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INKspire elevates youth voices in mainstream media through writing and interactive projects

IMPACT & COMMITMENT

Bringing a world of opportunity for the undervalued and underrepresented

500+

volunteers, contributors, and program participants

10+

interactive programs & projects with a focus on sharing stories and learning from the community. 

20+

partners and funders, including the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, and Toronto Arts Council

800+

articles shared on various platforms including Social Issues, Science & Technology, Arts and Creative

SINCE 2016

We started out through a successful Kickstarter campaign

ONGOING

CREATIVE WRITING

INKspire Online Publication

Our first initiative – a publishing platform for youth to share their thoughts, ideas and perspectives – was founded in 2016 through a successful Kickstarter campaign that garnered over $10,000 in funding from 170+ backers.

Since then, over 800 articles from 300+ contributors have been published.

EXPANDING OUR PORTFOLIO

Our communities inspire our progress

Since then, INKspire has grown beyond its initial initiative, expanded its portfolio through accessible & interactive programming with a focus on building youth leadership.

#DearCanada

INKspire’s latest initiative aimed at showcasing the stories of young individuals (aged 14-29) throughout Canada. Learn more

Write to Discover

Online workshops providing hands-on experience and expert guidance for youth interested in creative writing. Learn more

Youth Creatives Alliance

A diverse group of youth-led arts organizations that empowers emerging artists through the creation of accessible and inclusive arts programming for youth. Learn more

What's new at INKSpire

Actively publishing new articles and exciting program initiatives

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Artistic Altruism: How 3 Arts Non-Profits Empower Youth Creatives

Latest updates

FCKMasterClass
I hate Masterclass

Oct 5, 2022, by Thorolf Van Walsum

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A Return to Colour

Oct 2 2022, by Royce L.

Design
Distorted Mirror

Sep 26 2022, by Dorsa Mansouri

CEO
Blinded by Blue Light

Sep 21 2022, by Emily Campbell

Resources

Careers at INKspire

Our mission is to empower youth voices through writing by providing a safe and inclusive space for youth to share their thoughts, ideas and perspectives on issues that matter to them. Join us and make a difference today. 

Support INKspire's growing initiatives

Help us curate a safe and positive environment where we can continue to make a difference. You can support us by simply joining our network, applying to available programs or by offering monetary donations to help us fund the organization.

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TESTIMONIES

What our volunteers say