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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 »

All Partners Meeting 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's All Partners Meeting! It was full of lovely food, drink, and company, as well as exciting news about the upcoming months. Read More »

SVP Waterloo Region Announces 2018 Investee

SVPWR has selected Carizon Family & Community Services (Carizon) as its 2018 investee. Carizon specializes in children’s mental health, youth engagement and development, family violence, individual and family counselling, credit counselling, settlement supports, and collective wellness programs, and strives to build hope, wellness, and community in Waterloo Region. Read More »

Announcing Ginny Dybenko As Our New Board Chair!

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is proud to announce the appointment of Ginny Dybenko as the new Chair of [...] Read More »

Community Champions: Scaling Hospice of Waterloo Region

As Social Venture Partner’s 2014 Investee, Hospice of Waterloo Region, is now transitioning to a SVP Alumni, [...] Read More »

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