Hub News

Reopening and Welcoming Change

2020 has been a year of surprises and adapting to new ways of staying connected. While we were unable to meet in person during our physical closure, we kept the conversations flowing by hosting more than 50 online events with… More

UPDATE: COVID 19 Measures @ Impact Hub Ottawa

To our community, The past few days’ events have brought swift and surprising changes to our personal and professional lives, leaving so many of the next steps uncertain for both Impact Hub Ottawa and our community. It was with heavy… More

COVID-19 Measures at Impact Hub Ottawa

As we’re sure is the case for many of you, we have been following news and the latest developments of COVID-19. Following current suggestions of both local authorities and learnings from our global network, we have decided to take adjusted… 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

Celebrating the launch of Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

Canadian women start more businesses than women in any other country, and yet they continue to face unique barriers as entrepreneurs. The recently launched Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) aims to address these barriers and the needs of diverse women… 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

Presenting Business for Good, a directory of resources for social entrepreneurs

All businesses have an impact – it’s whether you want your business to have a positive impact on your community and planet that distinguishes you as a Business for Good. Business for Good is a new website that aims to… 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

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

Meet Our Members

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

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,… More

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… More

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,… More