To mark Wenonah’s 25th anniversary, we are pleased to announce a new initiative to support some of the meaningful work that is taking place in our communities.
As part of our Wenonah Cares mission, each year we are partnering with a new not-for-profit organization that works with and benefits children and youth. Through these partnerships, our hope is to support an organization with funding or gifts-in-kind support. We will also share with our Camp community the good work that these organizations are doing to make our communities better.
With that, we are pleased to announce our charitable partner for the 2022 season – Project: Humanity.
Project: Humanity (PH) is a socially-engaged theatre company founded in 2008 that uses the arts to bring together disconnected groups, to help people listen more compassionately, and catalyze meaningful change by inspiring active citizenship.
Led by Artistic Director Andrew Kushnir and Executive Director Daniel Chapman-Smith, PH carries out its mission through two “arms” of operation:
- The robust PH: YOUTH arm provides innovative drama programming to youth ages 14-29 in GTA shelters and high-schools as a means of amplifying youth voices, breaking down social barriers, and helping youth better understand themselves and the systems around them. PH has conducted over 160 pro-bono drama workshops in Toronto’s youth shelter system to date, and in 2019 began a three-year partnership with the TDSB. Since May 2020, their PH 1:1 program has been pairing professional artists with youth in GTA shelters from Etobicoke to Scarborough for 1:1 online mentorship in a discipline of the youth’s choice.
- PH: THEATRE brings original, thought-provoking, and aesthetically groundbreaking productions to audiences nationwide. PH is one of Canada’s leading developers of Verbatim Theatre, a journalistic dramatic form wherein original interviews are transformed into ‘live documentaries’ for the stage. We have produced and toured 200+ performances of our Verbatim Theatre plays, which grapple with social issues like youth homelessness, the modern-day legacy of the Underground Railroad, and the marginalization of arts education.
To learn more about Project: Humanity, please visit them online at projecthumanity.ca.
Support Project: Humanity!
DONATE TO PH
If you donate to Project: Humanity, you’re supporting the important work we’re doing building resilience for youth-on-the-margins through arts education and mentorship.
For example, here’s an example of what you’re donation will be going towards in support of our PH 1:1 Youth mentorship program:
- A $50 donation covers necessary arts supplies for one artist-youth partnership
- A $200 donation covers the cost of a single week of mentorship
A $2000 donation supports the entire twelve weeks of 1:1 mentorship between an artist and a youth, in disciplines ranging from music to visual arts to spoken word.
TUNE INTO P:H
Want to stay up to date?
Sign up for our Project: Humanity Friends newsletter, where you can stay up to date with our work with youth in the arts, verbatim theatre, and updates on our Wenonah Cares partnership. Click here for an example of one of these newsletters, and click here to subscribe.
SHARE YOUR SKILLS & TALENTS
Want to get involved?
We’re looking for members of the Wenonah community to support PH through volunteering their time. This could range from pro-bono legal, accounting, bookkeeping or other professional services, to helping us drive equipment from donors to shelters.
Looking for a sponsorship opportunity?
Project: Humanity is looking for sponsors who share our goal of supporting youth-on-the-margins through the arts. Do you work with a company, or know of any, that might be interested in partnering with Project: Humanity? If so, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also looking forward to welcoming the Project: Humanity community to Wenonah for a special weekend in June, and we cannot wait to welcome a Project: Humanity community member to our one month long WCIT leadership program in July .
Finally, we are excited that proceeds from every ticket sold to our 25th anniversary gala in November will go towards Project: Humanity.
Project: Humanity is proud to be a member of a strategic platform with SKETCH Working Arts. This platform allows SKETCH to issue charitable receipts on their behalf.