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This Is Your Year: Social Change Institute 2015

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"To come together in a beautiful and supportive setting with a hundred people who are all passionate about making the world a better place is a gift. SCI was nothing short of life-changing." - Swarn Leung, SCI 2014

Social Change Institute at Hollyhock: June 10 - 14, 2015

Social Change Institute (SCI) at Hollyhockcatalyzes dialogue across sectors, quickens the pace of professional development, promotes organizational effectiveness, and supports successful social change.
Imagine 80+ passionate professionals, nonprofits, social innovators, funders, mission entrepreneurs, organizational trainers, and aspiring social impact leaders coming together for five days and four nights on Cortes Island, BC. This extraordinary learning event - part jamboree, part personal nourishment - will significantly advance your skills and professional networks.
The SCI agenda tone and texture evolves each year depending on who chooses to attend. How can the changing face of leadership include bridge-builders, storytellers, activists, healers, cultural artists, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and public servants? Join us to create the answer. The 2015 dates are Wednesday, June 10 through to Sunday, June 14, 2015.
Past attendees include:
  • The Minerva Foundation
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • 18 Million Rising
  • Vice
  • Power of Hope
  • Ecojustice
  • OpenMedia
  • UBC Farms
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Hua Foundation
  • Environmental Defence
  • Carbon Talks
  • Highline Public Schools
  • ACORN Canada
  • Climate Access
  • North Shore Recycling Program
Let us know about expertise you want to share, support you want to offer and receive, challenges you want to explore, and creative gifts you want to reveal. Or simply immerse yourself in the smarts, experience, and sincere caring environment that is SCI and Hollyhock.
Hollyhock culture is renowned for its cross-sectorial and intergenerational approach to peer learning in a setting with decades of inspiring deep personal inquiry, meaning and clarity.
SCI agenda hallmarks include:
  • One-on-one expert advisors
  • Peer coaching
  • SCI Case Studies
  • Educational Workshops
  • Ignite presentations
  • Junxion Function Oyster BBQ
  • Beautiful Hollyhock meals
Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #scihh!

SCI Community Calendar

Opportunities to connect, gather and host reunions pop up throughout the year. Here's your at-a-glance Hollyhock social calender for alumni who live in BC. If you have an event that you would like to feature in the SCI newsletter or across social media channels, email
  • Sunday, February 1, 2015: SCI producers Joel Solomon and Theo Lamb are hosting an afternoon with SCI alumni at the Reifel Bird Santuary on Westham Island. This is a family friendly event. RSVP here.






Our Partners in Social Change

We're honoured to call Vancouver City Savings Credit Union our Social Change Institute Partner. Vancity’s support is instrumental in the development and delivery of three significant Hollyhock Leadership Institute Conferences including Social Venture Institute Vancouver andSocial Venture Institute Hollyhock.
Our sponsors connect to a unique group of emerging leaders in the social change and mission-based business sectors across BC and beyond. Our promotions and brand buzz reinforce your thought leadership and support this rapidly growing movement. We'd love to talk with you about how we can maximize your exposure at our gatherings.
Photos of Hollyhock featured in this newsletter are courtesy Zack Embree.


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