Studio.89 is a fair trade cafe and nonprofit community hub providing a free space for events, workshops, and resources. We encourage community dialogue, interculturalism, artistic expression, and conscious consumerism while focusing on youth leadership development. We aim to benefit humans, animals, and the planet in all that we do.
Empowering our community to act locally and think globally for a sustainable future.
Working towards a socially just and sustainable world through youth leadership development.
Studio.89’s parent organization started as a grassroots youth-led non-profit. Youth Troopers for Global Awareness (YTGA) empowers and mobilizes youth to advocate for social justice. We encourage activism by hosting programs, events, and campaigns accessible to the public.
- The potential and capacity of young people
- Globally just societies start locally with individuals
- Real change is gradual and requires the participation of young leaders
- Arts play a key role in confronting and reimagining social narratives
- Better economic, societal, and environmental choices are necessary to create a sustainable world
Studio.89 is located on land which is the traditional, stolen lands of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The rightful stewards of this land have faced horrific atrocities, including forced removal, colonization, forced poverty, broken treaties, eco-terrorism, and genocide. Native People continue to contribute to making the world a better place here, and Indigenous people also continue to fight for eco-justice in our global village. We are committed to furthering our research to learn about and support Indigenous tribes in their efforts to restore sovereignty and help start the process to begin to heal the horrific wrongs of the past and of current day.
ADVOCATING for humans, animals, and the planet.
CREATING space for learning.
EMPOWERING youth to engage in social justice dialogues.
PROVIDING youth with leadership, employment, and volunteer opportunities.
ENCOURAGING collaboration with the wider community and like-minded initiatives.
Studio.89 is proud of its heritage as a diverse organization that values, embraces, and strives towards equal opportunity in its operations, community engagement, employment, and decision-making. Studio.89’s vibrant community is strengthened by its inclusion of all members, actively inviting differences of thought inspired by intersections of backgrounds and lived experiences.