Project Tell your story

CAFC (Creative Arts Foundation of Canada) and the Chamandy Foundation are in search of Montreal high school students to collaborate in our ongoing project ‘Tell your story’. The result of this project is the creation of a professionally edited and printed book that explores each participating student’s unique story.

Through art workshops, we would like to help students by giving an opportunity to confide their insecurities within the creation of a self-portrayal of their past and present. For that, we would like to collaborate with Montreal local schools in order to allow young individuals to tell their story. The selection will be done as a competition where the students will have to write a short introductory essay about the intended story they would share if chosen. Since this project is proposed by our Foundation, it is ensured to be free of costs to the participants.


  • Short introductory essay (not more than 500 words) exploring students struggles, fears, worries in the past or present. Words you would like to share with others in the same situations. Is your past still worrying you? Did you get through your fears in the past? Tell us. If you are presently worrying or experiencing misunderstandings at school, with your parents or friends, you are welcome to share your story. 

  • The Deadline for your essay is April 20th, 2020. We will select the 10 best stories and contact your school by May 5th, 2020.


-Participation in a professional book production with your name mentioned.

Through our collaboration, art and creative writing workshops, we will find solutions to help you and other students overcome difficulties. Our experienced instructors and writers will guide you through the process in a supportive non-judgemental atmosphere. 

-Certificate of participation issued by the CAFC

-Free art and writing workshops offered by the CAFC throughout the book production period

-Gift card or a gift valued at $50.