Jam for Justice is a “non-profit organization that supports social development and well-being through music.” Their principal programs are Musicall, which donates various music equipment and resources to various other organizations with similar missions, such as Rock Camp for Girls Montreal and C.A.R.E. center, and Concerts for Comfort, which puts on free musical performances at hospitals and senior centers. Their main source of volunteers is from high schools and cegeps, where students can band together to organize charity concerts or other events. If there isn’t a chapter at your school,... [+] Read more
Renaissance is a non-profit organization that aims to reintegrate people into the workforce who are having difficulty finding work while keeping environmental awareness and sustainable development in mind. Their primary project since 1995 has been their job training program, which allows disadvantaged people to re-enter the workforce through their 26 week paid job training. This program gives the participants the knowledge and confidence to pursue further work and helps break the cycle of poverty. They also aim to help the environment by allowing various items to find a second home instead of... [+] Read more
Fashion Revolution is a global social enterprise that aims to improve the fashion industry through the collective power of the industry and the public. Their core values are creating an equality between people, the environment, creativity and profit within the fashion industry. They aim to change the way we produce and consume clothes.
Their most notable projects this year are the continuation of their social media campaign #whomademyclothes, which encourages consumers to show their labels in a picture on social and to demand that companies be more transparent in their means of production... [+] Read more