The Thrive Youth Annual General Meeting will occur on November 30th, 2023. To attend, please contact us.



We’re excited to launch our new logo, name and brand identity as we’re feeling ready for this next step forward in our organization’s 26-year history.

Create Art. Make Change. Become Leaders.

We offer children and youth a turning point; a critical moment of early intervention where we see the brilliant potential of each child and help them to see it for themselves.

Introducing: Thrive Youth Development Canada

Take a look at our launch video to learn more about our change and a few words from Thrive Youth President & CEO, Jennifer Wilson

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We See Leaders Everywhere

Instead of focusing on young people that have already demonstrated their leadership capacity, we see our programs as a critical intervention for children and youth who may never consider themselves as leaders without our support.

We believe leaders aren’t born, they’re grown. We create a learning environment where participants can develop the skills, behaviors and confidence they need to see themselves as capable of making positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

60+ Schools Participating
1000 Students Per Year
20,000 Lives Changed

7 communities
across Canada

Don't just listen to us



Delenn’s Story

I first heard about DAREarts from a friend who was in the program. She invited me to her showcase. I was so blown away by the performances, from the dances…

Samira’s Story

For most of my life I spent it worrying about what people would say or think about me, and worrying that I’m not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. I…

Eric’s Story

My Indian name is “Keeshigoong kanodagoozich kanakamoooch”, which means “where you can hear a person singing through the sky” I grew up in an isolated reserve where I felt trapped…

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