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About Us


Altered Minds Inc. traces its roots back to 2005.

It was established as a non-profit organization by our Executive Director and Founder, Grace Eidse, a proficient figure with diverse expertise spanning teaching, teacher training, language assessment, and program development. Holding a Bachelor and Master of Education, Grace is not only a seasoned educator, but also a global nomad with a deep love for cultures and languages.



The inspiration for our name, “Altered Minds,” is rooted in the concept of learning as a transformative process. It reflects the belief of our founder, Grace, who posits that our minds are shaped and enriched through travel, and the insightful stories and experiences shared by people from all corners of the globe.

Through these interactions, we evolve, becoming more open-minded, more understanding, and respectful.



With this founding philosophy, Altered Minds Inc. was born and continues to bring diverse experiences together, fostering an environment that celebrates learning and cultural exchange.

Our impact
We foster well-being and integration through innovative, responsive programs.
Board of Directors
Monika Chakraborty

Board Chair

Adebowale Onafowora

Vice Chair

Gordon Campbell


Elena Davidenko


Adrianne Breyfogle

Board Member

Raymond Ngarboui

Board Member


Board Member

Wenchuan Wang

Board Member


Board Member

Our Team
Grace Eidse
Executive Director and Founder
Martin Blumrich
Cultural Communications and Soft Skills Facilitator - SOPA
Albina Bushueva
Employment Specialist, Coordinator - SOPA
Yulia Savchuk
Program Coordinator - Computers for Life
Olha Zolotkova
Instructor - Computers for Life
Miriam Bazan
Instructor - Computers for Life
Shanshan Wang
Instructor - Computers for Life
Aimen Manzoor
Immigrant Youth Facilitator
Ashley Spence
Administrative Assistant

Ruchika Vashishth

Administrative Assistant
Jacqueline Salamisan
Financial Administrator
Milagros Dacwag
Intake Counsellor - SOPA
Nef Villagonzalo
Job Search Strategies Facilitator - SOPA
Parmdeep Kaur Saini
Instructor - Computers for Life
Merehawe Zerie
Instructor - Computers for Life
Younus Abdu
Instructor - Computers for Life
Jenna Valiquette
Indigenous Youth Facilitator
Ahmad Alsheikh Omar
IT Specialist
Fayha Ali
Administrative Assistant
Christine Advincula
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