- Defining Moments: Discovering Our Canadian Stories is an online collection and travelling exhibit of artwork created by youth. Each piece expresses the artist’s identity and experiences living in Canada. This is an example of how arts-based youth programming combined with an online platform and be both engaging and effective.
- EVOKE is a cross-Canadian, online, multi-disciplinary art contest for expressions of human rights. The project uses artistic expression and online tools andresources to engage youth and provide them with a platform for human rights dialogue.
- The Creative City Centre is a creative hub in downtown Regina that gives artists a space to create and collaborate, and engages the community in arts and culture through a myriad of new programming and activities. It’s a resource for arts-based youth engagement because the methods used to create this hub could be replicated in other spaces.
- Beautiful City Campaign is an online, interactive, youth-led campaign to get people interested and excited about improving and expanding access to creative expression in public spaces.
- El Systema is a blog on art and activism and is meant for artists who are making art that is both visually engaging and conceptually focused on issues of social importance.
- Theatre of the Oppressed is a participatory, transformative process that involves playing and learning together with a goal of dealing with local problems. It is a method of engagement that demands creativity and is highly effective in social transformation.
- Creating Local Connections (CLC) aims to foster a vibrant culture of youth participation and exchange among Canadian youth by promoting and supporting local, provincial/territorial, and national initiatives.
- Inspire Art is a list of some interesting community art organizations and projects across Canada.
- Arts Network for Children and Youth (ANCY) is a national non-profit community arts service organization. ANCY was established by a group of arts practitioners with a vision to develop sustainable arts programming for children and youth in communities across Canada.
- ArtBridges is a hub and forum for connection for anyone interested in or active in community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada. Find out about affordable and accessible community-engaged arts initiatives. Learn about what’s going on, opportunities, workshops and resources. Share information about a community arts initiative that you know about! ArtBridges is a project of Tides Canada.
- The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances. This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces across Canada, and throughout the world. Also known as “public homeplaces,” these third spaces, create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing, and art making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities.
- Strengthening Youth and Communities through Art (2016), this report was commissioned by the Surrey Art Gallery to enhance its connection with and develop programming for youth and young adults. The report included researching and testing best practices for engaging young people between the ages 15–30 in Surrey. Based on the research findings and discovering shared needs across the City,
this report delivers recommendations that connect the Gallery, as the City’s primary
Visual Arts organization, with other services in Parks, Recreation and Culture in Surrey.
- Les journées Québécoises de la solidarité international. (in French only)
Resources for engaging post-secondary-aged youth in social change
Working and Engaging with Youth: Canadian Heritage Pilot Project for Youth: Financing of Youth Centred Celebrations Youth-led social change: Topics, engagement types, organizational types, strategies, and impacts In French only: Charte jeunesse pour l’Éducation postsecondaire