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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…

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,…

Impact Hub Network Welcomes New Board

We’re excited to announce that following the Impact Hub Global Gathering held in Ottawa last June, our very own Managing Director, Katie Miller, has been elected to the Impact Hub global network’s Association Board of Directors. Katie first joined the…

We’re Hiring, Again! Apply to be Head Host

We’re Hiring, Again! With so much on the go this Fall at Impact Hub Ottawa, we’re hiring one more individual to join our team. This time we’re seeking to fill the new position of Head Host. Role & Responsibilities: We’re…

Impact Hub Ottawa is hiring – 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 individuals and organizations to do…

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…

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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…

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,…

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,…