Spring 2018

Civics Boot Camp

Love Ottawa? Become a CityMaker today!

Apply before April 4th, 2018!

Join the most collaborative community in Ottawa.



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!



Join our workshops to help build the skill sets you need to make positive change in your Ottawa.

Bells Corners Talks

Calling CityMakers of Bells Corners

Civics Boot Camp

Love Ottawa? Become a CityMaker today!

People for Places

Powered by Synapcity & Jane's Walk Ottawa


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.

Innovation & Creation Lab

Huguette Jean-Francois is the co-creator of the Innovation & Creation Lab: an ambitious, innovative social enterprise.

Whitewater Community Kayaking

Juan Pablo Lavin is a whitewater kayaker, determined to preserve as many kayaking spots as possible, and to improve accessibility for future generations.

Prime Ministers' Row

Prime Ministers’ Row (PMR) will become an innovative, participation-oriented, multi-block, multimedia outdoor cultural space designed to encourage reflection on national questions of governance, identity, culture, values and history.


The campaign aims to create a network of safe, accessible, free, clean and environmentally responsible public toilets and water fountains in parks, major transit stops and key public places in Ottawa.  

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.

Synapcity Announces New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Synapcity, Judith Maxwell is very pleased to announce that Laine Johnson is the new Executive Director, effective immediately. “We are delighted Laine has agreed to take on...

We're Hiring! Administration Coordinator

Full time, $42,000, 1 year contract. Role As the Administration Coordinator, you will be revered within the organization as the stickler for order and organization in a small but mighty team. You love getting things...


We're all about social connection, so here's a snapshot from our social media networks.