Coworking Canada

About US

First established in 2012,
Coworking Canada
 serves a diverse Canadian coworking community. 

Coworking Canada provides guidance, programming, resources and support for all new and established coworking communities.

The Coworking Canada Collective utilizes co-operative principles to share best practices and learn from a wide variety of collaborative spaces and community organizers living and working across the lands colonially known as ‘Canada’.

Coworking Canada and the Coworking Canada Collective partner with local organizations to co-create regionally appropriate events and solutions, by and for Canadians.

We value collaboration over competition.

We work together on initiatives to improve the lives of the members coworking in our communities.

We strive to achieve the global core values of coworking, and we are changing the way we work in Canada.

Upcoming events

Coworking Canada Unconference 2020

Wednesday December 2nd, 2020

9:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific Time)

12:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern Time)

Location: Zoom

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This year’s Coworking Canada Unconference is going to be a little different!

It’s just a taste of the full Coworking Canada experience, but it’s a perfect opportunity to connect with other Canadian coworking operators without needing to leave your desk!

We’ll learn from each other, as well as International industry experts. Together we will share resources, provide guidance, and help you to create effective strategies for navigating the new work landscape in your collaborative communities.

After checking in with invited speakers from across Canada, you’ll have the opportunity to design your own unconference experience. You choose the group discussions that are most relevant to your organization, so you can be effective and participate in only the most impactful sessions.

You do not need to be a member of the Coworking Canada collective to attend.

If you’re interested in coworking, collaborative spaces, preserving creative and cultural spaces, collaborating, strengthening your community, mutual aid,  communal care, entrepreneurship & self employment, supporting small businesses, making meaningful connections, and shaping the future of work –  join us at the Coworking Canada Unconference!

ALL ARE WELCOME

Unconference agenda

Host,
Speakers &
Guests

Ashley Proctor – Creative Blueprint & Coworking Canada

iris yong – 312 Main (BC)
Marlon Rodrigues – Flexday (ON)
Tash Thomas –  European Coworking Assembly (UK)
Hector Kolonas –  Included.co & Syncaroo (USA)
 
Muriel Alexander – Staples Studio (ON)
Jason Wong – YVR Prep, (BC)
Monique Cherrie – Makeshift Work Space (BC)
Mark Eaton – The Corner Coworking (AB)
Tara Everett – Canoe Coworking (MB)
Chad Ballantyne – The Creative Space (ON)
Samantha Vanderdonck – Songhees Innovation Centre (BC)

More Speakers TBA – stay tuned!

 

Agenda Highlights

EASTERN TIME
12:00pm     Welcome & Keynote
12:15pm      INTERACTIVE: Meet your fellow attendees
12:20pm     Fireside Chat – The Future of Work

International industry experts walk us through the challenges and opportunities within the new work landscape.

1:00pm       PANEL: Cross-Country Check-In 

Representatives from collaborative spaces across the country share updates on the coworking ecosystems in each province.

1:40pm       BIO BREAK 
1:50pm       UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS – Round #1

Choose your own adventure!

2:15pm       Lightning Recap

Key Takeaways and Action Items

2:25pm      UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS – ROUND #2

Choose your own adventure!

2:50pm      Lightning Recap & Unconference Wrap Up

Key Takeaways and Action Items

3:00 pm     SOCIAL (Optional): Meet your fellow attendees

 

Sessions

  • Building & Nurturing Your Communities Online
  • Working with the  Government – Education, Advocacy & Partnerships
  • The Rising Demand for Suburban & Rural Coworking
  • Coworking is a verb: Creative, Cultural & Collaborative Spaces
  • Attracting new Members: Marketing & Sales Strategies
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility: Reshaping the Coworking Industry
  • Communal Care for Community Organizers: Preventing Burnout
  • The Coworking Canada Collective – Priorities for 2021
  • COHIP – The Coworking Health Insurance Plan, and other member perks
  • And more!

 

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Sponsors & Partners

It takes a dedicated team of value-aligned sponsors, partners & volunteers to keep the coworking movement and it’s collectives thriving. Thank you for all the work you do to support Coworking in Canada 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Do I need to be a member of the Coworking Canada collective to participate in the Unconference event?

A:  No, all are welcome. This event is open to everyone!

Some of the content may be specific to coworking operators in Canada, however much of the information will relate to all collaborative spaces.

Q:  Where is the event taking place?

A:  The Unconference will be held online, using the zoom platform.

Q:  Where do I get tickets?

A: You can register HERE

Q:  I may require accommodations to participate in this event effectively. Can you assist?

A:  Absolutely. We want this event to be accessible for everyone. When you register, let us know if you require Live Captioning, an ASL Translator or how we can best support your Unconference experience. 

Q:  Is there a Code of Conduct?

A:  You can find it HERE

Q:  Can I join the Coworking Canada collective?

A:  We are accepting new members in January 2021. Please join us at the Coworking Canada Unconference where we will be discussing the next steps together as a collective in 2021.
All are welcome!

Have more questions?

Please contact us – we’d be happy to help!

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