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Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term positive social change in our community.

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  • Current News

    As Take a Hike Foundation expands its program to schools on Vancouver Island, we catch up with TAH Counsellor turned Director of Communications Virginia Chomley to chat about the program, its impact, and its future.  Read More »

    Through its youth programs, Red Fox Healthy Living Society helps youth to break through barriers and enter community leadership roles. Read More »

    How Mealshare puts a famliar sales strategy to use generating revenue for meal programs across Canada and the Lower Mainland, helping to eliminate youth hunger. Read More »

    We're recruiting Partners to join our Development Committee and we’d like you to meet one of our committee superstars, John Zaplatynsky. He's a retired retailer who splits his free time between business, family, and philanthropy. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Fall Mingle: Once more, with Feeling!

    September 18 @ 5:30 pm

    Catch up with your fellow Partners and engage with our Investees at this year's Fall Mingle which will include a special Graduate Investee Panel featuring Mealshare, Red Fox, and Take a Hike.

    SVP Lunch + Learn

    September 20 @ 12:00 pm

    Join us for a light lunch and bite-sized briefing. We'll introduce you to SVP and our model of investing time + money into local, emerging non-profits that focus on children and youth at-risk.

    Blue Ocean Strategy Workshop

    October 3 @ 10:00 am

    Join us for an in-depth session on the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy, facilitated by SVP Partner and INSEAD Professor Fares Boulos.