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Legacy School Construction Complete

Construction of our five classroom secondary school in the village of Tuburus on the Coco River in BOSAWAS, Nicaragua began in November. A crisp coat of paint and substantial ... Construction of our five classroom secondary school in the village of Tuburus on the Coco River in B...

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Changing gears; Not slowing down

A message from our Executive Director The past few weeks have been difficult. For everyone. And while we individually face uncertain times in our homes, health, jobs, and comm... A message from our Executive Director The past few weeks have been difficult. For everyone. And whil...

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The Same. But Different.

The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil. The tan lines on my feet, I discover, weren’t tan lines at all, as the las... The henna intricately scribed on my forearm fades with the first soapy lather back on Canadian soil....

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Top 30 Under 30

Top 30 under 30 Change for Children represents Change for Children nominated three candidates to receive the Top 30 under 30 distinction and all were awarded and recognized fo... Top 30 under 30 Change for Children represents Change for Children nominated three candidates to rec...

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Community for the Holidays

Back in 2017, in Las Liras, Nicaragua, we follow young Yubelkis down to the river. She points out the small hole that has been dug on its bank. She reaches in and pulls out so... Back in 2017, in Las Liras, Nicaragua, we follow young Yubelkis down to the river. She points out th...

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Hope for the Holidays

There is something about the anticipation of the Holidays. The knowing that there is something pretty great in store. The looking forward. The eagerness. The planning and the ... There is something about the anticipation of the Holidays. The knowing that there is something prett...

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Quality Education Through Continued Collaboration

This summer, through a partnership between the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Change For Children, a team of six Alberta teachers traveled to indigenous communities i... This summer, through a partnership between the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and Change For Ch...

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Finding our 'Why' in Guatemala's Highlands

The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nurses, four fresh dental school grads, two students, a young mother, a CEO, ... The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nu...

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One plus one. The sum of our experience.

There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that we are all the sum of our own unique experiences. The good. The bad. The ch... There is no secret formula or magic equation per say, but I am reminded through brigade travel that ...

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A pinch of fate. A cup of Kindness.

The sun set quickly – more quickly than expected – over the tall palm trees lining the banks of the Rio Coco, leaving the group of Canadians making our way to San Andres, Bosa... The sun set quickly – more quickly than expected – over the tall palm trees lining the banks of the ...

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