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 collaborative communities.

The Coworking Canada Collective utilizes co-operative principles to share resources and to 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 alliances and organizations to co-create regionally appropriate events and solutions, by and for Canadians.

We share our knowledge and experience with an International audience each year at the annual Coworking Canada Unconference.
All are welcome to attend!

We value collaboration over competition.

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

We strive to achieve the global core values of coworking, to improve Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility in the workplace, and collectively we are changing the way we work in Canada.

Upcoming events

Coworking Canada Unconference 2021

Thursday June 3rd, 2021

9:00am – 1:00pm (Pacific Time)

12:00pm – 4:00pm (Eastern Time)

Location: Zoom

REGISTER HERE

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

It’s just a taste of the full Coworking Canada experience, but it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with other Canadian coworking operators without needing to leave your home or 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 hearing from a fantastic lineup of speakers, you’ll have the opportunity to design your own Unconference experience. Choose the group discussions that are most relevant to your organization, so you can participate in 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, the new work landscape, 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

2021
Speakers &
Guests

Ashley Proctor – Creative Blueprint & Coworking Canada
Minna Van – The Network Hub (BC)
Justin Raymond – Flexday (Canada)
Krystal Paraboo – Sector Equity for Anti-Racism in the Arts (SEARA)
Amanda Munday – The Workaround (ON)
Hector Kolonas –  Included.co & Syncaroo (USA)
Amanda Kennedy – Kuwahs^naha:wi Enterprises
Jean-Yves Huwart – Coworking Europe Conference (EUR)
Shervonne Cherry – Spark Coworking (USA)
Javier Garcia Iza – IOS OFFICES (Mexico)
Jenny Poon – CO+HOOTS (USA)
Jerome Chang – LExC & BLANKSPACES (USA)

2021
Agenda Highlights

EASTERN TIME
12:00pm     Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

12:15pm       Ashley Proctor – Coworking Canada

12:30pm      Amanda Kennedy – Kuwahs^nahawi Enterprise

Collaborative Indigenous Practices and Principles

 

12:45pm    Amanda Munday – The Workaround

Who Needs Us Most? Parents!
Why supporting working parents makes good business sense

 
1:00pm     PANEL – The NEW WORK LANDSCAPE

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

1:40pm       Krystal Paraboo – SEARA

Tangible Tools for Applying Anti-Racism in Coworking Spaces

 

1:55pm       BIO BREAK 

2:00pm      UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS – Round #1

Choose your own adventure!

 

2:45pm       Lightning Recap

Key Takeaways and Action Items

 

3:00pm      UNCONFERENCE SESSIONS – Round #2

Choose your own adventure!

 

3:45pm      Lightning Recap & Unconference Wrap Up

Key Takeaways and Action Items

 

4:00pm      Social (Optional)

Stay with us to chat and unwind!

 

7:00pm      Clubhouse After Party (Optional)

CLICK HERE to join us on Clubhouse!

 

Unconference
Sessions

 
  • Creative, Cultural & Collaborative Spaces
  • Attracting new Members: Marketing & Sales Strategies
  • Working with the  Government, Educational Institutions, & Economic Development Offices
  • Technology and Timesavers to help run your space
  • The Rising Demand for Suburban & Rural Coworking
  • Mental Health Support for Entrepreneurs
  • Community Bonds and Land Trusts
  • Strength in Numbers: Collective Buying, Collaborative Advocacy and Member Perks
  • Co-operative models and coworking values
  • Ethical Sponsorships and Partnerships
  • And more!

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A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Coworking IDEA Project.

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: 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 will be accepting new members in September 2021. 

Have more questions?

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

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