Youth Without Shelter


Our first-ever, live and in-person, Time4Change Art Activism Gallery was an absolutely magical evening. With over 30 artists participating, and 78 works of art, we explored the realities of youth homelessness and started conversations about how we can make change happen within our community.

Thanks to you, we were able to raise a total of $44,655.75 for our Emergency Residential Program here at Youth Without Shelter!

Thank you to our Sponsors: our Presenting Sponsor Mantella Corporation, and Sponsors Tangerine Bank, Pattison Outdoor, and Category 5 Printing.

Thank you to our friends at Wry and Ginger who helped us design our TTC creative this year: “Homelessness is NOT a Crime. It’s a Social Issue.”

To our Volunteers: in so many ways YWS simply could not do what we do if not for you! Thank you for helping us with the event from start to finish. And thank you to the Toronto Reference Library for hosting us!

To our T4C Artists: we were all so blown away by the talent and the passion behind your work. Thank you for joining our movement to make change happen and support youth experiencing homelessness.

Together we have the power to change the narrative and spark discussion in our community. Together, we are ending youth homelessness one youth at a time, one step at a time.


For the past 12 years, YWS has hosted our annual Time4Change fundraiser across the city of Toronto, working alongside our community partners in an effort to educate Toronto students about youth homelessness through fundraising and art activism. For the past 2 years, due to the pandemic, we hosted Virtual T4C experiences showcasing a variety of artwork advocating change to help support youth experiencing homelessness.

As we move into our 13th consecutive year of our Time4Change campaign, we continue with our Art Activism Gallery and Showcase to raise awareness and funds for the youth we serve here at YWS. Artists from our community can submit artwork to be featured in our T4C Art Activism Gallery on March 21, and/or join us to perform in our Showcase to help bring awareness to youth homelessness and inspire our community to #MakeChangeHappen.

What is Art Activism?

Time4Change is where ART meets ACTIVISM. We come together to combine the creative and emotional power of the arts with the strategic planning of activism in hopes to bring about social change.


T4C Art Activism Gallery

March 21, 2023
Toronto Reference Library
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
4:30 pm-8:30 pm

Showcase performances begin at 7 pm.

Art Activism Gallery

The T4C 2023 Art Activism Gallery and Showcase will be hosted on March 21st at the Toronto Reference Library between 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Join us to see works of art from artists in our community who want to bring awareness to youth homelessness and inspire our community to #MakeChangeHappen.

The Showcase

At 7 pm, guests can watch the T4C Activism Showcase performances from schools and youth groups who have created activism pieces in the form of spoken word, song, dance, and much more.

T4C Auction

Throughout the evening, guests can view the T4C activism gallery and bid on works of art in our silent auction. All artwork will be bid off with proceeds split between YWS and each artist 50/50. The auction will begin when doors open, and close at 7 pm. After the Showcase, all artwork will be distributed to the highest bidder.

Let’s raise $100,000 and end youth homelessness!

Over the past 12 years of Time4Change, we have been able to raise over $1,000,000 to support our youth on their journeys to reach their individual potential. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to go towards funding our Emergency Residential Program at YWS.

T4C 2023








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