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

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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: 


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.


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

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