About Working for Change

Working for Change (formerly the Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses) was established in 1994 to respond to the need for employment opportunities for people with mental health issues. Since opening our catering company, the Raging Spoon, in 1997, we have developed five additional social enterprises that provide employment to people with mental health issues.

In 2005, we developed Voices from the Street, an in-depth leadership training program to enable people with lived experience of poverty, homelessness and mental health issues to participate in policy discussions on these issues and provide public education.

In 2011, with funding from Status of Women Canada, we created Women Speak Out. This leadership training program also includes women who have experienced violence and/or immigration/newcomer challenges.

Working for Change is a non-profit organization with charitable status.
Charitable Registration # 88479 5352 RR0001

Donations can be made directly to Working for Change or through CanadaHelps.org