Incorporated since 1999
in Manitoba, Canada
Creative Foundation Inc. (CFI) is a not-for-profit organization. The organization which is the brainchild of interdisciplinary artist and former educator, Yisa Akinbolaji first started in 1994 while he was still in Lagos, Nigeria. Yisa moved to Canada in 1997. The Creative Foundation is established to enlist distinguished professionals to empower and motivate the youth of different cultural background and social groups for their academic succeess and for excellent life choices through mentoring programs offered in the arts, sciences and computer technology. The organization was incorporated in Manitoba in 1999. The organization successfully launched its first workshop and interactive seminar in Canada on the 18th of November 1999 at the Red River College. The College's Campus Diversity Program Committee led by Barbara Dixon co-sponsored the event with the wonderful support of Mr. Larry Partap, Creative Arts of the College. Many of the youth inspired by the organization till date have gone on to be educators, scientists, technologists, surgeons who are now involved in charity works internationally.
The board of the CFI Canada have had the privilege of hearing from many professionals that have experienced the organization's activities in their formative years. They have assured the board that a lifelong impact is ongoing in their professional and personal lives. They have also cited the benefits of creative thinking and the value of networking which they learned through the Creative Foundation as fundamental in their lives. This is an encouraging indication that every good seed generously sown has the potential of making the world a better, more peaceful and prosperous place.
The Creative Foundation is non-religious and non-political. It is designed to expose youth to the power of creativity, empower them to express themselves and learn to collaborate with others. It is also designed to expose participants to the unique cultures of other people. The board of CFI encourage every successful adult to realize that it is rewarding to contribute to the greatness of the youth just as certain individuals have contributed to the success they now enjoy, recognizing that the best future lies in the hands of today's children.
The activities of the Creative Foundation also include education in Human Rights, Visual Art, Performing Art, Literary Art, Theatre Art, Technology, Storytelling and Creative Thinking. All these areas and much more are facilitated by individuals of great professional experiences, academic suitability or creative achievements.
We are a charitable organization based in Winnipeg, Canada