Join us on June 3, 2017

Synapcity to host 100In1Day!

A festival celebrating citizen-driven action

Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Thanks to the support of the United Way, Synapcity is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the first 100In1Day Ottawa this year.

100In1Day is a global festival of civic engagement that is changing how people interact with their cities. Originating in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012, it has encouraged hundreds of one-day community-based interventions in cities around the world with things like street art, urban gardens, beautification projects, social events, and improvements in city infrastructure all being profiled in a city-wide festival.

Only six other cities in Canada have participated in the past three years. Canada’s sesquicentennial is the ideal moment for Ottawa to join the movement and lead by example. As the nation’s capital, we have an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to our citizens by showcasing their passions and priorities through 100In1Day. As part of the birthday celebrations, Synapcity proposes to showcase 150 projects in 1 day!

You Ideas. Your City. Your Day. 

Interventions are the activation of your thought provoking idea to improve your city. Over the coming weeks, Synapcity will launch a website to track and promote your interventions, plus offer support in developing your ideas. Please stay tuned for a call to volunteer in the following capacities: Communications, Outreach and PR; Workshop Support and Coach; and Documentation.

In addition, we are in need of a Project Manager* to help us deliver this program. Please visit our website for more information. Applications are being accepted right away.

Small ideas can make a big change

Start planning your intervention today!

*This position has been filled – thank you to all who applied.