Changemaker’s Market 2020

We may be apart but we still stand together.



Location: Online
Date: May 30, 2020
End Date: June 12, 2020

On May 30, over 140 women-led small businesses, entrepreneurs and artists from across BC came together in support of women’s health, each bringing a story and offering that was uniquely hers.⁣

Today, thanks to their generosity and the unwavering support of our community, the Changemaker’s Market raised $45,596 for the full spectrum of women’s health.⁣

Welcome to the Changemaker’s Market, a digital community of self-identified women movers and makers who have generously donated their goods and services to a silent auction benefitting the BC Women’s Health Foundation.

The Changemaker’s Market celebrates women-led businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists across the province. This event was born in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses — BC has the most women-owned small-businesses of any province. They were also the fastest growing before the pandemic. Today, 31 percent of owners think the pandemic might force them to shut down permanently.

From May 30 to June 12, bid, buy, support, connect, and create change. Items and services range from a collaborative interior design session with Laura Melling Studio to over 20 pieces of art by artists such as Zoe Pawlak and Genevieve Allen. Each woman involved brings a perspective, a story, and a skillset that is uniquely hers. Standing together, it’s a community rooted in generosity, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to ensuring that small business not only remains intact, but illuminates the very best qualities of resilience and innovative partnership along the way.

Learn more about incredible Changemakers participating in the auction.

Alison Mazurek

Asha Wheeldon

Carmen Chan

Dr. Genieve Burley

Leigh Joseph

Shaughnessy Otsuji

Vivian McCormick

Thank you to all of our Changemakers!

By contributing to the Changemaker’s Market, your impact will be doubled through our partnership with BlueShore Financial, who is matching contributions up to $15,000.



Message from BlueShore Financial

Ensuring the strength and vibrancy of our communities is a cornerstone of BlueShore’s values. Now more than ever, we need to band together to protect the health and well-being of our community members and our local businesses.