Address

2300 Yonge st suite 1602, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4P-1E4

Phone Number

647.317.3127​

Mission

UNITY uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success, in turn creating more productive citizens, safer schools, and healthier communities.

Summary of relevant work: 

Programs:

UNITY Crew After School Program: An 18-week arts-based leadership and mentorship program that ends with a youth-led performances addressing issues of the community. $600 per youth.

UNITY Hub: A weekly community program that unites all elements of hip-hop that focuses on building skills through peer-to-peer mentorship and artistic performance. $438 per youth.

UNITY Leadership Groups: Youth leaders develop professional skills in their art forms, lead workshops, organize community events and become UNITY ambassadors. $416 per youth.

UNITY Drop-in: Weekly community space that teaches specific hip-hop art forms $260 per youth.

UNITY Artist Training:  An intense multi-level training program for young emerging artists to develop professional, career-building and organizational skills. $563 per youth.

UNITY Festival: A nation-wide urban/hip-hop arts festival celebrating the artistic talents and stories of youth from UNITY’s program and community. $300 per youth.

Milestones:

2008: UNITY received Charitable status from Revenue Canada.

2007-2013: Reached 80 schools, 90,000 youth and trained 500 youth across Canada

2012: Social Venture Partners Toronto selected UNITY to receive 3 years of free consulting. Our organization was the sole organization chosen over fifty other groups

July 2013: The 5th annual UNITY Festival attracted 38,000 people and showcased over 300 youth at Yonge-Dundas Square and 3 other venues across the city

2013: Launched National UNITY Day in 7 cities across Canada

2013: Featured in over 50 media outlets across Canada (TV, Print, Radio, Online)

2014: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, spouse to Governor General of Canada became UNITY Patron

2014: Annual budget reached $1 million

Key partners: 
Seeking collaboration with: 
Other organizations
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UNITY

Arts-based leadership training programme that supports and empowers youth to address the critical challenges facing them through positive and constructive outlets
Region: 
North America
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Disorder: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders