2012 Annual Report - DAREarts

2012 Annual Report - DAREarts

2012 Special thanks to our volunteer photographer, Alan Dunlop, whose work is featured here and on both front and back covers. DAREarts is a non-p...

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2012

Special thanks to our volunteer photographer, Alan Dunlop, whose work is featured here and on both front and back covers.

DAREarts is a non-profit organization that works with identified children ages 9 to 18 in high priority communities across Canada. DAREarts’ out-of-school programs use creative thinking and interaction with arts professionals to inspire personal discovery, insights and values. As the children gain confidence and courage to tackle their life challenges, they see a wider world of opportunities and hope. By peer teaching in their schools, the children build leadership skills and influence over 10,000 Canadian children yearly.

DAREarts empowers children to be leaders by using the arts to ignite change. OUR MISSION DAREarts empowers Canadian children who are challenged by life circumstances to unlock their potential using the arts. Armed with confidence, courage and leadership skills, they ignite change in their lives and in their communities.

has given me “ DAREarts a second chance at life. ”

—Liz, 15

DAREarts Foundation Inc.

www.darearts.com

1-888-540-2787 / 905-729-0097 3042 Concession 3 Adjala RR1 Palgrave, ON Canada L0N 1P0

twitter.com/dare_arts youtube.com/darearts facebook.com/groups/ 2231282415 /

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letter to stakeholders

After 17 years of providing hands-on learning in the arts, DAREarts has empowered over 170,000 Canadian children and youth with self-confidence, courage and leadership skills to face real-life challenges. We focus on children in underserved and challenging environments: 70% in urban communities; 25% rural, and 5% in remote communities.

DAREarts Extension Programs The youth have requested programs to build on their experiences and values: DARE2act, DARE2drama, DARE2dance, DARE2draw Attention. More details about these programs are on page 8.

Research from children, parents, schools and artists have measured a significant positive impact on the children’s development through the model pioneered by DAREarts.

DAREarts Nee-Tum-Ochi-Bek ‘First Roots’ Aboriginal Program

Our partnerships are key to DAREarts’ success. From school boards, arts organizations, local artists and teachers, corporations, individual donors and volunteers to graduate alumni: all play a critical role in helping us deliver innovative programs that DARE our young people to re-imagine themselves as leaders. By igniting change in their own lives as well as in their communities, they create a stronger future.

DAREarts’ artist-teachers work together with elders, artists and teachers of remote Aboriginal communities to empower youth with the arts as tools to combat their unique life challenges. The success of the pilot project in Webequie FN resulted in a second program in Marten Falls FN, and new programs in Attawapiskat FN and Indian Brook FN, Nova Scotia. Other communities across Canada are on a waiting list pending funding.

DAREarts All-The-Arts Programs This year, we reached over 11,000 children aged 9 to 14 from over 60 schools in priority communities across Canada as they gather outside of their school environments to explore all of the arts: music, dance, drama, visual art, architecture, literature, photography, fashion and culinary arts. Empowered by their own self-discovery, they took on the values of DARE (Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence) as tools for success. In the GTA, certified DAREarts teachers and 60 arts professionals delivered 89 days of arts sessions that exposed, engaged and empowered 270 children and, through peer teaching, another 8,000 children. Last year’s goal of increasing our partnerships with like-minded organizations was accomplished with new education partners including the Japanese Cultural Centre, Centre of Gravity, Clearview School of Arts & Culture, U of T Faculty of Music and TIFF Bell Lightbox. In Vancouver, professional teachers and artists engaged over 100 children from three downtown eastside schools in 16 days of arts workshops, partnering with the Vancouver Playhouse, the Vancouver Opera Company, the City of Vancouver and HEROS Hockey. Eight 4' x 4' murals painted by the children are available for purchase or exhibition. Last year’s goal of expanding DAREarts’ reach was accomplished when DAREarts successfully launched a pilot program in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, in which elementary school children worked with local artists and musicians, notably Allan Syliboy.

