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Talking Back Against Rape Culture

Posted: April 8th, 2015 at 02:04pm
On March 5th, 2015 Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne announced her new sexual violence and harassment plan.  On April 25th, 2015 the Foundation will host a panel discussion on how young people and grassroots communities are working to transform rape culture into consent culture. Join some of our grantees and stakeholders for a powerful event that... Read more >

Artdata Has Launched!

Posted: February 19th, 2015 at 11:02am
In early 2013 the Laidlaw Foundation worked with two of its grantees - Manifesto and ArtReach Toronto - to develop a pilot project that delved into the realm of data visualization in order to promote the work of young artist and to show the impact that these young people were having on their communities.  Information was culled from... Read more >

Schools Matter

Posted: February 9th, 2015 at 12:02pm
What is an ‘under-used’ space? And does a school feel underused or unnecessary to the students, parents, teachers, and communities that bring these spaces to life?  At a time where the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is considering the closure of 60 schools in Toronto, mostly located in communities that the TDSB has identified by its own... Read more >

Program Manager Ana Skinner Muses on Community Based Education Strategies

Posted: February 6th, 2015 at 03:02pm
Before I started working at the Laidlaw Foundation,  I co-facilitated a project where we worked with a small group of students at a local high school, getting their hands dirty in the greenhouse, growing food, building composters and talking about hunger, food security and food justice. The project in part was to provide this group with an outlet... Read more >

Presenting Our New Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellows

Posted: January 26th, 2015 at 11:01am
On Wednesday January 28th, 2015 from 4 to 6pm  we're presenting our new Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellows at the Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West.  Come meet them and find out what they'll be up to over the course of the coming year.
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