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It’s the last CreativeMornings Ottawa of 2018! Join us at the Ottawa Art Gallery on December 21 for our talk on the global theme, Tradition.

This month we’re inviting Jaime Morse (formerly Koebel), Nehiyaw/Michif (Cree/Métis) from Lac La Biche, AB, to the stage.

Jaime helps connect others to history and culture, inspiring and empowering people through art, dance, education and traditional practices. 

An artist, educator, dancer, and curator, Jaime will be speaking on traditional practices passed down to her, how she applies those traditions to her art, and how the connection to tradition through research and sharing keeps it relevant, not only for the present but for future generations.

Tickets will go live Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m.! 

Join us on Friday, November 23 as we welcome Robert Smith, founder and creative director of Greenmelon, an Ottawa based branding agency to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage for this month’s talk on the global theme restart

The core of the talk will centre around adapting existing skills and processes into new careers and endeavours. The setbacks that can come with embarking on new challenges, the excuses we make to ourselves and how to overcome them to do something fulfilling. Rob will be speaking on his experience and role within the design community and how he took his design process and applied it to becoming an author later in life.

Tickets will be released on Friday, November 16 at 11 a.m. on the CreativeMornings Ottawa website, stay tuned! 


Amen Jafri spent a decade working the 9 to 5 as a public servant, masking her creative ambitions by day and unleashing them by night. It was only after she became honest with herself that she decided to quit her day job and launch a new creative path, on her own terms.

Today, Amen Jafri is a successful documentary filmmaker and branding consultant for artists and creatives. Her first film, The City That Fun Forgot?, was made without any prior experience and it had a sold-out premiere in 2014, garnering local and national media coverage. 

Join us on October 26 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Arts Court where Amen will share why self-honesty is needed to bolster creative expression, and how it can be incorporated into how you promote and brand yourself as a creative.

Learn more about Amen and her work on her website!

Free tickets will be released here on October 19 at 11 am. 


You won’t want to miss this month’s talk with the amazingly inspirational Komal Minhas, angel investor, speaker and media-maker based in Ottawa. Komal will be speaking on building strong pillars of wellness, community and purpose to hold onto through our own chaotic times, to take pride in the resiliency that chaos builds in us, and to embrace whatever season of life you’re in right now.

We are in control of the story we tell ourselves about the events that unfold before us. We can view chaos as a freight train hitting our soul or we can see it as a catalyst for clarity.

Join us on Friday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa as we explore this month’s theme ‘CHAOS’. 

Tickets for this month’s talk will be released on Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. on the CreativeMornings Ottawa website.


For this month’s talk we’re welcoming six Ottawa community builders and shakers to take the stage for five minutes each to speak to their own interpretation of the theme “community”.

Join us on Friday, August 17 at Ottawa’s City Hall as we explore our city through these various lenses and experiences as told by different walks of life.

Get to know our speakers!

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, August 10!


Make plans to join us on Friday, July 27 for this month’s talk on intention when Kathryn Anne Flynn takes the stage as this month speaker. 

Kathryn was in brand marketing for some of the world’s biggest brands, until a twist of business-fate led her to being a full time yoga teacher. This totally unintentional shift in career gave rise to heightened self-awareness, kindness, and greater calm – and not just because of the stretchy wardrobe.

Living with intention is about balancing the skills for being personally powerful, and a powerful force for good in the world. This talk introduces you to the ideas exploring how the journey inward is critical to being intentional in your outward actions. No yoga pants required.

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, July 20! Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Join us on Friday, June 29 for this month’s CreativeMornings Ottawa talk with CBC Ottawa News at 6 co-host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld! Lucy will share some of the twists and turns she has taken throughout her life and career. 

Spoiler alert… there is no foolproof way to be ready for all of life’s eventualities. So having a life where you say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ – and being open to whatever gets thrown in your career or life path – is the best way to prepare for the now. You’ll be more resilient and maybe even more grateful. We get one chance at life, so make sure you are prepared for all the adventures.

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, June 22! Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Join us on Friday, May 25 for our big BIRTHDAY BONANZA at the beautiful TwentyTwo (22nd floor of the Westin Hotel) for this month’s talk on commitment! We’re excited to welcome friend of CreativeMornings Ottawa, Tania Carrière to the stage as this month’s speaker!

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, May 18! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

Make plans to join us on Friday, April 27 with guest speaker Kat Kavanagh for a “game”-filled talk that will explore how shifting our mindset can help us live more fulfilling lives. 

Kat delights in making the mundane exciting, whether it’s races, games or competitions (with random prizes!). Kat as been described as having the spirit of a 5-year old: she can’t help but transform everyday life into fun and games. Luckily, her passion fits her work: she’s a web/graphic/game designer, who loves making fulfilling and joyful experiences. 

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/kat-kavanagh at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, April 20. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Make plans to join us on THURSDAY, March 29 when internationally acclaimed and Juno award winning singer-songwriter, Kellylee Evans will take the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage to speak on the global theme of “courage”.

Kelly is no stranger to the hard work involved in making a successful creative career. After a life-altering lightning strike in 2013 and a concussion in 2015, the next two years saw Kellylee dedicating her energy to recovering and getting back to making and sharing her music.

Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From recovering from a traumatic accident to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.

Tickets are FREE and will be available on HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, March 23. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Event details coming shortly!

** Photo credit to Chris Roussakis of Roussakis photography **