Who We Are

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DAREarts is a group of risk takers who are committed to building young leaders of the future, using the power of the arts. We bring hope to children challenged by life by exposing them to opportunities, engaging them in creativity and empowering them to be leaders.


Our Mission: DAREarts will empower children and youth from underserved communities across Canada, to build confidence, courage and their inner leader. By harnessing the power of the arts and the DARE values, they will DARE to IGNITE CHANGE.

Our Vision: Inspiring young Canadians with a lifelong motivation for creative thinking, excellence and leadership in their lives through educational experiences in the arts.


DAREarts is a Canadian charitable organization that empowers at-risk children to unlock their potential and be leaders. Harnessing the power of the arts in innovative education programs, over 10,000 children aged 9 to 19 annually ignite change in their lives and in their communities. Since 1996, the children have shown tremendous increase in self-esteem and healthy life choices.


Our Champions

Edward Asner
Jeanne Beker
George Chuvalo
Antoni Cimolino
Alan Doyle
Morgan Freeman
Robert Gillespie

Graham Greene
Gene Hackman
Paul Henderson
Ben Heppner
General Rick Hillier
Dr. Eric Jackman
Karen Kain

Eugene Levy
Rt. Hon. Paul Martin
Rick Mercer
Shamin Mohamed, Jr.
Alexander Neef
Don Newman
Peter Oundjian

Charles Pachter
Christopher Plummer
Marshall Pynkoski
Mark Raynes Roberts
Karl Subban
Roy Henry Vickers
Jeannette Zingg

10,000 Youth

Empowered annually across Canada