For People

True engagement exists when all perspectives are shared and heard, and common goals are realized.

We deepen democracy in Ottawa by connecting diverse groups & key stakeholders to drive civic participation.


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

Beaverbrook Talks

A library talks series.

Youthful City?

A conversation series.


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

Ottawa Cultural Roadmap

This is our moment to shape the future of culture in Ottawa.

Kemptville Talks

Synapcity is coming to Kemptville

100in1Day Ideation Workshop

How can you get involved?


Innovating Ottawa through hundreds of urban interventions!

Citizens as Co-Creators: A 100in1Day Jane’s Walk

Making a change, one small initiative at a time.

People for Places

Powered by Synapcity & Jane's Walk Ottawa

Bells Corners Talks

Bells Corners Imagined.

Orléans Talks

Orléans imagined.

Kitchissippi Talks

Kitchissippi imagined.

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!