UforChange provides young people, 16-29, with a combination of creative, practical and soft skills in arts education. This is possible through our Core Arts Program of DJ Arts, Fashion Design, Photography, and Graphic Design and Web Development where it is fostered in a safe, inclusive and collaborative environment.
To mentor young people in the pursuit of their artistic and aspirational passions in an inclusive community.
Every young person confidently pursues a future rich with opportunity.
Address: 688 Richmond Street West, Suite 304, M6J 1C5, Toronto ON
Phone Number:(647) 478-4591
Executive Director: Lea Vares Greenwood - 647-478-4591
Programs Manager: Perry Phalla - 647-478-4928
Youth learn the foundations of DJ through modern controllers and develop their identity through music exploration. Hands-on practical skills of blending, scratching and mixing are the groundwork to building their confidence as DJs. Artist Mentors support youth on purchasing equipment, finance, networking, brand identity and more. By completion of the program, youth will have the knowledge and confidence to DJ parties and major events.
This program teaches youth the complete technical skills needed to construct their own garments. This requires learning to draft patterns and mastering the sewing machine. Youth get to express their creativity during Vivacity where they create one-of-a-kind garments to be showcased to their peers, community and industry professionals. Artist Mentors will support their creative entrepreneurial spirit by taking a look inside the business of fashion.
The photography program teaches youth the fundamentals on how to use professional cameras and image creation. Through hands-on learning, they will learn technical skills, develop their artistic vision and build a professional portfolio. By the end of the program, youth are equipped to pursue a professional career in photography.
Lea Vares Greenwood - Executive Director
Perry Phalla - Program Manager
Christopher Paunil - Fashion Design Artist Mentor
DJ Nana - DJ Arts Artist Mentor
Trevor Godinho - Photography Artist Mentor