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Join us at Perfect Pitch on Nov. 5!

Ready to hear Waterloo Region’s next great idea for social good – and help it happen? Hear seven charities share how they're helping our community grow and thrive, and then help them meet their mission at Perfect Pitch 2019. Read More »

All Partners Meeting 2019

This year’s All Partners Meeting was a huge success, thanks in part to the positive energy from the record-breaking attendance! The Accelerator Centre housed over 75 of SVP’s Partners and Community members who came together for a night filled with food, drink and fellowship. Read More »

SVP Welcomes Hayden Careless as our Marketing & Events Coordinator

Hey everyone, my name is Hayden and I am very excited to be apart of the SVP team this summer as the Marketing and Events Coordinator! I am a recent graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University in the Communications Studies Program with a focus on community engagement. Read More »

SVP Announces Reception House as our Ninth Investee

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVP) has announced the newest charity they will be investing in at their June 12th All Partners Meeting: Reception House Waterloo Region. Reception House’s vision is simple: that all refugees to Waterloo Region have a successful settlement experience, fully integrate into the region, and become an accepted and welcomed member of the community. Read More »

Changing the Odds - Cambridge YMCA Partner Tour

Did you know that in Waterloo Region, almost one in five students will not graduate from high school within four years' time? It's a statistic that stayed with me as SVP Waterloo Region staff and partners toured the Chaplin YMCA in Cambridge this March. Our region is known for its innovation and academic excellence, so why is it that 19% of students need more than four years to graduate or do not obtain their diploma at all? Read More »

Year-End Message from SVPWR Board Chair Ginny Dybenko

What a remarkable year 2018 has been for SVPWR. More and more community members are talking about us and considering joining our ranks. More and more charities are benefiting from our investments in expertise and funding. Read More »

Perfect Pitch 2018 Raises $13000+ for Local Charities

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) is proud to announce that Reep Green Solutions is the recipient of the $8,000 Judges’ Choice Award at the first Perfect Pitch event held on November 13, 2018. Read More »

Perfect Pitch Tickets Now On Sale

Ready to hear Waterloo Region’s next great idea for social good – and help it happen? Join us at Perfect Pitch on November 13. Read More »

SVP Waterloo Region Announces Perfect Pitch Event & Participants

It’s not just tech companies that need to know how to pitch. Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) today announces the first pitch workshop for charities in Waterloo Region: Perfect Pitch. Read More »

SHORE Centre and SVP Waterloo Region: Building Capacity

The 2015 Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region investee program proved to be a huge success. SHORE Centre, a sexual health education and support organization, has, with the help of SVPWR and all of its partners, excelled and grown during the three years of SVP Waterloo Region investment. Read More »

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