About the HiVE

We have wild dreams of building a network of knowledge, connection and innovative action in order to take on society’s most complex challenges.

Our Vision

We have wild dreams of building a network of knowledge, connection and innovative action in order to take on society’s most complex challenges.

Our Mission

To support and amplify the social impact sector by providing the social cohesion, human capital, and resources that enable our members and partners to thrive.

Sounds cool, but what exactly is social impact?

Social impact means creating a sustainable, just, and inclusive economy that values people and planet above profit.

Why shared space?

Vancouver’s change-makers need an inclusive culture of collaboration along with support services. We’re making this happen by using the powerful tool of shared space to cowork, host events and build community.

Who belongs at the HiVE?

Why, you do of course! Our members come from diverse sectors, backgrounds and places; but they all have a passion to make the world a better place. Our community is made up of non-profits, for-profits, entrepreneurs, creatives, activists, professionals and techies who are challenging the status quo. Together, we have skills in finance, green building, education, food systems, sustainability, law, design, community development, and everything in between!

Our Members

 

Our Staff

Olesia Kloster

Olesia Kloster

Accountant

Olesia Kloster is the owner of Accounting One, a bookkeeping company. She is passionate about accounting and taxes. Her main goal is to help small and medium sized businesses to grow by implementing the right bookkeeping tools, provide recommendations and help with managing the right decisions for the organization. She thinks that accounting is fun. And it is fun, if you understand it.

Olesia joined HiVE recently. She enjoys the creative aspect of HiVE’s environment. She is helping the HiVE with day-to-day bookkeeping. Her objective is to present correct information to the board of directors and help them to make the right decisions about the HiVE’s future.

Our Board

Our hard-working volunteer board of directors.

If you are interested in joining the HiVE’s Board of Directors, please email admin@hivevancouver.com.

Ruby Alcantara

Ruby Alcantara

Julianna Craig

Julianna Craig

Cherrie Lam

Cherrie Lam

Le-Roy Karunaratne

Le-Roy Karunaratne

Ralph Baddour

Ralph Baddour

Krystle Skuggedal

Krystle Skuggedal

Mouli Srini

Mouli Srini

Ryan Nussbacher

HiVE Acknowledgements

We’re only as strong as the community that holds us together.

Thank you to all of those who have helped the HiVE grow and thrive over the years. In particular, we’d like to thank a few organizations and individuals who have been invaluable in making the HiVE the success that it is today:

Founding steering committee: Erica Crawford, Nicole Jasinski, Remy Kovacs, Martin Knowles, Matthew Lahey, Jeff Rotin, Jeff Malmgren, Jeremy Murphy, Eesmyal Santos-Brault, Michel Labrie, Tom Wynn, Claudie Bierth, and Maia Love

Original funders: Vancity, Recollective, Vancouver Design Nerds, Brenda Martens, Eesmyal Santos-Brault, Jeremy Murphy, and Martin Knowles

Past staff & contributors: Krystal Paraboo, John Fialkowski, Katie Stewart, Maya Goodwill, Sarah Barnes, Nicole Jasinski, Heather Tremain, Tara Geach, Aaron Cruikshank, Margarete Hernandez, Maureen Dickson, Olive Dempsey, Scott Hughes, Ron Kato and MLA, Junxion Strategies, Laura Bethany Soerheide, and Marten Sims.

Past board members: Erica Crawford, Remy Kovacs, Jeff Rotin, Jeff Malmgren, Michel Labrie, Tom Wynn, Mirjana Galovich, Josh Usher, Marie Roussel, Anthony Taylor, Alan Cheung, Eve Rickert, Denise Dickson, Jackie Kanyuk, Rob Farrow, Eesmyal Santos-Brault, Alicia Medina, Kate Harland, Devon Carr, Andrew Larigakis, Jorge Amigo, Maggie Knight, Landon Hoyt, Janet Webber, Jessica Borich, Bertine Stelzer, Shaheen Chaudhary, Lauren Kelly, and Geoff Teoli.