Looking for an alternative to business as usual?

join the community ✦ get the skills ✦ start creating change

Applications now open for September programs!

Next Info Session: June 7 @ 5:30 pm
***Special Event***
Stay for the Ethics Feedback Panel at 6:15 to see Groundswell's unique social venture program in action!

Groundswell Cafe & Clubhouse
566 Powell Street
details here

Info Sessions are the first step in the application process for people curious about Groundswell's unique social venture training and mentoring programs.  Also a good way to find out more about our work and community in general.


At Groundswell, we are rebuilding a brighter economy with alternatives to business as usual: social ventures that are authentic representations of our (your!) values. 

Groundswell is a training network of people starting these ventures together, supported by mentors, each other, and the larger community. Explore our events, cohort blog and video below to learn more!

some love & words of wisdom from our program alumni:


At the end of every Groundswell Venture program, participants present their brand new enterprises to the community at a Showcase Gala.  Watch this video highlighting some of last year's event and meet some of our team!


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.