The OBoT Perspective: Canada in One City
THE LAST TWO years of change and challenge has revealed many opportunities for growing, learning, and planning for a better future. One that requires a high level of collaboration, innovation, and strategic investments. Now is the time to be bold and create an environment that leverages the ingenuity and success of business to drive community health and prosperity.
Ottawa is well positioned to optimize the investment, lifestyle, and workplace trends we are tracking globally. Together, we can build on our strengths, address our challenges and be the thriving world class capital city we have the potential and responsibility to be.
The purpose of this edition of CAPITAL is to bring together, the many pieces of the puzzle that are growing our city in the right way – inclusively, sustainably, as a model of leadership for the world. A city that will attract the best of the best and welcome and care for those from every walk of life. Status quo is not option. It’s time to reimagine Ottawa.
Not only in the projects we pursue but perhaps more importantly, in our approach. It is critical we build on the hard-won lessons we have learned:
- We are all connected, business drives community, community drives business.
- Our economy and our physical and mental health are fully entwined, one does not thrive without the other.
- Pursuing progress over perfection and committing to radical collaboration is our competitive edge.
In the pages of this edition, you will see the what the national capital region has to offer today, exciting plans for our future and even more exciting opportunities that will be leveraged by the collaborative, determined and passionate business and community leaders of our city.
We wish to express appreciation to the members, volunteers, and partners of the board of trade for your ongoing ingenuity, resilience, and willingness to work together. We wish to express appreciation to all local business leaders and residents. We are all stewards of our nation’s capital – Canada in One City. Together we will continue to build on our strong foundation of arts and culture, education and health, tech and tourism, our downtown and our vast natural spaces. For today and for our next generation of Canadians.
Sueling Ching, President & CEO Ottawa Board of Trade