Thank you for your interest in our work. Your contribution helps youth share their stories through the power of the arts. Find out the different ways you can contribute and help us grow.


Art is vital to building community and sharing our stories

Over the years, our programming has impacted participants, artists and so many more...

I used to not talk to people too much ... getting involved (in the Photo Project) I started talking to people and connecting through social media - Iā€™m proud of that, I can talk to people now.
— Yasmin (iAM participant)
I was new to Canada so it makes me meet different people, make friends.
— Taiwo (iAM participant)

Where your contribution goes

100% of your donation goes toward funding our charitable programs

Your donation will empower more youth through the arts, putting cameras in the hands of more underserved youth all across Ontario in 2019. 

Your donation will train more artists, and give them the confidence and abilities to share their artistic skills with more youth in 2019.

Your donation will help raise awareness, and assist us in our mission of sharing more and more human rights stories through the arts in 2019.

Connect more youth to the arts

Your support will help make our iAM youth arts mentorship program bigger and better than ever before!

Workshop material - support youth by providing notebooks, pencils, craft supplies to use for iAM workshops.  

Transportation - allows one youth to get to and from workshops for the iAM program

Framed photo - ensures that one youth has their photo printed, framed and presented in our annual gallery

Nourishment - ensures that one youth participant has dinner at the end of every weekly workshop.

Equipment - provides one youth with necessary equipment such as cameras to use in the iAM program

Artist mentors - trains our artists to become mentors and ensures at least one mentor per community

Fund a gallery - provides partial support to setup one gallery with the youth's art in one community

Documentary film - provides funding to make a documentary about the program to share with communities


Fund the program - provides partial funding to run the whole iAM program in one community 

Become a monthly donor

Help make sure that JAYU has the resources available to run its programming throughout the year and continue to share some of our world's most important human rights stories through the arts. 

Give a one time donation

For as low as $10, you can make sure that one youth has the workshop materials necessary to attend our iAM program in 2018.


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Where do my donations go?

Unless directly specified above, 100% of your donations will go toward our year-round programs including iAM, our Human Rights Film Festival and The Hum Podcast

Do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Absolutely! If you donate online, CanadaHelps will send you a tax receipt immediately. For donations that are processed offline (i.e. cheque or cash), we will mail you a tax receipt by the end of the year. Please note that we can only offer tax receipts to Canadian residents.

Is it possible to cancel or update my donation amount?

Yes, of course! Get in touch with us at

Can I pay by cheque?

You sure can! Cheques should be made payable to "JAYU Festival Inc." Please mail all cheques to JAYU HQ located at:

JAYU Festival Inc. 
354-401 Richmond St. West
Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8