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Perfect Pitch 2022

Applications for Perfect Pitch 2022 are now closed. 

Stay tuned for an announcement about participating charities. 


After a 2 year, Covid related hiatus, Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) is excited to announce that Perfect Pitch is back! 

Perfect Pitch: a free communication skills training boot camp for local charities!


To help our participants achieve the best possible learning and success in Perfect Pitch, participants will be expected to attend a “get to know you” event (2 hours), all three workshops (2-3 hours), a practice session in advance of their pitch (2 hours), the pitch event itself (5 hours dress rehearsal and pitch event) and complete homework as assigned. We acknowledge that this is a considerable investment of time and want to ensure our teams are aware of this at the start of the program. You won’t be disappointed with the end result! 

Eligibility and Criteria  

Perfect Pitch is open to:  Not-for-profit organizations serving Waterloo Region who employ a paid Executive Director, CEO or equivalent that reports directly to a Board of Directors. The head office must be located in Waterloo Region. This can include a collaborative of multiple organizations that is sponsored by a registered charity in our community. 

Up to 7 organizations will be invited to participate.  

Up to 3 individuals from each organization may attend the workshops, one of whom must be the organization’s Executive Director, CEO or equivalent. 


  • Municipalities/universities/publicly funded hospitals/publicly funded schools/
  • Organizations that are currently receiving financial support from SVP – current Investees
  • Past Perfect Pitch program and event participants
  • Faith-based organizations or institutions for activities and/or programs of religious teaching or training

Important Dates for Perfect Pitch 2022


Location(s) to be determined for the following.

September 13                         Orientation                 (6:30-8:00 PM)

September 20                         Workshop 1                (6:30-8:30 PM)

October 4                                Workshop 2                (6:30-8:30 PM)

October 18                              Workshop 3                (6:30-8:30 PM)

October 25                              Pitch Practice Night    (5:30-7:00 PM)

November 1                            Perfect Pitch Event     (Timing TBD)


* Info session is a drop in session and not mandatory for applicants to attend.