“Hollyhock may be the most powerful catalyst for progressive change in this country.” — Bill Roberts, S-VOX
An internationally renowned centre for learning and well-being, Hollyhock impacts personal, professional and social development through over 100 programs, and when space allows, offers visitors a fantastic British Columbia island holiday, where you'll enjoy wonderful Cortes Island accommodation.
Our spectacular natural setting on Cortes Island is an ideal backdrop for transformative experiences. We are linked intrinsically to our ecology, assisting us in providing a comfortable and safe environment where people can deeply connect with others, gain creative insights, and renew hope that a better world is possible.
Founded in 1983, Hollyhock is Canada's leading centre for lifelong learning, but you can also think of us as a "refuge for your soul", a place that allows you access to what matters, or simply time to rest, play and achieve wellness in BC.
We unite revolutionary teachers and thinkers at the leading edge of human and organizational evolution. The Hollyhock curriculum includes subjects as diverse as wellness and wisdom practices, arts and culture, business and leadership development. All courses are taught by experts in their field, in an open, interactive, accessible and fun environment.
Learning here is authentic and powerful, its impact far exceeding the physical boundaries of this special place. Our evolution into a non-profit organization has also allowed us to deepen the focus of our work towards you, our community and our offerings.
Visit us to expand your mind and gain tools to broaden your impact, appreciating the natural beauty of our West-Coast island home. Explore our Interactive Map to get a taste of Hollyhock.