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Social Venture Institute: Banff has sold out every year! Attendance is limited!

We do things a bit differently here in Alberta. And we also saw more and more people committed to the radical idea that business could be based in social mission and impact. So we partnered with Hollyhock, who for 25 years has been convening investors, innovators, and leaders. Social Venture Institute has contributed to a global movement of socially responsible entrepreneurship. With Social Venture Institute: Banff, we hope to build on that movement and support the unique needs of Alberta based social- ventures.

SVI: Banff is for social-venture leaders to build connections with like-minded peers and learn more about socially responsible business in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. SVI: Banff is highly interactive and experiential with a strong focus on peer-to-peer learning, working alongside other social-venture leaders in this one-of-a-kind community. Its unique format is designed to achieve out of the box results, and rejuvenate entrepreneurs' passions and visions.

Learn with the best. SVI: Banff is highly interactive and experiential.

Schedule

5:36 am

(Sunrise)

10:45 am

Nature Break

9:57 pm

(Sunset)

Speakers & Attendees

We're in the process of finalizing a line up of amazing speakers and attendees. Please check back as we continue to provide updates.

Ian Russell

Ian Russell

Attendee

Ian Russell is a creative director, arts manager and community facilitator based in Calgary. A co-founder of digital firm Structured Abstraction, Ian has worked in design and development for almost 20 years. Ian is also owner of Flemish Eye, a Juno Award-winning record label with a long history of creative and inventive music. An active community member, he engaged in community building organizations in Calgary, and is an outspoken advocate for arts, culture, and bicycling.

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Erin Melnychuk

Erin Melnychuk

Attendee

Champion of purpose driven enterprise who wears many hats including consultant, program designer, instructor, entrepreneur, community champion, Board member, and ecosystem developer

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Bryson Ritchie

Bryson Ritchie

Attendee

Landscape designer, gardener and artist, born and raised in Treaty 7, Mohkinstsis

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Vivian Ceilin

Vivian Ceilin

Attendee

Director of Business Operations at Calgary Counselling Centre

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 Garrett Crump

Garrett Crump

Attendee

Head of Operations and Finance at Included by Design, a company focused on increasing disability inclusion within our society and in businesses, by providing a new digital solution for businesses to easily adopt

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Jenna Walsh

Jenna Walsh

Producer Team

Social Business Coordinator with Be Local YYC, Co-founder of GOT Foundation and Founder of Elevated Escapes

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Nicole Monaco

Nicole Monaco

Attendee

Head of marketing and communications at Chandos Construction, the only B Corp certified commercial contractor in Canada

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Evan Galbraith

Evan Galbraith

Attendee

Founder and Leadership Coach of Mountain Air Coaching which supports leadership development for people and organizations, creating a more equitable and sustainable future

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Lorraine Widmer

Lorraine Widmer

Attendee

Community change-maker turned author and founder of Grassroots Gratitude, a social purpose organization that offers educational supports for leaders who are open to learning about authenticity, positivity, resiliency and gratitude

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Diana Frost

Diana Frost

Attendee

Algonquin Métis Engineer, artist, musician and founder of Colouring It Forward

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Chantal Chagnon

Chantal Chagnon

Attendee

Cree / Métis Singer, Drummer, Artist, Storyteller, Actor, Educator, Workshop Facilitator, Social Justice Advocate and Activist with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

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Andrew Cotterell

Andrew Cotterell

Attendee

Communications and Engagement Strategist at the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

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Dynise Brisson

Dynise Brisson

Attendee

Founder and Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant of Glowing Holistic Wellness, providing support and guidance to individuals and groups ready to re-learn nutrition and lifestyle choices from a holistic perspective

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Verna Grandbois

Verna Grandbois

Attendee

Pursuing Energy-Manager Certification after completing Newo’s solar PV training program

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Kalum Teke Dan

Kalum Teke Dan

Attendee

Artist working in oil, acrylic, and watercolour, choosing themes that reflect his unique perceptions of his spirituality and being indigenous in modern-day society

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Samuel Obadero

Samuel Obadero

Attendee

Award-winning photographer who began the first black-owned photography studio in Calgary, where he now mentors other young artists

