© 2019 toolbox initiative

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What we're about

About

Toolbox is a program designed to encourage and build healthy relationships between girls, gender nonconforming youth, and boys and to challenge gender stereotypes. Our aim is to support the development of self sufficiency and confidence: experiences that we, as members of Toolbox, had when we first learned to work with our hands. The program will be led by the women identifying members of Toolbox who have backgrounds in woodworking and experience in training youths in these skills. Currently Toolbox aims to service the youth of the East Scarborough area. The members have, in some capacity, a connection to East Scarborough; having worked, gone to school or participated in community programming in the area.

Toolbox is a recipient of the 2016-2017 Youth Opportunity Fund, distributed by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. With the guidance of  SKETCH, Toolbox’s organizational mentor, this grant enables Toolbox to grow and develop its programming over a period of three years.