Environment Talks: how to embrace new circular businesses in London?

Environment Talks: how to embrace new circular businesses in London?

Join this engaging session to explore how you can adopt more circular principles in your business, and help benefit people and planet.

To celebrate Circular Economy Week 2022, come and join us for an in-person dialogue on business and circularity!

Spend the hour understanding the nuances and challenges faced in London today by aspiring entrepreneurs looking to develop circular businesses. Get to know the experience of Hasna Kourda, CEO & Co-founder at Save your wardrobe, Lucy Williams Co-founder of The Breakfast Collective and more.

We will provide you with a space for friendly impactful conversations surrounding the circular economy and bring forth journeys of entrepreneurs in the climate space.

This is an event for:

  • Individuals or organizations starting to develop circular solutions
  • Circular start-ups looking to share their experience starting their initiatives
  • Organizations supporting new circular business to launch

Register today!

#FoodTalks: How can the circular economy move us to better food systems?

#FoodTalks: How can the circular economy move us to better food systems?

In this online event you can explore how food systems can become part of the circular economy and what this implies!

In this ONLINE event, we will consider what a circular economy means in relation to food and farming. Join the latest event in our #FoodTalks seriesus to explore how circular economy thinking can move us to food systems that are better for people, animals and the planet.

  • What role can a circular economy for food play in helping a green recovery?
  • What examples already exist of organisations doing ‘in the round’ circular economy thinking in practice?
  • How can we overcome barriers to the wider uptake of circular approaches?
  • And what practical actions can we all, as food citizens, take?

These are some of the pressing questions we’ll dive into in this event, which takes place just ahead of Circular Economy Week 2022. Hear insights from our expert speakers and share your own views.

Speakers include:

#FoodTalks is brought to you by a partnership of the Food Ethics Council, Impact Hub Kings Cross, Organico, and London Food Link, part of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

We look forward to seeing you at #FoodTalks! Visit the Food Talks website for further information and for insights from past talks.

How to Make The Most Of Remote Work

How to Make The Most Of Remote Work

Learn about the tools and methods you can use to combat isolation and burnout from remote work.

Remote Work has become a hot topic in the last 2 years, and its pros and cons are becoming more clear. There are tools, methods and rituals that we can implement to make the most of it – and that’s what this Brown Bag Lunch is about. We’ll learn about successful practices that can help you with isolation, communication, and burnout.

Gabriela De Luca has been working remotely since 2013 with different industries and companies, including Shopify, Andela and Round Pegs and is Impact Hub Ottawa’s Remote Work, People & Culture coach. Throughout these years, she has used tools and has developed methods and rituals that keep the human connection within the virtual environment. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business, an MSc in HR and an MSc in Philosophy of Human Sciences.

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.

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!

How to Make Storytelling Work for Your Organization

How to Make Storytelling Work for Your Organization

How can storytelling help you connect with your clients and community?

Storytelling: buzzword or powerful tool to connect with your community and achieve your goals?

At this Brown Bag Lunch, entrepreneur and Impact Hub Ottawa Storytelling Coach Marley Lewington will help cut you through the noise of storytelling advice and how-to guides, breaking down what storytelling is and how you can use it as an effective communications tool for your business, organization or personal brand.

Marley Lewington is the founder of Strategic Kindness, a creative studio that specializes in communications and branding for socially-conscious businesses, non-profits, and social enterprises. She also hosts the podcast Start Small Think Big and supports Canadians as a public servant. Through her work, Marley helps organizations tell their stories so they can do more of the good work they do best.

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.

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!

How to Cultivate Psychological Safety At Work

How to Cultivate Psychological Safety At Work

Because so much of our lives are spent at work, it’s important for workplaces to promote psychological safety and well-being.

We spend a large proportion of our waking lives at work. So much so that our workplaces can have a huge influence on our psychological safety and well-being, either lifting us up and helping us grow, or burning us out.

Join this Brown Bag Lunch to hear from organizational psycholgist and Impact Hub Ottawa Creativity Coach Eve Blouin-Hudon. Learn how to intentionally craft work environments that foster psychological safety and can have significant outcomes for employees and businesses, including:

  • Reaching business goals,
  • Higher performance, and
  • Increased well-being and creativity.

Eve Blouin-Hudon is an expert on well-being and innovation. She is an organizational psychologist at Shopify, where she supports growth through interdisciplinary collaboration, the design of new tools, processes, and systems, and the development of new behaviours and attitudes. She also co-owns a music and art collective, building immersive experiences with partners like SAW gallery, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the National Arts Centre.

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.

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!

What is Radical Collaboration & Why Does it Matter?

What is Radical Collaboration & Why Does it Matter?

How to build stronger communities by collaborating with unlikely partners.

How can radical collaborations and partnerships create tangible change? And what makes a collaboration ‘radical’?

Join us at this youth-led Brown Bag Lunch to learn how to build better more impactful partnerships, increase your reach, and grow your network – all while remaining rooted in community.

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, Putting (YOU)th on the Agenda: Youth Climate Lab’s RAD Cohort Reflects on Radical Collaboration Towards Agenda 2030, 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.

More events in this series:

About the Speakers

Rae Landriau is a Master’s student at Carleton University, studying contaminant transport in permafrost. Their work deals with the intersection of Indigenous knowledge, community governance, climate change, and environmental remediation. Rae’s passion for the environment is what drove them to pursue a career in science. They actively seek out opportunities to educate others, using their environmental and scientific knowledge in community outreach settings.

Shivani Solanki is a graduate student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Master of Science in Health Promotion and Sociobehavioural Sciences. Shivani believes that collaboration and knowledge sharing within the community builds a sustainable foundation for social action. She incorporates her public health background into climate change and environmental sustainability work and aims to share tangible avenues for climate action at every level to inspire others to get involved.

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!

Swiss IDG Hub – First Gathering

Swiss IDG Hub – First Gathering

We warmly invite you to spread the word and bring friends or colleagues to the gathering to help our movement grow!

As the most active IDG hub in Switzerland so far, we would like to consider our movement as the “Swiss IDG Hub”, open to people from all other hubs and regions in Switzerland.

This gathering provides the time and space for IDG skills-related practice, reflection, deep exchange and further co-creation regarding the ideas for what might be next from the summit, as well as getting to know each other better, having fun (perhaps with improv games…) and networking. We are also thinking about including real life cases (which could come from participants, too). The design is work in progress, feel free to reach out to Mauricio or Lutz for your further input.

We invite all participants to make a financial contribution (donation) to help us cover basic costs. For those who already participated in the IDG summit (and global launch) on 29 April, we suggest CHF 15 and for new participants to the group, we suggest CHF 30. These are guide prices only.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on 4th June!

How to Make The Most Of Remote Work

How to Make The Most Of Remote Work

Learn about the tools and methods you can use to combat isolation and burnout from remote work.

Remote Work has became a hot topic in the last 2 years, and its pros and cons are becoming more clear. There are tools, methods and rituals that we can implement to make the most of it – and that’s what this Brown Bag Lunch is about. We’ll learn about successful practices that can help you with isolation, communications, and burnout.

Gabriela De Luca has been working remotely since 2013 with different industries and companies, including Shopify, Andela and Round Pegs and is Impact Hub Ottawa’s Remote Work, People & Culture coach. Throughout these years, she has used tools and has developed methods and rituals that keep the human connection within the virtual environment. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business, an MSc in HR and an MSc in Philosophy of Human Sciences.

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.

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!