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.

Read about the rebrand launch

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

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.

Help Us Make Change
60+ Schools Participating1000 Students Per Year20,000 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…

Recent News

Darearts Launches new Strategic Vision as ‘Thrive Youth’ to Better Empower Young People

August 3, 2022No commentsDAREarts has unveiled a new name, logo, and strategic plan as part of an extensive brand renewal initiative. Under the new name Thrive Youth, the non-profit organization will focus on…

DAREarts Marks 20 Years of Honouring Youth with 2022 RISE Leadership Awards Winners

July 5, 2022No commentsThree winners from Toronto, Etobicoke and Webequie First Nation were selected for their actions taken to affect change in their own lives and their communities.

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