About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Toronto Kiwanis Festival is a celebration of music, dance and dramatic arts in an inclusive artistic environment focused predominantly on students and youth. Through performance and evaluation, participants build confidence and leadership skills that will benefit their artistic and lifelong pursuits.

The Festival Association seeks the highest standards in all aspects of its operations. The Association achieves its mission with a small highly-motivated professional staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers, both Kiwanians and members of the public. It obtains funding through its operations, Kiwanis Clubs and Kiwanians and from individuals, organizations and corporations within the community.

Helping Children

We know – through scientific research and our years of experience – that musical, dramatic arts and visual arts training can be of significant value towards the positive up-bringing and education of a child. The Toronto Kiwanis Festival provides an excellent opportunity for young people to carefully prepare a piece of music or a dramatic presentation and perform it to the best of their ability in front of their peers, or create a piece of artwork and receive an expert's appraisal of their performance or submission. Quite apart from the joy of taking part in the act of participating in the arts, there is the invaluable experience working hard toward a goal and seeing it through. There's significant value in listening to other people playing, singing, acting or sharing their artwork and measuring one's performance against them, and having them listen to you.

Everyone encounters competition throughout life. The Festival's healthy and positive approach is wonderful training and prepares a child by instilling confidence and building self-awareness and understanding.

If you want to help young people through the Arts, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the festival.

Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Toronto

Kiwanis Clubs of Greater Toronto

Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Music Festival is a big part of what we do in the Greater Toronto area.

Many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club – Key Clubs for teens, Circle K clubs for university students, and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities – to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community's needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow, succeed and thrive, great things happen.

Kiwanis Clubs in the GTA and beyond are always welcoming new members. If you have a passion for your community and for helping children and youth – Please go to the Kiwanis GTA Club Website https://kiwanisgta.ca/ and talk with a Kiwanian.