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. We have joined forces with a Muslim youth group, a Jewish youth group, a Christian youth group and a Queer youth group. This bringing together of all these amazing youth to help a Syrian family is so beautiful, it might just break all of our hearts wide open.

We are looking for some more awesome teenagers to join us on this fundraising team. We will brainstorm more ways to raise money. We will come up with creative ideas for sharing this fundraising campaign more widely on social media. We will get the most current needs list and figure out ways to get the needed items for the family’s apartment.

This will be such a fantastic, heartwarming, uplifting experience for all involved.


We will have our fourth meeting on Monday, Nov 22 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.