An initiative for BIPOC Youth
designing Toronto’s future.

JAN 25-April 22, 2023

  • Over 120 IMFTO participants Imagine Solutions and Problems sitting at tables.
  • Group of six 8-12 year olds and one female adult work together on creating ideas.
  • A group of six 8-12 year olds sit together at a table drawing.

IMFTO’s first cohort of 8-12 years old BIPOC youth focused on future solutions for COVID-19 and system racism. For 2023, IMFTO is adding the focus on biodiversity. The climate catastrophe is only getting worse, and it is your futures that are being affected.

This winter as IMFTO youth, one hundred students from St. Margaret’s and George Webster Toronto District School Boards (TDSB) schools will imagine, make, and connect fresh ideas about Toronto’s biodiverse futures through Design, Journalism, Policy, and Advertising workshops. Their ideas will be shown in a celebratory exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on April 22, 2023.




Jan 25, 2023 onsite at

the ROM and OCAD U

Cities like Toronto are made by design. Thus, changing the city means that youth have to design as well. The IMFTO Design workshop and How-To Design videos will show youth how to design. Supplies donated by Above Ground.


Feb 15 and Mar 8, 2023


Journalists share news stories so that others can understand what is happening and take action to make things better. Learn how to tell news stories about what is happening in youth’s communities.


Feb 15 and Mar 8, 2023


Youth’s fresh ideas can also design policies that have impact on more people. Learn from policy makers at the local, Provincial Ontario, and Federal levels of government.


Feb 15 and Mar 8, 2023


Advertising shares big ideas with the entire city through posters, billboards, short videos, flyers, and other ways of getting out youth’s messages for change that benefits BIPOC communities.

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