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Natalie Tomczak

Natalie Tomczak

Attendee

Press Secretary at Niginan Housing Ventures, a registered charity that was formed to address the particular needs and requirements of Indigenous people living in Edmonton

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Jude Brunt

Jude Brunt

Impact Manager of Purppl, with the responsibility of connecting all clients and their social ventures to each other, while maintaining knowledge and awareness of issues, policies and stores from the social impact world

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Fatima Kamenge

Fatima Kamenge

Attendee

Serial entrepreneur and strategy consultant who is committed to empowering people though business development and financial independence

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Sergio Ribera

Sergio Ribera

Attendee

Micro-loan coordinator at Momentum, a non-profit that works with individuals, businesses, communities and systems to increase each individuals’ income and assets and create a thriving local economy for all

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Thomas Holloway

Thomas Holloway

Attendee

Portfolio Manager at Genus Capital, an investment manager that is known for sustainable and impact investing

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Jane Bisbee

Jane Bisbee

Attendee

Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Fund, one of Canada’s more active impact investment funds

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Rajan Rathnavalu

Rajan Rathnavalu

Attendee

Founder and CEO of Newo and co-founder of the Sunrise Farm Cooperative and the Spirit of the Land project

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Alycia Two Bears

Alycia Two Bears

Attendee

Traditional Full Spectrum Birth Worker and Clan Mother at The Moss Bag Project

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David Cree

David Cree

Attendee

Advisor for Platform Calgary, Co Founder of CMNGD, Dad and Ally

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Dawn Saunders

Dawn Saunders

Attendee

Leader, instructor, facilitator and administrator at Listen Studios and Retreats

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Keith Murray

Keith Murray

Producer Team

Faith leader and transdisciplinary artist – a writer, designer, activist, speaker & facilitator

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Yuka Ozawa

Yuka Ozawa

Attendee

Local leader in a growing movement that aims to use purpose-built commercial kitchens to support and promote local food production.

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Lucie Darshan

Lucie Darshan

Attendee

Founder and the Everything person at CanMore Together

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Avni Soma

Avni Soma

Attendee

Scientist, small business owner and community leader from Canmore, with a background in healthcare and over 12 years' experience in the food industry.

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Elaine McPherson

Elaine McPherson

Attendee

Founder of e=mc2, a coworking and flex office space, which provides affordable access to amenities and facilities that support not-for-profit organizations, social innovators and entrepreneurs

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Duncan Cryle

Duncan Cryle

Attendee

Founding member of Clear Sky, whose mission is empower people to transform struggle and embrace vitality through offering supported personal retreat spaces, group mindfulness and mediation retreats, online courses on integrating mindfulness into daily life as a force of transformation

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Jessia C. Arsenio

Jessia C. Arsenio

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Serial social entrepreneur that aims to build counter or alternative institutions to capitalist hegemony

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Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron

Attendee

President/CEO of Social Innovations Inc, which includes Emergency Management Logistics Canada and RainbowConnect.ca

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Tegan Martin-Drysdale

Tegan Martin-Drysdale

Attendee

President and Director of Homestead Mentorship & Collaboration (HMC), a work mentorship cooperative

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Sebastien Rioux

Sebastien Rioux

Attendee

Operations Manager (who also refers to himself as a professional friend) of Newo Global Energy, a non-profit social enterprise based in Central Alberta that works primarily in the solar and energy efficiency retrofit industries

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Joby Yellowdirt

Joby Yellowdirt

Attendee

Training program operations manager at Newo, a non-profit social enterprise exploring ways to share abundance (Weyotan) through harmonious relationships (Wahkohtowin) and build an economy based on more than scarcity and competition

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Claire Theaker-Brown

Claire Theaker-Brown

Attendee

Founder/CEO of Unbelts, one of Alberta's first Certified B Corporations which ethically manufactures all-recycled, remarkably comfortable stretch belts

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Ethan Shi

Ethan Shi

Attendee

Social Finance Analyst with the Fair Finance Fund, a non-profit social finance fund dedicated to providing loans and mentorship services to local food and farm enterprises that value strong local food systems, local economies, and a healthy planet

