ARE YOU A CHANGE-MAKER?

Have your say on how to make Ottawa an even greater place to live.

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Calling all change-makers

Synapcity is on a mission to connect and inspire the people of Ottawa to embrace their capacity for positive change.

In October 2016, we launched a campaign to solicit ideas from the people of Ottawa to make our city happier, healthier, smarter and safer. This initiative aims to foster greater civic engagement by motivating citizens to find, share and act in ways that give back to their city. The ideas that Synapcity receives will be collated into a shared report of insights into Ottawans’ hopes for the future growth of our city.

Synapcity provides learning experiences where deliberation, appreciation, and curiosity help shift conversations to empower individuals to own change. We help people and organizations of all backgrounds work together to progress Ottawa’s social and economic development. We facilitate positive civic engagement where everyone feels connected and responsible for their city.

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.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Some of our alumni have created amazing projects which you can support with your time and energy. Take a look at a few here.

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.

GottaGo!

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.  

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. 

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.