Learn the skills needed to make this great city even better.


Synapcity empowers the diverse people of Ottawa to achieve their goals for stronger communities through collaborative skill-sharing workshops.


Choose from our range of events to help build the skill sets you need to make the change that’s needed.

People for Places

Powered by Synapcity & Jane's Walk Ottawa

Civics Boot Camp

Love Ottawa? Become a CityMaker today!

Bells Corners Talks

Calling CityMakers of Bells Corners


We run our Civics Boot Camp twice a year, once in the Spring and again in the Fall.

Orléans Talks

Calling CityMakers of Orleans


Take a look at some of the highly successful events we've held in past years.

Kitchissippi Talks

Calling all CityMakers

Creative CityMakers

Why Ottawa for Arts and Culture?

#100in1dayOTT wrap up party

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


Be 1 of the 100 citizens driving action all in one day - June 3rd.

100in1day Ideation Walk

Part neighbourhood exploration, part idea generator ...

Ottawa as a Participatory City

How do we shape our neighbourhoods in ways that involve many and create belonging for everyone?

WWIT for Coach Houses to have an Impact on Housing

A breakfast conversation series

WWIT for Ottawa to be a Human Rights City

A breakfast conversation series

Barrhaven Talks

Barrhaven imagined.

Mapping Engagement

Informal networks can both assist and hinder us in our work to influence positive change. But where do we begin?

Placemaking 101

We gather community members to better understand how various sectors come together to improve community life.

Civics Boot Camp

Love Ottawa? Become a City Maker today!