Category Archives: Community Events

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Heart-Mind 2013 Conference

Heart-Mind 2013

Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice – from scientific researchers to practitioners – to address the Dalai Lama’s question, “How can we educate the hearts of children?”

The theme of this year’s conference is Mindfulness and its role in helping children thrive physically, socially and emotionally. It is for all those who care for and about children – parents, educators, mental health workers, healthcare professionals, out-of-school-care providers, yoga instructors, recreation leaders, academics, thought leaders and many others.

The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded people who are committed to integrating mindfulness into the lives of children.

Learn more and register here.

Revolutionizing How We Work Together


Group work is becoming increasingly common in the business world.

But how do we make our work in teams and meetings as efficient and as effective as possible? Leading theories of organizational development offer multiple ways of viewing group dynamics. Together, they provide a set of tools to help foster better outcomes in all types of group situations. Examples of these tools include the chaordic design process, trust theory and process-oriented psychology.

Join us and be ready to discuss your thorniest group challenge. You’ll have the chance to work with others to see your situation from different perspectives. You’ll leave this interactive session keen to revolutionize your work in groups!

Part of the MaRs Global Leadership Series.

WHEN: Apr 15, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: MaRS, CR-3 – 101 College Street – Toronto, ON

Kate Sutherland is a Hollyhock presenter and social entrepreneur helping change agents and community organizations be more innovative and effective.  As an inspiring leader and in-demand consultant, trainer and coach, Kate has helped hundreds of leaders and organizations be more nimble, resilient, and aligned with core purpose.



Vertality3 Photos Are Up!

For those eagerly waiting to see their photos in fun costumes and colourful wigs, and for those who regret not having gone to this amazing event, here’s some good news: Vertality3 photos are up!

With over 500 attendees, Clube560 was packed with changemakers and social  innovators,  a fun photo booth and clowns on stilts, delicious local  and organic bites, and tons of great ideas and interesting conversations in every corner.

Vertality3 was co-presented by Board of Change, Renewal and Hollyhock.

Check out more photos on Board of Change Facebook Page.

Wisdom of the Tarot

Hollyhock’s longtime friend and contributor,  Oriane Lee Johnston, is hosting an evening at Banyen Books on engaging a personal relationship with the Tarot cards.

Wisdom of the Tarot

An introduction to activating the Tarot cards as a tool for self-knowledge and for navigating life. Find out how to cultivate an engaging personal relationship with the major arcana, minor arcana and court cards. Explore the elements – earth, air, water, fire  – related to the four tarot suits and access the Wisdom of the Tarot in guided meditation, body and breathing practice.

BIO Oriane Lee Johnston began studying the Tarot and Mystical Qabalah in 1980.  With extensive background in experiential education and contemplative wisdom she draws upon many traditions and practices in interpreting the Tarot and in her writing, consulting and mentoring work. Oriane Lee offers tarot readings as Maps of Guidance in Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria, by phone/skype and at Hollyhock where she was program director for 16 years.
More about Oriane Lee’s tarot work here.

Wisdom of the Tarot

When: Thursday April 11th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Banyen Books & Sound – 3608 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver



Vertality 3 Vancouver's Green Community Event March 14

It’s back! Vertality3 is the third annual celebration of Vancouver’s business and social change community. Bringing together the best in business, sustainability, and innovation, Vertality is Vancouver’s social change bash for getting the Spring started.

On March 14, join hundreds of Vancover’s top changemakers in a first-class celebration of of new beginnings and everything green at Club 560. Sample mouth-watering local organic food, be amazed by gravity-defying acts, express yourself in the costume photo-booth, challenge your tastebuds in the organic taste test, and get ready for more delicious surprises… and of course, polish your dancing shoes for an evening of fine tunes. Whether you want to hit the dancefloor or network in the corner booth, on March 14th, Vertality3 is where you’ll want to be.

Where: Club 560, 560 Seymour Street

When: Thursday March 14, 6:00-10:00

What: Eat – Drink – Dance- Connect

Click here to register!

Presented by: Board of Change, Renewal Partners & Hollyhock

Presenting Sponsors: Vancity & Tides Canada

Supporting Sponsor: SAP

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