Charities Funded 2015

Art City in St James Town - Summer Arts Program - The JL Foundation is pleased to provide support once again for the Annual Summer Arts Program, which focuses on cultural and artistic development for children and youth in the Greater Toronto Area.
Amount Funded $9,350

Marianne Larsen and Jared Peters, Executive Director of Art City

JL Foundation President Marianne Larsen delivering cheque to Jared Peters, Executive Director of Art City.

Art City

Arts Etobicoke Programs - The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support for the Free Art Class Program, which provides weekly arts classes for marginalized children in the west Toronto region of Etobicoke.    
Amount Funded $10,000

Arts Etobicoke Board members

Marianne Larsen, President of the JL Foundation, meeting Ruth Cumberbatch,
Development Manager, and Arts Etobicoke Board members.

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

* Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
The JL Foundation proudly supports the Christie Refugee Welcome Center
After-School Literacy program for refugee children.
Amount Funded $3,000

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project - beedwork

CAHEP Beadwork with artist Susan Kakepetum

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project
The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the Thunder Bay Aboriginal Neighbourhood Arts Engagement Program, which provides accessible, intergenerational arts education for youth and the diverse organizations in Northern Ontario.         
Amount Funded $5,000

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project - youth painting

CAHEP Youth Painting

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project - Community Window Project

CAHEP Community Window Project

Community Veterinary Outreach  – The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of The Mission Veterinary Care program providing pro bono preventative veterinary care for animals of the homeless and street-involved in Ottawa and Toronto.
Amount Funded $10,000.  Video about CVO's work

Community Veterinary Outreach

Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth – The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of Eva’s Education Program to enhance the employment/training programs and other life/work skills initiatives for the re-integration of homeless youth into academic settings.                   
Amount Funded $7,000

Eva's Phoenix Sketch

Marianne Larson with Katy David, Grants Manager, and the Print Shop Manager

Marianne Larsen, President of the JL Foundation, delivering cheque to Katy David, Grants Manager, and the Print Shop Manager.

Evergreen Seeding Healthy Communities Program

Evergreen Seeding Healthy
Communities Program

* Evergreen – The JL Foundation supports the Seeding Healthy Communities program that provides over 200 children across the GTA with outdoor education, garden/food literacy and healthy snacks; as well as the Youth Community Food Leadership program to engage youth to become community leaders sharing their knowledge about food literacy to younger generations.
Amount Funded $8,000

Evergreen Seeding Healthy Communities

Evergreen Seeding Healthy
Communities Program

Youth Community Food Leadership

Evergreen Seeding Healthy
Communities Program

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation

JL Foundation Board member Yvonne Vanriel delivering cheque to Sandra Lambert at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.

* Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation - The JL Foundation supports the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital “Leading the Way” program to provide employment in the hospital for high school students who are experiencing barriers to employment.   Amount Funded $10,000

iSisters Technology Mentoring –The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support for the iSisters Youville Centre iPad Program to augment the high school curriculum for young mothers to showcase how tablet technology can be used to help their studies.
http://isisters.org/johansen-larsen-foundation-continues-support-of-isisters/
Amount Funded $8,850

iSisters Technology Mentoring

iSisters Technology Program

Ariel Shneer and Joanna Mendez from Jessie’s/The June Callwood Centre for Young Women

Ariel Shneer and Joanna Mendez
from Jessie’s/The June Callwood
Centre for Young Women.

* Jessie's: The June Callwood Centre for Young Women – The JL Foundation proudly supports Jessie’s On-Site High School Program to help pregnant teens and teen mothers to complete credits and graduate from high school.
Amount Funded $10,000

* Rainbow Songs Foundation – The JL Foundation proudly supports the ‘Support a Shelter Project’ to provide high-quality musical programming to young children at-risk and their families at emergency housing shelters across the Greater Toronto Area.                                 
Amount Funded $5,000

Rainbow Songs – Music Program

Rainbow Songs – Music Program

Support a Shelter Project - Music Program

Rainbow Songs – Music Program

EAST Animating Democracy Project

EAST Animating Democracy Project

Scarborough Arts – The JL Foundation proudly supports the EAST Animating Democracy Project based on the vibrant arts-for-change model that encourages democratic dialogue through the arts around important community issues.
Amount Funded $5,000

Scarborough Women's Centre – The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the Building Strong Futures - Young Women's Outreach Program to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized young women by providing workshops programs to enhance their decision making capacity, help them identify potential risky issues and social patterns, and create positive plans for success.       
Amount Funded $10,000
Scarborough Women's Centre Video

SOARS workbook – part of the Transcendence Project.

SOARS workbook – part of the
Transcendence Project.

Sisters Achieving Excellence - The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the Transcendence Project, which provides literacy, leadership and employability programming to encourage young women in the context of incarceration to transcend the boundaries which criminality creates.
Amount Funded $10,000

SKETCH Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth – The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the Skill Building Programs – Arts Incubators – to provide creative training initiatives for street-involved, homeless and at-risk youth.
Amount Funded $10,000

 

Board member, Bev Dalys, delivering a cheque to Sketch in Toronto.

Board member, Bev Dalys, delivering
a cheque to Sketch in Toronto.

Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation

* Sudbury Manitoulin Children's Foundation
The JL Foundation proudly supports the Send-a-Kid-to-Camp program to provide disadvantaged children with opportunities to go to summer camp to meet new friends, learn new skills, appreciate nature and create positive memories.    
Amount Funded  $4,000

The 519 Church Street Community Centre – The JL Foundation proudly supports the LGBTQ Youth Engagement Through the Arts program to bring together LGBTQ youth in a safe social space for arts-based opportunities.
Amount Funded  $10,000

Dennis Bonney, delivering cheque to the 519 Church Street Community Centre

JL Foundation Board member, Dennis Bonney, delivering cheque to the 519 Church Street Community Centre.

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

The 519 Church Street Community Centre

* Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre – The JL Foundation proudly supports the Summer Focus: A Popular Education Broadcast Training Project, an innovate way to use media technology as a tool to engage young people in learning about social justice issues.
Amount Funded $9,775

ennis Bonney, delivering cheque to the Catalyst Centre

JL Foundation Board member, Dennis Bonney, delivering cheque to the Catalyst Centre.

Day 1 of the Regent Park Focus Television
Program for Youth

Marianne Larsen, delivering cheque to the Hammer Band, Moshe Hammer

JL Foundation President, Marianne Larsen, delivering cheque to the founder of the Hammer Band, Moshe Hammer.

The Hammer Band - The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support for the From Violence to Violins program, which provides innovative music education for at-risk children and youth living in high-risk neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area.          
Amount Funded $10,000

* The Peer Project – The JL Foundation proudly supports the Youth Mental Health Training Progam, which facilitates mentoring relationships between at-risk kids, aged 6-15, and fully trained youth mentors, aged 16-29.
Amount Funded $7,000

The Peer Project

The Stop Community Food Centre – The JL Foundation is pleased to continue its support of the Sustainable Food Systems Education Program, which partners closely with schools to teach children about growing food, healthy eating, and increasing their knowledge of food systems issues in Greater Toronto Area.    
Amount Funded $10,000

The Stop Community Food Centre

Weengushk Film Institute – The JL Foundation is pleased to support the Weengushk Film Institute’s Emerging Artist Program to provide access to media arts skills and training in northern Canada for marginalized youth, particularly Aboriginal and those of diversity.
Amount Funded $10,000
Weengushk Film Institute Video 

 

* Organizations funded for the first time

 

 

 

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