A year of learning, sharing and collaborating at Civic Hall Toronto

Program Manager Shea Sinnott reflects on Civic Hall Toronto’s first year

Shea Sinnott
May 16 · 7 min read
A lunch and learn with our government members on service design.

Highlights from Year One

Cross-sector meetings during Office Hours

Usability testing with GRIT

Resident engagement with Solid Waste Management

Exploring all things data with members

Kicking off our April Office Hours with a group of public servants and residents.

What we’ve learned

There’s a hunger for connection in the civic innovation community

Training in digital government or public sector innovation is in demand, but difficult to do right

Civic innovation (and thus Civic Hall Toronto) isn’t always easy to describe

Teams reflecting on how they work at our Agile for Civic Tech workshop.

Looking ahead to Year Two

Scaling up our collaboration space

More — and better — training workshops and events for members

Connecting members and civic tech projects with more inclusive usability testing

Our new space at the Centre for Social Innovation - Spadina. Photo courtesy of Liz Beddall.

If you’re looking to get involved, here’s how…

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Technology and design for the common good

Shea Sinnott

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Program Manager of @civichallto for @code4ca

Code for Canada

Technology and design for the common good