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TRIFECTA CELEBRATION: GUCCI NORTH AMERICA CHANGEMAKERS IMPACT FUND

 

UforChange has been awarded the Gucci Changemakers Impact Fund grant for 2022, for the 3rd year in a row, making it one of the only charities in Canada to be a recipient. Winning this funding helps us in amplifying the impact on the youth of Toronto and giving their talents wings through the power of arts, fashion and culture.

 

Since 2019, Gucci has awarded impact fund grants to support community-based organizations that are focused on inclusion, diversity and within the fashion industry. Each of the awarded non-profits will receive a one-year funding cycle grant for USD $50,000 that will allow the winning organizations to create new programs or scale their existing initiatives.

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FORWARD FASHION MAGAZINE

FEATURE: THE FACE OF RESILIENCE

 

FORWARD Fashion Toronto has released the Digital Age edition of their magazine and UforChange is super proud to be featured as The Face of Resilience. The article featured speaks about the challenges COVID-19 threw in the path of functioning for UforChange and how embracing Digital Change helped us strive through and succeed. The article also talks about how the new full-digital era is helping non-profit organizations grow leaps and bounds.

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What We Do

THE PROGRAMS

We will help you get to the next level in your life: we will work with you to support your ultimate goals by providing educational and career mapping. You can receive one-on-one assistance applying to higher education or receive an internship opportunity for your brighter and promising future.

THE MENTORS

UforChange is your portal to work with exceptional professionals from industry experts. Actors, playwrights, filmmakers, photographers, fashion designers and DJs—all professionals in their field with real-world experience, ready to teach and share some of their experiences with you.

THE EVENTS

For your newly honed creative art skills, UforChange provides you with platforms and events that are sponsored by industry names and celebrities to showcase your work–giving you an opportunity to build a strong footing with a solid portfolio before you go out into the world ahead.

THE FUTURE & CAREER

We will help you get to the next level in your life: we will work with you to support your ultimate goals by providing educational and career mapping. You can receive one-on-one assistance applying to higher education or receive an internship opportunity for your brighter and promising future.

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IMPORTANT UPDATES

As per Provincial Guidelines, the UforChange Studio will be accessible only upon providing proof of vaccination.

Do you have or know someone having potential Covid symptoms and wondering what to do? Click here to read for detailed information on how to proceed

UFORCHANGE – TRANSFORMING LIVES, FUTURES AND COMMUNITIES

Youth look for answers to questions like “What are the most important tools to be successful in the creative sector, and how can I learn to use these tools?”. They look for accessibility. They look for inclusiveness and being in a safe nurturing environment. UforChange is their answer. We stand along with them, each step of their journey. Teaching them, helping them and guiding them to be the free, skilled and bold youth they hope to become. We work to inculcate strong skills and provide access to mentorships and workshops to practice a career in Arts.

At UforChange, the arts are the vehicle towards success and personal transformation: whether a young person completes our program and goes on to become an artist or a healthcare professional, the role of the arts and a supportive community cheering them on is key to attaining success.

What started as an initiative to support the youth of St. James town, has expanded to cover initially Regent Park and now youth all across the GTA. The Core Arts programs support over 50 young people every year and another 350 youth are empowered annually through workshops and mentorships. For years, the programs at the non-profit organization have impacted young people who are in the pursuit of understanding and learning their purpose and direction in their futures. To date, we have worked with over 1500 youth who come from all parts of the Greater Toronto Area.

UforChange aims to shape the next generation of young creatives in the GTA and continue impacting young people who lack access to the arts.

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