Building the Future of Food Through Collaboration

Building the Future of Food Through Collaboration

How unlikely partnerships are paving the way to sustainable food systems.

By 2050, the world will have to feed 10 billion people. While we currently have the capacity to feed this number, the global appetite for meat and dairy takes up 75% of farmland and accounts for 26% of emissions.

Join this special Brown Bag Lunch to understand how collaboration might hold the key to reforming our food systems and transitioning to healthier, more sustainable systems while also addressing food waste, food insecurity, and more.

About the Series

Young people make real, positive change happen and when it comes to tackling big challenges, like the climate crisis, youth have stepped up to take action and create opportunities. Through collaboration and knowledge sharing, young people from around the country are helping advance progress towards the 2030 SDG Agenda and climate justice.

In this new event series, called “How are (YOU)th showing up for climate action?” hosted in partnership with Youth Climate Lab, Alliance 2030, and RAD, we’ll hear from youth climate leaders about making green jobs accessible for all, creating the future of food, radical collaboration, and building meaningful partnerships.

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About the Speakers

Nika Moeini is an activist, author, and policy analyst working at the intersection of climate change and food systems. She is the organizer of Youth Climate Save Canada, working on policy and behavior change as well as a Youth Ambassador with the Plant Based Treaty. Full time she works at Environment and Climate Change Canada as a Policy Analyst on Coal Mining Effluent Regulations. Nika is involved with Toronto Global Shapers, Re-Generation (formerly the Canadian Business Youth Council for Sustainable Development), Lighter Foodprint climate labelling, [email protected] campaign, and the Veg Climate Network.

About our Partners

Alliance 2030 is an ongoing project designed to engage organizations and the public in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) between now and the conclusion of the goals in the year 2030. The Alliance is comprised of a growing network of organizations from across sectors working to advance the SDGs both in Canada and abroad, built on the belief that Agenda 2030 can be accomplished by working creatively and collaboratively at both the local and global level. Alliance2030 centers around Agenda 2030’s mission to “leave no one behind”.

Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) is the national leadership organization for Canada’s 191 local community foundations. Our purpose is relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs. Together with community foundations across the country, we help drive local solutions for national change on the issues that matter most to Canadians. We’re building a movement that connects community foundations, communities and partners to create a just, sustainable future.

Youth Climate Lab (YCL) is a Canada-based, global non-profit organization. Founded in May 2017, our mission is to design, pilot, and scale innovative experiments for youth, by youth, that tackle problems faced by young people around the globe in their fight against climate change. Through tools, programs and convenings that connect youth to each other, YCL creates opportunities for radical collaboration and new initiatives, enabling young people – no matter who they are or where they are from – in building the just, climate-resilient futures they deserve.

Funded by the support of the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program.

About Impact Hub Ottawa

Impact Hub Ottawa is a non-profit, collaborative coworking space and communuity based in downtown Ottawa, on land that is the unceded, unsurrendred territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: To ensure that cost is not a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system for this event. Participants can choose between a free Regular ticket and a $10 Community Support ticket, which will help offset the cost of running this event.

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

Not based in Ottawa? Consider becoming an Impact Hub Ottawa Member – virtually! A Connect Membership 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!

How Collaborative Design Can Help You Tackle Seemingly Unsolvable Problems

How Collaborative Design Can Help You Tackle Seemingly Unsolvable Problems

This is your chance to ask about your seemingly unsolvable problems, hear what others have on their minds, and get clear answers!

Get answers on everything tackling seemingly unsolvable problems with collaborative design: making good strategic decisions, how to harness divergence into collaboration, using co-design to make systemic change, identifying and working with polarities, & engaging critics as partners.

Eva Oloumi is the founder of Paradeigma, and a member of Impact Hub Ottawa’s Team of Coaches. Paradeigma partners with mission-driven organizations to tackle seemingly unsolvable problems. and draws on more than a decade of strategy, systems transformation, and collaborative design experience.

Eva has helped international NGOs and Fortune 1000s to tackle seemingly unsolvable problems such as vaccine equity and distribution, sustainability in mining, food security and the housing crises. She knows a lot about systems transformation & strategy; multi-lateral facilitation & collaborative design, building capacity in tackling seemingly unsolvable problems.

Join us on Zoom and get a chance to address any burning business management questions you might have. If you want to get a head start, make sure to include your questions in your order form upon signup.

Part info-session, part AMA, Coach Q&As are interactive virtual events hosted by one of Impact Hub Ottawa’s Coaches. Coach Q&As are the perfect opportunity to receive feedback and expert advice on your ideas, challenges, or burning questions about a specific topic. Open to members and non-members!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: To ensure that cost is not a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system for this event. Participants can choose between a free Regular ticket and a $10 Community Support ticket, which will help offset the cost of running this event.

