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Art, Activism and Leadership (Ages 14-16)

Creative Change

The AGO Art, Activism and Leadership program is a leadership course for 14-16 year-olds who want not only to take part in extra-curricular activities in their school and community, but would like to create and lead programs.

This program offers a tool kit of skills, but extends far beyond that to future educational and employment experiences. Participants are given the chance to understand and practice these skills in a supportive setting, with both feedback and mentorship. Our program emphasizes out- of –the –box thinking, with an art-making component in the studio. There is an emphasis on social issues and issues of relevance to youth in school and community settings. Leadership is provided by an experienced and dedicated counselor and is supported by lead camp staff and senior AGO staff.

The main components of the skills toolkit are:

  • How to develop and coordinate a program
  • How to motivate others
  • Group Dynamics and Conflict Mediation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication
  • Graphic Design skills
  • Exploration of art making techniques and practice

Two week session:

Session 1: July 7 – July 18


10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily


Sessions 1 (10 days) $630 $510

How to Register


Camps and children’s courses can only be booked online.

In order to ensure that your camper has a safe and happy experience, please take a few minutes to please register them online, so that we receive their entire correct medical and travel information.

If you require further information, or wish to enrol in an adult course please call our Contact Centre
at 416 979 6608.

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Contact Centre Hours

Monday – Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Please note: Members must provide their membership number in order to process requests. All orders must be paid in full at time of booking. There is a $2 handling fee per order for all classes, courses, lectures and talks.

Please read the Education Programming Policies.

To contact us for more information, please use our Contact Form.

Video information

Watch this AGO Counsellor in Training public performance piece! Comfort Zones is a video project by the Change is Awkward Art Collective and Robert Anthony exploring personal space in the public sphere. This is one of many art making lessons designed by our Counsellors in Training!

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