Melanie Matthews

Melanie holds an Honors Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Social Work degree, and brings a wealth of experience from her 10 years of working with non-profit organizations. Most recently she worked as the Research and Evaluation Lead at For Youth Initiative and currently owns a consulting business that works with non-profit organizations to develop evidence based programs, implement program evaluations, and complete grant applications. Melanie first became involved with ICL by taking a Building Skills for Change workshop in April 2019. With her passion for community engagement and commitment to striving for social justice, Melanie found a home working with ICL. She strives to meaningfully engage with ICL Alumni and facilitate continued relevant participation in ICL activities.

Blog post from Monica Tonlé: Empowering French-Speaking Immigrant Women

Last winter, ICL had the pleasure of hosting two entirely French trainings with women from MOFIF and needless to say, they took all this experience and turned it into fuel to propel their projects.

Meet Roots Community Food Centre, this year's Layton Activism Award Winner!

Roots CFC is focused on building a sustainable organization of activists to address the roots of food insecurity.

 Meet Ellen Blais, Indigenous Midwife and winner of the Layton Indigenous Activism Award

Meet the first-ever winner of the Layton Indigenous Leadership Award!

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