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Just in its first year, you created 100 + citizen-led activities across our city - all in one day.

Thank You!

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Understand how our city works and your role in making it even better.




Meet and collaborate with others who feel the same about changing our city.




Something you’ve always wanted to see in this city? Make it happen!



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#100in1dayOTT wrap up party

A wrap-up event and learning forum for everyone who participated in the festival and our partners.


Our city is its people. We've helped individuals across Ottawa collaborate to create some amazing projects that make our city an even greater place to live.

The Ottawa Art Society Fund

Julie Hodgson came to the Fall Civics Boot Camp session in 2014 bringing her lifelong love affair with art to the table.

Lending Library

Maria Gomez Umana graduated from the Synapcity Civics Boot Camp with a burning desire: improve the city. Specifically, she wanted to develop a stronger sense of community in her Kanata Lakes neighbourhood.

Ottawa Tool Library

If I had a hammer. That was Bettina Vollmerhausen’s wish. She wanted to create a lending library similar to a public book library but with a focus on household tools. 


The scoop on our latest activity as well as highlights of past projects of which we're incredibly proud.

Civics Talks Program Coordinator Needed

Weekdays, evenings and possibility of weekends July 1, 2017- February 28, 2018 Overview Synapcity is a small non-profit organization that brings people together to share ideas, understand new perspectives and collaborate on initiatives to improve...

Synapcity is seeking new board members!

Position Title: Board Member Position Type: Volunteer, approximately 10 hours per month Position Start Date: September 2017 Synapcity is an incorporated not-for-profit organization based in Ottawa. We bring people together to share ideas, understand new perspectives and collaborate on initiatives...


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