OUR MISSION
To co-create an inspiring and thriving entrepreneurial community in rural Eastern Ontario.

OUR VISION

Meraki Collective was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, and creatives to co-create a community which lives at the intersection of health, wealth, and happiness in Eastern Ontario, all while leading the way for other like-minded, community driven small towns in Canada and beyond.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR LEADERS

Are you an entrepreneur, freelancer, artist, inspired change-agent? Then you are a leader, and that’s what Smiths Falls needs more of. Awesome, authentic, grassroots leadership. Leadership is not about how much money you make, your background or gender, socioeconomic background. It depends on your ability to inspire others . . . and we love inspiring people who are working to make a LIFE not just a LIVING.

WE’RE CULTIVATING A TRIBE

We believe that creating a committed tribe of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and mobile workers is critical to the economic and cultural advancement of any community – because saving the small town matters to us.
We believe that creativity, compelling communication, curiosity, and personal real-life experiences are primary mediums to raise the collective consciousness – because raising the collective consciousness matters to us.

And we believe in keeping it real, making change, and having fun doing it – because enjoying a passion filled and fulfilling life matters to us.

WE’RE CREATING THE HUB

There are many people who have the ability to work from home. And many of these people are feeling the isolation and lonliness that comes with the officeless life. It’s difficult to motivate yourself when there’s laundry to be done and your cat who needs talking to. Now you can do something about it. You can choose to come to the Meraki Collective in downtown Smiths Falls, discover this clubhouse, or this community of people who have decided, “I don’t want to stay home, I will not continue to be lonely and do this work by myself. I want to be in the company of people who are like-minded but have totally different perspectives, different backgrounds, and work alongside the coworkers I never knew I needed.”

OUR TEAM

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JEFF DEPATIE

Co-founder, Tier 1 Janitor
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JESSICA WEBSTER

Co-founder, Marketing Specialist