Alumni Ventures + Projects
What's distinct about Groundswell is the community that is greater than the sum of its parts – so we can't be defined just by a list of projects. But if you're curious, we invite you to check out some of the many diverse enterprises of our alumni:
Wood Shop Mobile aims to create more cohesive communities by offering mobile, trades skills workshops that bring our skills and our tools to your projects and your communities. It is a project of the Wood Shop Workers Coop, founded out of Groundswell in 2014. By Renee Michaud.
International touring ensemble from Uganda.
We use the primal transforming power of music and dance to raise awareness and improve the way of life for children in war torn, disease stricken, and impoverished communities.
FAREWICK is growing a network of local food producers here in Vancouver; village living in the city.
Rebuilding soil microbiology for higher yields and healthier humans.
Consultancy. Soil Testing. Land Management.
Creating community in Chilliwack through art.
Who's in your Kitchen? What's Cooking?
Kitchen Literacy Coaching, Training, and Consultancy.
Workshops, consultancy & training to facilitate a nature-based childcare approach.
Amacata by Daphne Woo: Dyeing for an Awakening
Slow Fashion | Workshops | Awareness
Multimedia Event Production Company for Live Gaming, founded by Tyler McKinnon
Groundswell alumni Sarah Peacock and Tada Ozumi founded Another Space out of the Groundswell Community Based Ventures Program.
Sarah Peacock says, "We started our project in May of 2015 by opening the doors to Vancouver’s very first community-based creative arts therapy studio. Since, we have grown into something that is more than just a physical space. Another Space has evolved into a platform that promotes workshops around personal growth and healing by helping to increase their value and visibility."
Groundswell alumni Chris Nichols and Jessica Valentine are worker-owners in a cooperative that upcycles waste wood into custom furniture, a venture founded in Groundswell's Venture Program that attempts to address both economic inequalities and waste in the city.
Watch the video to meet Chris and learn more ▶︎
Healthy Eats for Growing Peeps!
Chirp is a range of fresh, plant based, nutrient dense baby purees and toddler snacks.
Counter Cultures runs workshops and events with focus on fermented food and beverage.
Our mission is to bring more creative programs and outlets to schools, and provide opportunities for youth of all ages to explore art, dance, music, martial art and more.
MatterForms is a project for finding uses for waste materials through art and creative up-cycled products.
Empowering Philippine coffee growers through direct relationships & sustainable sourcing
Consulting with a focus on helping organizations with a social mission measure and improve their social impacts. At ImpactFull, we help you “do good” even better!
Expanding the reach of its Life Skills community reintegration programming through mobile & kiosk applications
A design agency communicating climate change with clarity, compassion and hope.
A pilot project that will empower youth 9-12 year old to learn about social ventures, gain confidence in their ideas, and learn and try out their ideas with support from community, local businesses, and their peers.
Awakening social stories. Coffee roasted by groundswell small batch roasters funds future students.
This week, we’re profiling Groundswell alumni Amanda Slater. Amanda founded Rebel Soup, working with local farmers to turn unsellable produce into delicious and healthy soup!
Reducing food waste, one bowl of soup at a time.
Growing farmers on 300 acres of fertile land in the Nicola Valley.
Expose Yourself is an erotically themed, multidisciplinary art exhibition based in Powell River, BC, happening in March 2017.
ART // HUMANITY // HUMOUR
Make it yourself greeting card for your Granny or Honey-Boo.
Events and workshops with storytellers who use photography, film or dialogue to showcase their connection to our natural environment.
Immersive Live Action Role Play game for children, designed to help build a more empowered and confident generation.
Find Hero's Play on Facebook
We mentor youth in Vancouver through movement and mindfulness, provide world-class personal training, and promote the art and science of movement.