May 2019 in Photos

May was a busy month at Roundhouse! 

From member events to community events, our first birthday, and a trip to Toronto, here's a few of the highlights.

Roundhouse First Birthday Cake Photo

Roundhouse turned one! While the idea for Roundhouse was born several years ago, we officially opened our doors for social change on May 31, 2018 and we have now been open for one year! Over the last twelve months, we’ve welcomed a diverse group of inspiring people who each have their own ideas for fostering positive social impact in Edmonton and beyond. We’re so excited for the future of Roundhouse as we continue to grow, welcome new members and introduce additional programming!




We had several prominent Edmonton organizations host events in our space this month. Here's a quick recap!

Paths for People Event at Roundhouse Photo

Paths for People, an Edmonton non-profit organization, dedicated to advocating for a walkable and bike-friendly city, hosted a free bike share talk at Roundhouse. Research was presented on how Edmonton can bring bike shares to the city!




NexGen Edmonton Event Photo

NextGen, a group of community and civic-minded individuals held diversity and inclusion training at Roundhouse. They're taking the future into their own hands by creating a city that gives voice to the 18-40-year-old generation by connecting people, places, communities, and ideas.




Recover Edmonton Event at Roundhouse Photo

The City of Edmonton held co-design workshops at Roundhouse as part of their social innovation-based approach to Recover: Edmonton's Urban Wellness Plan. Participants who live, work and play in six focus neighbourhoods—Boyle Street, Central McDougall, Downtown, McCauley, Strathcona, and Queen Mary Park—collaborated to explore starting points for action and prototype ideas that would improve the well-being of Edmontonians.



More than 100 changemakers attended Enlightened Economy Summit 2019. A line up of trailblazing pioneers in business and sustainability presented on topics like social enterprise and finance, the future of work, responsibility in emerging industries and affordable housing.




May Waffle Wednesday with Spontivly

On the first Wednesday of every month, Roundhouse members come together as a community to check in, share challenges and successes, and listen to a member facilitate a topic over waffles and treats! This month, Anthony Nagendraraj, Roundhouse member and founder of Spontivly, gave a thought-provoking talk about how the mindset of an athlete can be applied to being an entrepreneur.



Our marketing team visited Toronto to check out the Centre for Social Innovation. Back in 2015, When Roundhouse was still an idea, we consulted with the amazing folks from the Centre for Social Innovation to help us create a workspace for people with a social mission. ⁣We can't wait to implement some of the new ideas!