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This year, 207 Aboriginal youth incorporated their heritage into their dancing, songs and artwork. In Webequie FN, 27 high school youths each designed their own vest. How proud they were to learn a new skill that relates to their heritage and provides potential business opportunities. Fill My Hollow Bones, a full length documentary underwritten by Noront Resources Ltd., was screened at TIFF Bell Lightbox and summer filmmaking camps were launched.

DAREarts Leadership Program DAREarts supports graduates through their teen years via after-school workshops as well as social media. Many return as volunteers to help the younger children in DAREarts programs. Last year’s goal to mobilize our youth alumni was met as a dedicated group of alumni are contributing through the Canadawide Youth Action Advisory Council. They inspire others and build strong connections with the youth and communities that DAREarts serves. To meet the members, please visit www.darearts.com. Six hundred corporate leaders and patrons supported the DAREarts Leadership Awards, our flagship fundraiser in Toronto. Six teen graduates told their life stories and were awarded $500 scholarships.

Revenue Sources in 2012 For the year ended July 31, 2012, total revenues increased 6.7% to $699,790. While individual donations were down 33% , corporate donations were higher at $316,234; foundation support increased to $110,269; and government support rose 1% to $95,240. Critical to DAREarts success annually is the many hours donated by our volunteers valued at over $70,000. Net assets were down to $67,068 with cash & receivables at $49,504. Management maintained its goal of ‘breakeven’ operations with a deficit of $22,098. More detailed results are on page 11.

 corporate 45% $316,234  individual 21% $147,721  foundations 16% $110,269  government 14% $95,240  registrations, other 4% $30,326

Operating Costs Planned expenses were held to a 4.7% increase to $721,888 as DAREarts continued its national expansion of education programs, while carefully managing costs in line with revenues. Education program expense represented 83% of costs that included art supplies, space rental, bussing, artists and teachers that once again impacted the lives of about 10,000 children. Administration, Funding and Promotion costs were held at 17% of revenues.

Chairman & CEO of Windrush Energy, as Co-Vice-Chairmen; Michael Nowlan, President and CEO of Marketwire, as Treasurer and Paul Semple, Chief Operating Officer of Noront Resources, as Vice-President. Last year, our goal was to build more effective communications while incorporating social media to maximize awareness of DAREarts. This was accomplished when we successfully outsourced a comprehensive communications plan which we have now begun to implement. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and www.darearts.com.

Igniting Change Together Children, parents, schools and teachers continue to request more DAREarts programs for more children. With gangs, drugs and violence prevalent in many communities, we are driven to provide safe and positive risk-taking activities in the arts for vulnerable children. Together, we can change the emerging culture of violence and apathy in our children’s world.

The Year Ahead DAREarts will continue to learn from research and practice to build long-term sustainability which will enable us to reach more children by: 1) developing our existing partnerships; 2) exploring new relationships; 3) continuing to build effective communications to promote the positive impact of DAREarts; 4) expanding our volunteer base; 5) building a diverse funding base. Thank you to our funders, donors, directors, staff, artists and teachers who continue to support the children’s dreams of courage, self-respect and inner strength so that they can unlock their potential to ignite change in their lives.

Expenditures in 2012 education expense $ 547,500 fundraising $ 124,200 administration $ 34,100

Marilyn Field, M.S.M. Founder & President

Frank Hennessey Chair

Management In 2012, the Board continued its appointment of Founder, Marilyn Field, M.S.M., as President; Frank Hennessey, President & CEO of Bento Nouveau, as Chairman of the Board; Fabien Richenberger, President and CEO of Northbridge Insurance, and J.C.Pennie,

DAREarts Foundation Inc. www.darearts.com | t. 1-888-540-2787 | 905-729-0097 3042 Con. 3 Adjala, RR1, Palgrave, ON Canada L0N 1P0 03

