digital advocacy and social impact agency

Helping those
who do good
do better

We believe that everybody wants to do better, but they don’t always know where to start. That’s where we come in. We bring purpose to the people, connecting progressive causes with the right citizens who are hungry to join forces and help change the world.

team players

values & results driven

digital experts

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We saw an industry that was desperate for digital capacity, underserved and overcharged by the current market. So we created Grassriots, a Canadian-based full-service digital agency working exclusively with nonprofit, charitable, union and social-sector organizations from all over the world. We bring the best in values-driven creative, digital marketing and strategic practices to organizations who share our passion and values for equity, reconciliation, justice and inclusivity.

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Our philosophy
is simple

We believe that organizations shouldn’t have to choose between industry-leading strategy, creative and technology and values-driven ethical and accessible work. Grassriots is at the forefront of bridging these worlds, creating best-in-class work that works for everyone.

We’re sector experts who develop and optimize digital properties and brand messages to build experiences that audiences love. We then turn that audience love into quantifiable and undeniable impact — and we have fun doing it.

Are you ready to bring your
purpose to the people?

digital marketing agency for nonprofits certified B Corp

We’re certified
B Corp

This company meets the highest standards of social and environmental impact.

Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Grassriots was certified in July, 2019 after a comprehensive evaluation process covering our operations and business model, and our impact on our workers, community, environment, and customers. Our certification as a B Corporation is a part of our ongoing commitment to investing in our workplace, our communities, and the nonprofit sector.

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opportunity -

Grassriots is an equity-seeking organization. People who identify as being from marginalized communities, including women, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people identifying as LGBTQ2IA+, and people from low income backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply to work with us.

The people behind
the process

Ryan Baillargeon
(he/him)
Founder and CEO

ryan@grassriots.com

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Ryan is a technologist whose passion for progressive change led him on a journey of discovery to understanding the role digital can play in organizing and campaigning. Working to mobilize people for cancer control, democratic reform, climate change, social justice, and anti-slavery causes, Ryan has helped organization bridge technology to help execute their theory of change. HIs approach is grounded in the ethos of people power: that at the right time, with the right people, and with the right tools, big systemic change is possible.

After serving as Technical Director for organizations like Leadnow, and WalkFree, Ryan was inspired to build Grassriots as a place where talented people could bring their passion, enthusiasm and expertise to social sectors organizations. Ryan hopes to continue to shape Grassriots as a place where innovation thrives and talent is built that is committed to building a better nonprofit sector.

Leah Henderson
(she/her)
Managing Director

Leah@grassriots.com

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Leah has a wide range of communications and campaign experience, and has led the development and execution of strategic & communications plans, on municipal, provincial, national and international levels. Throughout her career, Leah’s focus has been working with clients to influence social change and brings over 15 years of campaign strategy to our team. 

Her Masters Degree focused on facilitation and strategic decision making within the nonprofit sector. She has worked across issues – with a primary focus on anti racism education, Indigenous Rights, Climate Justice and the intersections of those issues within the electoral and social justice spheres. Most recently, Leah was a director for Naomi Klein’s Climate Justice organization, The Leap which serves as a strategic advisor to organizations including Sunrise, Fight for $15 and Fairness, Justice Democrats, Momentum, and the Migrant Rights Network.

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WE ACKNOWLEDGE that our work here takes place on the traditional and current Indigenous territories of the Anishinabek Nations, the Haudonsaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, the Huron-Wendat and the Petun First Nations, among others.

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