Supporting Edmonton’s Potential & People who Make Change

They go by many names—city-builders, advocates, neighbours, community-builders, but these visionary doers have much in common when it comes to transforming their neighbourhood and our city. So whether you’re an active community doer already or just getting started, here are a few nuggets to draw on from the cohort of changemakers we’ve interviewed for the Edmonton Changemakers blog series. 

You can think of these pieces as part of an evolving “User’s Manual” for anyone with a predisposition to see the city as malleable and a desire to make their mark. We want to showcase the pioneers, flag common pitfalls, and give people

Sue Yackulic

"I like to start fires and then pass the torch."


Published on October 26, 2016

Nadine Riopel

"I've always been a social animal. It's just the way I operate."

Nadine Riopel Interview

Published on November 28, 2016

Dulari Prithipaul

"I am a product of a movement that militated for the secondary and higher education of girls of Indian background in Mauritius in the 1950s."


Published on March 9, 2017

Anna Ho

"We like to build relationships with different people, with different interests and varied points of view."


Published on November 12, 2016

Stephanie Chai

"When I came back to Edmonton, I wanted to rediscover and know the city in a different way."


Published on May 12, 2017

Alex McRae-Korobkov

"I've found a passion for trying to help people find their voice."


Published on February 1, 2017

Kassia Haynes

“Community work is hard, but I do it because it’s really, really important.”


Published on February 21, 2017

Anne Harvey

“We’re all part of a larger village, and we’re responsible to it and within it.”

Ane Harvey

Published on March 8, 2017

Sandra Huculak

“It’s the team that makes the reality beyond the plan.”


Published on March 22, 2017

Oliver Kamau and Christina Nsaliwa

“My education made me question the dominant Western perspective and awoke my critical consciousness of Eurocentrism.”

Christina and Oliver

Published on May 29, 2017

Somkhuun Thongdee

"Our program and how we work may be very simple, basic everyday things, but it is so important to a lot of kids because some kids don't have that."


Published on June 8, 2017

Jen Ference

"The lesson is also how you maintain a balance and look after all the circles in your life. As with anything, work can take over every circle and every sphere."

Jen Ference

Published on June 22, 2017

Jodi Stonehouse

"I work really hard to celebrate what is good, to celebrate what is working, to lift up extraordinary people doing simple things that make a difference in people’s lives."

Jodi Stonehouse

Published on July 4, 2017

Joseph Luri

“We support the individual, but the environment and group encourage much bigger change."

Joseph Luri

Published on July 19, 2017