OpenConcept Consulting

Crafting accessible online solutions

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Sustainable Development Goals - 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Sustainable Development Goals - 16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Sustainable Development Goals - 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Quick facts

  • Founded: 1999
  • Organizational Structure: for-profit
  • Home base: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Sector: Environment, Technology

What's your social mission?


We build custom technology that helps solve social and environmental problems for social enterprises.


To provide accessible and eco-friendly web-based solutions that enable social enterprises to achieve their mission. We strive to build long-term client relationships based on an alignment of social, environmental, and community values.


  • Our core skill sets involve making the web more accessible 
  • Emphasis on solving the root problem through education and collaboration
  • Every solution is owned jointly by our clients and the open source community, we do not have any proprietary intellectual property (IP)

OpenConcept is an example showcasing that it is possible to be a technology company, without any proprietary software, that cares about the bigger picture. Every day I work to keep this example alive in the hopes that it will be the norm in the tech industry one day. No matter how big or how tough the road ahead seems, just by standing there in front of this seemingly insurmountable mountain you have already won. Each step forward is yet another victory on your belt. We all know that we have so far to go and the road ahead is long, but the only way we will get there and stay there is to celebrate each and every step along the way.

Shalini Nagrani

General Manager OpenConcept Consulting Inc.

science-dna 1000+

Drupal contributions made

content-write 300+

Open source websites built


  • September 1999

    OpenConcept Launches

  • April 2001

    Worked to launch national online media company

  • July 2005

    Began working with open source (Drupal) technology

  • December 2013

    First B Corp assessment

  • October 2015

    Move into office at 571 Somerset St. West

  • January 2018

    Delivered a report that assessed the accessibility of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) intranet and external website

  • September 2018

  • June 2019

    Awarded the Rocket Launch Award for the Best Sustainability Project by Carbon 613

The Ecosystem

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