ACCESS successfully celebrates Community and Youth through the Arts


On Saturday, July 14, ACCESS' Arts for Change Showcase: Celebrate Community was a great success, with over 200 community members, youth and organizations in attendance, we could not have asked for a more positive, engaging, inspiring evening. Thank You from the ACCESS Team:

Firstly, we’d like to thank all the organizations and their youth that came out to support Arts for Change:

Volunteer MBC, Brampton Mayor’s Youth Team, United Way of Peel Region and the Young Leaders Council, India Rainbow, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee of Mississauga, Rapport Youth & Family Services and ECLYPSE, Youth Troopers for Global Awareness, Volunteering Peel, MY Games, Good Movement and I Rock with the ONE.

Secondly, we’d like to thank all the sponsors who supported the showcase:

Nitro Fitness, Blessed Apparel, DramaWay, Cocoa Camino, Julie's Ice Cream House, Ontario Conservatory of Music, Karine’s Vegan Vegetarian All-Day Breakfast, and Il Cavaliere Banquet Hall.

We can’t forget the amazing performers we were able to showcase:

I Rock with the ONE, Kanisha Charles, Vanessa Azizian, Shantelle Shakes, Farij Abbas of YTGA, Josephine Paul of the Ontario Conservatory of Music, Jarryd Fillmore and Elbow Dragon; and Samantha Calvec, ECLYPSE and Andrea Rodrigues for their artwork.

As always, stunning photography services were donated by Andrew Ly of Nineteen Photos Design. You can view all of the Photo Booth photos online here.

A huge thank you to the United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel for the Youth in Action Grant, and Rapport Youth & Family Services for overseeing the grant.

We would also like to thank everyone in attendance at the Showcase, from the families of the performers to the individuals in our communities!

For Photo Booth pictures and more, please visit