Ways You Can Support PACT

Decentralized & results-based: means your dollars go to programs, not administration

The PACT Urban Peace Program is a results-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating urban peace through working with, supporting and empowering underserved, marginalized and at-risk young people, as well as youth already in conflict with the law. PACT is almost entirely privately funded through generous businesses, foundations, service clubs and individuals.

+ To read more about PACT Urban Peace Program and the ways we are empowering youth click here.
+ To learn about our award-winning, transformational LifePlan Coaching for youth in conflict with the law, click here.

Empower a Youth, Create Urban Peace

+ Teach a teen how to sew accessories and clothing
+ Teach a young mother how to buy food and prepare healthy, inexpensive meals
+ Teach a youth in conflict with the law how to wall finish and paint, skills that lead to employment
+ Teach at-risk teens to play instruments, work as a team and be part of a band
+ Teach at-risk teens to work as a team to write and produce their own films

Your $200 donation will enable one youth to attend one six-week Life & Job Skills session

Make a one-time donation now or $20/month over 10 months. All donations processed through Canada Helps >

Belts, Toronto

PACT Leather Goods

Buy a Belt, Support Your City

Each PACT leather goods handcrafted belt is 100% handmade by youth in Toronto ~ hand cut from top grain, vegetable tan cowhide, hand-dyed with water-based dyes, waxed, oiled and embellished with an antique brass buckle. The natural character and raw imperfections of the veg tan leather highlights the unique grain of each piece, ensuring a one-of-a-kind belt that improves with age and becomes more supple over time.

Shop here.

Break the Cycle of Poverty

When you hire a PACT painting partner to paint your home or business, you are directly supporting youth & helping to transform lives

In the PACTPainting program, youth take part in a six-week training program where there are taught basic wall finishing and painting techniques. A nurturing training model with an emphasis on participation, punctuality, positive attitude and teamwork help to effectively integrate many at-risk youth into the job market.

After completion of the beginner program, youth are encouraged to take part in an advanced class, where they learn and work alongside experienced, reputable instructors.The most passionate and reliable students are paid honorariums while working on real job sites in the community.

PACTPainting Partners

Our PACT painting partners, run by long-time PACT instructors and professional painters/contractors, work with youth and provide on-the-job-training. The most committed are hired as employees or are equipped to find employment with other professional companies.

When you choose either Kevin’s Painting or Seibert’s Fine Finishing to paint your community agency or home, you are directly supporting PACT youth:

  • you receive a high-quality painting job overseen by professionals

  • you help an at-risk youth integrate into the job market

  • you pay an extremely competitive price (a really great deal!)

  • you help us expand the painting program

  • and Kevin’s Painting & Seibert’s Fine Finishing will donate 10% of the sale price back to PACT

For a quote, please contact Ben Marshall 416-656-8824 or

Hire Twist Catering for your next event and 15% of the sale price will be donated back to support PACT

Our own talented and invaluable PACTCooking program creator and teacher Chef La-toya Fagon is also the entrepreneur behind Twist Catering, a Toronto go-to catering company for celebs and private clients alike. When you hire Twist Catering for your event, 15% of the sale price will go towards PACTCooking.

  • Chef La-toya has been featured as food expert on The Marilyn Denis show

  • PACTCooking provides an opportunity for at-risk teens & young moms to learn about food and cooking with Chef La-toya

  • Youth in the PACT Advanced Cooking programs who are passionate about a career in the industry and show a high level of commitment will be hired by Twist Catering

About Twist Catering
Twist Catering strives to serve high quality, delicious food with a “twist” that exceeds expectations by redefining everyday menu items. By sourcing the best possible ingredients and serving the tastiest food, its no wonder Chef-Latoya and her team have been called on to work at TIFF, Sundance Film Festival and the Marilyn Denis show. Read more about Chef La-toya and Twist Catering here >

About PACTCooking
PACTCooking is a hands-on, experiential program designed to give at-risk youth, ages 14-21, an opportunity to obtain practical culinary skills and learn about nutrition and food safety, while also give back to the community. It provides a team-building, skills-based learning environment and a strong community-service component. More about PACTCooking here >


As little as $10/month makes a big difference

Monthly giving is an affordable and easy way to help transform the lives of at-risk youth in the city for as little as $10 a month. Click here to donate.

Host your own fundraiser

Plan an event in support of PACT! Come up with a theme, find a venue, invite passionate people and we can help with promotion and marketing. More here >


Single Donations

PACT is a grassroots charity that spends all of its valuable donations where they have the biggest impact – delivering innovative programming to at-risk youth on the front lines. Make a one-time donation >

Become a PACT Social Entrepreneur

If you want to be a community leader, contact David Lockett at 416-256-0726 or Visit our Social Entrepreneur page.