We’re a team of strategists, technologists and creatives ready to collaborate on projects that make a positive impact for our clients and the public. We stay humble, take risks, challenge convention, and push the limits of what’s possible.
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 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.
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.