“I’m not sure if my business is a social venture because I need to make money.”
~ Every prospective student ever
If we want to help other people in the world, are we destined to live in poverty? This is the message we receive in a capitalist society. From the starving artist trope to the overworked and under-resourced nonprofit world, we are told that to be creative and to do work that benefits others means sacrificing material security. Somewhere along the line we uncoupled the idea of doing good and doing well. Not many of us have the luxury to forgo an income in the name of living our values. Where does that leave us?
Join us for a chat with Vancity’s Liz Lougheed-Green about our relationship to profit, and breaking down the barriers around access to money.
Featuring: Speaker: Elizabeth Lougheed-Green, Director, Community Investment, Vancity
Stay after the chat for our monthly community potluck! Network and meet other social entrepreneurs!
Accessibility & Getting Here
Groundswell is wheelchair accessible, with elevator access to the 4th floor of the Sun Wah building from the lobby. Washrooms are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible.
From the lobby, take the elevator up to the 4th floor and head down the hallway to your right. Do not take the escalator up form the lobby unless you like figuring out mazes!
The Sun Wah parking garage is locked at 7 pm so if you are driving, please find street parking.
Every month, Groundswell hosts a community potluck and gathering to connect, share and celebrate with new and old faces in this ecosystem of social change and entrepreneurship. Come hang out!