Become a CityMaker
A city is not its streets and houses, its borders and structures. A city is the range of decisions and actions taken by people like you to make themselves and their neighbours happier, healthier, smarter and safer.
Happy cities are made of people who feel connected to and responsible for the prosperity of all, and every person should have the opportunity to feel connected to their neighbourhood and their city.
Ottawa’s future depends on all of us.
Will you help us improve our city?
What They Said
Synapcity . . . created avenues for people to come together and talk about what they wanted to see in their community, and that engagement is really important.
Synapcity is an organization of people builders. They ensure that all the voices of our city are heard. They push a group to a place that they didn’t think that they could go, and are masters of finding the way through. They were essential in helping us figure out what we wanted to do with the Wevolution and changed the outcome of our strategic vision profoundly!
So many people care about improving their city but they don’t know how to go about doing so. Synapcity is a fantastic organization for that.
Barrhaven Civic Talks
Before Synapcity, I’d never imagined reaching out to a politician. Throughout Boot Camp, we realized ‘wow, we can speak to these people’ – and more than that, Synapcity gave us the tools to use when we do speak to them.
Synapcity came into our city and transformed it. They have changed how we can inform our communities, how we can be a positive change and how we can exchange the knowledge and involve our community members in urban and rural areas.
Synapcity’s mission to enable citizens to improve their city is a lofty goal, but an achievable one. If I were to try and describe it in venture capital terms, it acts as both an incubator and an accelerator. It lets new growth and ideas develop, while it amplifies existing initiatives across the city. I’d go so far as to argue, Synapcity is a damn good investment opportunity.
Civics Boot Camp
Throughout the year, Synapcity hosts or collaborates in a variety of events, webinars, speaker series and experiential learning opportunities.
Visit our events page for more details on upcoming events.
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Work With Us
Synapcity’s team is small but mighty. If you are involved in your community and live for social change, innovation and civic education, we want to hear for you!
Support Our Work
All of our programs and activities are offered at no or little cost to remain as accessible as possible for all, which is why Synapcity is always grateful for the donations made by committed organizations and individuals like you.
Synapcity is a non-profit organization, incubated since 2013 by the Social Planning Council of Ottawa (SPCO), a registered charitable organization (107987208 RR 0001).
Donations can be made on SPCO’s Canada Helps page by selecting Synapcity as the beneficiary fund.
Join Our Community
Whether you’d like to help us organize an event, volunteer your skills and expertise to the organization or join our community of dedicated citymakers, fill out this form so we can see if the stars align!