Welcome to the Change-Makers Foundation for Diversity, Equity, Excellence, and Inclusion's STEAM Showcase, a celebration of innovation, creativity, and the limitless potential of our youth.
In the spirit of our namesake, the Change-Makers Foundation, we stand as beacons of positive transformation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Our mission, deeply rooted in inclusivity and connectivity, drives us to empower, uplift, and unite the diverse tapestry of Black, Indigenous, and Racialized communities. We are more than a not-for-profit organization; we are a community-led force for change.
The STEAM Showcase, under the theme "Preparing Youth," grants youth the freedom to explore their curiosities and guide them on a journey from concept to creation, developing S.T.E.A.M.-based research projects that showcase their innate creativity and innovation. Our goal is to bridge the representation gap for Black youth in STEAM, providing them the space and competencies they already possess to succeed while focusing on "Personal Advancement In Research."
At the heart of the Change-Makers Foundation, we are dedicated to forging an inclusive, interwoven, and enlightened community. From mentorship to educational support, community celebration to career connections, and integrated services for the marginalized, our initiatives encompass a range of offerings that enhance the quality of life for Black communities.
Our mission is to dismantle barriers, foster unity, and champion diversity, equity, excellence, and inclusion. With the STEAM Showcase, we are doing just that, creating an environment where every voice is heard, every talent celebrated, and every dream realized. Together, as change-makers, we light the path towards a more inclusive and connected world, fostering "personal advancement in research."
The Change-Makers Foundation is more than just a supporter of the community; it is a pillar of strength, curating a safe and inclusive environment that enhances the welfare of Black, Indigenous, and Racialized communities across the GTHA.
Our mission acknowledges the impact of racism and prejudice on Black and Indigenous youth striving to pursue careers in STEAM. We are committed to building an inclusive and informed community, and the showcase is just a start. By providing culturally responsive space where curiosities can be realized, we are taking a step towards preparing youth to step into those gaps, while also recognizing the systemic challenges they face. Together, we stand strong against systemic racism, striving for a future where every youth can thrive, every dream can flourish, and every opportunity is equal.
Join us as we shape a brighter, more inclusive world for all, with a special focus on "personal advancement in research." Together, we are Change-Makers.