Throughout the month of November, we are conducting a donation drive in support of the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre. The Centre is a Toronto-based charitable agency that provides programs, services and support for individuals living in poverty.
Earlier this year, the Centre began running a twice weekly drop-in art program specifically for LGBTQ2SI+ youth aged 12 to 18. LGBTQ2SI+ youth experience disproportionately high rates of homelessness, isolation, substance use issues, mental health challenges and suicidality. The goal of the program is to provide them with a safe space in which to express themselves artistically and connect with their peers.
So, this November, we’re collecting art supplies in support of this program. Suggested art supplies include:
We are accepting supplies in our office on Bay Street. If you wish to send any, please send them to the attention of Deanna Ouzounis.
Your thoughtful donations will make a world of difference by fostering community and expression among a group of young people who have been pushed to the margins of society.