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Jenai Lieu

Jenai Lieu

Attendee

Senior Program Coordinator with The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth, whose vision is to see equitable communities engaged and thriving, and that see newcomer families and youth empowered

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Katie Paton

Katie Paton

Attendee

Oversees the operations of EthniCity Catering, a non-profit social enterprise of the Centre for Newcomers, providing Canadian work experience and training to immigrants in their transition to Canada

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Karen McAllister

Karen McAllister

Attendee

Helps entrepreneurs navigate the journey and make decisions with money with ease, awareness and clarity

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher

Attendee

Holds a position in local government focused on community development

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Kinia Romanowska

Kinia Romanowska

Attendee

Award-winning journalist turned entrepreneur, maternity leave strategist, and working parent whisperer

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Domenica Chieffo

Domenica Chieffo

Attendee

Operations Co-ordinator of Purppl, an organization that works with leaders to build the capability and capacity to implement sustainable business models and impact models

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Meaghon Reid

Meaghon Reid

Attendee

Executive Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary, a non-profit organization seeking to engage Calgarians in advocating long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary

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Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Attendee

Cooperative co-owner of Foodscape, an Indigenous-led social enterprise that creates beautiful landscapes, which are naturally easy-to-care-for ecosystems, replacing high maintenance grass lawns and gardens.

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Shelby Corley

Shelby Corley

Attendee

CEO of Three Hive Consulting, an evaluation consultancy, and Eval Academy, a website dedicated to building evaluation capacity

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Meredith Perich

Meredith Perich

Attendee

Community Manager, Strategy and Engagement for the Social Innovation Hub at Innovate Calgary

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Jessica Swain

Jessica Swain

Attendee

Founder and Director of Juniper Midwives, an established midwifery practice that aims to provide exceptional maternity services to Indigenous families in Calgary and surrounding First Nations, by reducing systemic barriers to care

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Alex Draper

Alex Draper

Producer Team

Outcomes associate with the Social Enterprise Fund (SEF), a social finance fund dedicated to community economic and social development by investing in Albertan social purpose organizations

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Luisa Saavedra

Luisa Saavedra

Attendee

Board member of Local Investing YYC, an impact investment co-operative that provides capital to Calgary-based enterprises that generate financial, social and environmental returns

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Dr. Allison Bichel

Dr. Allison Bichel

Attendee

Founder and CEO of EmergeCo, a social venture dedicated to capacity building and collaborative action address complex challenges faced by individuals and society

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Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Attendee

Co-Founder of TuffHill eBikes, a company that designs and sells ebikes that are suited for the ups and downs of the Canadian climate

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John MacInnes

John MacInnes

Attendee

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Earthware, a reusable container service for restaurant takeout and delivery with the goal of stopping one million single use containers from going into our landfills by 2025

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Richard Lee-Thai

Richard Lee-Thai

Attendee

TEDx Speaker and Founder of Excuses to Connect, a business focused on building connections through one-on-one coaching, podcasting, public speaking, and merchandise

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Kevin Kent

Kevin Kent

Attendee

CEO and Founder of Knifewear Group, whose mission is not only to sell exclusive high performance Japanese blades but also make retail a real career for staff by paying them a living wage

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Dr. Randy Poon

Dr. Randy Poon

Attendee

Chief Story Officer of the Purpose and Performance Project, an organization whose mission is to share the stories of impact-orientated companies

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Jacinthe Koddo

Jacinthe Koddo

Attendee

CEO of Koddo & Co, which offers financial literacy training for female entrepreneurs

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Jonathan Kane

Jonathan Kane

Attendee

Owner of the Naked Leaf, an independent Calgary tea shop that aims to build community, communication and inclusiveness through the comfort and ritual of tea

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Käthe Lemon

Käthe Lemon

Attendee

President of RedPoint Media Group, one of Western Canada's most highly regarded independent publishers

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Toni Harris

Toni Harris

Attendee

Co-owner of Action Potential Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, specializing primarily in injury recovery and movement mechanics.

