The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The REMIX Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Our mission is to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success as participants define it and on their own terms.
The Remix Project’s vision is to become an internationally recognized destination for recruiters from post-secondary institutions and corporations looking for fresh and exciting young talent and leaders.
What The Program Has To Offer:
• A knowledgeable and supportive staff team, ready to guide youth through their career choices and six-month plans.
• A 5,000 sq. ft. facility, with a full recording studio, photography studio, business development centre, creative arts lab, video editing suite & more.
• A range of mentors, who are relevant industry professionals that work one on one with young people to provide guidance and feedback in greater detail.
• Regular workshops that bring in industry professionals to talk about their experiences, and give practical steps to maintaining a successful career.
Why This Needs To Happen:
Many of our young people have been a disengaged by the system available to them and often believe that a path along the straight and narrow is not an option to them. It is critical for a project of this nature to get off the ground so that youth from Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods (and beyond) know that it IS possible to be a master of their own destiny and understand that there is a place for them in our society offering more than a job at a call centre or in a jail cell.
In terms of a lasting impact, we project the results of this program will help to create a more diverse and skilled workforce in Toronto’s thriving cultural and creative industries. With each successful placement of a young person in the creative or cultural economy we make it that much easier for the next young person to be taken seriously and given a chance.