= all the arts education DAREarts provides out-of-school arts programs that ‘dare’ children to find their own voice as they engage in music, dance, drama, visual arts, architecture, fashion, literature, photography, videography and culinary arts experiences. Inspired by arts professionals and through hands-on multi-arts workshops, they shed pre-existing labels and step outside of difficult life circumstances to see their world through a positive new lens. Practicing the values of Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence, the youth develop confidence, courage and leadership skills to take on life’s challenges and build a positive future. At the end of each DAREarts Day, the young delegates leave with five words that summarize what they have learned that day. When they return to their respective school classrooms the following day, the delegates use these words to teach their peers. Through peer teaching, they are empowered to become leaders, not followers, and ignite change – in their own lives and in their communities.

music dance drama visual arts architecture fashion literature P H OTO : A L A N D U N LO P

photography



videography culinary arts At DAREarts I get to be myself without being picked on.

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—Grade 8

Toronto DAREarts’ mantra of Discipline, Action, Responsibility & Excellence is not only repeated orally but physically each DAREarts Day, consequently committing to muscle memory the values of DAREarts. As an arts based program, our children are continually challenged not just to think about discipline but to show discipline.

Kevin was an easily distracted 12-year-old who resented external discipline. His DAREarts teacher asked him to help create the actions for the five HandWords that summarize each DAREarts Day. Once given this responsibility, Kevin became totally engaged in the challenge of expressing an idea through an action. “Show me discipline” became how he presented himself. Little by little, our teacher no longer even had to say the word ‘discipline’ to him – just a hand movement and then simply eye contact. Throughout his final DAREarts Day, Kevin behaved as though the other kids’ lives depended on his leadership to show discipline. He never shushed his team; he just led by example, determined to stay focused. We watched a boy step into the world of men.



Everyone has discipline, no bullying.



—Grade 4



P H OTO : A L A N D U N LO P

Ransford, 12, recently immigrated from Sierre Leone. Relying on his DAREarts peers was a huge relief for him as he had been solely selfreliant for a long time. “I often have ‘Titanic Days’ when I feel myself sinking but those days are easier to forget when I am at DAREarts.”

We need DAREarts to bring these wonderful children back to hope, to action, to self-advocacy, to good achievement, to good citizenship and to a hopeful future as an economic asset, not a deficit. —School principal



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Vancouver With limited access to vital out-of-school experiences for kids in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, DAREarts engaged over 100 young adolescents in dance, drama, literature and visual arts. This hybrid programming bridges urban native and non-native youth in creative, culturally inclusive and fun daylong sessions, in partnership with local schools, elders and the local arts community. The Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company and DAREarts created an academically grounded program that complemented their live production of La Cage aux Folles. Using the play as the foundation for mask making, writing, visual art, dance and drama, the youth explored ‘Identity’ in a safe environment that included discussions of bullying, gender roles and racism. After their experiences, they felt enabled to DARE to tackle difficult life circumstances and build hope for their future.

P H OTO : K J E R S T E N S A U D E

“Each DAREarts Day, we started to show up earlier and earlier, which showed how we were becoming more and more DARE. I hope for my class that when we go back to normal school we continue to listen and interact with others in the class and not always hang with our separate groups. I hope to take this discipline home by listening more there, too. We are the first generations who are learning to use social media and therefore are writing the rulebook on how to behave. I have already seen the change in the use of Facebook by my FB community and it has made me feel proud. I had fun in DAREarts and I will keep the DARE. ” Written by Owen & Brandon, 13



Every moment I was at DAREarts, I felt like a new me.

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—Grade 6

‘first roots’ aboriginal program Nee-tum-ochi-bek Nee-tum-ochi-bek is a Teaching Circle of youth, DAREarts teacher/artists, local artists, Elders and community members in remote Aboriginal communities. The youth are finding tools in a culturally empowering atmosphere by raising their voices to heal from the ravages of isolation, substance abuse, poverty and suicide. Their messages of pride reach the world through social media. Six years ago, the Nee-tum-ochi-bek pilot project was a response to an urgent call from Webequie. Since then, the youth have become leaders who inspire their communities, mentor children, increase school attendance and graduate. Following a Webequie youth’s death in Thunder Bay, a Councillor suggested a fashion show featuring creations by the students and the elders. This community-wide project is now seeding the prospect of a micro-business: designing and creating fashion items using traditional methods and contemporary designs. The program is recognized for the successes of Webequie FN, Marten Falls FN, Attawapiskat FN and Indian Brook FN, N.S. Depending on funding, calls from other Aboriginal communities in Ontario, Labrador, Manitoba and Northern B.C. will be answered while Nee-tum-ochi-bek dovetails with our urban programs to bridge Native and non-Native youth.

