Note: all events at Buddies have been suspended until May 1, 2020 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You can read the full announcement here.
CANVAS Arts Action Programs (CANVAS) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2014 to prevent gender-based and sexual violence, homophobia and transphobia. Based out of Toronto, Canada, CANVAS uses interactive, arts-inspired training programs to educate on gender equity, consent, and LGBTQ2S+ inclusion in schools, summer camps, community centres and workplaces. Through creative and compassionate workshop facilitation, participants critically examine harmful norms, learn about the struggles of marginalized groups, and recognize their capacity to affect positive change.
Our poetry and consent program at Eva’s Satellite has come together to create a poetry group known as the Back Talk Collective. These femmes will be showcasing their poetic works and stories. There will also be an open mic to encourage the community to hit the mic and share their own stories. Come celebrate all the hard work these femmes have put into honing their craft.