About

Mission

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 future for the next 3-5 years. Themes have included recovery from COVID-19, systemic racism, and this year’s theme biodiversity. 

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 workshops by professional journalists, designers, advertisers, community activists, movie directors, and policy experts. 

Founding partners

OCAD University Logo

Project Management and Community Engagement

Dori Tunstall, Lead
Bianca Li Chandler, Lead
Gary Newman

Wolff Olins Logo (name in black letters on yellow background)

Branding

Forest Young, Lead
Josie Luu, Lead
Draeger Gillespie
Nicolo Bernardi
Cassidy Moriarty

OCAD University Logo

WEBSITE

Dori Tunstall, Lead
Mulugeta Bisrat
Shannen Guntoro, Minecraft world designer

The Globe And Mail Logo - Name in white letters on red background

JOURNALISM

Matt Frehner, Lead
Sean Humphery
Patrick Dell
Gabe Gonda

OCAD University Logo

POLICY

Liin Nur
Jerusha Richards
Kathy Moscou
Pam Sethi
Jacquie Shaw

sidlee Juliet Logo - Name in black letters on white background

ADVERTISING

Eve Remilllard Larose, Lead
Denise Cole, Lead
Natasa Kajganic
Ariana Romano
Laurent Abesdris
Mariam Alqasim

DESIGN

Dori Tunstall, Lead
Sabina Dron, Lead
Ian Kamau
Daniel Kwan

VIDEO

Julien Christian Lutz
Alison Duke
Malachi Ellis

New and Continuing Partners 2022-2023

Tea Leaves Logo

Thematic Vision

Carly Williams
Nathalie Attallah
Garret Chan

Website

WordPress.com Special Projects Team

OCAD University Logo
sidlee Juliet Logo - Name in black letters on white background
The Globe And Mail Logo - Name in white letters on red background

Community Participants

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