I want to see myself proud; I want to see myself strong; I want to be who I am; I’ve had enough of being wrong; but love can make you feel anything… It’s the spirit of the north, my heart is my compass; One step at a time, one step at a time.

P H OTO : A L A N D U N LO P

Evan’s incredible musical skill on guitar was hidden behind his lack of self-confidence until he was encouraged to showcase his other talents in composition and arranging. When DAREarts gave Evan the push to compose the accompaniment for the song his high school class had written together, he rose to the occasion and blew everyone away with his unique and catchy style. DAREarts presented the school with a guitar donated by Long & McQuade. In minutes, it was in Evan’s hands and he was beaming like the star he is. Their song has become a rallying cry for the youth. Spirit of the North is about power, beauty and strength; it addresses the daunting challenges of northern life – all in a three minute song:



I want to see myself proud; I want to see myself strong; I want to be who I am… One step at a time. —Webequie youth



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extension programs DAREarts extension programs build on the arts and values that have been introduced in DAREarts, responding to requests from the children for more DAREarts experiences.

DARE2act 28 Toronto teens organized afterschool sessions to continue creatively learning life skills ranging from social media to financial literacy. A Vancouver after-school program was launched by our coordinator, Trish De Luca, to further engage the young teens there.

DARE2drama Summer camps for 91 urban youth culminated in trips to The Stratford Shakespeare Festival and The Shaw Festival, supported by Northbridge Insurance and Coach Canada.

DARE2dance

P H OTO : A L A N D U N LO P

Partnering with ‘Break It Down,’ 20 youth from high schools in high priority neighbourhoods developed dance and mentoring skills. In partnership with the National Ballet, 50 children in the GTA were able to experience Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Such experiences inspire them to follow their own dreams with creativity and excellence.



DARE2draw Attention Partnering with Headwaters Arts Festival and schools across Canada, about 3,000 children, aged 7 to 17, each painted an original card to be sold and, with the proceeds, help children living in Canada’s remote aboriginal communities. By giving the gift of their own creativity, the children learn the value of reaching out and helping others.

School doesn’t teach life lessons. DAREarts does. —Grade 7



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leadership

The annual DAREarts Leadership Awards engages the community in recognizing the accomplishments of our youth and inspiring them to strive for achievement and leadership among their peers. The event awards six DAREarts grads with Leadership Awards and scholarships and provides them with an opportunity to share their stories with the community. The 2012 DAREarts Leadership Awards Gala was hosted by Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker, and recognized Dr. Chris Spence with the 2012 Cultural Award for his contribution to young Canadians. Five hundred patrons and corporate leaders enjoyed the ambiance of the newly renovated Arcadian Court. Event Sponsors were Northbridge Insurance, Guy Carpenter & Company LLC and Scotiabank. Gold sponsors were BMO Bank of Montreal, HKMB-HUB International, Noront Resources Ltd. and TD Financial Group.

P H OTO : TO M S A N D L E R

DAREarts Leadership Awards

All children, regardless of their circumstances, have the potential to be a leader and make a positive impact in their world. Each DAREarts Day focuses on encouraging the children to develop their self-confidence and four levels of leadership skills through all of their creative activities. While our focus is on elementary school children, we continue to support our graduates and encourage them to live by the DAREarts values of Discipline, Action, Responsibility and Excellence throughout their lives. Those core values are exemplified in our Youth Action Advisory Council (YAAC), an initiative led by our grads to strengthen the youth voice in the communities that DAREarts serves. Many more of our grads return to mentor the younger children and are now continuing to volunteer as adults.

