About PositiveVibes T.O
BLACK-FOCUSED: PositiveVibes T.O recognizes that Black groups and communities experience specific and complex issues that are different from other racialized groups. Our organization prioritizes the development and implementation of services towards Black communities.
PositiveVibes T.O is a youth-led organization that focuses on educating, empowering and supporting Black and other racialized communities. We bring awareness to issues faced by Black and racialized communities and empower change as well as make contributions to the efforts of these communities and encourage success. Our platform acknowledges the importance of performing arts and incorporates arts within our services. Lastly, we bring communities together through events and provide a platform where youth and young adults can showcase their talents and voices in a safe, positive and supportive environment.
Our organization has two main focuses:
1. Services targeted to issues identified within Black communities
2. Performing Arts within Black and other racialized communities
1. Services targeted to issues within Black Communities
To bring awareness to and address the issues faced by Black communities
To support and make contributions to the efforts of Black groups and encourage success
To empower through knowledge and education
To offer youth a safe space*
To offer youth a platform for self-expression
To provide guidance and mentorship to youth
To support Black youth understand the contribution by Blacks towards society and feel a sense of pride and honour to be Black.
2.Performing Arts within Black and other racialized Communities
To remove the stigmatization of arts as a career within Black and racialized communities
To support the voices and talents of Black and racialized youth
To offer youth a platform to showcase their talents
To connect talented youth to opportunities within the music industry
To provide guidance and support for Black and racialized artists
To empower Black and racialized youth through arts by encouraging self-expression
Programs and workshops
- Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships
- Financial literacy
- Know your rights (youth justice)
- Performing arts
About Sounds From The 6ix
Sounds From the 6ix is our annual summer kick-off event that highlights the art, urban culture and narrative of local artists within the GTA. From spoken word to hip-hop and afrobeats, Sounds From The 6ix brings various types of genres and performing arts to the stage! We give artists opportunities to display their talents in front of a large audience, broaden their fan base, network and meet new people. Sounds From the 6ix provides an experience that fuses community and entertainment. We prioritize supporting the voices of racialized individuals and use this platform to promote community involvement and social inclusion.