Reconciliation: Past, Present, and Future
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Reconciliation: Past, Present, and Future

The concept of reconciliation can be overwhelming, so tonight we are making space to explore this concept at the individual level and inspire, challenge, learn, build relationships, and act together.  This is merely one step on a long journey of reconcliation, but we want to make it a practical one of dialogue and tangible action that we can take forward in our daily lives.

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Oct
26
5:30 PM17:30

Groundswell's Housewarming Open House

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Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 - come anytime, open house format
Place: #128 - 1689 Johnston Street, Granville Island (second floor of the Public Market, enter through the yellow door)
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Let's get cozy! Come visit Groundswell's new space on Granville Island and help us warm it up with some good vibes, tasty treats and cheers. 
We're doing an open house style event so come anytime between 5:30 - 8:30.

As cool as this new location is, we do miss those brick walls...the Wood Shop Workers Co-op is helping bring a bit of our history to this fresh space with wooden bricks that we want YOU to customize with your warm words, artistic flourishes, or whatever sparks your imagination. Crafty supplies will be supplied, along with drinks and things to nibble on.

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On the Land Indigenous Gathering
Aug
5
to Aug 10

On the Land Indigenous Gathering

  • Tahltan Band Indian Reserve number 1, Cassiar Land District. (map)
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The On the Land Gathering is a four-day experience for young changemakers from diverse locations in Canadian society that is intended to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth (age 18-30).  We are accepting applications from youth until June 25th.

We are using Canada’s 150th birthday as an opportunity to ask the question:

How can we build new relationships for the next 150 years? 

Le rassemblement autochtone pour la réconciliation « On the Land » est une expérience de quatre jours pour les jeunes engagé dans les mouvements sociaux qui viennent de divers endroits de la société canadienne et qui visent à établir et améliorer les relations entre les jeunes autochtones et non autochtones (18-30 ans).

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[Speaker Series] Social Ventures in the Cooperative Movement
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

[Speaker Series] Social Ventures in the Cooperative Movement

How can the co-operative movement benefit early social ventures? Join us for a discussion with Vancity's Program Manager of Co-operative Partnerships Elvy Del Bianco on Tuesday, April 25th!  Interested in learning more about how we can all work together? Come to this event, and bring any questions you might have!

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Turning Ideas into Numbers: Building Financial Projections for Social Enterprise Start-ups
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Turning Ideas into Numbers: Building Financial Projections for Social Enterprise Start-ups

So you've got an idea... but how will that translate into financial viability for you and your business? On Tuesday, learn how you can turn ideas into numbers - in a friendly session on budgets and financial projections designed for social venture startups . Speaker: Realize Strategies CEO and Groundswell mentor John Kay. 

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Speaker Series: Empowering Communities through Social Ventures - Melanie Conn, Common Thread
Mar
14
5:30 AM05:30

Speaker Series: Empowering Communities through Social Ventures - Melanie Conn, Common Thread

On Tuesday, Feb 28th, meet Melanie Conn from Common Thread, a co-op with demonstrated impact: providing employment to marginalized individuals, including immigrants and other local women who need support.  She will share her myriad of experience and her strong advocacy on CED (community economic development), and the nuts & bolts of building sustainable social ventures. 

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Speaker Series: Growing a Local Economy through Social Enterprise with Colin Stansfield, Potluck Café Society
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Speaker Series: Growing a Local Economy through Social Enterprise with Colin Stansfield, Potluck Café Society

This Tuesday, meet social innovator and Potluck Cafe Society's Executive Director Colin Stansfield as he shares his social venture journey; how social enterprises are building the local economy, and show ways we can all be a part of the bigger movement.

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Groundswell SocialS (& Potluck!) : Infusing your Brand with your Values | Toby Barrazuol
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Groundswell SocialS (& Potluck!) : Infusing your Brand with your Values | Toby Barrazuol

Come join us for an afternoon of learning about 'building a Values-infused business' from Dream Leader of Eclipse Awards & social entrepreneur extraordinaire Toby Barrazuol. 

PLUS! We are making this Tuesday extra special by hosting a community potluck! Bring a dish to share, and invite your friends, and stay for a bit longer.  

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Groundswell SocialS: Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers' Book Launch
Nov
22
5:00 PM17:00

Groundswell SocialS: Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers' Book Launch

Problems can't be solved without problem solvers!  Seems like an obvious statement, but governments regularly put up barriers preventing the solutions economy from emerging.

Join Groundswell and Buy Social Canada as we launch Shaun Loney's timely book, "An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy."

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