Andrew Monro is Apt613’s correspondent at Impact Hub Ottawa, writing about the many innovators that call Hub home. Hub is a co-working space at 123 Slater Street for projects with a positive local and global impact.
Impact Hub Ottawa celebrated its 5th birthday this past December as one of Ottawa’s oldest and largest co-working communities – supporting social entrepreneurs, businesses, nonprofits and local events in making the city a more vital and socially conscious place to live, work, and play.
“It’s incredible for us to think of how much time has really passed – it still feels like only yesterday that we were opening our doors,” says Katie Miller, Impact Hub Ottawa’s Managing Director.
To mark this milestone, Impact Hub released a How to Guide to Do Good Better. The Guide, available online as a pdf as well via a series of short videos, is a collection of lessons and reflections by various members of the community – stories of their victories, their failures, and what they’ve learned along the way in their efforts to bring about positive social change.
“The How to Guide represents a new way for Impact Hub to celebrate our community’s successes and failures, and provide value through this public resource for aspiring changemakers,” says James Chan, Programming Lead at Impact Hub Ottawa. The Guide also includes metrics on the diversity and progress of their community of creative and entrepreneurial changemakers.
Impact Hub Ottawa would like to thank all the current and former members that contributed their stories, as well as Francesco Franciosi, who helped design the Guide. If you, or someone you know, has an idea for a social-purpose initiative, business, campaign, or project, Impact Hub Ottawa hopes that this How To Guide provides you with inspiration, confidence, and knowledge to help you make your impact on the world .