When myself and some colleagues co-founded Synapcity to strengthen local democratic practices, it was a labour of love. We started with meetings in basements and community centres, exploring the idea that a city could only realize its full potential by city-making becoming a collaborative project among residents, businesses and city government. We’ve been on a journey ever since to build the openness and capability to make that vision possible. As the pandemic reveals fault lines in local democracy in many municipalities, Synapcity’s participatory city-making becomes ever more urgent, even as its own sustainability becomes more challenging. We know Ottawa will change as a result of covid-19. Those changes need Synapcity’s participatory vision. I’m joining in The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend to raise funds for Synapcity and I need your help. Please donate what you can. I’ll hike 21km for Synapcity on July 30th. Thanks for stepping up.
The SPCO is a community development organisation: We lead and support community action on issues affecting the social and economic wellbeing of Ottawa residents. Our priorities are community economic development, creating inclusion, providing access to basics, and supporting the voluntary sector. We’ve been around since 1928 and have incubated important services like United Way Ottawa, ParaTranspo, the Youth Services Bureau, the Council on Aging, the Alliance to End Homelessness, and Just Food. We are proud to include Synapcity and Youth Action Now among our sponsored organisations. Help us continue to make a difference.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Aug 03||Experience It Inc.||$150.00|
|Jul 29||Kelly Dozois||$50.00|
|Jul 29||Brent Snow||$50.00|
|Jul 26||John Hobbs||$50.00|
|Jul 22||Sean Murray||$50.00|
|Jul 22||Philip Blackford||$50.00|
|Jul 21||Columbia Washington||$100.00|