SKETCH :: Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless youth.
Every time I visited the Sketch studio or seen participants at events around Toronto I've been impressed by their creativity, but what really blows me away is the relationships the organization seems to foster. It's a diverse group of people who come together at sketch to collaborate, create and support each other. It's a truly uplifting and inspiring culture that they've established. It's easy to look at street involved youth simply as those who need to be... [Read More]
Evergreen Brick Works | Bike Works
Tucked away in the Don Valley one can find a DIY bike repair shop. Bike Works is located at the brick works. They are open spring to fall on the weekends(10am–4pm). It's by donation($7 suggested to use the space + cost of parts) In addition to bike repair they also run bike safety workshops and rent out bikes by the hour. They are looking for volunteers and bike donations. [Read More]
L.I.F.E (Learning Initiatives Fostering Elevation)
LIFEmovement is a collective of youth adovocates. They use hip hop culture to help empower youth and strengthen community engagement. [Read More]
CityLife Film Project
The city life project gives young filmmakers a chance to make a film. They connect neighbourhoods with reduced opputunities with experienced creative mentors to build media prodcution skills. As a result we're given the oppurtunity hear stories from our city that wouldn't otherwise be told. Check the website to apply or otherwise get involved in the program. [Read More]
Charlie's Freewheels
Charlie's Freewheels provide training in safe riding skills and bike maintenance. Participating in the program provides youth with a bike, lock and helmet. After completing the program participants are connected to paid cycling-related internships. They also operate their own retail space at the location run by program participants where they sell bikes to the general public. If you'd like to support the organization they are currently looking for donations of time, parts ... [Read More]
Mr. Lister's Eco-Blog
Mr.Lister is a Toronto teacher who runs a garden program at his school. Follow along as he works with his students to help keep his school green. [Read More]