About Us

Our Mission

Story Planet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of children and young people in Toronto’s underserved communities. Our creative writing workshops inspire the imagination of children, build critical literacy and communication skills, and nurture in young people a belief in the value of their ideas and lived experiences.

We believe that empowering young people to share their stories, while listening to and respecting the voices of others, will help them be catalysts for compassion and change.

History

Story Planet became a registered charity in 2011 with the mission of bringing free creative writing programming to underserved communities in Toronto. Since then, we’ve grown into a thriving nonprofit that runs more than 90 programs a year and into a family of writers, artists, educators, and other creative minds who are passionate about ensuring that all children can make their voices heard.

Story Planet’s current home is above the Parliament Street library, where we host classrooms on field trips, print books, and plan for our next big adventure!

We continue to ask the question: “How can we help young folks learn writing and visual art so these tools can support them throughout their life? How can we inspire them to see how the sharing of stories, both lived and imagined, connect them to the world and the world to them?”

Check out our programs!