compassion. consent. change. 

 
 
 

CANVAS is a non-profit providing interactive, arts-inspired trainings on Consent and LGBTQ+ Inclusion.

 
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Our Mission:

Our innovative programming actively prevents sexual violence, and challenges homophobia and transphobia. 

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Our Programs

 

School

  • For Students in Grades 6-12
  • 2 Workshops offered: (1) The C-Word: Consent and Communication; (2) Speak OUT: LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion
  • Workshops are activity-based, interactive and focused on practical actions for creating safer school environments

Camp

  • For Camp Staff Members and Leaders-in-Training
  • Training on 3 topics: (1) LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion; (2) Consent; (3) Body Positivity
  • Programs are discussion-based and provide concrete tools to promote an inclusive and safe camp culture

Workplace

  • For Teachers and Youth Workers, programs employ a unique train-the-trainer model
  • For Employees, programs focus on policy, attitudes and infrastructure for employees
  • Training on 2 topics: (1) LGBTQ2S+ Inclusion; (2) Consent

Community

  • For Youth ages 10-15 and 16-29
  • Arts programming at 3 locations: (1) The 519; (2) SKETCH; (3) Regent Park Focus
  • Art forms include: spoken word poetry, photography, drama, and visual art. 
 
 
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Rankin middlebrook, director of YMCA camp wanakita

The training we received from CANVAS was some of the most thought provoking and effective that I could have hoped for, and  had a lasting impact on our staff. We saw changes in the empowerment and understanding of the people we work with. I would wholly endorse CANVAS as an important component to a progressive staff training event.

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Your generous support helps communities with barriers experience our programming

 
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Contact Us

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Suite 254
Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

 
 
 
 
 
 

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