The PACT Urban Peace Program is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and building peace and hope in our urban communities in partnership with the courts and schools. PACT believes it is the community’s responsibility to provide the best programs at the earliest stages to bring out young people’s potential as human beings.
Founded by two Toronto businessmen in 1995, the PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning registered Canadian charity that builds peace in urban communities through empowering, supporting and encouraging youth to reach their full potential in life.
PACT has helped thousands of at-risk youth in partnership with the courts and schools in the GTA region with little government funding.
It provides GTA courts, schools and youth a step-by-step action plan to positive change through the following pillars:
• LifeSkills-based community service;
• Lifeplan Coaching for higher-risk youth
• Integrated after-school programming for youth
PACT is almost entirely privately funded, through businesses, foundations, service clubs and individuals.
The PACT Urban Peace Program has partnered with Charity Haunt Productions and HIY Productions to create PACT Haunted Theatre a thrilling new LifeSkills Project for at-risk youth that will help create and operate Toronto’s scariest Halloween haunted house attraction.
The majority of net proceeds raised from admissions and related concessions will go directly back to creating urban peace in our communities by supporting all of PACT’s LifeSkills projects including the PACT Haunted Theatre project itself.
The PACT Haunted Theatre is a fun, creative and safe life-skills project for introducing at-risk youth to the different aspects involved in creating and running a professional haunted house operation. The overall Project involves three different component areas:
- 1.Set/Prop Design and Build
- 2.Special FX Make-up and Costume Design
- 3.Acting and On-site Support.
PACT Haunted Theatre will open PACT Lifeskills Projects up to other potential theatre-based projects in the future.