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.


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.


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

March 2018 – Timsle Inc.

A few years ago, second-year university student Quayce Thomas found himself confused, unhealthy, and spiraling into depression and substance abuse. He was soon diagnosed with bipolar disorder following an episode of acute psychosis. Quayce was able to tackle the...
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January 2018 – Algonquin Aki Media Project

The Algonquin Aki Media Project aims to support the creation of media by and/or for Algonquin people [*Aki is the Algonquin/Anishinaabemowin word for land or territory]. The main focus of this project will be to raise money in order to financially support individual...
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October 2017 – Foodsharing Ottawa

Canadians waste a staggering $31 billion of food each year, and it’s estimated that less than two thirds of the food that is produced worldwide is actually consumed. Waste can occur at every stage of the production process before the food gets to our table....
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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