YTGA is a youth led Non Profit mobilizing and empowering young people for social justice through the arts, various events, workshops, campaigns and special projects.

Born in 2006 in Mississauga Ontario by a group of very passionate students determined to bring about awareness of global and local issues through creative writing, visual art, theatre and spoken word. We aim to be accessible and inclusive to all youth, all over the world!

Visit us: We have just opened Studio.89!! Mississauga's first fair trade cafe and artademic resource centre. Come out for fair trade lattes, organic and delicious treats, board games, and weekly events.

Call us out: We regularly perform for conferences, symposiums and other events. In the past we have covered issues like Child Abuse Awareness, Modern Day Slavery, Power of One, Mental Health Awareness, Human Trafficking, Racism and Immigrants, Youth Suicide Prevention and tons of other important issues! Our youth team also regularly conducts ‘Empowerment Through the Arts’ workshops with groups as small as 5 and as large as 100!

Join us: This website is a platform for self expression for all youth. If there is a topic you feel strongly about and would like to share it with YTGA readers, just let us know.
You can also get involved in our many other projects, performances and workshops. Want to start up your own YTGA Chapter? Please visit our contact us page and send us a line.

Current Social Enterprise Project in Mississauga:


This video demonstrates the Studio.89 model.
Help us sustain Studio 89.
Please visit our donation page.

On this site you will find some of our work
Read our latest articles below, visit our visual arts gallery, join in the dialogue on our Facebook page and watch our performances on our YouTube channel.
Make sure to take a moment to check out our Campaigns as well before you leave!

Latest Articles

True Story!
By Farah Saleem

From East Jerusalem to the West Bank
By Sadiah Waziri

Liberated Women, Oppressive Laws
By Sadiah Waziri

Fair Trade: A Necessity
By Maryam Akhtar

Media versus Women in Society
By Melis Mevlutoglu

The Right to an Affordable Death
By Yumna Abbas

Religion Class Fatwas
By Anam Ansari

United Nations SUCKS
By Anam Ansari

Mud Cookies! Yum?
By Yumna Abbas

Lost and Found
By Leena Nishtar

Afshan - The Girl With a Face Meant to Smile
By Sarah Imran

Sex in Ads
By Anam Ansari


Digital Story by Sana Masood




Please note: The articles on this website are based on the writers own individual opinions and do not represent YTGA as a group.