ONE Change Inc. is an Incorporated Registered Charity that began work in the Old North End of Saint John approximately twelve years ago with the ‘simple’ mission of improving the quality of life in the Old North End. The group was originally brought together by residents and the Saint John Police Force who were concerned with the high levels of crime in the neighborhood. This dedicated group of individuals is now made up of stakeholders representing a variety of fields. The real experts however are the residents and the youth who live here. While the challenges are large, the spirit and determination of this community is greater.
The ONE Change also operates the C.E. Nick Nicolle Community Centre for the City of Saint John, The NNCC is a hub for our community where residents can access programs and services for all ages.
The organization quickly learned crime could not be addressed without dealing with many of the underlying issues such as poverty, health, employment and education. ONE Change now boasts teams of individuals concentrating on each of these areas. ONE Change is also committed to bringing together the neighbourhood as a healthy, proud community.