SVI 2013: Judy Wicks, Local Economies Activist

“Material growth is in conflict with the finite resources of the planet. We need to find ways to grow that aren’t in conflict.” Adventure seems to ooze from Judy Wicks. There seems to be no end to the list of accolades and awards Judy Wicks has amassed over the years. She has been celebrated as the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian …

SVI 2013: John Fluevog, Fluevog Shoes

Our shoes are satan proof. You’re wearing them now, right? Look around. Do you see him? What do you get when you cross a couple of creative hipsters and a warehouse full of turn-of-the-century footwear? If it’s 1970 in Vancouver and the hipsters in question are Peter Fox and John Fluevog, you get the beginnings of what has grown to …

SVI 2013: Ian Walker, Left Coast Naturals

“You can’t have a business that contradicts who you are as a person.” After five generations of family business, one might imagine things could get a little stale.  Not so for the latest generation of the Walker family.  As a Director of the family business, and the founder of his own firm, Left Coast Naturals, Ian Walker exudes the comfortable …

Social Change Institute: Cara Pike

For the third consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles about SCI. Social Change Institute is a five-day experiential convening designed for high impact and emerging leaders from nonprofits, government and mission-based enterprises who are seeking practical skills and networking opportunities to take …

Social Change Institute: Steve Williams

For the third consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles about SCI. Social Change Institute is a five-day experiential convening designed for high impact and emerging leaders from nonprofits, government and mission-based enterprises who are seeking practical skills and networking opportunities to take …

Social Change Institute: Gibran Rivera

For the third consecutive year, Junxion is proudly sponsoring Social Change Institute at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, British Columbia. This is one in a series of articles about the conference. The upcoming Social Change Institute will bring together approximately one hundred passionate change agents from across sectors, geography, issues, generations, strategies and points of view for a five-day leadership and …

1% for the Planet launches new networking event

Junxion client 1% for the Planet held its first monthly member networking event in Vancouver, BC on May 28, 2013 at East of Main Café (a social enterprise that also happens to be a Junxion client). The event is part of a series that will take place throughout the year in an effort to build collaborative relationships between 1% member …

Enterprising women: SVI Women Vancouver wrap-up

Junxion’s Hilary Mandel offers highlights and takeaways from this year’s SVI Women. My mother was a 1960’s stay-at-home mom who, like many of her peers it seems, wasn’t terribly happy about her lot in life, even though she had the lawyer husband, the two kids, the three-bedroom two-bath suburban house, the Maytag washing machine… In other words, everything she was …

Case study on growth: Lovey’s comes to SVI Women

Ask Marcie Weinstein-Smith what inspired her to start her company, and she’ll give you the typical “mompreneur” spiel: her baby needed “something,” she couldn’t find that “something” on the market, and so she made it. Turns out, that “something” was Canada’s first natural diaper ointment in a stick. Like other early-stage mission-based* entrepreneurs who’ll be attending this week’s SVI Women—Vancouver …