Charities Funded 2016

Art City

Art City – New Canadian Landscapes Program in which participants from the St. James Town neighbourhood of Toronto engaged with themes of national identity, self-discovery, home, and community.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Art City after school programs

Photos of kids at Art City after school programs.

Art City after school programs

Photos of kids at Art City after school programs.

Arts Etobicoke - Free Art Class Program, which provides weekly arts class education for marginalized children in Greater Toronto area. 
Amount Funded: $10,000

Arts Etobicoke

JL Foundation Board member Yvonne Vanriel
presenting cheque to Ruth Cumberbatch, Arts Etobicoke.

Arts Etobicoke after school program

Photos of younger group of the After-School Art Drop-in (ages 6-9) children who participated in urban dance classes with a guest artist and worked together on a mural project.

Arts Etobicoke after school program

Photos of younger group of the After-School Art Drop-in (ages 6-9) children who participated in urban dance classes with a guest artist and worked together on a mural project.

Arts Etobicoke after school program

Arts Etobicoke After-School Art Drop-in (ages 10-18).  These kids collaborated on a special mural project that was displayed at the Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch - Mood Walks for Youth in Transition program that builds capacity among community organizations to support youth who are at risk of, or are experiencing mental health issues. Pilot Project Connects Nature Walks with Decreased Depression and Anxiety
Amount Funded: $1,000

Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County

Marianne Larsen, President JL Foundation, presenting cheque to the CMHA, Windsor-Essex County Branch, before participating in a Mood Walk with the Youth in Transition program, July 2016.

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre - After-school Literacy Program for Refugee Children to enhance their verbal, phonetic and comprehension skills, and give them the confidence to write as well as they speak.
Amount Founded: $3,000

 

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

After school literacy program, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

After school literacy program, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project - Art to the Streets program, which brings responsive, inclusive arts education programming to underserved areas of Thunder Bay.
Amount Founded: $8,000

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project
Alana Forslund, CAHEP Executive & Artistic Director with Bev Dalys and Marianne Larsen, JL Foundation Board members, during our visit to Thunder Bay in May 2016.

Community Arts & Heritage Education Project

 

 







Art from Four Lands arts festival, Thunder Bay, May 2016







Art from Four Lands arts festival, Thunder Bay, May 2016

Art from Four Lands arts festival, Thunder Bay, May 2016

The Education Program at Eva's Initiative for Homeless Youth, which assists homeless and at-risk youth to access educational opportunities they will need for long-term success in life.
Amount Funded: $7,000

Evergreen’s Seeding Healthy Communities for Children and Youth’, a hands-on program that takes a garden-to-table approach to building resilient communities. 
Amount Funded: $8,000

Fatal Light Awareness Program Canada - Bird Protection Education for Youth program that engages young people in making their schools safe for birds.
Amount Funded: $8,000

Friends of Humane Society International for the Protection and Conservation of Animals - Meatless Mondays Program which involves educating students in ways to improve their health, knowledge of food’s impact on the environment, and the need to protect farm animals.
Amount Funded: $6,000

Friends of the Humane Society International team

Friends of the Humane Society International team in action handing out Meatless Mondays material

iSisters Technology Mentoring- JL Foundation continues to support the Youville iPad Program, which aims to empower young mothers by learning digital literacy skills including developing proficiency with the Internet, online communities and social networks, email, Word, and Excel.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Northern Youth Abroad, a program that cultivates youth leadership, individual career goals, cross-cultural awareness and international citizenship amongst Aboriginal youth aged 15-22 living in Nunavut and the NWT.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Rainbow Songs Foundation Sponsor-a-Shelter Program, which provides high­ quality musical programming to at­-risk young children and their families at housing shelters across the GTA. 
Amount Funded: $5,650

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection - Open Closet Program, which aims to empower LGBTQ2+ Youth through safer spaces, connectivity, education, and personal and professional development.
Amount Funded: $7,650

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection

JL Foundation President, Marianne Larsen (and her son, Leif)
delivering cheque to the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.

Scarborough Arts - The EAST program - Animating Democracy Project, which is based on the vibrant arts-for-change model that encourages democratic dialogue through the arts around important contemporary community issues that support democracy, civic engagement and advocate for economic parity. 
Amount Funded: $8,000

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts Film Festival, Toronto, June 2016

Scarborough Women's Centre - Building Strong Futures - Young Women's Outreach Program, which works with and empowers marginalized Young Women by providing workshops to enhance their decision making capacity, help them identify potential risky issues and social patterns, and assist them to create positive plans for success and community leadership.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Sheatre Educational Alternative Theatre (Huron) - Be Our Ally program, a multi-arts prevention initiative that fosters diversity and respect for difference in youth in Grades 5 -12.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Sketch Working Arts for Street-Involved and Homeless Youth - Skill Building Programs - Arts Incubators, which provides visual arts, crafts, textiles, screen printing, new media, music and the recording arts, dance, movement and theatre opportunities for street-involved and homeless youth.
Amount Funded: $10,000

Smith Falls and District Centre for Youth - safeTALK 4 YOUth program providing Suicide Alertness training (also known as safeTALK training) to approximately 720 students throughout the 2016-2017 year in the Eastern Ontario Region.
Amount Funded: $8,000

519 Church Street Community Centre - LGBTQ Youth Engagement through the Arts program to meet the needs of LGBTQ families and parents of LGBTQ youth and gender independent children.
Amount Funded: $10,000

The Peer Project- Youth Assisting Youth - Youth Mental Health Training Program designed to address the mental health issues of the children and youth across Toronto.
Amount Funded: $7,000

Visions of Science Network for Learning - Community Science Club program, which aims to provide meaningful STEM education opportunities to over 300 children/youth from 15 different low-income communities in the GTA and Peel Region.
Amount Funded: $10,000

 

 

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