Graffiti Reframed is a one-year community engagement strategy that brings together a diversity of people and organizations in gaining a broad based understanding of graffiti by gathering perspectives of youth participants and the public. It investigates if building artistic capacity impacts youth identity, opportunities for engagement and employment in the creative economy, fosters community pride, place-making and tourism opportunities. It aims to track changes in attitudes about graffiti and those who produce it by understanding the forces driving creation and community attitudes toward it (e.g. crime, mischief, vandalism and/or art).
The Sault Ste. Marie Local Immigration Partnership will host its 5th Annual Immigration Forum on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Grand Gardens North. The theme of the 2015 Immigration Forum is "Strengthening Community" and is intended to bring service providers, newcomers and members of the public together to learn, share, plan and reflect on immigration and multiculturalism in Sault Ste. Marie.