Rise UP! Rise ABOVE!, a not-for-profit corporation (registered federally), has a mission to bring about Empowerment through Creativity.
- We use a creative arts approach (through writing, art, music, dance, drama) to foster awareness and appreciation of mainstream, indigenous, and multicultural arts and culture.
- Ru!Ra! brings creators to public forums to promote artistic expression as a means of release, healing, and motivation to assist individuals to move forward.
- Ru!Ra! builds awareness of the rich cultural heritage of all Canadians, particularly with regards to indigenous customs and tradition.
- Ru!Ra! also promotes reading and literacy at the grassroots community level through The Red Bench project, introducing authors in ‘Meet the Author’ events.