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Synapcity is dedicated to making our common connections stronger.
We are Ottawa’s premier organization for civic education and engagement.
We are collaborators in determining and realizing the public good.

WHAT WE KNOW

Happy cities are made from 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.

This is where CityMakers come in—those who take initiative to make a positive change in their community.

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.

HOW WE DO IT

Through civic education, public and community engagement, and consultation.

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.