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Making Change Hosts Canvas for Change: Black Youth Art Showcase Exhibition For Black History Month

[Barrie & Bradford, ON] – In recognition of Black History Month, Making Change is excited to announce the group exhibition Canvas for Change: Black Youth Art Showcase highlighting the art created by eleven youths who have been selected to participate in the art program Canvas for Change. This program was geared to high school students […]

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Making Change in partnership with the MacLaren Art Centre, Shak’s World Community Centre and Bradford West Gwillimbury Library Hosts Canvas for Change: Black Youth Art Celebration

For Immediate Release Making Change in partnership with the MacLaren Art Centre, Shak’s World Community Centre and Bradford West Gwillimbury Library Hosts Canvas for Change: Black Youth Art Celebration [Barrie, ON] – Making Change is excited to announce a special art program for youth across Simcoe County, in recognition of Black History Month in partnership

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Black History Month Comes Alive in Simcoe County Making Change Presents – Mosaic of Black Culture Event

For Immediate Release Black History Month Comes Alive in Simcoe County Making Change Presents  – Mosaic of Black Culture Event (Barrie, ON, January, 17, 2023) – During Black History Month (February), five communities across Simcoe County will welcome the Mosaic of Black Culture – A Family Event. Created by Making Change, this interactive event features

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Community Champion Award goes to Alasoba Kelsy-Braide

Congratulations to Board Member Alasoba Kelsy Braide on being selected as the Community Champion at the 2022 Simcoe County Newcomer Recognition Awards. During her acceptance speech, Alasoba shared her inspiration for community involvement through her own journey of adjusting to life in Orillia. She has been turning those lived experiences into opportunities to support others,

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Inspire Award goes to Laura LaChapelle – Program Director

Congratulations to Laura LaChapelle, our Program Director, on being chosen as the 2022 recipient of the Inspire Award at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Awards. Well deserved!⁠ “The Inspire Award – For an individual whose example is so noteworthy as to spontaneously inspire others. Given to someone who not only embraces their

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Making Change is running an art engagement project in Simcoe county

Usually, the art engagement project takes place within one classroom in two schools annually. This year, TD Ready Commitment provided funding to run the initiative within one classroom in 25 elementary schools, said Michèle Newton, co-founder and acting chair of Making Change. Through the project, youth take a virtual tour of the Erika DeFreitas’ exhibit

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