The Canadian Change Makers program showcases “change makers” who are driven by the genuine goal of making the world a better place in some way. 

Guest programmer, Chanda Chevannes, has curated a nation-wide and inclusive collection of short and feature documentaries from every province and territory, to share a selection of stories and “a cinematographical map of the people, places, and issues that form our nation.”

The Canadian Change Maker Selections are listed below by province. Click their links to see details on these selections.

Alberta: See Me & Insanity

British Columbia: Violet Gave Willingly & The Empress Of Vancouver

Manitoba: Cliff: A Portrait Of An Artist & Buffy Sainte Marie: Carry It On

New Brunswick: My Name Is WOLASTOQ & The Artisans

Newfoundland: Herd Cod Story & Set In Motion

Nova Scotia: Concrete Creations & Geographies Of Solitude

Nunavut / Northwest Territories: K’i Tah Amongst The Birch & Ever Deadly

Ontario: Periphery & Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children

Prince Edward Island: Grandmothers & The Ice Walk

Quebec: Piché Returns To The Ring Dear Jackie

Saskatchewan: The Newcomers Wild Prairie Man

Yukon: King Covid & First We Eat

Guest Programmer, Chanda Chevannes

Chanda Chevannes is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. She makes artful documentaries that seek to amplify women’s voices. Her award-winning feature-length films, Living Downstream and UNFRACTURED have been broadcast on six continents, have been seen by more than four million people, and have inspired tangible legislative and social change. When she isn’t in the production field herself, Chanda is applying her documentarian’s skills of research, writing, and speaking with the goal of sharing knowledge and building skills in the documentary community, through her work as a writer and an educator. As a queer woman of colour, Chanda’s experiences have taught her that there are two things of which we need more: joy and justice. She hopes her work serves to bring both into the world.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.