Jennifer Wilson
named Executive
Director of DAREarts.

Join Us at the
2019 Leadership

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Ignite Change

DAREarts empowers at-risk kids with
the life skills to become leaders.

Jennifer Wilson named Executive Director of DAREarts.

Join us at the 2019 Leadership Awards

Dare to Ignite Change



Discipline. Action. Responsibility. Excellence. These are the values we’ve strived to inspire in over 200,000 at-risk children and youth since 1996. In underserved communities across Canada, these amazing young people are engaging in out-of-school workshops in all the arts, building their confidence and courage against all odds. With guidance from artist-educators, their potential is unlocked, empowering them to be leaders and ignite change - in their own lives and in their communities.


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“DAREarts saved me from abuse...I’m one of those 200,000 kids.” - Liz

Why DAREarts?

"When I was nine, my mother died from substance abuse. My father abandoned me when I was seven. He was dead before I was a teenager. I was angry. Timid. Alone. Then I found DAREarts. I realized that life wouldn’t do me any favours, and that I’d have to become my own leader. DAREarts gave me a second chance at life." Liz, 15

Every child deserves a chance.

See for yourself what real change looks like.


Empowering Courage
Confidence & Hope

“ Our schools are in a high needs area of Toronto. The influence of DAREarts programs on positive student behaviour cannot be measured: opportunity to experience, more confidence, greater communications skills, greater pride, and a greater ability to believe in themselves and their futures….”

Aldona Volunge, Elmbank JMS Principal

Are you ready to ignite change in the lives of kids facing tough life challenges?

Lead Supporters

It's with supporters like these, DAREarts kids ignite change.

Anne Livingston

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