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Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We work with and connect a network of engaged community members with local charities, and these leaders invest their time, money, and professional expertise into local charities, helping them build their capacity over partnerships that last up to three years. We also support the broader charitable sector through skills-building programs like Perfect Pitch, SVP Teens, and our lunch workshop series.

Through venture philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term social change in Waterloo Region.

Learn more about our mission and vision.


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  • Current News

    Dear SVP Partners & Community: In June of this year, the Canadian federal government passed legislation to mark September 30, 2021 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Read More »

    Our SVP Teens have exceeded all expectations, and worked together to fundraise the highest grant amount in the SVP Teens’ program history. Read More »

    Reception House does vital work to help government-assisted refugees join our community through providing housing, education, and employment-related services.  We’re proud of what we accomplished together, including senior leadership team coaching, human resources support, and help with board governance.  Read More »

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