Coworking Ontario

About US

Coworking Ontario was established in 2012.

We are a collective of independent coworking spaces in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

We value collaboration over competition.

We share best practices, and work together on initiatives to promote coworking in our communities.

We strive to achieve the global core values of coworking.

We are changing the way we work in Ontario.

Upcoming events

Coworking Ontario Unconference 2020

Tuesday June 9th, 2020
10:00am – 4:30pm (Eastern Time)
Location: Zoom


The Coworking Ontario Unconference is an opportunity to connect with other Canadian coworking operators and to learn from industry experts. Together we will share resources and best practices, and help each other to create effective strategies and solutions for navigating the new work landscape in our collaborative communities.

During this event, you will have the opportunity to design your own experience. Choose the group discussions that are most relevant to you and your organization and participate in only the most impactful sessions.

You do not need to be a member of the collective to attend. If you’re interested in coworking, collaborating, strengthening your community, shaping the future of work, supporting small businesses, and making meaningful connections – join us at the Coworking Ontario Unconference!

Unconference agenda

Hosts, Speakers & Guests

  • Ashley Proctor, Creative Blueprint & COHIP
  • Tony Bacigalupo, New Work Cities
  • Special Guest, TBA
  • Special Guest, TBA


  • Remote Work & The New Work Landscape
  • Coworking in Canada
  • COVID-19 Impacts & Opportunities


  • Re-entry Strategies for Ontario Collaborative Space Operators
  • Virtual Coworking & New Kinds of Memberships
  • Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) / Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) / Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Sub-Urban and Rural Coworking
  • Dismantling Loneliness in the COVID-19 era
  • Engaging with the Economic Development Office in your region
  • Crowdsourcing Canadian Resources for Small Businesses
  • Marketing & Promotion Strategies
  • Relaunching the Coworking Ontario Collective – Priorities for 2020
  • COHIP – The Coworking Health Insurance Plan
  • Submit your own topic


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 Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Some of the content will be specific to coworking operators in Ontario and/or 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 buy tickets?

A: You can buy tickets HERE.

Q:  I would love to participate, but the ticket price is a barrier. Are there other options?

A:  We’d still love for you to join us! Select the Discounted Ticket or Pay What You Can ticket option to register, and we’ll see you there!

Q:  This group sounds fantastic! Can I join the collective?

A:  Sure! Join us at the Coworking Ontario Unconference where we will be discussing the next steps together for the Coworking Ontario collective in 2020. All are welcome!

Q:  Have more questions?

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

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