BSW, SSW, small business owner.
Michelle Fedorowich has been “warping the minds of the next generation” as a music educator for more than 20 years as a small business owner of the Music For Young Children program. She also has a long-standing commitment for working with marginalized community organizations in a social work and artistic capacity.
Michelle’s social work journey began with The Welcome Home in Winnipeg, Man., in 2003 where she developed and implemented an arts program for inner city and Indigenous youth called Kids Are Creative. This program was supported by her successful grant application to The Winnipeg Foundation, and was in operation for over a decade. She’s also been heavily involved with organizations like Sketch Working Arts and Pathways to Education in Toronto and the Father Ray Foundation in Thailand.
Michelle recently completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at TMU, receiving a Global Undergraduate Award for her research regarding wheelchair accessibility on the Toronto Transit Commission. In August 2018, as part of her BSW, Michelle was emergency evacuated from the worst monsoon flooding in 100 years in southern India, while collaborating with members of rural communities to examine water use and conceptualize sustainable water practices.
Michelle currently works in the Ted Rogers School of Management Marketing Department. Under the supervision of Dr. Irfan Butt in the Advanced Market Planning course, she is able to facilitate FREE marketing support to small businesses and startups.
Michelle has a passion for international community development initiatives that promote education, and for projects in her own community that support resiliency and entrepreneurship.