Founded in 2006 as For The Love of Learning, we are recognized within the community as an ambitious, arts-based, empowering, and skill-building program, which seeks out and values collaboration with its community partners.
Recently rebranded as Artforce, we believe in the transformative power of the arts — that all young people, regardless of circumstance, can use art to build resilience, express themselves, and discover what lies within to change their lives and the world.
We are governed by a volunteer board of directors elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The organization employs one permanent staff member (Executive Director) and part-time contract staff as necessary and approved in consultation between the Board and Executive Director.
Executive Director: Gemma Hickey
Board of Directors
Marie Jones, Theatre Artist and Administrative Professional
Rebecca Thistle, Early Childhood Educator
Kip Bonnell, Communications Professional and Immigration Advocate
Alisha Morrissey, Marketing Strategist and Artist