Fall 2018

Civics Boot Camp

Become a CityMaker today!

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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.

Civics Boot Camp

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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.

We're Hiring: Interim Executive Director

Civic Engagement NGO looking for an Interim Executive Director for a 12 month full-time parental leave contract based in Ottawa. Exciting career opportunity for a motivated, entrepreneurial NGO professional interested in civic participation, inclusive communities,...

PRESS: Globe & Mail: Ottawa Evolving into Dynamic City

Everyone loves to look down on Ottawa. “The town that fun forgot,” columnist Allan Fotheringham liked to call it. Last year, the website SmarterTravel ranked Canada’s “quiet and dull” national capital one of the nine...

Community Impact Report

We’re thrilled to share our 2016-2017 Community Impact Report with you. Our sincerest thanks to go all the wonderful people who made these past 18 months of CityMaking possible. In the report, you'll find stories...


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