The Youth Community Action Program (YCA) has funded youth-driven organizations enabling underprivileged youth to implement arts-based strategies tackling issues affecting their communities.
Through a variety of innovative projects we supported, underserved youth worked on:
- Identifying challenges in their communities,
- Developing arts-based strategies for change, and
- Working with their peers and other stakeholders to implement the strategies.
By taking an active role in leading a YCA project, young people have built capacity, developed leadership skills, and had a genuine impact on their community. Such projects have taken root in three Aboriginal communities in Ontario and in Calgary, Alberta.
To find out more about YCA Project in North of McKnight.
To find out more about YCA in Ontario.