Ryan Baillargeon

CEO & Founder


In 2011, Ryan launched Grassriots with a mission to challenge organizations to embrace digital transformation and tap into the human capital potential of their supporters to drive social change. A lifelong developer and technologist, he's led digital strategy for numerous campaigns with issues ranging from cancer control, modern slavery, wildlife protection, and climate justice. As Founder and CEO, he is responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Grassriots.

Prior to founding an agency, Ryan helped launch Leadnow, Canada’s first digitally-empowered progressive advocacy group. He designed and developed tools to help mobilize hundreds of thousands to rally in support of climate justice, electoral reform, and the rights of Indigenous peoples through coordinated direct action. Ryan's been a featured speaker on innovations in technology and campaigning at many conferences.

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