Who

JustChange Canada accelerates bold ideas for social, environmental and economic change through the creation of giving circles – groups of 10 to 15 individuals who pool their own funds in support of local initiatives.

What

City-based JustChange chapters award $1000 via a bi-monthly call for great ideas. Grant winners are celebrated during an event called #JustDrinks where they are given the opportunity to enlarge their networks of support and promote their bold idea.

Why

Many ideas fail to attract initial funding because the innovators leading them often lack grant seeking experience and funders can be cautious and award only proven concepts. JustChange helps fill this void by giving these ideas a pat on the back and a chance.

Meet our latest grantee

learn more about the initiatives we have supported

February 2017 – Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls

The JustChange Ottawa board is excited to announce that the latest $1,000 grant is going to Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls, an organization that uses music as a vehicle for empowerment for self-identifying girls. Their flagship event is a rock camp where participants...
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December 2016 – Empower’em

Empower'em President and Founder, Nayaelah Siddiqui, understands there is a growing lack of self-confidence in Muslim women, which needs to be addressed. According to the Environics Survey of Muslims in Canada (2016), one of the top issues facing Canadian Muslims is...
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October 2016 — Trans Health Information Ottawa

“I don’t know much about trans health,” is a term that our next grantee hears all too often. Trans Health Information Ottawa (THIO) is working to eliminate that phrase from Ottawa’s healthcare vernacular. Completely unfunded, this group of dedicated people have been...
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JustChange Impact Report 2012-2014

After two years of funding bold ideas, JustChange asked an ambitious question, are we having an impact? The report is the result, covering:

  • Our mission, method, and core beliefs
  • Presents the impact we have made in our first two years of operation
  • Recognizes the partners that have contributed to our success
  • Showcases our grantees and their ideas’ progress
  • Demonstrate the ways in which we promote new models of giving and engage the community on this topic
  • Shares the lessons we have learned – both personal and professional, and
  • Communicates our path forward