Groundswell's 5th Showcase Gala!
Mar
7
5:30 pm17:30

Groundswell's 5th Showcase Gala!

  • Groundswell Community Space

Groundswell's fifth cohort of budding entrepreneurs are ready to showcase their beautiful, authentic and compassionate ventures to the world! 

  • Doors & Marketplace: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
  • Presentations: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

By donation RSVP - no one turned away for lack of funds.

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

  • Groundswell Community Space

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. 


Groundswell Tuesdays: Writing Winning Grants (Workshop & Potluck!)
Feb
14
5:30 pm17:30

Groundswell Tuesdays: Writing Winning Grants (Workshop & Potluck!)

  • Groundswell 566 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC Canada

Come to Groundswell's hands-on, supportive, and friendly workshop that will get you started with grant proposal writing.  Get expert advice from our mentor and social venture guru David LePage.  Make sure to bring him your toughest questions!

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

  • Groundswell

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.  

Vancouver SOUP
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

Vancouver SOUP

SOUP is a public dinner hosted at the Groundswell Cafe, where, for a minimum donation of $10 you get soup, salad, bread, and a vote! Join us for an evening of food, fun, and supporting community-building projects!

A New Economy: Encore Screening
Nov
15
6:30 pm18:30

A New Economy: Encore Screening

  • Rio Theatre

'A New Economy' explores the systems of the past and discusses how to achieve a brighter and more collaborative future. If you missed the initial screening, catch the encore on November 15th at the Rio Theatre.

Groundswell’s Managing Director Paola Qualizza is part of the panel after the film. 

Impact Vancouver
Nov
15
5:30 pm17:30

Impact Vancouver

Join our community of changemakers and social venture builders for Global Entrepreneurship week as we showcase the very best of Vancouver's Impact community.

 

Info Session at the VPL
Nov
10
4:00 pm16:00

Info Session at the VPL

  • VPL Central Branch: 3rd Floor Meeting Room (by the Inspiration Lab)

Interested in our social ventures training and mentoring community?  Come learn about Groundswell's programs and meet us at an Info Session as one of the steps in the application process. 

A Taste of Groundswell
Nov
1
5:30 pm17:30

A Taste of Groundswell

  • Groundswell Café & Event Space

Groundswell’s burgeoning fifth cohort is hosting this event in our comfy clubhouse at 566 Powell St. The party kicks off November 1st at 5:30 pm! Swing by to check it out and get a taste, and stay till the party stops kickin’.

Ethics & Contemporary Capitalism: Critique & the Imagination of Alternatives
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Ethics & Contemporary Capitalism: Critique & the Imagination of Alternatives

  • Groundswell

Understand how the economy works - and doesn’t work - and together let's explore solutions we can take action on now. 

Many of us today feel that our economy does not serve our values of strong communities, a healthy environment, and social justice for all. Beginning with the argument that in order to critique our economy we need to understand it, this workshop provides specific language to our feelings of injustice, working through the ‘story’ of capitalism in order to open space for imagining how to organize our economy otherwise. 

Rather than suggesting an ‘all or nothing’ solution, this workshop begins where we are, showing how alternatives to capitalism are being lived every day in various forms. Concretely, this workshop will show how critique can lead to creation of alternative organizations, drawing from inspiring examples in Vancouver and beyond

Groundswell SocialS: Kate Dunford - Knives & Forks Community Investment Co-op
Oct
25
5:00 pm17:00

Groundswell SocialS: Kate Dunford - Knives & Forks Community Investment Co-op

When you become a member investor of Knives & Forks, you directly support the community in which we all live and work. Shop at the businesses you invest in. Socialize your investment with your neighbour. Become empowered in how your money is invested.  Learn more about this rad community investment co-op from K&F's Director, Kate Dunford, at next week's Groundswell SocialS!

Rick Havlak, founder of Homestead Junction
Oct
18
5:00 pm17:00

Rick Havlak, founder of Homestead Junction

  • Groundswell

A local shop is finding it's way towards being more than just a retail store.  Imagine a centre of self-sufficiency (think: urban homesteading) learning, doing and community, based on values of justice and inclusivity.   Come meet Rick, Homestead Junction's founder!

 A New Economy Film Premiere
Oct
17
6:30 pm18:30

A New Economy Film Premiere

  • Rio Theatre

Big things happen when humanity is at the core of business. Learn more on Monday, October 17 at the Rio Theatre at the premiere screening of A New Economy – a film that explores what would happen if working together for the good of all was the most common business model. 


After the film, there is a panel discussion with the filmmaker and specials guests acting in the new economy in Vancouver, including Groundswell Managing Director, Paola Qualizza.

Melanie Matining - queer pinay activist & community organizer
Sep
27
5:00 pm17:00

Melanie Matining - queer pinay activist & community organizer

  • Groundswell Cafe & Clubhouse

A space to gather around good work, celebrate, and learn together.

  You are invited to the Groundswell SocialS: every Tuesday Groundswell hosts local entrepreneurs, community activists, and professionals who are making real positive change on the ground in Vancouver and are eager to share their experience and insight with you.  Come join the community!

Vancouver SOUP turns 1!
Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Vancouver SOUP turns 1!

Vancouver SOUP is turning 1!  

SOUP is a public dinner hosted at the Groundswell Cafe, where, for a minimum donation of $10 you get soup, salad, bread, and a vote!

Join us for an evening of food, fun, and supporting community-building projects!  

Sarah Common - Hives for Humanity
Sep
20
5:00 pm17:00

Sarah Common - Hives for Humanity

  • Groundswell Cafe & Clubhouse

A space to gather around good work, celebrate, and learn together.

  You are invited to the Groundswell SocialS: every Tuesday Groundswell hosts local entrepreneurs, community activists, and professionals who are making real positive change on the ground in Vancouver and are eager to share their experience and insight with you.  Come join the community!