To mentor young people in the pursuit of their artistic and aspirational passions in an inclusive community.
Every young Canadian confidently pursues a future rich with opportunity.
Since its inception in late 2009, UforChange has worked to ensure every young person confidently pursues a future rich with opportunity. Our organization seeks to achieve this goal through its Core Arts program, which is an 8-month program offered to over 50 youth, ages 16-29, from the GTA annually. The program is taught by professional mentors and offers young people a focus in Fashion, DJ Arts, Photography or Film. Additionally, UforChange offers workshops on business skills, grant writing, marketing, and topics driven by youth demand. Our programs are unique in the sense that we provide youth not only with foundational skills, but also access to: professional mentors, industry volunteer and employment opportunities, a sense of community, education support, and more. Through the combination of programs, opportunities and events, UforChange engages over 350 young people every year. To date UforChange has served 1600 youth and graduated 500 youth from our Core Arts program many of which have gone to pursue higher education and/or employment in the creative sector.
What People Are Saying
"I will always credit UforChange for helping me grow as a person and supporting me as an artist. Here is a place that helped me transform my will into a way."
— Renee Tellis (Alumni)