Unlearning homophobia, transphobia & sexual violence.


Why Art?

Art is a powerful tool for dialogue and social change:
     - Encourages empathy through storytelling
     - Engages a variety of learning styles
     - Recognizes diverse knowledge and lived-experience
     - It's captivating, entertaining and fun!


CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS) is a registered non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada. 

CANVAS' programs use an anti-oppressive framework and cover an assortment of topics, including gender identity, sexual orientation, consent, positive relationships, body esteem, violence prevention and equity. Through open conversations and arts-inspired activities, these difficult topics come to life. 

At the heart of our programming is the development of critical thinking, empathy building, and challenging harmful social norms. 

Our programs are tailored to fit the specific needs of each school, workplace, camp and community. 



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. 


Learning compassion.