Hub News

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…

Impact Hub Ottawa turns 5!

We can hardly believe it, but Impact Hub Ottawa is turning 5 this month! To celebrate we are collecting stories that celebrate the power of community on a virtual storyboard so that we can all relive the most memorable, happy,…

Job Opportunity! Impact Hub Global Gathering 2018 Lead

We are looking for an Impact Hub Global Gathering 2018 Lead Part time November-December 2017, Full time January-July 2018   Position Summary The Gathering Lead will understand the complete business cycle of the event and be responsible for its ongoing…

Upcoming digital learning opportunities with Camp Tech!

The Fall calendar is filling up with workshops to help you take your digital skills to the next level thanks to our wonderful Hubbers Camp Tech. Here is a quick summary of upcoming courses held here at Impact Hub Ottawa.…

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…

Peer Learning Circle – Reconnecting to our Deeper Why (Part 2)

This past summer, Impact Hub Ottawa piloted a new program aiming to ignite and incubate sustainable change through facilitated Peer Learning Circles. The idea being that by providing an open and safe space where people can connect around their deeper…

Meet Our Members

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…