Our programs and presentations are a reflection of the knowledge gained through our interactions with community, youth, professionals, academics, and our own research. Every voice is celebrated, and each person brings something unique to the creative process. We aim to publish our workshop participants’ writing on-line through collective anthologies, as well as organize public readings of their work.
This section will soon feature a full roster of programming as new Changemaker projects are launched. These are some of the programs currently in development:
Our workshops will support young people to find a healthy becoming leaders for social change. By amplifying self-expression and creativity, we create a space where youth explore issues that matter to them, engage in meaningful conversations and personal growth. By making art and engaging with others who bring unique and different perspectives to the group setting, youth gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the art process, as well as learn valuable tools for how to create positive change in society.
Our creative writing programs for seniors aim to encourage both novice and veteran writers to develop their own unique and authentic voice in storytelling, and are geared toward poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and memoir writing. This workshop is offered on a sliding-scale pay structure, where those who can afford to pay for the course help to subsidize those unable to cover the course costs.
The Magic of Memoir: Discover the Power of Finding Your Voice
This is a six-week course where students will watch weekly videos and receive assigned readings. Each week there is at least one assignment, regular group discussion topic in our Facebook group and instructor feedback on your weekly writing.
These are some previous projects and initiatives that have been carried out by Changemaker founders, which reflect our experience involving the arts, anti-racism education, countering violent extremism, human rights and LGBT activism.
What If I was Wrong: a Canada-Wide Awareness Campaign, Spring 2018
Contributed recorded video interview to a powerful worldwide educational campaign created by Montreal’s Info-Radical Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence in partnership with UNESCO, aimed at raising awareness in teens and young people about radicalization and violent extremism. Videos will be played in high schools and through social and mainstream media across Canada, and accompany educational workshops taught in schools. Campaign outreach is administered by five partner organizations to all five continents.