Hub News

Impact Academy: CityMakers Edition – how is it different to other programs?

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?…

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day   Refugees are people who have had to flee their homes to avoid political or religious persecution and/or war. Every year on June 20th, the world celebrates the strength and resilience of refugees around the world. Most of…

In the Business of Change, meet author Elisa Birnbaum

A new book by Canadian journalist and editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine, Elisa Birnbaum, chronicles how social entrepreneurs weary of waste and injustice are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part story-telling, part lessons learned, In the…

Meet Emilie Wilcox our “Burning Business Questions” Expert in Residence

Your burning questions answered by our experts! The Experts in Residence series makes professional advice from experts in a range of fields – from fundraising to marketing, public speaking to banking – available to all Hub members for free on…

Discover the Free Fitness Movement

What is the Free Fitness Movement Every Thursday at noon our community of Hubbers comes together to hear the stories, lessons and advice from members who have something to share. Last week free fitness ambassador Stephen Bierbrier joined us to…

The Invisible Heart, a documentary about Social Impact Bonds

Impact Hub Ottawa is excited to promote a new documentary called The Invisible Heart being screened for the first time here in Ottawa on May 30th that explores what has been hailed as potentially one of the most interesting social…

100in1Day: 100 ways to make Ottawa better

What would happen if hundreds of people decided to come together to transform their neighbourhoods and cities? On Saturday June 2nd twelve cities across Canada will see citizens leading initiatives in public spaces in the context of the global 100in1Day…

What do we mean when we talk about smart cities?

With over 80% of Canadians living in urban areas – a percentage that is expected to increase – our cities are facing a tremendous pace and scale of change, driven by rapid advances in ‘smart city’ technologies with limitless potential…

Linking Leaders to Prevent and End Homelessness in Ottawa

In 2017, there were 7,530 people sleeping in shelters in Ottawa. This does not include the many others who are not a part of ‘formal’ systems of care, but who may be sleeping directly on the street or staying in…

What the UN Sustainable Development Goals mean for Impact Hub Ottawa

We’re still not sure where the first three months of 2018 went, but we are excited for the opportunities we have this year to achieve even greater impact. While we continue to attract individuals and organizations who are driven by…

We’re hiring! – Operations Lead

JOIN OUR TEAM At the heart of Impact Hub Ottawa is a small but mighty team of dedicated and passionate people. Together we host a collaborative coworking community and curate events and programming to inspire, connect and enable our members…

2018 Ottawa Social Impact Awards: Congratulations to the Recipients!

In January 2018, together with the City of Ottawa and the IgniteAC Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College, we launched the second edition of the Ottawa Social Impact Awards to celebrate the leaders in our community who are…

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Value driven careers: how to make a living while staying true to what you believe

  Every Thursday at noon our community comes together to hear the stories, lessons and advice from members who have something to share. Last week Hubbers Amy Longard, Camille Labchuk and Shannon Milling gave a Brown Bag Lunch talk about…

Choosing Happiness Is Easier Than You Think

Manal: In 2015, I gave a Brown Bag Lunch at Impact Hub Ottawa on Happiness Habits. My approach to coaching stems from the belief that what we do everyday matters. I wanted to support my clients in identifying and cultivating…

100-foot Art Mural at the Canada Science & Technology Museum

Guest Blog post by Hubber EEPMON a.k.a Eric Chan Friends, this is a moment that I have been waiting for. It has been a year of research, development, conceptualizing, interviewing, and creating…A year of learning, sharing and understanding. This is…

Meet Christine Franklin, Founder of Impact Hours

Is your non-profit wanting to ‘do good better’ while also trying to deal with all sorts of issues in running an organization? Do you know non-profits with gaps which could be filled with donated skills and experience? Would it help…

Meet our Members: Shery Alexander Heinis

Shery Alexander Heinis is an emerging poet and one of the earliest Impact Hub Ottawa members. Born and raised on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean she has travelled the world and worked in a number of areas…

Meet our Members: National Observer

National Observer is Canadian media company that focuses on publishing investigative reporting, exclusive special reports, and daily news on energy, climate, politics and social issues. Their Ottawa-based team of journalists – Mike De Sousa, Elizabeth McSheffrey, Carl Meyer and Alex…

Meet Lisa Deacon, co lead of Datafest Ottawa

The latest research on The Future of Work indicates that almost half of current workforce activities have the potential to be automated with today’s robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. The most automatable jobs in industries such as accommodation and food…

Meet Alex Robertson, our banking for small businesses and non profits Expert in Residence

Your burning questions answered by our experts! The Experts in Residence series makes professional advice from experts in a range of fields – from fundraising to marketing, public speaking to banking – available to all Hub members for free on…

Meet our Members: Water Rangers

Water Rangers was founded in 2015 as winners of Aquahacking. A unique hackathon that bring together water experts, decision makers, and citizens to create innovative solutions to the pressing need for conservation of lakes, rivers, and fresh water sources in…

Meet our Members: House of Paint

Our Nation Capital’s largest urban arts festival since 2003 is based right here at Impact Hub Ottawa. House of Paint (HoP) is taking hip hop back to it’s roots and promoting community consciousness, political awareness, and artistic development through art,…

Meet our Members: Happiness Habits 613

Amy Longard and Manal Nemr are long-time members of Impact Hub Ottawa. Both entrepreneurs in their own right – Manal as a life coach and founder of Beautiful Happy Reasons and Amy as a holistic nutritionist and plant based chef…

Meet our Members: Inspire Nunavut

Ajmal Sataar, President and Founder of Inspire Nunavut has been around Impact Hub Ottawa since opening our doors. Originally as an intern in 2012, then part of the winning team of our first Launch Some Good with CigBins in 2014,…