Community Partnerships

H.appi Camper
In July 2016, YPT facilitated drama sessions with H.appi Camper – a camp for Syrian children spending their first summer in Canada.

YPT designs community programs and workshops to help enrich neighbourhoods throughout the city!

YPT regularly creates programming for (or with) the following organizations:

Toronto Public Library
Harbourfront Centre
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre
Wellesley Community Centre
Jamii
Salvation Army – Cedarbrae
Camp Ooch
Yonge Street Mission
Macaulay Child Development Institute
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
H.appi Camper
Canadian Opera Company
University of Toronto Alumni Association
Footprints Summer Day Camp

YPT and Meagan’s Walk: Kids Helping Kids

Over the next year, Young People’s Theatre is pleased to work with Meagan’s Walk, a wonderful organization dedicated to bringing hope and awareness to cancer-related brain illness in children and youth. Meagan’s Walk: Creating a Circle of Hope was founded by Denise Bebenek in 2001, the year she lost her cherished five-year-old daughter Meagan to a cancerous brain tumour. Since its inception the organization has worked with families, children and youth to raise more than $5 million for ground-breaking research and is having global impact on the care of and outcomes for young brain tumour patients around the world. This aligns well with YPT’s mandate and theme for the 2018/19 Season: The spirited motivation of young people to change the world around them, particularly as Megan’s Walk works with students and youth leaders, encouraging them to live with compassion, caring for those in their midst who struggle with challenges. Young People’s Theatre and Meagan’s Walk – kids helping kids!

Join us on May 11th for the 18th Annual Meagan’s Walk and Hug. Click here for details.

Community Participation Services

Community Participation at YPT looks to connect to diverse communities across the GTA to explore issues that are relevant to children and youth through theatre. Through workshops and programs, YPT is committed to working with professional facilitators of the highest quality who possess extensive experience working with young people, using a diversity of artistic approaches.

For more information, please contact Aimee Bouchard, Community Programs Manager 416.363.5131 x216 | abouchard@youngpeoplestheatre.org.