Background of the organization

SKETCH works with young people, ages 16-29, from across Canada, who navigate homelessness and marginalization to:  

  • experience the transformative power of the arts,  
  • build leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts,  
  • cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.  


Project description

Funding will contribute to increasing access to arts leadership, coaching, mentoring and resource-sharing opportunities for Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and Person of Colour Youth. Together with youth, community-led research will be conducted on upstream causes of systemic marginalization, while simultaneously advancing policy solutions to address the structural foundations of these systems. Validating and elevating young people’s lived experiences is woven throughout project design and implementation. 


  • 2022-2025
  • $ 400,000
  • Funding Type: Focus Area Funding
  • Funding Stream: Communities

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Related Funding


To support the implementation and evaluation of a new program framework to enable this arts-based intervention with street-involved youth to consolidate, monitor, and disseminate its program model.

$ 538,000

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