July 19, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Ottawa Art Gallery
part of a series on End
About the speaker
We can’t wait to welcome Jessica Hay, Creative Director at Canopy Growth Corporation to the stage to speak on the end of the marijuana prohibition and how it’s ‘budding’ new beginnings in many industries including the creative field.
This incredibly talented young woman leads the creative direction behind Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s largest and most recognized cannabis company.
Jessica is responsible for the Art Direction of the first and only award-winning cannabis-focused Visitor Centre, and has helped develop and maintain globally recognized brands such as Tweed, Spectrum Therapeutics and Canopy Growth Corp.
As part of her responsibilities at Canopy she has a leadership role in building and overseeing the internal agency of a 40+ person multidisciplinary creative team. She is working towards breaking down the stereotypes and stigmas associated with cannabis and developing a culture and brands that value community.
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Banfield is an independent mid-size agency based in Canada’s capital. Since 1973, we’ve thrived in a fast-changing industry by putting people at the heart of everything we do — from the relationships we build with our local, national, and global clients, to the agile solutions and stories we create to connect with their audiences.
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) strives to be the most vital modern and contemporary visual arts institution in our community. As a cultural meeting place, the Ottawa Art Gallery fosters exchange between artists and the diverse members of our broader community. Now, the OAG enters a new era in its brand new facilities offering community members an even greater platform to build these connections.
Equator Coffee Roasters has been roasting, delivering, and serving fresh, fair trade, organic coffee since 1998. Founded by Craig and Amber Hall with the goal of making a difference globally and locally, the name was chosen for a reason: to ‘Equate’ the benefit of drinking coffee, not just for the consumer but for all the people along the way, from our staff who pack and serve it- to the farmers who grow it.
FoodWorks is a social enterprise that works with world-class chef Bruce Wood to engage Ottawa’s at-risk youth in the development of culinary skills.
The youth, who are trained and supervised by Bruce, gain real world cooking skills that they can translate into a fulfilling culinary career.
All of Foodworks’ proceeds go to support Operation Come Home’s mission of preventing homeless youth from becoming homeless adults.
Empowerment, one cup at a time. For the small wins, goals, milestone achievements & celebrations Tease Tea has got you covered. Tease aims to self empower through your tea desires, while empowering women around the world. From shelters to startups, a portion of proceeds from every order support organizations dedicated to the empowerment of women through a Charitea Program.
Cloud in the Sky is an Ottawa video production company that excels at experiential storytelling. They produce commercial, human interest, and branded videos. Find out more about them here.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community with chapters in over 200 cities around the world. Each month we host an event that is always on a Friday, always in the morning, and always free. We provide coffee, a light breakfast, and a 20-30 minute presentation from a local creative person on the global CreativeMornings theme for that month.
8:30 AM - Doors open
8:30 - 9 AM - Check in, enjoy breakfast
9:00 AM - Talk begins
9:30 AM - Q&A with speaker
9:45 AM - Audience takes the stage
10:00 AM - Off to work!
About the theme:
Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. They allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life.
On the other hand, beginnings are romanticized and energize us to envision all the impressive things we will do. Headlines celebrate the latest rising startup or ‘it’ destinations travelers must see.
But reaching the end of something can also carry meaningful joy. Author Wes Moore once talked about the difference between our jobs and our work. Moore said, “Your goal should never be to start something. Your goal should be to end things.”
When we truly fulfill an ending, it reflects growth and real change. We can create projects to end loneliness, walk away from empty relationships, change habits, or choose a different career trajectory.
The secret about 'the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.