About Synapcity

We connect people across our city to make positive change.


Our mission is to tap into the collective brain of our city to uncover and share great ideas for positive, lasting change. Without political agenda, we help individuals and organizations make Ottawa happier, healthier, smarter and safer.


Happy cities are made from happy people who feel connected to and responsible for future growth and prosperity for all.

A city is its people. You are this city.

We know that solving our city’s problems and overcoming our city’s challenges brings our city closer to reaching its full potential.

When our city moves closer to reaching its full potential, our city’s people move closer to reaching their own. The two are inseparable. That’s because our city—any city—is its people.

Our city is not a parcel of land within an imaginary line. Not a collection of roads, bridges and buildings. Not even a supply of services.

Our city is the range of decisions and actions taken by people to make themselves and their neighbours happier, healthier, smarter and safer.


Our work is entirely non-partisan: for and with the people of the city. For the public good.


We bring people together to share ideas, understand new perspectives and collaborate on initiatives to improve our city, without political agenda or bias.

We provide the knowledge and tools to help people understand our city and gain confidence to make positive change. We give people a sense of belonging and empowerment to co-create so that we can preserve and strengthen what makes Ottawa great.

Social connection makes our brain better. We make this happen through community engagement. We gather positively passionate people, who would never otherwise meet, and help them contribute to our city’s accumulated intelligence.

Ottawa is big, busy and beautiful. It’s stable, diverse and prosperous. It’s one of the best places anywhere in the world to live, work and raise a family.

Help us love our city back. Share your great idea for Ottawa, here.


Through workshops, engagement facilitation and consultation.

We run programs that empower people to make a difference, make real projects happen by connecting change makers in our city and facilitate civic engagement for organizations looking to engage with groups within Ottawa.

Sign up for our workshops where we empower people to collaborate and reach their full potential as an engaged resident in this vibrant, growing, positive community.

See our alumni projects that illustrate how Synapcity has helped inspire and motivate people and groups to bring their ideas to life.

Use our facilitation services where organizations, large and small, municipal and corporate, hire us to make their roundtables, public consultations and civic-building exercises powerful and insightful.

Download our Community Impact Report for 2014-2015 for a detailed insight into some of our historical work.


Our goal is to connect people for the sole purpose of making Ottawa even greater.

Here’s where you come in. Do you have an idea to make our great city even better? Are you interested in learning how to use your skills and energy to make Ottawa a healthier, safer and more harmonious place to live? We want to hear from you, join us!