Our donation to the Dapo Agoro Foundation

The Foundation for Peace was created in memory of Dapo Agoro, a promising young man who was murdered. The foundation is looking to bring Ottawa’s youth and the community at large together to fight against the rise of youth violence. The devastation and loss of life that it causes is overwhelming. The Foundation for Peace serves as a non-profit organization aimed at bringing awareness to the increasing prevalence of knives among today’s youth and to promote non-violent conflict resolution

Where does the money go?

The foundation has created an annual Scholarship Award for Peace that is given to a graduating student at Lester B. Pearson who exemplifies Graduate Student Expectations.

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To learn more or make a donation to the Dapo Agoro Foundation, visit HERE

*CLOSED* FREE! PHOTO SESSION | A self-Love Project

Hey ladies, two-spirited or self-identified women, we're looking for you! Can't remember the last time you treated yourself? Do you ever hear yourself talking down to yourself? Have you had a crappy year and just plain ol' feel like a saggy, baggy, frumpy, grumpy soul? 

We want to change that.

Or do you know anyone that could use a special day?

Apply on behalf of them. We just want to spread the love. 

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Zero Waste Art Workshop with Ability First Ottawa

I first met Christina at A.R.T. In Action's A.R.T NIGHT and after the event, she asked me if I'd volunteer to do an art workshop with Ability First. Of course the answer was yes.

"The core goal of AFO is to inspire others with disabilities to reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Our program works with people from 10 to 70 years of age providing mentoring, employment skill opportunities and workshops, social programs, as well as recreational and creative activities."

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We met at Collab Space this afternoon, where I was immediately greeted with smiles and the sounds of beat boxing from a gentleman named Brad. I felt at home. 

Our materials of the day were: cranberry juice, turmeric, activated charcoal and chlorophyll on canvas tote bags. The cloudy and cold day had me missing the Philippines so I explained to them that we'd be painting palm trees. Here's what mine looked like:

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It was a lot of fun to see everyone's work of art come to life and although I thought I was supposed to be teaching just one class, the vote's are in that I'll for sure be coming back to teach another one again soon. Looking forward to it! 

**If you want to apply to volunteer as an art educator, please e-mail:
info (at) dreamlovegrow (dot) com **