7th Generation Image Makers
7th Generation Image Makers is a dynamic, youth-led Aboriginal community arts program operating within Native Child and Family Services of Toronto.
Since 1995 we have provided quality and accessible art and media based programming in a culturally supportive and safe environment to Toronto-based youth and youth at-risk. We work to create opportunities for professional arts training including ongoing accessible and quality fine art instruction taught by professional contemporary Native artists, mentors, and Elders.
Our team of trained practicing artists and professionals have created
substantial opportunities for youth artists through community partnerships and public art commissions. Exciting works by our artists can be seen at the
ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Aboriginal Voices Radio, McLaren Art Gallery, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, the University of Toronto, Native Men’s Residence & Monarch Park Collegiate.
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto strives to provide a life of quality, well being, caring and healing for our children and families in the Toronto Native Community. It does this by creating a services model that is culture-based, respecting the values of Native peoples, the extended family, and the right to self-determination.
Youth Programming Mission:
It is our sincere belief that restoration of cultural practices will help to resolve the cultural identity crisis experienced by Aboriginal youth. All our services, therefore, are culturally based, holistic and integrated. The collective wisdom of Elders, traditional teachers, and staff is used in designing programs. Our youth are instrumental in helping to identify their service and program needs.
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