SPEAK UP FOR GREENSPACE at Hub350 on April 26


The Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition and Kanata North Business Association are excited to host Speak Up for Greenspace, a networking/presentation event to highlight how Greenspace is key in helping the Kanata North Technology Park attract talent, to discuss the critical links between ESG corporate values and global competitiveness and to showcase the synergies between corporate ESG initiatives and community based environmental stewardship.

This high-level dialogue will bring together senior members of our tech community to discuss the importance of embracing ESG values as a vehicle for growth and competitiveness.

You’ll hear from experts in technology, the environment, recruiting and health care; followed by an engaging Q & A session.

The Kanata North tech park is an economic and innovation powerhouse, with 550 technology companies and over 33,000 employees. With unprecedented growth and investments worldwide in 5G wireless, networks, applications and solutions, that number is estimated to grow to around 60,000 over the next 10 years. This will more than double the tech parks current annual GDP contribution of $14 billion.

Attracting talent in the face of a global labour shortage is key to continuing the tech parks growth and success. 50% of tech employees live within 5km of where they work in Kanata because they want work life balance. They have chosen to live here because of the surrounding environment, which makes it easy to access nature, trails and woodlands. These lifestyle benefits are an attractant that must be protected, and we hope you’ll join us in helping preserve what makes Kanata North a desired destination to live, work, play and learn.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Location: Hub 350’s RBCx Finance Quarter, 350 Legget Drive

Tickets are $100/person with proceeds to benefit the KGPC Greenspace Defence Fund.

Wine and Cheese provided.

Register now at: Eventbrite


Pre-presentation networking, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Presentation and Q&A, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Post-presentation discussions, 7:30 – 8:00 pm


Terry Matthews – Chairman, Wesley Clover International
Mark Zekulin – Chairman, Invert
Barbara Ramsay – Chair, Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition
Neil Thomson – President, Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association
Janet Mason – Chair, Friends of the Carp River & Chair, Ottawa Stewardship Council


Jamie Petten – President & Executive Director, Kanata North Business Association (Moderator)
Sarah Doughty – Vice President, Talent Operations, TalentLab
Mark Tremblay – Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa
Stephen Willis – General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department, City of Ottawa

Speak Up for Greenspace Video links:

 Barbara Ramsay (KGPC), Janet Mason (Friends of the Carp River), Neil Thomson (KNBA), Terry Matthews (Wesley Clover) & Mark Zekulin (Invert): https://youtu.be/68rXqmatx6c
Janet Mason and Neil Thomson: https://youtu.be/R97q9khnCmI
Mark Tremblay (University of Ottawa) : https://youtu.be/6lLKzfhEDrY
Discussion Panel – Jamie Petten (KNBA), Steve Willis (City of Ottawa), and Sarah Doughty (TalentLab): https://youtu.be/rQK8I_I2nng – This one is audio only.