We can unlearn discrimination.


CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2014 to prevent gender-based and sexual violence, homophobia and transphobia. 

Based out of Toronto, Canada, CANVAS uses interactive, arts-inspired training programs to educate on gender equity, consent, and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in schools, summer camps, community centres and workplaces.

Through creative and compassionate workshop facilitation, participants critically examine harmful norms, learn about the struggles of marginalized groups, and recognize their capacity to affect positive change.

Together, we can work towards a more empathetic, equitable and kinder world-view.


Our Unique Model

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Our team is made up of teachers, social workers, human rights professionals, public health workers, students and artists. Each member of our team brings a unique skill set and knowledge-base to our training programs. 


Why Art?

Art is a powerful tool for dialogue and social change: it encourages empathy through storytelling, engages a variety of learning styles, and recognizes diverse knowledge and lived experience. Arts-based education is captivating, entertaining, and fun!


We can learn compassion.