In 2003, Ipsos-Reid was contracted by Heritage Canada to do a study designed to measure the impact that involvement in the arts has on students and their families. Their findings showed that:
“Involvement with the arts is considered a means for children to be successful outside the school system; it builds self-esteem and confidence; it develops both the mind and the focus of the child; and it helps develop self-discipline and motivates independent thinking. Ninety percent of the Arts Umbrella students interviewed, both past and current, said arts exposure had a positive impact on them and 86% of alumni were still involved in the arts in some way.”
The Society raises funds through grants, fundraising events and supporters like you to cover the cost of delivering artsREACH programs. Registered charity number: 86388 1074 RR0001
How to make a direct donation to The Octa Collective Society to support artsREACH:
- Send a cheque directly to the Society: The OCTA Collective Society, 10-909 Carolwood Dr., Victoria, BC V8X 3T9 (Tax receipt for donations of $20 and over)
- Donate on-line through Canada Helps
- Designate your donation to the United Way of Greater Victoria or the Provincial Employees Community Services Fund to The Octa Collective Society.
Have DFH donate for you!
The artsREACH program is proud to be supported by DFH Real Estate through their DFH Sponsorship Referral Program. Under this program, for each real estate transaction DFH undertakes on behalf of a client with an affiliation to artsREACH, 10% of the commission earned is donated back to artsREACH! For more details on how this program works and to ensure that artsREACH receives the 10% commission for your sale or purchase through participating realtors, please contact Kevin Sing <kjls> (AT) <dfh> (DOT) <ca> or call 250-477-7291.
Interested in becoming a volunteer?
From a few hours (preparing arts supplies for the workshops) to longer-term commitments (serving as a Board member), we have opportunities for you to give your time in support of the artsREACH program. Call 778-678-6282 or email us using the form on the Contact Us page.