PACT Press Coverage

October 2017 – Globe & Mail
Homegrown Health – Link to Globe & Mail

June 2017 –
Ulam project: Toronto youth build a culinary connection with Filipino culture

December 2016 – Spill Magazine
Spill Live Review: PACT “Thoughts Music Video Premier

June 2016 – Quinte News
Life coaching for repeat offender youth returns

June 2016 – Belleville Intelligencer
Justice system strikes PACT with local youth

February 2016 – Belleville Intelligencer
Program aims to assist at-risk youth:

November 2015 – Canadian Press
Hope Blooms leads surge of community garden programs for kids across Canada

Fall 2015 – Making an Impact
Trades Magazine:

November 2014 – Youth Love Fashion Toronto

October 2014 – Charitable Choices: Youth Love Fashion Program Inspires a New Generation of Designers
Toronto is Awesome: Link


June 2014

Global News: Gardening program teaches youth to give back to the community

Global News

Watch the video on the Global website:


October  2014 – Fashion dreams become reality for disadvantaged Toronto youth
City Centre Mirror:

July 2014 – PACT Cooking with La-toya Fagon
CHRY Radio: Link

May 2014 – “An Intriguing Plan to Create Urban Peace”

June 2014 – Centre For Young Women Named In Honour Of Jean Augustine
Pride News:
Jamaica Gleaner:

Jean Augustine Centre_Snapd

June 2014 – New Jean Augustine Centre to help women lead a healthy and mindful life
Etobicoke Guardian:

June 2014 – The Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment Opens
LINK: SNAP Etobicoke

Elmbank garden
May 2014 – Students at Elmbank Junior Middle Academy grow garden with help of The Rotary Club of Etobicoke and PACT
LINK: Etobicoke Guardian


December 2013 – The A-LIST: Clayton Elliott of Widism
Gifted Entrepreneur –

Just One Choice, Powered by Kindness
David Lockett believes the philosophy for healing broken neighbourhoods is based on peace through community engagement, education, food, entrepreneurial spirit, and, most of all, safety.

Funding News

  1. Bank celebrates with a donation – TownNEWS – 

Lifeplan Coaching News

  1. The PACT EFFECT: Readers Digest

Lifeskills News

  1. Toronto youth create fashion and philanthropy and make Caribbean-inspired dress for girl at Covenant House
  2. Dress for Success: At-risk youth making prom dresses for their peers
  3. Garden feeds minds, the hungry
  4. A garden runs through it
  5. Urban food strategy unveiled; Board of Health wants people to have better access to quality food
  6. Green thumbs up for school gardens
  7. InsideToronto Article: West Humber students grow food for the hungry
  8. – Parenting News, Education, Family Health …
  9. Out of the fire and into the frying pan – Food Feature.
  10. PACTROCKs offers music for youth in conflict with law 
  11. Troubled youth get second chance at innovative school of rock
  12. “Social Entrepreneurship” Recipe for a healthier society
  13. Young offender directs police officer in movie.
  14. Heat is on young offenders
  15. Toronto young offender program gets troubled kids cooking, building future
  16. At-risk youth earn brownie points, by learning how to make brownies
  17. Culinary class seeks to impart lessons about food, life, taking right path

Restorative Justice News

  1. PACT Co-founder, Dan Cornacchia recognized Globally for Social Entrepreneurship by Ernst & Young (PDF)
  2. Community justice, not jail, for youth in trouble – Globe and Mail
  3. Kids who hurt can also heal – Toronto Star
  4. Letter to the editor – Young offenders held to account
  5. Canadian Living – Just Two Guys Who Cared
  6. 14 year old finds alternative to court system- Globe and Mail
  7. PACT co-founder argues for Restorative Justice – Toronto Star
  8. Trade Talks – Fixing Canada’s Youth Justice System
  9. Success keeping youth out of trouble – Canadian Press
  10. Easy way out may be harder to bear – Christie Blatchford
  11. Do not throw out baby with bathwater

Rotary News

  2. Scarborough Rotary does something tangible to combat youth crime
  3. Scarborough service club becomes “part of the solution”
  4. North York Rotary aims to keep young offenders from re-offending
  5. Rotary of Leaside supports Urban Peace
  6. Cash from Forest Hill aids downtown kids
  7. North York Rotary lauded for helping kids’ program