Teen Leadership Award recipients from left to right: Zakaria Hassen, Liz Ward, Garland Xie, [Lead Teacher Genevieve Anthony], Caitlin Sugarhead, Anthony Brown, Sofia Demidova



Because of DAREarts and how they changed my life forever, I have a dream. —Liz, DAREarts grad



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2012

evaluation 100 % of parents sampled saw general improvement in their child after DAREarts

99 % of students enjoyed taking on leadership roles

93 % average rating of students’ selfimprovement of leadership skills

73 % P H OTO : A L A N D U N LO P

average rating of communication improvement witnessed by parents

80 % average rating of academic improvement witnessed by parents



There was growth in all our students who attended this program. Greater self-confidence, higher self-esteem, improved cooperative skills and greater knowledge… —School principal



83 % average rating of attitude improvement witnessed by parents

81 % average rating of behavioural improvement witnessed by parents

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2012

operating results Herman Smith Music Fund

Operating Fund

For the year ended July 31, 2012

2012 TOTAL

2011 TOTAL

Statement of Revenues & Expenses $

REVENUES EXPENSES EXCESS ( DEFICIENCY ) FUND BAL ANCES

BEGINNING OF YE AR END OF YE AR

699,640

$150

$

699,790

$

656,351

720,708

1,180

721,888

689,448

(21,068)

(1,030)

(22,098)

(33,097)

75,660

5,933

81,593

114,690

$

54,592

$

4,903

$

59,495

$

81,593

$

18,580

$

4,903

$

23,483

$

45,251

Balance Sheet Current Assets CASH AND BANK DUE FROM OPER ATING FUND

-

-

-

-

DUE FROM REL ATED PART Y

-

-

-

-

122

-

122

1,392

25,899

-

25,899

46,283

44,601

4,903

49,504

92,926

17,564

-

17,564

17,023

PRE-PAID EXPENSES ( DEPOSITS ) ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

PROPERT Y & EQUIPMENT ( NET OF AMORTIZ ATION )

TOTAL ASSETS

$

62,165

$

4,903

$

67,068

$

109,949

$

7,573

$

-

$

7,573

$

12,937

Current Liabilities ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & ACCRUED LIABILITIES DUE TO HERMAN SMITH MUSIC FUND

-

-

-

6,919

HERMAN SMITH MUSIC FUND DEFERRED

-

-

-

8,500

7,573

-

7,573

28,456

54,592

-

54,592

75,660

-

4,903

4,903

5,933

54,592

4,903

59,495

81,593

Net assets UNRESTRICTED RESTRICTED

TOTAL LIABILITIES & FUNDS

$

62,165

$

4,903

$

67,068

$

109,949

For a copy of the BDO Dunwoody LLP full Audited Statements, please contact DAREarts at 905-729-0097 11