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!

#BumotoKa Webinar Series

#BumotoKa Webinar Series

Each webinar tackles a pressing societal issue in the Philippines to help increase voters’ knowledge and encourage them to vote!

We are excited to invite you to our #BumotoKa Webinar Series, starting on March 16, and ending on May 2, 2022 from 4PM to 6:30 PM.

Each webinar tackles a pressing societal issue in the Philippines to help increase voters’ knowledge and encourage them to vote in the coming elections.

Complete the webinar and get FREE three months Canva Pro access. Check out Canva’s Philippine Election Templates (https://canva.me/HalalanTemplates) to help promote voter education.

This webinar series is a portion of the entire #BumotoKa campaign as it accompanies other campaign activities such as the caravan roadshow and Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.

Learn more about Vote Pilipinas and the #BumotoKa campaign on www.votepilipinas.com.

This webinar series is powered by Smart Communications Inc., AirAsia, Viber and CDO.

𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘃𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗰𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

#VotePilipinas #COMELEC #LiveSmartVoteSmart #BumotoKa #May2022Elections

Shouldn’t Social Enterprise Be Easier?

Shouldn’t Social Enterprise Be Easier?

Have you been wondering about the struggles of social entrepreneurs, burnout, and design mistakes? Let’s talk about it!

What are the top reasons that social entrepreneurs struggle? What can you do to guard against burnout, design mistakes, insufficient community support, over-expenditure and self-doubt?

Join us at this Brown Bag Lunch to hear from Jonathan Wade, a social enterprise consultant who can share the experience borne from working with over 600 social entrepreneur clients in the last two decades. Learn about how to choose a governance model, how to conduct solid market research, how to work with like-minded partners and how to move from ideals to action!

Jonathan Wade has over 15 years supporting individuals, nonprofits, and co-operatives wishing to create, launch and grow a social enterprise. With expertise in governance, research, business planning, marketing and operations, Jonathan works with clients across the country who seek to create social value through the sale of goods and services.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: In an effort to make this event as accessible as possible and to remove cost as a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system including a fully subsidized option. Upon checkout, please select the option that best suits your needs – no questions asked.

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!

Fckup Nights Manila: Fck it!

Fckup Nights Manila: Fck it!

Fck it! Feeling the fear but doing it anyway

F*ckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. In this string of events across the globe, we put three to four people on spotlight to share their own professional fuckups.

The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.

This episode, it’s F*ck It! Feeling the fear but doing it anyway.

Our speakers are:

Arts Serrano

Founder and Principal Designer

One Zero Design Co.

Joseph Jiao

Head of Marketing

Schema

Apol Massebieau

Founder and Designer

Good Luck, Humans

JOIN US!

Date: April 21, 2022 | Thursday

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

In the Philippines, Fckup Nights are sponsored and organised by Impact Hub Manila.

Impact Hub is a global network of impact makers, entrepreneurs and global organizations driving change.

Follow Impact Hub Manila and FckUp Nights Manila on social for updates.

#ImpactHub #ImpactHubManila #FuckUpNights

Why I’m Grateful for my Cancer Diagnosis

Why I’m Grateful for my Cancer Diagnosis

Life is filled with challenges, how we overcome them is up to us.

Life is full of challenges. Some are bigger than others, but everyone faces them nevertheless. Whenever challenges come our way, most people say we can choose to either run away from them or run toward them.

Join us at this Brown Bag Lunch to explore the practical ways to overcome challenges by not running away or towards them but simply holding your ground. We will explore how to recover from challenges and grow from them and become a better version of yourself.

Milind Kumar is a high school student in Ottawa who values helpfulness, accountability, and ambition. He has an excellent combination of leadership abilities, intelligence, and curiosity to learn more while questioning the status quo. Most importantly, he continues to choose joy while facing the difficulties life has to offer, like cancer. His infectious personality rubs off on others, making him a force to be reckoned with. Want to learn more about Milind’s story, check out his Instagram or Youtube.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: In an effort to make this event as accessible as possible and to remove cost as a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system including a fully subsidized option. Upon checkout, please select the option that best suits your needs – no questions asked.

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!

Resilience and Adaptation: The Journey of the Female Entrepreneur

Resilience and Adaptation: The Journey of the Female Entrepreneur

Resilience & Adaptation: The Journey of the Female Entrepreneur
Panel discussion and Networking Apéro

In this panel discussion and networking event, we’ll explore how a combination of obstacles can make it especially challenging for women_ to launch impact-driven businesses – but through resilience and adaptation, it can be achieved. Our panellists will discuss what resilience and adaptation looks like in practice, sharing stories from the perspective of entrepreneurship, social impact and psychology.

