Sustainable Development Goals
- Founded: 2014
- Home base: Ottawa, Ontario
- Sector: Arts and Culture, Education
Number of youth trained in videography since 2014
Total number of youth employed
Youth Active Media (YAM) launched with a grant from the Ottawa Trillium Foundation – a partnership between Youth Ottawa and the Social Planning Council of Ottawa.
First 100 youth trained in videography
YAM holds the first YAMCAM Awards at Arts Court Theatre – a film festival organized by YAM youth to showcase their films.
YAM hires 23 youth over the course of the year to pilot the concept of a social enterprise, creating films for other agencies.
YAM wins the 2017 New Leaf Community Challenge
The social enterprise is re-branded and formally launched as Hot Shoe Productions
Number of youth trained in videography reaches 500.
Hot Shoe Productions secures first corporate client (several more to follow that year), first inter-city project and branches into still photography.
Hot Shoe Productions is an active participant in our entrepreneurial ecosystem. Here are a few of the services they’ve used: