Tokens 4 Change

Tokens 4 Change was founded in 2010 to support the work of Youth Without Shelter. Tokens 4 Change is focused on youth acting for youth.

Here’s how it works…

1) Tokens4Change committee members get in touch with schools, corporate groups, and community members across the Greater Toronto Area to recruit volunteers to canvass for the T4C event happening in February.

2) The Youth Without Shelter Education Facilitator visits participating classes and conducts a free, one hour workshop on youth homelessness.

3) School interested in an arts workshop are visited by Tokens4Change art partners.

Upper Canada College Student at Tokens4Change 20144) On the big day, our student and employee groups each head to a TTC station across Toronto, a location within the PATH system, or another part of downtown Toronto. Some of them perform pieces many times during the day to raise awareness of youth homelessness through their performances. Others collect either cash or tokens from the commuters.

6) Throughout the day, volunteers gather at Tangerine Downtown Toronto Cafe, where we all have a chance to meet and to see the performances that the students have created.