Assist young people in building self-confidence and creativity through self-expression with the Arts. This helps young people become empowered adults and agents of change for their future and our community.



Gifts that Give ~ a silent auction fundraiser

Please join us for our Fine Art & Craft Auction

Saturday November 28, 2015 ~ 11am – 3pm at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre -225 Confederation Drive

Proceeds will allow us to continue to provide arts programming and new opportunities to young people


Fall After School 2015What are your dreams?

Two classes began in October with students from Willow Park JPS and Cornell JPS

Stay tuned for what these kids had to say….


Summer Camp 2015

We had a GREAT time conducting our 2-week Art camp at City Hope summer camp in St. Jamestown in July.  We had fun with 35 kids all doing their own self-portrait

We sent 8 children from Kingston Galloway neighbourhood to Camp Expressions at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in August.  Here is what some of them had to say about camp.

“My favourite class is draw and paint and my project – underwater dinosaurs because it’s cool and fun!” Dashawn

“My favourite thing at camp is draw and paint because it’s fun and the counsellor is AWESOME!” Aliyah

“I want to go to art camp so I can learn how to draw art so when I get older I can teach people how to do art and then if they get older THEY can teach people how to do art”

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Tea for Two – THANK YOU!!

We had a full house. Thanks to EVERYONE who attended and the many companies who donated their time and goods to help us make this a huge success.   Can’t wait until next year.


Lemon square and shortbread The Wongs & Aileen

Springtime Tea for Two ~ Saturday May 9th at 1:30pm

Celebrate Spring and Mother’s day. Come and enjoy an afternoon of High tea and delectable desserts and treats!

2-hour seated Gourmet tea $35 per person or $65 for two. Proceeds will be used to sponsor 10 children to Camp Expressions for 2 weeks this summer!


Let’s Send Kids to Artstravaganza Kickstarter project – We did it! We made our Goal and raised $3,644 for our Spring programs on Kickstarter!! Thanks to each of you who helped make this a reality.  Together we have already impacted the lives of these children in Toronto.

February 27, 2015 – Thanks to City TV for our first TV interview. If you missed it, here is the link .

January 26, 2015 – Our Gems had a great time at their impromptu ‘Who Am I’ wire sculpture class learning how to create a picture of their face using wire and other items.

We’re starting to plan our Tea for Two Mother’s Day High Tea on May 9th, 2015… Contact us if you’d like to reserve your spot.