Almost two years ago we pressed pause on JustChange to evaluate our model of giving. Then: the COVID pandemic… Our social safety net was tested and found to be inadequate. Every existing inequality an opportunity that this virus was able to exploit — made clear by COVID-19 rates being highest among our most vulnerable, a factor of race, education level and economic standing. 

JustChange started as a way for people to put their money together in support of great ideas for social and environmental change in their communities. As we work towards our post COVID-19 new normal, the world needs more JustChange, more people who believe that with a small group of people they can affect real change and are willing to put their money where their mouths are, no matter how small the amount. 

So we’re helping people start their own just change chapter. 

We’ve got $4000 to give out in grants for groups looking to get started and a guide to help. 

Apply for a starter grant by sending an email to

In the email tell us about what inspired you to start a JustChange chapter, the people you are bringing together to make this happen, how much money you need to get started and what you will use it for. 


And… learn about the great ideas we’ve funded in Ottawa.

Thank you,

JustChange Founding Members