ABOUT MAKING CHANGE
Making Change is a start-up not-for-profit organization of community volunteers, led by a community of Black women. Making Change is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization.
Launched in 2019 by changemakers Shelly Skinner and Michèle Newton who were joined by Stephanie Gourlie in 2020, it has grown to include a dedicated team of Simcoe County volunteers.
Together, they plan and coordinate Making Change Black History Month activities, inclusion projects and events for the community.
“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.”
Canadian Educator, Antiracism and Equity Advocate
It's about Community
Making Change’s GOAL is to spark broad community interest and foster conversations around inclusion and diversity. We have a specific focus on raising awareness and educating and exposing people to the Black community, Black culture, issues around anti-Black racism. We are building community inclusion and togetherness through activities, allyship, participation and discussion. We also provide support – financial and administrative - to local organizations aligned with supporting the Black community, and those doing diversity and inclusion work.
Through our initiatives centred around Black History Month, Making Change embraces the community values that connect us as people, bring us closer together, and encourage us to support each other.
It’s really about community togetherness.