Register here to receive the Zoom link for the meeting: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/world-changing-kids-17548400912


We are working to help an amazing Syrian family, currently living in Lebanon, arrive here to safety and settle in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. An apartment has been secured for the family and they are expected to arrive in one month! We need to fundraise $25,000 to ensure that we can help support this family for their first year here.

Check out this beautiful video of the kids in my Upstanders Academy connecting with the two youngest boys in the family through music and dance: https://youtu.be/25VyCRz2yfo


Check out the Go Fund Me link here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bring-the-al-taha-family-to-safety-in-canada

Or watch a video of some awesome kids explaining this campaign here: https://youtu.be/190oecPl6BE

We need your help to make this fundraising campaign a success!


Momentum is growing. In a beautiful, totally youth-led effort, we have formed a coalition of youth from a Muslim, a Queer, a Christian and a Jewish Youth Group for our Refugee Family Fundraising Team to help bring the Al Taha family here to safety in the Ottawa/Gatineau area. The beauty created here is enough to break all of our hearts wide open.

We had a meeting on Wednesday with the adults representing these various groups, so that they can get all the details to take back to the youth. These youth groups will then come together to co-create beautiful initiatives to raise awareness of our fundraising campaign – all with the goal of bringing more people to our Go Fund Me link.

Just wait till you here what they are co-creating!

We are looking for other amazing youth to join this fundraising team! Everyone is welcome, everyone is needed, everyone has great ideas to bring to the table.


We will have our third meeting on Monday, Nov 15 at 7:00 pm.

If you want to be part of this group, but can’t make the Monday meeting – register anyways and we will loop you into the discussions and planning.

We will host our meetings on Zoom. The link will be emailed to you shortly before each meeting.