Groundswell is a community

providing entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and support to people who are making the world a better place

Groundswell works with everyday people to turn ideas into social ventures.  People come to Groundswell to create meaningful work for themselves in a cohort-based, hands-on learning environment.  Our social venture training and mentoring programs put the emphasis on the individual and the community, helping people build sustainable, projects with little money and a lot of community!


Hear what participants have to say about Groundswell

On a Tuesday afternoon, Groundswell participants and team got together and filmed each other talking about their experience here. Thank you to Flick and his new collaborative media making venture Polity for inspiring us to share our story with this video!

Thank you!

to our funders and partners, who keep our programs accessible and our community vibrant!

The Groundswell Clubhouse where we meet, work, and celebrate is located at 566 Powell Street, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people.