Lookup Theatre was created in 2009 and has been a charitable organization since 2010. They have currently moved their program online due to COVID19 and some participants do not have access to a computer for the program so the Electronic Recycling Association was pleased to donate 2 laptops to assist them.
Their Mental Health Social Circus program is an initiative that operates in Toronto. This program provides youth aged 16-30, living with mental health challenges, opportunities to develop skills, build meaningful connections, and discover themselves through circus programming and performance.
Lookup Theatre’s artistic form is storytelling, expressed through contemporary circus arts and theatre. It’s creative non-fiction – they tell true stories with imagination and originality, using movement, text, and metaphor to recount real events with sophisticated spectacles.
With the support from Canada Council for the Arts, Theatre Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Community Foundation of Grey Bruce, and The Leflar Foundation, Lookup Theatre has created a contemporary circus program with youth in Grey/Bruce County each summer since 2011. Professional circus and theatre artists train the participants and help them develop and perform a circus show for the community.
They also have one-week summer camps where your child will learn circus skills including trapeze, hoop, aerial silks, juggling, hula hoop, tightwire, clowning, and more. Participants receive many benefits from this program including increased fitness, creativity, and self-esteem. At the end of each program, participants perform a circus show for their family and community. Check out their website to learn more.
The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to address the growing problem of e-waste and the increasing ‘digital divide’. For over fifteen years, ERA has offered simple solutions to help individuals and organizations prevent operational equipment from premature destruction. With a focus on recovery, refurbishment, and reuse, ERA continuously supplies charitable groups with donated IT equipment while securely managing the retiring IT assets of organizations and individuals across Canada. We believe that reuse before recycling is critical in managing the waste created by computer hardware, and by offering industry-leading data destruction for all equipment we receive, we have securely repurposed hundreds of tons of equipment. Because not everything ERA receives can be reasonably repurposed, we have partnered with certified recycling organizations to process equipment that has reached the end of its productive life. Book your pickup today to help ERA continue to donate much needed computers to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada.