About IMFTO


    It’s My Future Toronto [IMFTO] is a special program bringing together education, industry, and government to provide the opportunity for 8-12 years old BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) youth to design Toronto’s recovery from COVID-19 and systemic racism for the next 3-5 years. 

    The program works with community organizations to recruit up to 100 youth. Youth participants are guided through the process via “how to” videos on the website www.itsmyfutureto.ca  and online workshops by professional journalists, designers, advertisers, community activists, movie directors, and policy experts. 

    Teams who have made IMFTO happen

    Project Management and Community Engagement

    • Dori Tunstall, OCAD U (lead)
    • Bianca Li Chandler (co-lead)
    • Gary Newman, OCAD U

    IMFTO Branding by Wolff Olins

    • Wolff Olins Logo with Wolff Olins in black on a yellow background.
    • Forest Young, Wolff Olins (co-lead)
    • Josie Luu, Wolff Olins (co-lead)
    • Draeger Gillespie, Wolff Olins
    • Nicolo Bernardi, Wolff Olins 
    • Cassidy Moriarty, Wolff Olins

    IMFTO Website by OCAD U

    • Dori Tunstall (lead)
    • Mulugeta Bisrat
    • Shannen Guntoro (Minecraft world designer)

    IMFTO Journalism by Globe and Mail

    • Globe and Mail logo of a red square with the words The Globe and Mail Stacked in white with a white leaf.
    • Matt Frehner, Globe and Mail (lead)
    • Sean Humphery, Globe and Mail
    • Patrick Dell, Globe and Mail
    • Gabe Gonda, Globe and Mail

    IMFTO Policy by OCAD U and friends

    • Liin Nur, OCAD U SFI
    • Jerusha Richards, Ministry of Infrastructure 
    • Kathy Moscou, OCAD U SFI
    • Pam Sethi, OCAD U SFI
    • Jacquie Shaw, OCAD U SFI

    IMFTO Advertising by Sid Lee and Juliet

    • Logos for sidled and juliet.
    • Eve Remilllard Larose, Sid Lee (co-lead)
    • Denise Cole, Juliet (co-lead)
    • Natasa Kajganic, Juliet
    • Ariana Romano, Sid Lee
    • Laurent Abesdris, Juliet
    • Mariam Alqasim, Juliet

    IMFTO Design by OCAD U and Microsoft Minecraft

    • Dori Tunstall, OCAD U (co-lead)
    • Sabina Dron, Microsoft (co-lead)
    • Ian Kamau, OCAD U
    • Daniel Kwan, Microsoft

    IMFTO Video Creative Direction from Julien Christian Lutz and Production Guides by Oya Media

    • Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X
    • Alison Duke, Oya Media
    • Malachi Ellis, Oya Media

    Participating community organizations

    • Sistema Toronto
    • The Library of Social Change
    • Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association
    • North York Community House
    • Urban Rez
    • Queen Victoria Public School Black Students Success Initiative