team education partners Alton Mill; Architectural Models Inc.; Art Gallery of Ontario; Arts & Letters Club; Association for Japanese Culture; Attawapiskatt FN; Ballet Creole; BAPS Swaminarayan Complex; Bata Shoe Museum; Beck Taxi; Break It Down; C1 Art Space; Campbell House Museum; Canadian Opera Company; CanStage; Canucks Family Education Centre; Casa Loma; CBC; Centre of Gravity; Cirque du Soleil; City of Toronto; City of Vancouver; Classical Kids; Clearview School of Arts and Culture; Design Exchange; DEUM; Dufferin County Museum; Eaton Centre; Engage Learning Systems; First Student Canada; Fool’s Gold; Franco Dance Studios; Fusion Media Photo; Gaa dibaatjimat Ngaashi; Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art; Gladstone Library; Gotta Dance; Headwaters Arts Festival; HEROS Hockey; Hot Docs; Indian Brook First Nation; International Design Academy; Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre; Leading Pictures Inc.; Long & McQuade; M-Do Tabla Dance Ensemble; Marten Falls FN; Matawa Education Authority; MOCCA; Moose Factory; National Ballet of Canada; National Ballet School of Canada; NNEC Sioux Lookout; Ontario College of Art & Design; Ontario Institute for Studies in Education; Opera Atelier; Remenyi House Of Music; Royal Ontario Museum; Ryerson School of Fashion; Sampradaya Dance Company; Second City; Second Cup; Sew Be It Studio; Shaw Festival; Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre; Soulpepper; St. James Cathedral; St. Michael’s Choir School; St. Paul’s Basilica; Stratford Festival; Strathcona Community Centre Association; Student Choice Transit Corp.; Tapestry New Opera; The Textile Museum; Theatre Orangeville; TIFF Bell Lightbox; Toronto Dance Theatre; Toronto District School Board, Toronto Public Library; Trinity St. Paul’s; Trinity Community Centre; University of Toronto; Vancouver Opera Company; Vancouver Playhouse; The Walmer Centre; Webequie First Nation; Yoga Siromani arts professionals as teachers Colin Ainsworth, Tenor Don Alder, Guitarist Kobena Aquaa-Harrison, Musician David Aspenlieder, Visual Artist Parmela Attariwala, Musician Njacko Backo, Musician Rebecca Baird, Visual Artist Pamela Barker, Multidiscipline Gina Bastone, Mask-maker Derek Boyes, Actor Dean Burry, Composer Dave Campbell, Choreographer Rodrigo Chavez, Musician Violet Chepil, Musician Kent Cher, Dancer Conrad Chow, Musician Sam Chung, Musician Rachel Cleland, Soprano Tanya Cordoba, Dancer Douglas Cowling, Musician John Cowling, Musician, Filmmaker Parth Dani, Bollywood Dancer Joanna de Souza, Kathak Dancer James Dick, Aboriginal Drummer Sam Donkoh, Musician

Eagleheart Singers Cathy Elliott, Artist, Musician, Actor, Writer Peter Elliott, Filmmaker Waawaate Fobister, Dancer Marie Gaudet, Dancer Jennifer Gillespie, Actor Eleni Gizas Edwards, Fashion Designer Paul Gogan, Architect Elizabeth Gomez, Musician Preeti Gopinath, Dancer Derek Gray, Drummer Moshe Hammer, Violinist Ildiko Hencz, Fashion Designer Sarah Hicks, Mezzo Soprano Alice Huynh, Chinese Heritage Candace Iron, Architecture Roshanak Jaberi, Dancer Ananias Jacob, Visual Artist Samantha Jourdain, Dancer 12

Jennifer Kalinowski, Videographer Charlie Kert, Musician Jinnie Kim, Violinist Sophia Kolinas, Actor Hari Krishnan, Bharata Natyam David Loewen, Hip-Hop Dancer David Langlois, Actor-Commedia Bryan Lockyer, Makeup Artist Lone Cloud Band, Musicians Bronwyn Lowe, Musician Dave Mandell, Jazz Pianist Leanna Manning, Artist Michael Marcuzzi, Musician Glenn Marais, Musician Peter McCann, Architect Leslie McGrath, Librarian Ashley Meloche, Dancer Lorraine Montreuil, Musician Ruth Morawetz, Pianist D’Arcy Moses, Fashion Designer Melissa Noventa, Dancer Paul Novotny, Jazz Musician Carlos Nunes, Visual Artist Jordan O’Connor, Musician Old Man Bear Drummers Kevin Ormsby, Dancer Charles Pachter, Visual Artist Lata Pada, Dancer Jane Pang, Educator Jenny Parr, Stage Combat, Director Patrick Parson, Dancer Pete Paterson, Photographer Lee Pham, B-Boy Emily Pohl Weary, Author, Visual Artist Maya Postepski, Percussionist Mike Prosserman, Dancer Jeremy Proulx, Filmmaker Debra Quigly, Bagpiper Caryl Quizon, Dancer Mark Raynes Roberts, Sculptor Jon Reid, B-Boy Dancer Max Reimer, Director Jessica Reynolds, Dancer Matt Richardson, Stage Combat Siobhan Richardson, Stage Combat, Actor

