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Help Ottawa Fulfill Its Potential as a Globally-Recognized, Innovative and Future-Ready City

Apply to be a Director of the Invest Ottawa & Bayview Yards Boards!


Invest Ottawa, Facilitating Economic Growth and Job Creation…

Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for Canada’s capital, facilitates economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Since 2012, Invest Ottawa has helped facilitate the creation of more than 5,500 jobs and worked with thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to work and live, Invest Ottawa helps to catalyze the growth and success of local entrepreneurs and firms.

A non-profit corporation, Invest Ottawa delivers programs and services that enable venture development and global expansion, helping our companies to compete with anyone in the world.


…From the Heart of Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s One-Stop Business Acceleration Shop

Invest Ottawa delivers this mission from Bayview Yards, Ottawa’s one-stop business acceleration shop and the first entrepreneurial hub of its kind in the National Capital Region. An epicenter for job creation, Bayview Yards serves as basecamp for some of Ottawa’s greatest homegrown technology talent, capabilities and companies.

It is the ultimate ‘mashup’ of technical, business and market capabilities that helps entrepreneurs and firms to launch, grow and thrive – all under one roof. Leveraging $38 million from the City of Ottawa, Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada, and more than $1.3 million from founding sponsors, Bayview Yards brings together many public and private sector organizations to provide targeted and collective support to entrepreneurs and firms.

This comprehensive suite of programs and services work together to accelerate business growth and success, and stimulate new jobs and wealth creation in our economy.


Our Board – Passionate Leaders Who Contribute to Our Community and Economy

Directors provide strategic corporate governance and guidance for Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, helping us to achieve key objectives, maximize our resources and create impact.

These passionate leaders help to champion and steward city-wide, multi-stakeholder economic development initiatives that directly support our vision and new strategic plan. They work with our team to increase entrepreneurial momentum, business startup and acceleration, foreign direct investment, wealth and job creation across our region.


Help Us Make Ottawa the Best City to Work and Live: Apply to Become a Director

We are actively recruiting two Directors from the private sector for the Boards of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards. Do you have experience in building successful knowledge-based companies? Are you a community leader committed to entrepreneurship, business growth and investment attraction? We want to hear from you!

Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards value diversity, and the many benefits a broad array of leaders can bring to our Boards of Directors, organizations and community. We seek to maintain a Board comprised of talented and dedicated women and men with a diverse mix of expertise, experience, skills, perspectives and backgrounds, representative of Ottawa’s diverse business community.

Candidates are encouraged to highlight related diversity strengths as part of their application in the associated resume and cover letter.


What’s Involved?

Each Director will serve a two-year term with the Boards of Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, with the possibility of a one-year renewal term. Directors are required to commit the time required to participate in four Board meetings per year; provide corporate and fiduciary oversight; attend key Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards meetings and events that directly support our objectives; and undertake specialized committee work as required.

Our team will provide new Directors with a full orientation about Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards to help fulfill their mandate within this role. This includes an overview of our: new five-year strategic plan; organizational structure and key competencies; programs and services; clients and the broader business community we serve.


Would You Like to Apply?

Would you like to join us and help to shape Ottawa’s future? Please send a letter of interest along with a resume and three personal references by March 23, 2018 to: [email protected]. Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards extend sincere thanks to all candidates for their interest in our community and economy.