Celebrating 10 Years of Impact Hub Ottawa

Celebrating 10 Years of Impact Hub Ottawa

Impact Hub Ottawa is turning 10! Join us to celebrate a decade of community, collaboration, and impact.

In 2011, six young leaders noticed a critical gap in Ottawa. Without a meaningful space to connect, local changemakers were working in silos, missing out on opportunities to collaborate and grow their impact. So they joined forces.

With a fierce community behind them, they set out to create a community space where people could come together and drive social change. After countless meetups, consultations and design sprints, their idea became a reality in 2012, with the launch of Ottawa’s new home for social innovation: Impact Hub Ottawa.

On November 30, join us to celebrate the places, people and partnerships that shaped the first decade of Impact Hub Ottawa. Connect with the city’s changemakers, meet members and alumni, and get energized about the next 10 years of impact.

What to expect

  • Food & wine on us
  • Cringe-free networking
  • The launch of a new art installation
  • Exciting announcements about our future

See you there!


Impact Hub Ottawa is committed to hosting accessible events. Please identify your accommodation requirements during the registration process and be aware that while we endeavour to address all requirements it may not be possible to fulfill all requests.

Both floors of Impact Hub Ottawa are accessible by elevator. Each floor has an accessible, gender-inclusive washroom.

There is no formal dress code, join us as you are.

Information on nearby parking can be found here.

Looking for a home away from home? Perhaps a coworking membership is for you. Find out more here.

Consider becoming an Impact Hub Ottawa Virtual Member. This gives you access to our team of Coaches, community Slack, and all kinds of perks and resources to help you grow your business or career!

Member Meetup

Member Meetup

Member Meetup with Global Shapers

Join the Impact Hub community each month for a casual gathering to connect!

Interested in learning more about Impact Hub and want to get to know our community of changemakers? Join Us!

Already a member, but want to introduce new people to the Hub? Invite your friends!

Want to unwind and connect with like-minded individuals? This is the place!

This month, we are excited to host a joint meetup with our partners and friends, Global Shapers Minneapolis.

Thriving in Transition

Thriving in Transition

Thriving in Transition (TM) by SPL Coaching

This workshop delivers a powerful and flexible change management framework that can be applied to both work and life situations. Time and time again we see the relationship with change DIRECTLY affects the way that we show up as leaders. If we are feeling burnt out, critical, fearful, or unsure those attributes show up in our communication, thoughts about our teams, and the actions that we take. This session empowers leaders to lead authentically by reflecting their desired values. Together we will reflect on the specific transition you are facing and create a meaningful plan to build resilience and lead with empowerfulment.

Sonya Perez- Lauterbach Bio:

Sonya is a change expert and certified Leadership Coach who empowers individuals to navigate change with more clarity, ease, and joy. Rooted in research-based insights and personal experience, her education includes a Masters of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and course work with experts–including world-renowned psychologist Dr. Dan Siegel–on the neurological and embodied aspects of stress and anxiety. She is committed to supporting change agents and mission-driven leaders’ of the world in growing and sustaining their leadership by creating a place for them to pause, reflect, reframe, and re-energize their leadership.


Impact Reporting Community of Practice

Impact Reporting Community of Practice

Impact Reporting Community of Practice

Community of Impact Reporting Professionals who meet monthly discussion of an emerging social business with impact reporting as a key element of its value proposition, or an emerging topic of interest in the impact reporting sector.

For more information, fill out this form or contact Terri Barreiro [email protected] or Jann Eichlersmith [email protected]

Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good Virtual Holiday Market

For the first time ever, Impact Hubs across the US and Canada are coming together for a virtual Gifts for Good Market. Shop sustainable and ethical products this holiday season from a curated selection of inspiring makers from the Impact Hub network.

Our virtual marketplace will be hosted on Hopin. Stop by anytime between 2-5pm CT/3-6 ET to shop with purpose.

  • Explore virtual vendor booths and access special Gifts for Good discounts!
  • Visit the main stage for a chance to learn more about these inspiring businesses. “What’s Good” Spotlight sessions will take place every half hour while the market is open.

For full details visit our webpage.

Participating Impact Hubs include:

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1 Million Cups MSP

1 Million Cups MSP

1 Million Cups MSP

Each Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs around the country gather to share a (virtual) cup of coffee and present their latest ideas!

Join Impact Hub for the MSP Chapter of 1MC. Entrepreneurs will share their venture to gather ideas, feedback and support from the community.

Learn more here: https://www.1millioncups.com/msp

Join the weekly virtual conversations here! https://kauffman.zoom.us/j/92655072263

Morning Meditation and Trial Day (in collaboration with resonance)

Morning Meditation and Trial Day (in collaboration with resonance)

Every second Tuesday of the month 8:45-9:15, we come together for a shared guided meditation practice, followed by a co-working trail day.

“The mind is definitely something that can be transformed, and meditation is a means to transform it” – Dalai Lama

Every second Tuesday of the month 8:45-9:15 we come together at the Impact Hub Basel for a shared guided meditation or self-care practice of 15-30 minutes. Our member George, founder of resonance, leads these practices of awareness and compassion.

No prior experience required and the participation is free of charge. You are also welcome to bring your +1 who can enjoy a free-trial day at the hub.

See you there!


Not a member yet:

Registration link for the Morning Meditation + Trial Day: https://airtable.com/shrNiYDynwdMz40Vr

Check out our Membership Packages here: https://basel.impacthub.net/en/become-a-member/ and email us: [email protected]


Please note that by registering and participating in this event, you agree to the recording of your appearance and/or your voice, which Verein Impact Hub Basel can publish in photos, videos and accompanying sound recordings via online and offline media and for marketing purposes.

Swiss IDG Hub Dec Gathering – Ethical issues of COVID-19 crisis management

Swiss IDG Hub Dec Gathering – Ethical issues of COVID-19 crisis management

The role of IDGs in tackling sustainability challenges: what we learned from the ethical issues and implications of the crisis management

The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global crisis that has impacted our lives, our societies and our future. It has resulted in a number of ethical considerations around our work habits, our human relationships, our trust in governments and health expertise, resource distribution, the prosperity and leadership of businesses and the prospective traumas of our children.

It has also raised a number of questions on the legal and ethical responses of future global crises. As we increasingly encounter resource limitations in all its forms, natural and manufactured, we will be forced as individuals and as communities to navigate short-term and long-term demands, complex decision-making, and to find innovative solutions.

This workshop aims at looking into how the IDGs enable individuals to respond to the major sustainability questions in a post-COVID-19 world. The IDGs can help individuals exercise personal and corporate responsibility by addressing the difficulties, providing oversight, offering direction, pursuing honest governance, and seeking fair and equitable solutions.

The event will be hybrid (in person or online participation possible).

We invite all participants to make a financial contribution (donation) to help us cover basic costs. For those who have already participated in Swiss IDG Hub events, we suggest CHF 15 and for new participants to the group, we suggest CHF 30. These are guide prices only and are not a prerequisite for participation.