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Introducing Canva Space

We’re opening the doors to Canva Space, our newest community event space.

After a disruptive couple of years, it’s heartening to see Sydney’s hospitality sector starting to bounce back. With endless opportunities to eat and drink your way around the city, the vibrant hospitality scene is certainly one of the things I love most about Sydney. You’d be hard-pressed to find more venues than in Surry Hills which is truly the city’s heartland – it also has a very special place in our hearts. Surry Hills has been the home of Canva for nearly a decade which is why we’re excited to announce the opening of Canva Space, a multi-purpose venue designed to connect our product and community.

One of the core values that drive us at Canva is to “be a force for good”. For us, being a force for good takes many forms: from spending volunteer weekends with local supplier Hebron Farms which provide us with healthy and sustainable produce for our kitchens, to partnering with community groups such as OzHarvest, Wayside Chapel and Canice's Kitchen to help feed local communities. Our goal has always been to empower our team to make the world a better place through positive action.

Canvanauts volunteering at Canice’s Kitchen

Canvanauts volunteering at Canice’s Kitchen

We see the Canva Space as a core part of our goal to be a force for good. Throughout the day, Canva Space will operate a cafe where all proceeds will be put back into the space, allowing us to open the venue and provide catering for nonprofit and social enterprise events, free of charge from 3pm every day. We hope this will help to play a small part in empowering not-for-profits and social enterprises to continue the invaluable work they’re doing in our local communities.

We’ve also put careful thought into the different products available. Sustainability is a critical focus(opens in a new tab or window) for all of us at Canva, and so we’re only using sustainably and ethically sourced goods that support local small businesses and communities. For example, the Canva Space Cafe will serve Kua coffee whose mission for zero-waste is helping to create a positive impact for coffee farmers in northern Uganda, as well as Miks Chai Tea, which generously gives 50% of profits towards suicide prevention. If you’re looking for something more refreshing, help yourself to Aunt’s Ginger Tonic made by Yarrie Bungara, a refugee who fled war-torn Sierra Leone and migrated to Australia.

We’re also partnering with the Bread & Butter Project, Australia’s first social enterprise bakery. The profits from every slice of their delicious artisan bread help provide training and employment for people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia.

We’re always looking for opportunities to give back to the community and make the world a better place and we hope that Canva Space will provide not-for-profits and social enterprises with a much-needed space to continue their important work.

We’d love to invite you to experience the Canva Space in person. We’re open to the public and taking expressions of interest from not-for-profits and social enterprises. You’ll find Canva Space at 110 Kippax Street, Surry Hills, at the corner of our Canva campus in Sydney.

Chris is the Head of Vibe at Canva. The Vibe team’s goal is to ensure everyone at Canva is empowered to do the best work of their lives, by providing an incredible workplace and environment for the team to thrive.


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