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For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Our story…

JAMII is an Arts Organization with an intention of both community building & nurturing women in leadership.

Since 2011, The Esplanade – one of downtown Toronto’s most diverse communities – has been enlivened by the local arts group Jamii (Swahili for "community"). Through the production of over 150 memorable arts-based experiences that recognize and celebrate all people and genders while nurturing female leadership, Jamii strengthens community and lifts spirits.

Jamii is also building bridges with communities in Pikangilum First Nation, Wawa and Wolfe Island, and about to embark on a journey with artists in Nairobi, Kenya. Its most recent initiative, the Kisanii Hub, is a mobile arts space that presented live performances in street corners, courtyards and green spaces for neighbours to enjoy from a safe distance during the current pandemic.

Last but not least, Jamii recently held our 2nd children's festival, Wayo, in August 2021. Our intent with Wayo is to expose as many young people as possible to curated live arts experiences in their own community. 

Any funds raised through the Scotiabank Waterfront Toronto Marathon will support Jamii’s Laini, a program for young women in leadership. The intent of this programme is to nurture leadership skills for girls 7 to 30 through a variety of artistic experiences. In 2021, Jamii worked with 5 artists to run 5 programs, involving about 50 girls for a total of over 100 workshop hours. Funds will go towards LAINI 2022 programming costs. 


CRSF was established to fulfill the mission of Canada Running Series (CRS) in general, of giving back to the communities we run through, and promoting healthy lifestyles through running — especially in the young.

Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 01 Rhonda Parto $25.00
Nov 01 Rhonda Parto $25.00
Oct 30 Nicole Run, run, run! Undisclosed amount
Oct 30 James Family Undisclosed amount
Oct 29 Nicola Pantin $10.00
Oct 29 The Grahams So proud of both of you lovely young women! We miss you! $50.00
Oct 29 Anonymous Well done, girls! Keep running your hearts out. ~ Alison Undisclosed amount
Oct 29 Nadifa You got this, Zelia! :) Undisclosed amount
Oct 29 Nadifa Wishing you the best of luck Aela! :) Undisclosed amount
Oct 28 Ilse Lichtenberger I applaud these young women for their dedication to the community! $50.00