The event will be in-person, with a livestream of the panel discussion on Zoom.

Agenda:

19:00 – Welcome and Introduction

19:10 – Panel discussion Resilience & Adaptation: The Journey of the Female Entrepreneur

19:40 Q&A with panellists

19:50 Introduction of EmpowHER founders

20:00 Networking Apéro

Women are still highly underrepresented in the startup sector with a share of around 20% – looking at science and tech-based startups the share is even 10% female founders. The reasons for these disparities are complex, but women clearly have to overcome a whole range of obstacles on their way to the top. This underrepresentation is not only a societal and systemic issue for gender equality, but also a missed opportunity for the economy. Furthermore, in a 2018 article in the Harvard Business Review (Why Social Entrepreneurs Are So Burned Out) the authors report study results that show ‘when trying to achieve commercial goals and give back to the community at the same time, these entrepreneurs are likely to overload themselves with too many responsibilities and, consequently, deplete their personal resources.’

Panellists:

Dr. Mariana Christen Jakob has over 20 years experience in social innovation, CSR and impact entrepreneurship. Mariana is an expert within impact investing as well as non-financial support for impact entrepreneurs, and she founded SEIF in 2011.

Doris Erne is the co-founder of Wheycation, a Swiss company that upcycles food waste from side streams of food production into drinking shakes. She worked in the food industry for 12 years before trading her corporate life for entrepreneurship, and endured her fair share of challenges, but has persevered and adapted her businesses along the way.

Roxana Cristina Petrus is a coach, psychologist and consultant with a background in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and transformative coaching. She has been a start-up and an NGO co-founder, in addition to working with numerous female entrepreneurs over the years.

Event moderator:

Kate Bottriell is a program manager for the EmpowHER program, as well as an entrepreneur and founder of Möbel Kollektiv Basel. She has worked as a senior project manager for 15+ year on implementation of sustainability with corporates and international development agencies.

Through this event, run as part of the EmpowHER program, we aim to create and inspire change, and bring together women_ to connect and support each other on their entrepreneurial journeys. While this event has been developed with female_ founders in mind, everyone is welcome.

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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.

EmpowHER is a six-month inner and outer journey designed to support development for early-stage female founders. It is run by the Impact Hub Basel and Thrive with Mentoring, is part of the Female Founder Initiative, and supported by the Arcas Foundation.

Female Founder Initiative is run by the Impact Hub Zurich, and aims to tackle underrepresentation of women in the startup scene, which is not only a societal and systemic issue for gender equality, but also a missed opportunity for the economy. It aims to alter the narrative about women entrepreneurs in Switzerland.

The Impact Hub is a community of purpose-driven members working towards the Sustainable Development Goals and making a positive impact in the world. In Switzerland, there are five Impact Hubs. The EmpowHER program is run by the Impact Hub Basel (in collaboration with Thrive with Mentoring).

Thrive with Mentoring is a global network of women for women by women that catalyzes and sustains successful mentoring relationships.

Arcas Foundation promotes innovative, impulse-giving and entrepreneurial approaches with a sustainable impact with the aim of strengthening the social fabric in Switzerland through integration and greater equality of opportunity.

Community-Based Evaluation: Evaluating SDGs for Local Impact

Community-Based Evaluation: Evaluating SDGs for Local Impact

A community-based evaluation approach begins with the work organizations or communities are doing on the ground.

Are you a community-based organization working in Canada on peace, gender equity, or education? Are you interested in building your evaluation capacity? Curious about a community-led, grassroots approach to Canada’s SDG 2030 agenda?

The Centre for Community-Based Research and Conrad Grebel University College are hosting a four-part webinar series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and community-based evaluation.

This webinar will provide an overview of community-based evaluation and how it can be used to localize the Sustainable Development Goals. While we ground our conversation in SDGs 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equity), and 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions), anyone is welcome to attend.

Co-facilitated by team members from The Centre for Community-Based Research & the Kindred Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College, who are partnering on the project, “Building Community-Based Evaluation Capacity to Advance Sustainable Development Goals”.

Facilitators include:

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

Please note:

  • A link to register via Zoom will be provided once you sign up on Eventbrite
  • This event will be recorded and shared with Impact Hub Ottawa members and all who register

Tickets: In an effort to make this event as accessible as possible and to remove cost as a barrier to participating, we’re offering a tiered pricing system including a fully subsidized option. Upon checkout, please select the option that best suits your needs – no questions asked.

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!