Help us shift school cultures by empowering student leaders

We are so excited to launch our newest model, the Social Changemakers Leadership Program, which will engage students to make real change and shifts in our schools to make them more inclusive. The need is real:

  • 64% of students report hearing homophobic comments daily or weekly at school (Egale report)
  • Over half of Canadian students see racial bullying in their schools (Angus Reid survey)
  • 1 in 3 students don’t feel their school is inclusive of all students (Harmony Program Reports)
  • 95% of principals report needing some or more support for students’ mental health and wellbeing (People for Education)
These stats paint a sad picture, but we know when we give students the right support we can make a difference.
Last year we spent a day with a group of students of Alcona Glen in Barrie, we talked about the issues, what they could do about it and as a result the students conducted a survey of the cultures in the school and did a fashion show. 
Prior to the program, the school was struggling with issues around racism and homophobia in their student population, and even before they delivered their initiatives students already felt safer in their school with the principal reporting it had helped shift the school culture. But, we know we can do more. 

We need your help to raise $15K over the next 18 days so we can pilot our most impactful student program yet – engaging a small group of students to lead the changes in schools and build up a community of support over 16 weeks to build the leaders we need today – and for tomorrow. 

Please consider donating or share this campaign with others you think might be interested in supporting. 

Thank you for all you do and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to connect further!

Warm regards,

Janelle Yanishewski


Executive Director of Harmony Movement