Photo Credits: Salam Basalamah for Synapcity

It’s a good time to be a change maker.

With so many opportunities out there to learn how to make a difference and turn a bold idea into a sustainable venture, how do you know which one is for you?

We asked our friends and partners of this year’s Impact Academy, Synapcity,to explain how this program differs from their flagship program, Civic Boot Camp.


3 Ways Impact Academy Differs from Boot Camp (and why if you’ve attended one, you’ll love the other!)


1) What You’ll Learn: Civics Boot Camp happens across 6 weeks and focuses on specific case studies through the lens of civic education, navigation and dialogue. Impact Academy is a 3-month immersive and experiential learning program for creative and entrepreneurial change-makers who are making our communities more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable. So if you’ve got a specific project in mind, Impact Academy is for you!


2) Who We’re Looking For: While Civics Boot Camp is open to anyone interested in learning how their city works, this special CityMaker Edition of Impact Academy will focus on promising projects, initiatives, and ventures in the areas of Transportation & Mobility, Environment & Sustainability, and Healthy & Caring Communities.


3) What You’ll Get: Because Impact Academy has been made in partnership with Impact Hub Ottawa and Synapcity, you get access to the skills, resources, guidance and expertise of both organisations! What more could you want?!

… and how are Impact Academy and Civics Boot Camp the same? Both are geared towards Ottawa’s fantastic CityMakers while being free of charge (thanks, City of Ottawa!).


Find out more and apply here.