uses hip hop to improve young people’s lives creating healthier communities
pulls in youth who may feel disconnected or overwhelmed by stress


Unity uses hip-hop to improve young people’s lives creating healthier communities.
Unity artists are genuine and honest people that I want to interact with and learn from. - Youth Participant

Unity Values

UNITY embodies the following core values in all aspects of our organization:


Create a safe environment that encourages collaboration, personal growth, individuality and critical thought.


Maintain the highest level of artistic integrity when presenting art forms while encouraging the use of these art forms to explore individuality, identity and open-mindedness.


All members of our organization are driven by their passion for the cause and the arts.


Collaboratively work with youth, schools, parents, funders, government and community organizations to create long-term impact, safer schools and healthier communities.


Make all decisions with highest priority to the opinions, needs and preferences of those we serve, the youth.

This is the second opportunity I have had to use UNITY group. I have introduced them to the student leaders and students at risk. This program is suitable for both. - School Teacher


UNITY engages students through a youth to youth dialogue using professional Artist Educators and relevant art forms including break dancing, spoken word poetry, graffiti art and beat boxing.

develop their skills for success

UNITY develops youth skills for success initially by teaching them to express their stress and anger through the arts and share personal experiences both positive and negative, and then transforming these outlets into tangible skill development tools.


UNITY staff and artists guide youth to define their own success and in turn UNITY provides practical life and work experiences that align with the youth’s skills. This process allows the youth program participants to become positive community role models.

I have been an educator for about 20 years in the York Catholic District School Board... the most outstanding presentation and workshops I have seen to date have been from Unity Charity. - Principal
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The students were very engaged throughout the workshop. It was a great way for them to express themselves through poetry. - Teacher

Unity Artforms

UNITY’s Artist Training Program consists of the following types of art:



All-Styles Dance

All-Styles Dance

Hip-Hop Dance

Hip-Hop Dance



Urban Art/Graffiti

Urban Art/Graffiti




Unity reaches 75000 youth across Canada


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