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Zita Dube-Lockhart

Zita Dube-Lockhart

Attendee

Co-owner of Action Potential Fitness, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness instructor, educator, public speaker and activist specializing in somatic integration strategies, adaptive and inclusive movement strategies, pain management and trauma recovery

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Evelyne Nyairo

Evelyne Nyairo

Speaker

Founder and CEO of Ellie Bianca, a holistic skin care line that cultivates and empowers women through sustainable business practices and fair trade

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Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Attendee

Director of Operations of Milk Jar Candle Co, a home fragrance company committed to providing employment opportunities for the disability community

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Alison Thompson

Alison Thompson

Attendee

Co-founder and CEO of Borealis Geothermal, providing carbon-free baseload energy solutions to communities and industries across Canada

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Geraldine Lafleur

Geraldine Lafleur

Attendee

Dedicated to providing supportive affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families of Indigenous ancestry

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Monique Blough

Monique Blough

Attendee

Senior Service Designer, Transformation Executive, and Senior Consultant with extensive experience working with global brands and start-ups to harness the power of design thinking, systems thinking and creative problem solving

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Jesse Ward

Jesse Ward

Attendee

CEO of Hope Cleaning, a Calgary based commercial cleaning company that provides meaningful employment to marginalized women

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Mike Dorian

Mike Dorian

Attendee

Founder of Living Soil Solutions, a company focused on natural solutions to get microbiology back into the soil food web, to improve soil health, nutrition and quality

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Kelly Lydiard

Kelly Lydiard

Attendee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of On A Dime Transformations, an organization helping people in recovery from addictions build meaningful careers

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Stephanie Gross

Stephanie Gross

Attendee

Founder of Bumby Wool, a low waste clothing company normalizing the cloth diaper movement

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Connie Stacey

Connie Stacey

Speaker

Founder and president of Growing Greener Innovations, an award-winning Canadian energy technology company

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Ted Fleming

Ted Fleming

Speaker

Founder of Partake Brewing and Premium Near Beer, the number one selling craft non-alcoholic beer in Canada

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Charla Vall

Charla Vall

Attendee

Helps impact-driven organizations find the clarity, confidence and capacity to execute bold strategies that create real social and environmental change

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Vanessa Richards

Vanessa Richards

Producer Team

Transdisciplinary artist and facilitator with a passion for communities, collaboration and culture she initiates arts-based social projects that move us towards life affirming change

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Laurel Dault

Laurel Dault

Producer Team

Facilitator and lead of Hollyhock's Signature Programming, including Activate, Run for Office, and Social Venture Institute (SVI)

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Mike Rowlands

Mike Rowlands

Producer Team

President & CEO at Junxion, a firm that for over 20 years has been advising on strategy, sustainability, and social impact for some of the world’s most courageous and generative companies, non-profits, and movements

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Philip Lozano

Philip Lozano

Producer Team

Manager of Be Local YYC, with almost 10 years of experience working in social enterprise, with a focus on community and grassroot initiatives

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Erick Ambtman

Erick Ambtman

Attendee

Executive director of EndPoverty Edmonton, a community initiative working towards prosperity for all through advancing reconciliation, the elimination of racism, livable incomes, affordable housing, accessible and affordable transit, affordable and quality child care, and access to mental health services and addiction supports.

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James Gamage

James Gamage

Attendee

The Director of Innovation and the Social Impact Lab at United Way of Calgary and Area, working passionately to solve some of the most serious social issues affecting the citizens of Calgary

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Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

Attendee

CEO of Hope Cleaning Inc, a cleaning company with the mission of providing meaningful employment opportunities to vulnerable women in Calgary.

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Jeanie Macpherson

Jeanie Macpherson

Attendee

Leader of the Moving Mountains initiative, a Bow Valley wide effort to advance collaborative impact, fund generation and engagement of civil society in Truth and Reconciliation, health and wellness, environment and economy.

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Katie Bertram

Katie Bertram

Attendee

Customer service and sales specialist for BluPlanet Recycling, a sustainability-focused waste services company based in Calgary.

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Greg Mroczek

Greg Mroczek

Attendee

Manager of sales and marketing programs at BluPlanet Recycling, a sustainable waste hauling company based in Calgary.

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