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Reception House - Spring 2020 Investee Update

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,  SVP and Reception House (RH) met by conference call on March 18th for a project update.  It was important to understand their operational challenges during this uncertain time. Read More »

Carizon - Spring 2020 Investee Update

The current pandemic has significantly impacted mental health organizations and the manner in which they are able to support clients. Carizon continues to support the increasing mental health demands placed on individuals and families within our community. Read More »

SVPWR Responds to COVID-19 with Emergency Fund Launch

Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), a partnership of community-minded individuals who share their skills and financial support to build the resilience of our local charitable sector, is proud to announce the establishment of the SVP Emergency Fund. This fund will provide unrestricted support to registered charities most affected by this pandemic. Read More »

Operations Update: SVPWR Response to COVID-19

SVP Waterloo Region respects the Accelerator Centre's March 12 decision to suspend all client meetings, aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, SVP Waterloo Region staff will be working from home until further notice. All external meetings (i.e.: involving Investees, Partners, Teens, or community members) will either be hosted via video/conference call or rescheduled until April 2020. Read More »

SVP International Update: COVID-19 Response

As we look ahead SVPI will seek to prioritize approaches that build and maintain robust connections for innovation, learning, and systems change. We will also have an opportunity to think broadly about the philanthropic sector response, and the long term role of philanthropy to help communities be more resilient in times of crisis or when faced with complex challenges. If you’re up for it, we want to hear your thoughts on that too.  Read More »

SVP Teens Community Grant - Applications Open

Calling all charities in Waterloo Region! With spring just around the corner, SVP Teens is seeking applications for their annual Community Grant (valued between $4,000 and $5,000.) Read More »

We're Hiring: SVP Teens Program Coordinator (10-month contract)

SVPWR is seeking a creative, motivated, and conscientious SVP Teens Coordinator for a 10-month contract position to support SVPWR and the Teens’ executive team (made up of local youth leaders) to build the program’s impact and sustainability. Read More »

SVP Teens' December Update

As 2019 draws to an end, SVP Teens is taking the time to reflect on their achievements. We are a youth-led group that informs local teens about the urgent issues facing Waterloo Region, unites and empowers them to create meaningful change in their communities, and inspires a life-long desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  Read More »

Update on CMHA-WW Investee Status

On behalf of the Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region board and staff, I would like to note that we have completed our work with Canadian Mental Health Association-Waterloo Wellington (CMHA), and they are becoming our newest Alumni Investee. Read More »

Investee Update: Reception House (Fall 2019)

Hello!  As co-lead partners for our 2019 Investee, Reception House, Barbara Hill and I (Allyson Kroetsch) wanted to introduce ourselves and give a little update on our SVP work with Reception House so far! We are thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to learn more about the great work that Reception House is doing. A few projects are well underway as we head into December, including... Read More »

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