WHAT WE DO
FYOU: The Forgiveness Project is a series of community outreach programs, based in Toronto, working with youth and young adults around themes of forgiveness, restorative justice, and conflict management.
Our main objectives are: addressing the mental health and well-being of gang identified youth, both in and out of custody, through innovative programming; creating a platform to amplify the stories of those who have felt voiceless, in order to change the narrative on how we address themes of justice within the criminal justice system and mental health.
HIghlights of our programming include:
*Ontario College of Art and Design University has been a committed partner in educational opportunities for our particpants in custody. Since 2018, we have worked with OCAD U for hundreds of young men to receive their first post-secondary credit in both provincial and federal custody at no cost to the participant.
*We worked with the Toronto Blue Jays Jays Care to provide a historical Indigenous feast for young people in custody.
*OVO40 donated music equipment to participants in custody during the pandemic.
*The FYOU team has published four books since 2010 on topics such as grief, loss, justice and more.
*Thousands of young men have graduated from our tiered system program where guest facilitators have included Shad. K, Noah “40” Shebib, A Tribe Called Red and many more.
*Ministry of Corrections Community Partner of the Year
*City of Toronto Violence Prevention Organization of the Year