place at 2:00 – 3:30pm PT, with optional networking time from 3:30 – 4:30pm PT, see below for schedule.

Individual Tickets

Tiered Tuition:

Supporter: $50 CAD
Standard: $25 CAD
Supported: Pick Any Price

All Access Pass

Get all SVI 365 sessions for $100. 

Team Tickets

Buy 3 tickets and get 1 free
(and 25% off each ticket above 4!)

Must be purchased for the same event.

SVI 365 Events Schedule

January 19 | True Confessions

2:00 – 3:30 PT / 5:00 – 6:30 ET

Join Christine Bergeron, President and CEO of Vancity, for this special True Confessions. As Canada’s largest community credit union, Vancity plays a vital role in developing a healthy society. Christine will share stories about her trials, tribulations, and triumphs from cleantech,  sustainability, and impact investing.


Past Events

May 26 (2-4pm PT) | True Confessions
with Charles Chang

Join leading social entrepreneur Charles Chang for this special and intimate True Confessions. Charles will share stories about his trials, tribulations, and triumphs in creating several highly successful socially responsible ventures, including VEGALyra Growth PartnersPowerplay Young Entrepreneurs, and the Charles Chang Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.


June 16 | Business Problem Solving with Judith Kasiama and Claire Theaker-Brown

Take part in a model for collective learning and community problem-solving! In this session, Founders Judith Kasiama (Colour the Trails) and Claire Theaker-Brown (Unbelts) will share a key challenge they’re experiencing in their business. Together we’ll workshop to find creative solutions. Contribute your own insights and learn from others as you gain powerful and tangible skills to run a more effective, sustainable organization.

July 14 | Peer Coaching Circles

Get advice on your own challenge and support fellow entrepreneurs in Peer Coaching Circles. You’ll be welcomed into small groups of five or six participants. Each person will have the opportunity to share with the group a challenge they’re facing and receive honest feedback and advice. These groups often result in more connections and relationships that extend beyond the session.

SVI 2019

October 13 | Peer Coaching Circles

2:00 – 3:30 PT / 5:00 – 6:30 ET

Get advice on your own challenge and support fellow entrepreneurs in Peer Coaching Circles. The session will include opportunities to play, laugh, and connect with fellow entrepreneurs. Discover the powerful impact of Peer Coaching Circles in this blog from SVI Alum Angie Mertens.

November 24 | Shift your mindset for empowered action (Online)

Chloe Gow-Jarrett, Vanessa Richards and the Hollyhock Leadership Institute
2:00 – 3:30 PT / 5:00 – 6:30 ET

Join Chloe for an inquiry into the professional (and sometimes personal) places where your reaction to circumstances compromises your innate strength, and begin to experience the powerful freedom of your creative choice.

Interspersed through the talk are opportunities to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and to process how what you’ve heard applies to your own venture.


December 8 | Business Problem Solving

2:00 – 3:30 PT / 5:00 – 6:30 ET

At Business Problem Solving Sessions, you’ll take part in a model for collective learning and community problem-solving. Contribute your own insights and learn from others as you gain powerful and tangible skills to run a more effective, sustainable organization. In each session, a presenting entrepreneur will give an overview of their enterprise and describe a key challenge they’re having. Next, we’ll open it up for clarifying questions from attendees. We then transition into sharing wisdom, presenting advice, and offering feedback to the entrepreneur.

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Sponsors who provide critical support to ensure SVI 365’s success and to increase accessibility by supporting the conference scholarship fund. If you are interested in partnering with SVI 365, please connect with us.

renewal Funds
Stream of Consciousness
Be Local