Created in collaboration with CultureLink, Hart House Youth Recreation Project, York University and the Centre for Race and Culture, the CultureLink Talking Walls Audio Exhibit portrays different meanings of immigration, belongingness, and identity created by newcomer children and youth.
CultureLink, a Toronto-based agency serving newcomers and the general community for over 30 years, has created art in a variety of different mediums through their Artegration Homework Club and Youth in Arts program.
Artegration and Youth in Arts offer diverse activities to newcomer children and youth to help them integrate through art, healthy lifestyle choices, leadership, and community capacity building, as well as forming a sense of civic pride.
The Hart House Youth Recreation Project is an exciting new Hart House involving multiple on- and off-campus partnerships.
Its goal is to leverage the recreational facilities and expertise at Hart House and the University of Toronto to offer transformative experiences to Toronto youth, particularly those from communities that may not consider a university education.
The initiative is supported by Hart House Recreation & Wellness staff, a research team from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, as well as placement students from New College Community Engaged Learning Program, Faculty of Medicine – Community Based Service Learning Program, and the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.