Do you have an idea that would make your neighbourhood or community a better place? Do you want to help make a positive change in your community?

Maybe you have a great idea about how to help seniors stay active or you want to start a program that would encourage people of different cultures to talk together in a safe and welcoming space. Perhaps you have a great idea about how to improve recycling rates, or help more young people stay in school, or help new mothers get connected.  Or maybe you are just committed to helping make your community the best it can be and you don't have a specific project idea just yet. The possibilities are endless and we can help!

The Neighbourhood Changemakers Program is a FREE course that will give you the information and tools you need to go from an idea to a 'ready-to-go' project.

The course will cover:

  1. What it means to be a community leader
  2. How to think creatively when developing your project
  3. How to develop a project plan and budget, and
  4. Why it is important to check if your project is having a positive impact and how to measure it

Next Course Dates

Youth Edition - open to young people in the City of Brantford aged 15-18, September 15-17 from 9 am to 4:30 pm

Youth Edition Application Form


Fall 2017 - open to all residents of the City of Brantford, Wednesday nights from 6 - 9 pm, October 11 to November 15

Fall 2017 Application Form


Participants who complete the course receive the Wilfrid Laurier University Neighbourhood Changemaker Certificate and are eligible for funding support to help launch their project.

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What past participants have to say about the program:

"Do it! It will make all the difference."

"There is wonderful info to be had by all.  I learned a lot and [you will] as well."

"Excellent opportunity to learn how to help your community."

If [you] are someone wanting to change the world this is a wealth of information.  Nothing for us without us... and I am an us!"

"It is an excellent opportunity to gain new skills, access information and network with people trying to make a difference."

"The program will help crystallize ideas and help get your project underway."


Questions? If you would like more information, have questions or experience problems with the online application form, please contact Tolu Ojo at