MTV names Brampton native in Top 10 Drivers of Change

MTV Rachel Albi

Congratulations to Brampton native Rachel Albi for being named to MTV’s Top 10 Drivers of Change, a list of the country’s top young difference makers. The campaign, which works as an extension of Free the Children’s We Day, recognizes young people who are making positive contributions to their communities.

Albi, 22, did just that when she moved to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University. She started the initiative, Queen’s U Compliments, which allows students to anonymously compliment each other. The Facebook page encourages users to write positive comments to one another as a way to build community and combat bullying. Each compliment is posted on the recipient’s wall for all of their Facebook friends to see.

The initiative has spread internationally in more than 100 universities across North America, Europe and China.

“I feel so honoured to have been named one of MTV’s Top 10 Drivers of Change,” Albi told the Brampton Guardian. “I am grateful to be named alongside such hardworking Canadians as a driver of change because I did not expect recognition when I began the Queen’s U Compliments initiative.”

To learn more about the Queen’s U Compliments initiative, visit