Hub News

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

Designing With Everyone In Mind – With Sharon Nyangweso

Sharon Nyangweso is a trailblazer. As a proud immigrant who arrived alone in Canada at the age of 19, her journey to becoming the founder and CEO of QuakeLab, a full-stack diversity and communications agency based in Ottawa, is non-traditional.… 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

Exploring Inclusive Innovation Through our Bilingual BBLs

In the fall of 2020, Impact Hub Ottawa hosted a three-part Bilingual Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) series funded by the Association des communautés francophones d’Ottawa (l’ACFO) and in partnership with the L’Atelier d’innovation sociale Mauril-Bélanger and MécènESS. The Bilingual BBLs… More

The Future of the Workspace

Note: This article discusses the workspace, a fluid space where you do your work, rather than a workplace, a fixed place where you go to work.  From meetings in the office to Zoom calls in our bedrooms, the COVID-19 pandemic… More

Zoom Games for Authentic Relating | BBL Briefer #5

Our virtual Brown Bag Lunches (BBL) are hosted weekly on Thursdays. This 850-word newsletter is a 3-minute read and shares the key takeaways from the event. Gabe DeRita is a personal development coach helping mission-driven people live in alignment with… More

The Psychology of Well-Being | BBL Briefer #4

Our virtual Brown Bag Lunches (BBL) are hosted weekly on Thursdays. This 600-word newsletter is a 2-minute read and shares the key takeaways from the event! Dr Eve Blouin-Hudon is a university instructor at Carleton University in the Department of… More

Building Your Personal Advisory Board | BBL Briefer #3

Our virtual Brown Bag Lunches (BBL) are hosted weekly on Thursdays. This newsletter is sent out every Friday and summarizes the key takeaways from the latest BBL. The Big Picture In a time of pandemics, lockdowns and isolation, it’s easy… More

Leveling up and Reconnecting in 2021

To some, the start of a new year is just another day, while for others, it can be a new lease on life. But let’s be honest, we were probably all relieved when January 1st, 2021 rolled around. While difficulties… More

An End of Year Thank You

Dear Hubbers, As 2020 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on the year gone by and looking ahead to what 2021 has in store. Like so many businesses and organizations across the city, we didn’t know what to expect when… More

Shopping Smart & Shopping Local | BBL Briefer #2

Our virtual Brown Bag Lunches (BBL) are hosted weekly on Thursdays. This newsletter is sent out every Friday and summarizes the key takeaways from the latest BBL. About this Week’s BBL Hosts:  Nalisha Jagroop has over 9 years of experience… More

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On Creativity, Wellness and Finding Purpose During a Pandemic – With Dr. Eve Blouin-Hudon

Dr. Eve Blouin-Hudon is a positive psychologist, an expert on creativity and imagination, as well as a long-time coach at Impact Hub Ottawa. She works as an Organization Health Lead at Statistics Canada, co-founded Bevy Creative, and has taught courses… More

Designing With Everyone In Mind – With Sharon Nyangweso

Sharon Nyangweso is a trailblazer. As a proud immigrant who arrived alone in Canada at the age of 19, her journey to becoming the founder and CEO of QuakeLab, a full-stack diversity and communications agency based in Ottawa, is non-traditional.… More

Impact Academy 2018: Participant Profiles

For the past two months, we’ve been collaborating with the civic superstars at Synapcity to deliver the 7th edition of Impact Academy, a 3-month immersive and experiential learning program for creative and entrepreneurial change-makers.  For this special CityMaker edition of… More

SDG 2: Zero Hunger – The Future of Food

The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the most ambitious attempt ever made to solve the world’s most pressing problems. The agenda was adopted in 2015 by 193 countries and the United Nations, and aims to guide global,… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More

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… More