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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 »

Perfect Pitch 2019 Recap

How much can you say in three minutes? Can you capture your audience’s attention, help them understand the work you do, and how it’s helping our community thrive? Can you share ways to get involved, and to help your organization grow? At Perfect Pitch 2019 on Tuesday night, speakers from seven local charities proved they could do all of those things, with conviction and style, in front of a sold-out theatre audience at CIGI in Waterloo. Read More »

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 »

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