Ideas and happenings in our community
Meet the creative and passionate Madeleine Shaw, Groundswell advisor and mentor.
An online store and design studio that provides an ethical, accessible way to shop for sexual health goods in a way that aligns with your values.
Where Woodshop and Wellbeing Come Together
Professional writer and translator (French, English, Spanish) using words for the common good
A healthy meal prep service that offers three ways to help people focus more on their health with less time in the kitchen.
Celebrating the food, culture and stories of immigrant and refugee women in our communities through pop-up community dinners, cultural cooking classes and subscription ethnic meals - "Every Dish has a Story"
Creative community ventures: Supporting local artists and connecting art curious and art shy folks with their inner artist. Host of Art Jam!
A platform marketplace for hyperlocal services that helps anyone create a team of skilled neighbours and social connections.
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Leila Fraser to our team! Leila is taking on an operations role at Groundswell as we grow and deliver bigger and better programming, events, and impact. Welcome, Leila! Read on to hear her story in her own words...
Real life rock star and Build cohort member Cass King finds the often intimidating job of budget building an exercise for empowerment instead. Try her mentality on for size; it's a great fit for new solopreneurs and self employed folk:
Budgets give us handrails for our decisions. They take away the stories (“I can’t”, “I’m hopeless with money”, “I’ve never done anything like this”, “I can’t afford this”, “I CAN afford this”) and replace them with a simple question: “OK, but how?”
Groundswell and our alumni featured in multiple local news outlets - read what others have to say about us here!
I had always dreamed of creating a community organization to build solidarity, self reliance, and youth leadership. With a liberal arts degree, I had to follow the advice to "create my own job". I found Groundswell and they helped me do that.
Feral offers training for the body and mind and youth leadership to mentor the next generations in building a more just world. We train a variety of teams, athletes, and organizations. For us, it's less about creating a "gym" than trying to create an alternative that's grounded in justice and practical social impact.