Strengthening communities and changing people's lives one art based project at a time

Current & Upcoming Events

The People and Places of Davenport- Perth Neighbourhood
Community Partner:
Davenport- Perth Neighbourhood and Community Centre
Address: 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N1B7. 
When: Fridays, April 12th to June 7th, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Inspiring Transformation
Community Partner:
West Neighbourhood House (West NH)
Address: 248 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J3A2
When: Mondays, May 13, to June 24, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Esta Soy YO! Questo Sono Io! This is Who I Am!
Community Partner:
Davenport- Perth Neighbourhood and Community Centre
Seniors Group
Address: 1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON M6N1B7. 
When: Tuesdays, May 7th to June 25th, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Toronto Community Champion Award - Ceremony and Reception  Thursday, May 16, 2024
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 2nd Floor.  The ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m.“ Making Art Making Change has been chosen as a recipient of the 2024 Toronto Community Champion Award! 


May 16, 2024
Thank you to the City of Toronto and United Way for recognizing Making Art Making Change (MAMC) with the TORONTO COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD!
The Award was presented to MAMC by Mayor Olivia Chow at a memorable ceremony hosted by Dr Irene DaVilla.
It was a night to celebrate the magnificent work of 25 Community organizations and a proud moment for MAMC to be counted among them ! 
Artistic Directors Vanessa Barnett and Elena Soní are grateful for the magnificent support of our Board and the privilege to work across the GTA in Toronto’s underserved communities.


Mayor Olivia Chow, Elena Sonî , Vanessa Barnett, Councillor Chris Moyes

MAMC acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We honour their histories, traditions and continuous living cultures, and commit to accountability, respectful relations and friendship. 

MAMC invites everyone to participate in our projects in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect. 

MAMC is thankful for the opportunity to work with all communities in the spirit of inclusivity, reciprocity and collaboration.


MAMC is a non-profit charity that engages community groups in art-making projects that give voice to all participants.


To enrich individual lives, break isolation, and strengthen connections within diverse communities through the creation of distinctive, art-making projects.


MAMC envisions a stronger and kinder society by harnessing the power of art to open minds, break down barriers and shift cultural perceptions.



This project was transformative for me and a life-changing experience

— Trudi Michielsen, participant of Making Voice: Women’s Creative Narratives, 2018

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Making Art Making Change is a non-profit charity committed to giving voice to individuals in a group setting within communities through the use of visual arts.

Our experienced artist educators are committed to creating a safe space and engaging projects where participants can explore artistic expression while developing self-awareness, collaboration skills and original creative thinking. Our focus is to facilitate dialogue and collaboration, thereby strengthening community bonds and reducing isolation.

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505 - 150 Balmoral Avenue
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