How we work toward the Goals

Our global network of over 100 Impact Hubs uses the SDGs as a lens through which to view our impact in the world. The United Nations Office in Geneva acknowledges Impact Hub as a driver of community engagement, helping not only to foster but also to extend the efforts directed to tackle the SDGs via entrepreneurial and innovative solutions.

In Ottawa, we advance the SDGs through dedicated programming and events hosted for and in collaboration with our membership base of over 300 social and environmental champions, who work across sectors to advance multiple SDGs.

Our SDG Programming & Events

Impact Hub Ottawa’s SDG programming is designed to equip our community with the knowledge, skills and networks to work across sectors to address the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in our community.

While in-person events are currently paused in response to COVID-19, learn more about our past and upcoming work below and stay tuned for updates and online offerings.


SDG Deep Dives

Cross-Border Conversations
on the SDGs (2021)!

Cross-Border Conversations
on the SDGs (2020)

Community Programming

Our Community

With over 300 members working across sectors and issue areas, Impact Hub Ottawa is proud to be part of a vibrant ecosystem of individuals and organizations working to address the SDGs through their work.

Our SDG Stories

The Importance of Finding Community

Inspire, Connect, Enable. These are words you’ve likely seen or heard if you’ve wandered into Impact Hub Ottawa’s coworking space or attended some of our weekly events.  They serve as a testament to our mission and reflect the reality that… More

‘Checkbox’ Inclusion Won’t Solve Workplace Racism

Ending “checkbox” inclusion and understanding North America’s long, deep history of racism and genocide are the first steps in building truly equitable workplaces, participants heard during the fourth in Impact Hub Ottawa’s #CrossBorderConvos series on connecting community action to the… More

Climate Solutions Must Begin by (Re)Centring Indigenous Knowledge, Anti-Racist Action

  From protecting the land through Indigenous Guardian programs, to empowering racialized and Indigenous people facing climate disasters and the theft of their cultures and knowledge, the third in a series of #CrossBorderConvos hosted by Impact Hub Ottawa dug into… More

SDG Deep Dives

In the fall of 2019, Impact Hub Ottawa and Community Knowledge Exchange, in partnership with Living Tapestries, brought together leaders and change-makers in Ottawa for a series of workshops exploring the role of collaboration in advancing outcomes related to the… More

Our Commitment to Climate Action: Introducing Zero Waste Days

On September 27, alongside Impact Hub Co-Stewards and members, we joined thousands of others in the march to Parliament Hill for the Global Climate Strike, asking for action on climate change. We were not alone. All around the world, friends… More

Oh, the places we’ll grow!

Building on the energy of the Global Week to #ACT4SDGS, Community Foundations of Canada, Impact Hub Ottawa and dozens of other change-making organisations officially launched Ottawa’s first centre for the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, the Impact Hub… More

Hub-on-air: A chat on the Sustainable Development Goals with CKCU

Our Managing Director, Katie Miller, speaks to Adil Skalli of A Luta Continua, a CKCU FM series on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She shares how the Impact Hub global network is embracing the SDGs and how everyone… More

How well does Canada’s national SDG strategy involve all Canadians?

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious 15-year plan intended to end poverty globally, tackle inequalities of all kinds, and fight climate change. With just over a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),… More

In Good Company @ Impact Hub Ottawa

In Good Company Some things have changed here at 123 Slater. Not only have we expanded our space, but we’ve also welcomed a new community of coworkers. If you haven’t yet popped by to see what–and who–is new, come on… More

We’re expanding to the 7th floor!

As we approach our two-year anniversary in our home at 123 Slater Street, Impact Hub Ottawa is ready to grow again, this time to the 7th floor! We moved to 123 Slater Street in May 2017 because we believed that… More