Meet our recipients and learn about their art initiatives.

Jenna Tenn-Yuk
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

Jenna Tenn-Yuk is a spoken word artist, public speaker and educator. She was a member of the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Wild Card team, and has performed at Parliament Hill, City Hall, Pecha Kucha, numerous conferences and has given a TEDx Talk. Jenna was awarded a Tontine award for her project that seeks to engage people in spoken word by providing free workshops.

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Jeannette Tossounian
Jeannette Tossounian

Jeannette Tossounian is an artist who has compiled a series of jail sketches and jail poems created in her cell at an Ontario womens detention centre called 'Songs from the Slammer'.

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Nicole Bedford
Nicole Bedford

When success can be the difference between life and death, the learning curve for ending violence against women is a daunting one. But in Ottawa, Canada, two law students and two survivors have decided to take a stand. Through an intergenerational glimpse of the stamina required to be an anti-violence activist, we learn that even the smallest steps to do what is right can lead to big change.

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Jenna Tenn-Yuk
Jenna Tenn-Yuk

Jenna Tenn-Yuk is a spoken word artist, public speaker and educator. She was a member of the 2010 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Wild Card team, and has performed at Parliament Hill, City Hall, Pecha Kucha, numerous conferences and has given a TEDx Talk. Jenna was awarded a Tontine award for her project that seeks to engage people in spoken word by providing free workshops.

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