The V.O.I.C.E.S. (Visual Outreach Initiative Creating Empowered Students) program was developed in 2007 in collaboration with York Region District School Board to empower Grade 5 students socially and academically through art-based activities.
Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the V.O.I.C.E.S. program proved to be resilient and continued to be delivered virtually. The McMichael’s firm commitment to the belief that art plays a pivotal role in children’s wellbeing and feeling of disconnectedness allowed us to persevere and provide an outlet of relief and creativity during turbulent times. In 2023, the program returned to an in-person format and the McMichael team was delighted to be with students face to face once again!