Jamie Robinson, Actor Nathan Roy, Native Drummer Roveena, Singer Bettine Roynon, Designer Joseph Sackey, Urban Step Dancer Manny Sandoval, Dancer Annette Sanger, Musician Samyuktha Sharath, Dancer Albert Schultz, Artistic Director Joe Sealy, Jazz Musician Mark Sepic, Musician Swati Shaw, Dancer Tara Slone, Musician Santee Smith, Dancer Jacob Spence, Visual Artist Rosary Spence, Aboriginal Dancer Cortney Stephenson, Visual Artist Monika Jensen Stevenson, Author Sinead Sugrue, Soprano Curtis Sullivan, Tenor Alan Syliboy, Visual Artist, Musician Evan Syliboy, Musician Sandra Tarantino, Visual Artist Naomi Tyrell, Musician Allycia Uccello, Visual Artist Sabatino Vacca, Conductor Harley Valentine, Visual Artist Becky Van der Post, Musician Altaf Vellani, Percussionist Sharon Wadsworth-Smith, Visual Artist Anne-Marie Warburton, Jeweller Adam Waxman, Actor John Webster, Town Crier Wendy Wen Zhao, Musician Scott White, Musician Paul Wickham, Musician Debbie Young, Dub Poet Jeannette Zingg, Choreographer

Laura MacKinnon Mackenzy Willis, grad TA support staff

Brenda Norton, Dir. of Operations Lisa-Marie Norton, Program Coordinator Sue Hindle, Dir. of Development Jessica Hindle, Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Elliott, Dir. of Communications lead volunteers

Elizabeth Achneepineskum, Elder Bob Baker, Elder Rochelle Bhatia Jennifer Bennett Crisy Buck, grad Thea, Ben, Christian Cappellacci, grads Vince Ciarlo, Communications Wendy Coaster Trish De Luca, Vancouver Coordinator Alan Dunlop, Photographer Lena Earley Robyn Fitzpatrick, grad Catherine Guillaume, Photographer Leslie Hannigan Jan Henderson Mary Jane Joe, Elder Becky Julien, Elder Kara Kennedy Andy Last, Videographer Johane Lefrançois-Deignan, Interior Design Roy Mulder, Videographer Robert & Margaret Ohashi Ashleigh Pappas Rachel Pardy, Communications Michael Pietrocarlo, Photographer Amanda Robinson Sinclair Russell, Designer Julian & Maggie Sale, Photographers Kjersten Saude, Photographer teachers Eric Shewaybick, grad, musician Geneviève Anthony, Dir. of Urban Programs Ananias Spence, Elder Linda Carson Leslie Spence, grad Kim van Oosterom, Graphic Designer Molly Enneson, grad TA Valerie Kostyniuk Tony Whitehead, Elder Ann Lyons We apologize for any errors or omissions. Shelley MacDonald

2012 lead

supporters

lead sponsor platinum sponsors gold sponsors

government support Support from the Government of Ontario per the Ministry of Tourism & Culture; Canada Council for the Arts; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Arts Foundation and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

sponsors $1,000 to $12,500 Atlas Copco Mining & Rock Excavation Technique Canada, Avec Insurance Manager Inc., Beard Winter LLP, Benson Percival Brown LLP, Bento Nouveau Ltd., Best Buy Canada Limited, Blaney McMurtry LLP, Burgundy Asset Management, Canaccord Genuity, Canadian Litigation Counsel Inc., CFZM – AM 740, Cineplex Entertainment LP, Classical 96.3 fm, Clearview Arts & Culture Centre, cultureONE, Cunningham Lindsey Canada, Difference Capital, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, The Globe and Mail (in kind), Granite International, Herzig Eye Institute, HUB International, HUB International Canada West, Hughes Amys LLP, I.A.T.S.E. Local 667, J2H Management Inc., Marketwire, McCague Borlack LLP, McLean Kerr LLP, The National Club (in kind), Neziol Insurance Group, Northern Nishnawbe Educational Council, OMERS Private Equity Inc., Opus Art Supplies; Pace Credit Union, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pure Metal Galvanizing, ReelDeal Media Inc., Seven Continents, SNAP, Teach Me to Fly Preschool, Topper Linen & Uniform Service, Toronto District School Board, Trimen Food Service Equipment, Wallflower Design, Windrush Corporation, Zast Foods Corporation

