Heroes Battle Bullying!

Heroes Battle Bullying!

Heroes Battle Bullying! 

 Comic Arts-Based Workshop on Difference & Inclusion

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

North York Arts is proud to be working with A. Weiss Comics (AWC), a Toronto-based social enterprise, to provide primary students living in North York with comic arts anti-bullying workshops.

Comic books have long been a medium for telling stories to educate and entertain; AWC uses the medium as a teaching tool to discuss issues around bullying and to build skills on how to deal with bullying if it occurs. In the AWC universe, superheroes from all backgrounds work together to address issues facing us in schools, workplaces, and society in general.

This year, we have open workshops in February, March and the Fall season! Scroll down for details on how to sign up.

NYA has loved being a part of this program and helping to give students more confidence in a fun, interesting, and creative way.

 

Upoming Workshops

Gary’s Global Heroes Battle Bullying!  Comic book workshop is curriculum enhancement for diversity issues using an anti-bullying theme. The workshop uses our comic book as an engaging storytelling and teaching medium.

NOTE: Our next program will take place in the Fall – stay tuned for more details in August!

Date: TBD

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Where: Online

Price: Free

Apply by: TBD

Participant Details:

  • Participants: Ages 7-12
  • Materials required: Paper, pencils, crayons, colour pencils, etc.

Goals:

  • Build awareness of bullying, cause, manifestations, coping strategies
  • Understand diversity and inclusion
  • Contribute to the formation of good citizenship

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand bullying and various forms of prejudice
  • Learn strategies to deal with bullying
  • Build self-confidence
  • Build empathy for others

Program Creator:

Aaron Weiss

“I created the program because the issue of bullying continues to be a problem in schools and in society. I was bullied as a child as well as Gary, the hero of the comic who came to Canada as a child. I also found that equity, diversity, and inclusion was important to teach kids so that they would grow up to be better citizens. The comic book is an accessible way to teach kids about these important issues and the kids respond really well while reading and drawing comics.”

For more information Contact Julian: julian@northyorkarts.org  or call  647-561-602

A. Weiss Comics is an educational partner of the Toronto District School Board and North York Arts.

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

Contact us 

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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Legacy Collective Programs

Legacy Collective Programs

NOTICE: In-person meetups postponed due to COVID-19. Contact cecilia@northyorkarts.org for details about online opportunities. 

Legacy Collective

Legacy Collective is a North York-based senior engagement initiative. Partnered with North York Arts and Neighbourhood Arts Network and supported by the Government of Ontario,  the group celebrates creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer learning, storytelling, and art-making. The members, which are made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds and languages, participate in activities that seek to break down barriers of social isolation and depression by using the arts as a tool to foster a network of community support.

Join Legacy Collective!

Join the Legacy Collective, a seniors group, every Friday for a fun morning of art-making, storytelling, and celebrate creativity and wisdom through peer-to-peer learning. The Legacy Collective is a North York-based senior lead initiative in partnership with North York Arts.  

9:30am to 10am – Coffee and snacks
10am to 1pm – Art Workshops and activities
Address:  North York Community House, 505 Lawrence Ave W, North York, ON M6A 1A3

FREE PROGRAM
ALL WELCOME, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

For questions and inquiries:
Cecilia Garcia – Phone: 416-733-9388 ext 7067
E-mail: cecilia@northyorkarts.org

Cecilia Acevedo – What’s App: 647-892-7596

  1. 2016NYA received funds from Ontario’s Senior Community Capacity Grant to run various arts programming in support of Legacy Collective
  2. 2016Legacy Collective participants had the opportunity to sell their artwork at the Cultural Hotspot closing party
  3. 2017With funds from the Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant and the My City My Six 150 project, NYA was able to run “Stitching Stories,” a program where participants worked alongside artists Paola Gomez and Dana Prieto to tell their stories and explore themes of identity using textiles
  4. 2017The artwork from “Stitching Stories” was showcased at The North York Community House
  5. 2017NYA developed volunteer opportunities for Legacy Collective participants to lead knitting circles for newcomer women
  6. 2017Legacy Collective participants had the opportunity to sell their artwork at NYA’s Sunday Serenades
  7. 2018With funds from Ontario’s Multicultural Community Capacity Grant, NYA is currently running leadership training workshops with Legacy Collective

Legacy Collective Community Impact:

  • 30 seniors participated in programming
  • Participants engaged in social activities related to the arts (including private artist talks and gallery tours)
  • Created opportunities for participants to showcase and sell their work
  • Created  volunteer opportunities to senior participants and a paid program coordinator role
  • Built opportunities with newcomer artists (spanish speaking) to provide programming in participants’ first language
  • Built connections within the wider community to reduce sense of isolation and exclusion

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

Contact us 

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

info@northyorkarts.org

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Join Our Network