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Groundswell SocialS: Pricing & the Art & Psychology of Accounting with John Kay

  • Groundswell 566 Powell Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G9 Canada (map)
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Doors: 5:00
Speaker: 5:30 pm
Bar open until 8:00
A $10 donation in advance or at the door gets you in and a drink (beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea...)

**No one is turned away for lack of funds**

Groundswell is answering a call to create space to come together for community and meaning in our work by opening up our Social Venture program’s Tuesday evening guest speaker series to the public - join us and find your community here!


Join us on Tuesday for a session on Pricing & the Art and Psychology of Accounting, with Realize Strategies CEO John Kay.

About John

Since 2012, John has been responsible for all aspects of Realize’s strategy, marketing, relationship building and business development. As a Principal Consultant, John advises organizations in the areas of strategy, performance management, sustainable finance, social enterprise development and supply chain management.

Prior to joining Realize, John held a series of senior positions in the private and public sectors, including Chief Operating Officer of the WE Group of Companies where he led a $50-million values-driven business, as well as Executive Director of Corporate Development at the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, where he oversaw the organization’s corporate planning, risk management, communications, project management and business continuity initiatives.  John holds an Executive MBA from the Segal Graduate School of Business and a CMA designation from the Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia. An active volunteer, John currently chairs the boards of Fairtrade Canada and the British Columbia Co-operative Association. From 2010 through 2013, he served as both Director and Chair of the Finance Committee for Fairtrade International, which is based in Bonn, Germany.

John is also a Groundswell mentor, specializing in cooperatives, finance, business planning, and market feasibility.

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Groundswell SocialS is a weekly event featuring 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.

Call it social enterprise, community building, social innovation, changemaking, meaningful work, professional development, or just kicking back with a beer and a room full of curious, smart, heart-centered doers (yes, this means YOU!) - come and find your community here.  And, get the tips, tricks, and stories that are creating the map to that better future, as we venture there.


       a new speaker, or set of speakers, will share their story and experience and engage in dialogue with attendees in a Q&A session.  Afterwards, the bar will remain open and you can stay - or come late and join us then! - for a casual, warm soiree where you can energize and grow the groundswell of social change together, with play and work.