Each May, Youth Week Toronto celebrates youth engagement and showcases the abilities and talents of youth in the areas of civic engagement, recreation, arts and sports in diverse communities across Toronto. This year, Youth Week has gone virtual!
May 1 to 7, 2021
ResilienTOgether celebrates youth artistic expression through visual and performing arts.
A virtual gallery, social media campaign and pre-recorded musical performances will be showcased on Instagram throughout the week.
Organized in partnership with: Vibe Arts, RISE Edutainment, UrbanArts, the Remix Project and ArtWorksTO.
May 1 to May 6, 2021
Over the past five years, Artists in the 6ix has developed into a highly anticipated annual showcase of Toronto’s up and coming youth artists. This year’s event will be held in a virtual gallery by the University of Toronto Hart House from May 1 – May 6, 2021.
The Gala and Marketplace will take place on May 6 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and will feature performances as well as a chance to meet and connect with other artists. Each featured artist will host their own virtual room where the public can meet them, ask questions about their work and potentially purchase their piece.
1 to 2:30 p.m.
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of fun and interactive games and a chance to win prizes! Once you register, you’ll be given a link to join the party. All you need is a laptop, phone or tablet to take part in the event.
5 to 6:30 p.m. – Hit The Beat
Develop your own sense of style by exploring rhythm, timing and musicality with Edmund ‘Edz’ Gyamfi.
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The event will identify leadership and skill development opportunities through recreation jobs. Roundtable discussion will allow audience to identify career pathways with staff who started in part time recreation jobs.
Meeting number: 132 484 1218
4 to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Youth Week by challenging your knowledge against friends with the library’s trivia night. Be crowned our Online Trivia Champ with special shout-outs on our Instagram Story!
Register to guarantee your spot at:
5 to 6:30 p.m. – Fancy Footwork
Master impressive footwork combinations with Edmund ‘Edz’ Gyamfi.
5 to 8 p.m.
Kiara of Drag Race Canada teaches the fundamentals of make-up for drag queens. Prizes and giveaways will be given to participants of the class.
7 to 7:30 p.m.
Join the Toronto History Museum Youth team for an even of trivia! There’s a category for everyone, so play along on kahoot for bragging rights, or simply watch-along!
Meeting number: 133 178 4725
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Branded is an event that invests, connects, and levels up Black, newcomer and MVP youth entrepreneurs.
Delivered in partnership with Business in the Streets; CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals; LAMP Community Health Centre, TCHC, and; Trotman Communications.
4 to 5 p.m.
Coach Patrick de Belen leads a series of workshops on poetry and spoken word. Share an ongoing piece, create a new one, develop your writing and get feedback
5 to 6:30 p.m. – Throwback
Pick-up moves and styles from the past and use them to excite your audience with Edmund ‘Edz’ Gyamfi.
5 to 6 p.m.
Curious about writing? Drop-in and meet like-minded teens. Explore your voice through writing prompts, enjoy peer support, and end up somewhere you never expected to be!
6 to 8 p.m.
Join the City of Toronto’s official youth advisory board for a special edition Cabinet meeting with guest speakers from It’s My Future Toronto (IMFTO).
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to build your personal brand on LinkedIn in this workshop for younger adults (ages 18-24) Led by Chanèle McFarlane, multiple award-winning Certified Career Strategist and TEDx Speaker. She’ll be working through how to start creating content on the platform, how to upgrade your profile, tips for connecting with people and more.
1 to 3 p.m. (18-29 years of age)
4 to 6 p.m. (15-18 years of age)
Join a virtual Job Fair and connect directly with employers who are hiring NOW! Learn about current opportunities, career progression, application process, and the benefits of working with each employer. A list of confirmed employers and current opportunities will be sent out by April 29 to all youth who register.
Youth job seekers from 18 to 29 years of age (1 to 3 p.m. session):
Youth job seekers from 15-18 years of age (4 to 6 p.m. session):
More information and event preparation:
Send an email to PFRYouthWeek@toronto.ca
Developed in Partnership with Youth Employment Partnerships (YEP)
4 to 5 p.m.
We’re hosting an online escape room! Think you’ve got the skills to figure out the clues and solve the puzzles? Feel free to play along with your friends on a video call.
5 to 6:30 p.m. – Show Off and GO OFF
Learn an original choreography by Edmund ‘Edz’ Gyamfi.
12 to 1:30 p.m. – Dance Break! 4 Counts of 8
Now it’s time for your choreo to shine! Work with Edmund ‘Edz’ Gyamfi to build your own original choreography and get direct feedback on your work!
*Participants can only attend Dance Break! 4 Counts of 8, if they have attended at least 1 of the previous 4 workshops.