Working with Communities through an Equitable & Anti-Oppression Lens

Learn how to be a thoughtful community collaborator, project-maker and make positive transformations in diverse communities. Explore and learn 5 Key Practices in Applying Equity to Community Programming & Engagement and reflect on various arts equity techniques and approaches that will influence design, delivery and evaluation. Learn ways of applying anti-oppression in community work. This workshop will have interactive components and require self-reflection.

Audience Focus: Emerging Arts Leaders
Incentives: Skill-based and hands-on learning;
Accompanying workbook and exercises

Facilitated by: Parul Pandya
Community Consultant,
Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting

Date: March 7, 2019

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: North York Central Library

Price: Free

Venue: Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi



Emerging Leadership in Non-Profit through Effective Strategy

This full-day workshop investigates the qualities and factors of an effective change-maker. Exploring how to develop a robust strategic plan that promotes strong leadership and addresses issues specific to non-profits.

Participant will also discuss how those stepping into senior roles and board members can implement models and approaches to make a sustainable impact when investing in communities. Participants will walk away with practice resources including a framework designed to help guide them.

This workshop is delivered as part of WorkSmarts – a WorkInCulture series featuring learning opportunities that teach individuals working in arts, culture, libraries, and heritage, skills related to organizational capacity and management.

Facilitator: Parul Pandya
Community Consultant, Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting

Date: March 21, 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Place: Downsview Hub 

Price: $25

About Us

North York Arts (NYA)  collaborates with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities

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North York Arts
5040 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2N 6R8


Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Meet Julián

Julián Carvajal (he/him) is a Toronto-based award-winner creator & producer of experiences. This Queer Latinx Colombian Canadian Arts Manager/Producer has over 21 years of experience managing, curating and delivering arts festivals and cultural events. He is the Event Producer of the largest PanAmerican Food and Music Festival in Canada, Mentor in Residence at the Neighbourhood Arts Network while working at North York Arts, StreetARToronto and producing "In My Element(s) Symposia" for ArtWorkxTO.

Julián has collaborated with organizations and artists from 5 continents on multiple artistic projects. He has mentored over 400 self-identified artists for the past 10 years. He is passionate about building meaningful relationships; helping others to navigate the art sector in the city while collaborating with others to co-create an anti-oppressive and more diverse and inclusive vision of the art sector in Tkaronto.

What does art mean to you?

The Big Bang of my life