Meet OCIC's 2014 Global Changemakers

2014 Global Changemaker Yi Min smiles against a mural backdrop.

OCIC's Global Changemaker Awards are celebrated during International Development Week each year to honour outstanding youth who have demonstrated active engagement with communities and civil society organizations in the promotion of international cooperation and social justice. 




Get to know the 2014 Global Changemakers and their stories by clicking on their names:




Meet OCIC's 2013 Global Changemakers

Each of our eight profiled 2013 Global Changmakers were nominated by an OCIC member organization for the exceptional and noteworthy contributions they have made as volunteers, interns or staff. They were selected by a provincial jury, and came together to share their stories and to be recognized by the Council, our members, family and friends in January 2013. We hope you will be inspired by their efforts to make a difference, and their collective call to action in the videos below. 





Learn About Each Changemaker's Story

Sadia Jama, 26.      Kara Cameron, Kate Thornton, Lilli Strong, Emelia Bowie-Buffam, 13.     Nadha Hassen, 23.


Mariah Griffin-Angus, 24.     Jason Blechta, 29.


OCIC acknowledges the outstanding involvement of the eight additional 2013 OCIC Global Changemaker nominees, affiliated with the organizations noted:

Caroline Abbotts, Christian Blind Mission
Jessica C. Lyon, Cuso International
Samantha Caldeira-Slavec, Casa Canadiense
Ryan Geleynse, World Renew
Kate Giesbrecht, AMREF Canada
Anna Meliksetyan, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Danuta Swiecicka,  Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF)
Natascia Zuccarelli-Pegoraro, War Child Canada
This initiative is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)