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Humans in Flight programs

Join Humans in Flight, a storytelling initiative that celebrates the stories of newcomers, activists, advocates, and changemakers. Through photography and short films, we encourage empathy, challenge stereotypes, and inspire positive change. Let's make a difference together!



Newcomer Narratives Project


Showcasing Stories of Newcomers, Activists, Advocates, and Changemakers


This initiative is dedicated to sharing the inspiring stories of newcomers, activists, advocates, and changemakers in Canada through various media formats, including storytelling, photography, short films, and reels. 

The ultimate goal of this project is to promote mutual understanding, encourage empathy, break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and acknowledge the significant contributions of these individuals to Canadian society.


Objectives

  • Foster Understanding: Utilize storytelling, photography, and visual mediums to create narratives that enhance understanding between newcomers and refugees. 

  • Promote Reconciliation: Feature stories that promote healing and reconciliation, focusing on shared humanity and common goals.

  • Encourage Empathy: Elicit empathy through powerful storytelling that allows audiences to connect with the experiences of newcomers and advocates.

  • Break Barriers: Address stereotypes and misconceptions through authentic storytelling that highlights the diversity and resilience of individuals.

  • Celebrate Contributions: Showcase the positive impact and valuable contributions made to Canada by newcomers, activists, advocates, and changemakers.

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Artistic Thrive Initiative


Empowering Newcomer Artists in Canada

This project specifically focuses on helping newcomer and refugee artists overcome challenges while pursuing their artistic passions in Canada. The main objective is to create more opportunities for these artists to display their talents, thrive in their artistic pursuits, and contribute their unique skills to Canadian society.


Objectives

  • Showcase Artistic Talent: Provide platforms for newcomer artists to exhibit their diverse artistic skills, including photography, writing, videography, and painting.

  • Empower Artistic Pursuits: Offer creative envisioning sessions and workshops to empower artists in honing their craft.

  • Contribute to Canadian Culture: Facilitate the integration of newcomer artists into the Canadian cultural landscape by supporting their artistic contributions.

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Global Refugee Art Initiative


Supporting Emerging Refugee Writers and Artists Worldwide


This initiative has a global scope and focuses on creating opportunities for writers and artists who are refugees and are currently living outside Canada, especially those who face challenging situations such as being in refugee camps or detention centers. The project aims to mentor individuals and help them develop their skills in writing, journalism, photography, or any other artistic field while also supporting existing local art initiatives.


Objective

  • Mentorship and Skill Development: Provide mentorship programs to develop the writing and artistic skills of refugees in challenging circumstances.

  • Support Local Initiatives: Collaborate with and support existing local art initiatives in various countries.

  • International Exposure: Help publish stories and artworks in international media to amplify the voices of refugees.

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Uniting Through Stories, Inspiring Global Change


As we draw the curtain on our captivating journey with Humans in Flight, we invite you to be part of a movement that transcends borders.


Join us in celebrating the extraordinary tales of newcomers, activists, advocates, and changemakers through the Newcomer Narratives Project, where understanding, empathy, and shared narratives create a tapestry of unity.


The Artistic Thrive Initiative empowers newcomer artists, enriching Canadian culture with diverse expressions, while the Global Refugee Art Initiative echoes voices from across the globe, fostering a cultural dialogue that knows no bounds. Together, let's champion positive change, challenge stereotypes, and inspire a world united by the profound impact of storytelling. Stand with us; let's make a difference together!

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