Michèle Newton (she/her)

Director, Co-founder & Acting Chair Making Change

Chair: Communications, Education, School Presentations Committees

 Michèle Newton is guided by her “better together” philosophy - growing relationships, nurturing collaborations and facilitating partnerships, especially those with a shared focus on strengthening our community. As a community changemaker, she created Our Mosaic Lives™ - a passion project exploring diversity and inclusion, launched Community Conversations – a live D&I interview series, and co-founded Making Change.

 Michèle is a Speaker, Expert and Advocate with her public relations and communications agency, and writes and contributes a monthly Diversity and Inclusion column featured across Simcoe.com’s and Torstar publications.  She is a Board member with the Barrie Community Foundation and is a Mentor with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. She was recognized in 2020 as one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and a YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Peace Champion for her community work focused on Black Canadian Women, diversity and inclusion

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Michele Newton - Board Director and Acting Chair

Michèle Newton (she/her)

Director, Co-founder & Acting Chair Making Change

Chair: Communications, Education, School Presentations Committees

Michèle Newton is guided by her “better together” philosophy - growing relationships, nurturing collaborations and facilitating partnerships, especially those with a shared focus on strengthening our community. As a community changemaker, she created Our Mosaic Lives™ - a passion project exploring diversity and inclusion, launched Community Conversations – a live D&I interview series, and co-founded Making Change.

Michèle is a Speaker, Expert and Advocate with her public relations and communications agency, and writes and contributes a monthly Diversity and Inclusion column featured across Simcoe.com’s and Torstar publications. She is a Board member with the Barrie Community Foundation and is a Mentor with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. She was recognized in 2020 as one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and a YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Peace Champion for her community work focused on Black Canadian Women, diversity and inclusion

Michèle Newton (she/her)

Director, Co-founder & Acting Chair Making Change

Chair: Communications, Education, School Presentations Committees

 Michèle Newton is guided by her “better together” philosophy - growing relationships, nurturing collaborations and facilitating partnerships, especially those with a shared focus on strengthening our community. As a community changemaker, she created Our Mosaic Lives™ - a passion project exploring diversity and inclusion, launched Community Conversations – a live D&I interview series, and co-founded Making Change.

 Michèle is a Speaker, Expert and Advocate with her public relations and communications agency, and writes and contributes a monthly Diversity and Inclusion column featured across Simcoe.com’s and Torstar publications.  She is a Board member with the Barrie Community Foundation and is a Mentor with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. She was recognized in 2020 as one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and a YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Peace Champion for her community work focused on Black Canadian Women, diversity and inclusion

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Michele Newton - Board Director and Acting Chair

Michèle Newton (she/her)

Director, Co-founder & Acting Chair Making Change

Chair: Communications, Education, School Presentations Committees

Michèle Newton is guided by her “better together” philosophy - growing relationships, nurturing collaborations and facilitating partnerships, especially those with a shared focus on strengthening our community. As a community changemaker, she created Our Mosaic Lives™ - a passion project exploring diversity and inclusion, launched Community Conversations – a live D&I interview series, and co-founded Making Change.

Michèle is a Speaker, Expert and Advocate with her public relations and communications agency, and writes and contributes a monthly Diversity and Inclusion column featured across Simcoe.com’s and Torstar publications. She is a Board member with the Barrie Community Foundation and is a Mentor with the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. She was recognized in 2020 as one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women and a YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Peace Champion for her community work focused on Black Canadian Women, diversity and inclusion