Our Impact


We gladly dedicate our time and expertise to support important local issues, from clean energy to social procurement, and youth engagement.

On this page, you can learn about the projects we’ve supported in the past.

If you or your organization would like to learn more about our Advisory Services, email our Director of Advisory Services Elena Yugai: elena@helderventures.com.


Impact Advising

Diverse Speakers in Tech

Led by Jill Binder, Diverse Speakers in Tech is hands-on, short and impactful speaker training for underrepresented groups. In 2018, DST trained 45 organizations in 26 countries that resulted in 50-63% women speakers at tech events, up from 15%.



Social enterprise mentorship

Groundswell Community

Groundswell is an alternative business school for social entrepreneurs that uses a holistic approach to building a business, aligning aspiring social entrepreneur’s personal values and ethics with a social business model.



Campaign strategy

Bill C-344 Social Procurement

Bill C-344, an Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act allows the Minister of Public Service and Procurement Canada to encourage local Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) alongside every infrastructure investment.  $180 billion dollars of federal infrastructure funds can now be leveraged for a social value and generate positive impact for local communities.


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Program Advising

SFU Radius Refugee Livelihood Lab

The Refugee Livelihood Lab is a three year innovation process which brings people together to connect to deep sources of power, collaborate with leaders in diverse positions in the refugee integration system, and create new initiatives and social businesses in order to co-create paths where refugee communities can go beyond survival, towards meaningful livelihoods in Surrey.




Impact Venture Advising & Mentorship

e@UBC Social Venture Stream

Entrepreneurship@UBC Social Venture stream supports impact-driven ventures that focus on social and/or environmental return in addition to a financial one.



Digital Strategy training

Dogwood Initiative

Dogwood is a people-powered organization driven by a shared love of place. We bring together voters from all over the political spectrum to work on the urgent challenges facing our home.


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Campaign Strategy

Let’s Move Forward

Let's Move Forward is a campaign by and for business people in Canada to speak out against the Kinder Morgan pipeline. It is supported by over 700 business leaders who supported BC Premier Horgan or endorsed our public statement against unnecessary pipeline and oil tanker industries.



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Funding & Digital Strategy Advising

Generation Squeeze

Generation Squeeze is a voice for young Canadians. Backed by cutting-edge research GenSqueeze addresses the 360-degree socioeconomic "squeeze" facing millions of younger Canadians, keeping them from reaching their potential and making it harder to do things like start and raise a family.



Digital Strategy

Minerva Foundation

Minerva BC is changing the face of leadership with a movement of values-based leadership supporting women and girls throughout the province to gain the confidence and skills they need to reach their leadership potential.



Dogwood Summit

Scholarship Funding

Dogwood Summit Summer Camp 2018

Dogwood BC held the first youth leadership summit in the summer 2018. It was designed to support young change-makers and equip them with the skills to be even more effective with the support from seasoned campaigners.