First established in 2012 to support local coworking operators, Coworking Canada now serves the larger coworking movement.
Coworking Canada is a non-profit organization, providing guidance, programming, resources and support for all collaborative organizations and co-operative communities, who are working together to make work – and the world – a better place.
At the annual Coworking Canada Unconference we invite the world to join us as we share coworking ideas and resources from coast to coast to coast.
This annual event has been produced by Ashley Proctor and the Creative Blueprint team, and it’s a unique opportunity to gather together, to explore collaborative intersections, opportunities, and the complexity of an evolving movement. It’s also where we meet other coworking peers, partners, and community organizers.
As an organization;
We value community and collaboration over competition,
We recognize all the work done before and for us across the lands colonially known as ‘Canada’, particularly the essential work and knowledge shared by Indigenous Peoples,
We believe in creating opportunities to share the collective knowledge and experiences we all have,
We strive to achieve the global core values of coworking, and to improve Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in the coworking movement,
We believe in a Just Recovery for All,
We believe the experience of ‘collaboration’ and ‘work’ can and should be better for everyone, and
Collectively, we are shaping the way we work in Canada.
The knowledge, experience, and expertise we’ve built within the Canadian coworking movement over the past 20 years is now leading and shaping the way we work around the world.
We return to our in-person format for the 9th annual Canadian Unconference, where we’ll gather to spark new ideas and 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 partnerships, strategic alliances, and the new work landscape.
Back by popular demand! In 2023 we are offering a coworking leadership retreat at the Banff Centre in in the heart of Banff National Park. This is the perfect opportunity to rest and reflect in a more intimate setting after the CoworkingCanada Unconference. See our events page for more details.
The 9th annual Canadian Coworking Unconference is produced with leadership by:
It takes a dedicated team of value-aligned sponsors, partners, collaborators & volunteers to keep the coworking movement and its collectives thriving. Thank you for all the work you do to support Coworking in Canada ♥
A: No – all are welcome!
The alliance has multiple levels of membership to choose, with opportunities for residents and non-residents of so-called Canada to participate.
The Unconference and Retreat are produced for an international audience, and we expect attendees to join us from across Turtle Island, the lands colonially known as ‘Canada’, and The United States, The United Kingdom, Europe, and many other places around the world. We aim to learn together and from each other.
A: The Coworking Canada Unconference will be held October 10-12 2023, and the Leadership Retreat will take place October 13-14 2023.
The Coworking Canada Unconference takes place in Calgary, AB and the Leadership Retreat takes place in Banff, AB.
A: Yes. You will have the option to attend the event in person, online, or both. The online event takes place 2 weeks following the Unconference event. Some Unconference Sessions will not be recorded as they will be private discussions, available only to in-person attendees.
A: Applications for membership in 2024 will be open soon. Check back in November 2023.
A: Absolutely. We want to be accessible for everyone.
When you register to join the alliance or to attend an event, you’ll be asked to let us know how we can best support your experience.
Please contact us – we’d be happy to help.