Introducing: Groundswell SocialS

a space to gather around positive initiatives, build community, and celebrate!

A different guest speaker is hosted by Groundswell every Tuesday evening  - join the conversation and grow your community here!

Groundswell has been everything I could have hoped for!
— from 2016 cohort member

Groundswell is a community

providing entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and a community of support to people who are

making the world a better place 

Groundswell provides opportunities for people to create their own meaningful work and transform their lives in a cohort based, hands on learning environment.  Our social venture training and mentoring programs put the emphasis on the individual and the community, helping unlikely entrepreneurs (aka ordinary people!) build sustainable, values based livelihoods, together in community. 

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Groundswell is a non-profit society providing alternative education to support the creation of meaningful livelihoods and social ventures.

This is a space for young ideas and young ventures to connect, flourish, and contribute to the local economy.

Groundswell offers community based training and mentoring programs that focus on the individual, giving you the skills, community and support you need to create your own values based livelihood. 


join the community ✦ get the skills ✦ start creating change

Another Space is an innovative arts-based wellness studio in East Vancouver.

Co-directors Sarah Peacock and Tada Ozumi created the studio recognizing the need for a dedicated space for artists, wellness practitioners and community members to express their creativity through movement, arts, crafts and community connection.  Watch as they share their adventure taking the steps they to bring this idea to reality.    Check out their site for upcoming workshops and classes!

Visit the Groundswell Cafe and Clubhouse where we meet, work, and celebrate at 566 Powell Street, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people.