Learning and Development Programs

The programs, events, workshops, and resources you need to meet great talent, work smarter, and grow faster.

Impact Hub’s learning and development programming consists of uniquely designed capacity-building, skills training, and networking experiences that equips members with the knowledge, tools and relationships they need to succeed. Our programming is constantly evolving according to our member needs and the peer-to-peer exchanges made possible by our talented local and global community. Our programs formally facilitate these experiences, while day-to-day co-working, introductions, and connections further maximize these opportunities.

Our Learning & Development Programs


IHO Masterclass Logo Masterclass provides ongoing professional development that works with crowdsourced topics to meet emerging needs. Designed to train, instead of “tell”, build networks, and maximize the learning investment of participants.

Impact Academy

Impact Academy Banner LD An action-oriented training and incubation program optimized for early-stage social entrepreneurs to build their world-changing social enterprises better and faster.

Born Social Fellowship

The Born Social Fellowship is a unique leadership development program offered in partnership with 1125@Carleton, CUSA, and RECODE to activate a new generation of globally-orientated and socially-minded leaders.

Learning Opportunities Hosted at the Hub


ULab 300 Banner Offered in partnership with 45+ Impact Hubs around the world, u.Lab: Leading from the Emerging Future is an online edX/MITx course hosted at Hub.

Brown Bag Lunch

Brown Bag Lunch 300 Banner A knowledge-sharing platform for members, by members. Each week a member shares their insights and expertise. Bring your lunch and learn something new every Thursday from 12-1pm.

Hub Talks

Hub Talks Logo A refreshing speaker series to engage with social innovation leaders whose ideas are changing the game and shaping our future.  

Partnered Learning Programs

Within the Impact Hub ecosystem, many of our members host amazing learning opportunities to enrich our members' and visitors' continued learning.

First Fridays

First Friday 300 Banner On the First Friday afternoon of each month, The International Fundraising Consultancy (IFC) provides free fundraising advice to charities looking to accelerate their project. Happens at several Impact Hubs around the world.

Camp Tech

Camp Tech Banner LD Camp Tech offers half- and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn web and digital skills. We create a welcoming environment for those who are hesitant around technology and we emphasize skills that can be put into practice right away.

Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings Banner LD CreativeMornings Ottawa hosts monthly gatherings with some of Ottawa’s top creative minds. CreativeMornings is a platform with which to showcase people doing creative and inspiring things, as well as an opportunity to cross-pollinate and build the city’s creative community.

Learning & Development Stories

Impact Academy 2016-2017: Meet the Impacters

Late last year, we kicked off our 6th cohort of Impact Academy and welcomed 25 new social entrepreneurs to the Impact Hub Community. For the past 3 months they have been working hard, developing their projects, and taking their ideas…

Impact Academy Applications Now Open!

Building Social Enterprises Better and Faster Impact Academy is an action-oriented learning and incubation program, optimized for early-stage social entrepreneurs. Since 2013, this Impact Hub Ottawa program has helped 125 graduates take their ideas and impact to the next level.…

Summer Recap

Happy September, Ottawa! We’ve certainly had a fun and productive summer, and we hope you did too. Here’s a quick snapshot of what we’ve been up to since our last update back in June: Artist-in-Residence In July, we welcomed Megan…

Build your capacity to do good better!

The team at Impact Hub Ottawa is excited to bring back Masterclass, our professional development and capacity-building program for purpose-driven individuals and social impact organizations. While our practice of crowdsourcing relevant and timely course topics and engaging subject matter experts…