A mentorship program designed for and with BIPOC young people with disabilities, empowering young people with a sense of belonging, community, and a space to explore why their voice matters. 


Applications for our 2024 cohort are now open. 



 





This hybrid mentorship program serves as a platform to address the underrepresentation of BIPOC communities with disabilities, fostering increased inclusivity and creating avenues for personal and professional growth. 




Participants have the opportunity to engage as mentors or mentees, igniting meaningful dialogue through mindfulness practices, community workshops, and networking occasions with influential leaders in the arts sector, accessibility fields, and various professions. 

Delivery: Hybrid delivery

The program is delivered virtually on Google Meet or Zoom and in-person within the Greater Toronto Area.  

Duration: 10-12 weeks
Participants engage in weekly sessions that foster professional development and community building. 

 

Virtual Sessions on Zoom

In-Person Session at the Distillery District

 

In 2022, we invited our first cohort to come together every Saturday afternoon to build their own dialogue about disability. 

A comprehensive program kit is provided equipping participants with the necessary materials to actively engage on a weekly basis. These resources serve to support skill development throughout the program and even beyond its duration, fostering continuous growth and proficiency.


 

A Short Video Reel About Unboxing Accessibility 

Video by: Sarah Himaya Studio
Support her on Instagram: @sarahhimayastudio

2023 Cohort

Anna Khouzam
Youth Program Lead

La-vane Kelly
Mentee Participant

Kumari Giles
Mentor Participant

Felicia Byron
Mentor Participant

Clara Laserna
Mentee Participant

Ivy Guo
Mentee Participant

DOL
Mentor Participant

Angelo Luu,
Guest Speaker

Sean Lee
Guest Speaker

2022 Cohort

Gloria Bernal
Program Assistant

DOL
Mentee Participant

Angel T!me
Mentee Participant

Manar Hossain
Mentee Participant

Aaliyah Aziz
Mentee Participant

Huda Eldardiry
Mentor Participant

Dynamic Reactions
Guest Speaker

Nan McLeod
Guest Speaker

Illustrations by: Gloria Han
Support them on Instagram: @artofdahye

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