foundations The Ed Mirvish Charitable Foundation, The Gillespie Family Foundation, Hal Jackman Foundation, The Herman Smith Music Trust Fund, Jackman Foundation, Johansen-Larsen Foundation, Judith Teller Foundation, Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation, Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation, The McLean Foundation, Sydney & Florence Cooper Foundation, Tesari Charitable Foundation, Judith Teller Award, Margaret Field Award, Eileen Sankey Scholarship, Jay Tennant Music Scholarship

governors’ council $1,000+ All of the above plus: Alan Anderson (in kind), Annie Appleby, Jan & Ivana Benda, Sandra Bussin, J.P. Challet, Yanzhi Chen & Donald Matthews, Maria Da Cunha, Alan Dunlop, Stanley & Genia Elkind, Robert & Irene Gillespie, Marty & Susan Goldberg, John Hastings, Frank Hennessey, Graerce Hibberd, Jennifer Hibberd & Kees Van Winters, Roxanne Hoffman, Eric & Sarah Jackman, Norman Jewison, Anne Livingston, James Lockyer, Fraser Mann, Paul McCague & Deborah Robinson, Ross Munro, Michael Nowlan, Robert & Margaret Ohashi, Kevin & Kate Overstrom, Gaston Pelletier, J.C. & Marilyn Field Pennie, Ryan Pennie, Bruce & Sandy Phillips, Jeff Phillips, Donna Quan, Fabian Richenberger, Sinclair Russell, Julian & Maggie Sale, Dorothy Shoichet, Paul Semple, William & Monika Jensen Stevenson, Dr. Roy Suarez, David Wallace, Michael Wekerle, James & Nancy Westcott

supporters $500 to $1,000 BDO Canada, LLP, Best Buy Canada, Gayle Boxer Duncanson, Eileen Creighton, G. Mark Curry, Judith Davies, Catherine Guillaume, Henry & Donna Hagey, Brent & Eleanor Hubbard, Keith Jordan, Richard A. Lan, Ken & Taflyn Maynard, Long & McQuade, Maro, Annette Sanger & James Kippen, Stewart W. Henderson Barrister, Team TELUS Cares, Dallas Vaillancourt, Winners Merchants International LP (in kind)

board of directors Sandra Bussin, Yanzhi Chen, Stanley Elkind, Marilyn Field Ex-Officio & President, Frank Hennessey Chair, Jennifer Hibberd, Roxanne Hoffman, Paul McCague, Shamin Mohamed, Jr., Ross Munro, Michael Nowlan Treasurer, J.C. Pennie Co-Vice-Chair, Ryan Pennie, Jeff Phillips, Donna Quan, Faruq Remtulla, Fabian Richenberger Co-Vice-Chair, Deborah Robinson, Julian Sale, Paul Semple Vice President, Paula Smith, Monika Jensen Stevenson

champion mentors Ed Asner, Sonja Bata, Jeanne Beker, Michael Burgess, George Chuvalo, Alan Doyle, Morgan Freeman, Robert Gillespie, Graham Greene, Gene Hackman, Paul Henderson, Ben Heppner, Gen. Rick Hillier (Ret.), Dr. Eric Jackman, Karen Kain, Eugene Levy, Alexander Neef, Peter Oundjian, Charles Pachter, Richard Patina, Christopher Plummer, Marshall Pynkoski, Mark Raynes Roberts, R. Murray Schafer, Dr. Chris We apologize for any errors or omissions. Spence, Albert Schultz, William Stevenson, Roy Henry Vickers, Jeannette Zingg 13

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