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Cast your votes online for the Ottawa Social Impact Awards

By Greggory Clark on January 24, 2018


SuraiTea were co-recipients of the first Ottawa Social Impact Awards in 2016.

After receiving 45 nominations and thousands of votes for the inaugural Ottawa Social Impact Awards in 2016, Impact Hub Ottawa will again present awards to celebrate community leaders who are making Ottawa more inclusive, safe, and sustainable. Awards will be presented in three categories:

  1. Social Enterprise: An organization that advances or fulfills a social purpose through a business model or revenue-generating component of their operations.
  2. Community Initiative: An organization or group of people collaborating on a project that advances or fulfills a social purpose.
  3. Future Leaders: Students between the ages of 18–29 currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution in Ottawa, collaborating on a social enterprise or business concept with a social purpose.

Presented in partnership with the City of Ottawa, winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus a one-year membership to Impact Hub Ottawa.

Do you know an Ottawa group or business that is making our city a better place? Before February 8, visit here to nominate a local organization with a photo and story of their project, team, and positive impact.

You can also cast a vote online for the nominees you feel are making Ottawa a better place. Voting closes on February 8.

A shortlist will be revealed on February 9 and the winners will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on February 22.

You can read about the 2016 winners SuraiTea and Helping With Furniture, both featured on Apt613.