Coworking Ontario

About US

Coworking Ontario was established in 2011.

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

Speakers &

Ashley Proctor, Creative Blueprint / COHIP / Coworking Toronto
Justin Raymond, Flexday
Ivana Spasovska, Office of the Minister of Small Business, Government of Canada
Chad Ballantyne, The Creative Space
Charlotte Kirby, The Village Hive
Marlon Rodrigues, Flexday
Hector Kolonas, / / Syncaroo
Tony Bacigalupo, New Work Cities


10:00am     Welcome & Kick Off
10:15am      Introductions – Meet your fellow attendees!
10:30am     VIDEO – Our Collective Impact: What Can Coworking Do?

Courtesy of CU Asia

10:45am     INTERACTIVE – Crowdsourcing Resources

Hector Kolonas & Tony Bacigalupo

11:00am      PANEL – The New Work Landscape: Covid-19 Impacts & Opportunities

Ashley Proctor, Justin Raymond, Marlon Rodrigues, Charlotte Kirby

11:45am      LUNCH BREAK (Until 12:45pm)
12:00pm     Coworking Ontario Collective: Discussion Over Lunch

Charlotte Kirby & Chad Ballantyne

12:45pm     INTERACTIVE – Get to Know Each Other

Tony Bacigalupo

01:00pm     Re-Entry Strategies for Ontario Space Operators

Presentation & Group Discussion

Marlon Rodrigues & Ashley Proctor

02:00pm     Unconference Sessions – Round 1

Choose your topic and session

03:00pm     Unconference Sessions – Round 2

Choose your topic and session

04:00pm     Unconference Recap

Key Takeaways and Action Items

04:30 pm    Happy Hour Social



  • 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

  • Mental Health & Dismantling Loneliness

  • Engaging the Government in your region

  • Diversity & Inclusion: How can we do better?

  • Canadian Resources for Small Businesses

  • Marketing & Promotion Strategies

  • Relaunching the Coworking Ontario Collective – Priorities for 2020

  • COHIP – The Coworking Health Insurance Plan – and other member benefits

  • 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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