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Andrew Monro

Impact HUB Ottawa Correspondent

Andrew is a freelance business writer and copy editor in Ottawa, and Apt613's correspondent to Impact Hub Ottawa, writing about the many enterprises and organizations that call the Hub home. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the side-effects of anti-malarial medications and has strong opinions about English grammar, the best place in Ottawa to get a coffee, and the use of a garlic press.

Inspire Nunavut: An Ottawa startup is supporting entrepreneurship in the High Arctic

In October 2014, Ajmal Sataar travelled to Nunavut as part of a conference in Iqaluit, connecting people living in northern Canada with those living in the south. He returned feeling inspired, seeing opportunities for entrepreneurship among the youth in the territory. Sataar decided he would go back and help the young entrepreneurs access the same opportunities he had in business development.

Helping with Furniture wins Ottawa Social Impact Award (Community Initiative category)

The premise of Helping With Furniture, a registered charity, is brilliantly simple. They take donated and discarded furniture and other items, including tables, chairs, linens, lamps, mirrors, chests of drawers, and all manner of other items, and deliver them to the homes of refugees, new immigrants, and low-income families in the Ottawa area, who otherwise lack the money or ability to get such furnishings.