.@UNITYCharity Announces Rebecca Harrison as New Executive Director

Unity Charity Announces Rebecca Harrison as New Executive Director 

Unity Charity, the Canadian organization that uses hip hop to improve young people’s 
lives, is excited to announce Rebecca Harrison as their new Executive Director. She begins her new role this month.
Through a rigorous search process, which included consideration of 147 candidates, the Board of Directors was drawn to Rebecca Harrison’s unique combination of passion and strategic vision, and by her leadership experience in the youth and arts community. 

Michael Prosserman, the Founder of Unity Charity, has been serving as Executive Director since Unity's inception 15 years ago. He announced his decision to step down in October 2017 and will continue to be involved through February 2018 to ensure a smooth transition. Michael has made invaluable and innovative contributions to the community, building Unity from scratch, advocating for accessible mental health resources, and leading Unity in reaching over 200,000 youth through hip hop. He has changed the trajectory of many young lives by his tireless dedication to helping youth.

Rebecca brings extensive experience with youth and the arts to the position, which is central to the mission of Unity. She has spent her career working with young emerging artists, artist educators and arts organizations, a professional path inspired by her own deep connection to art and music. With Coalition Music's charitable arm, TEMPO, she delivered music and music business education to youth facing multiple barriers across Toronto and on First Nations reservations in Ontario. Alongside the City of Toronto, she coordinated Arts Lab, a pilot project that provided mentorship and support to artists from underserved communities seeking careers in the arts, and most recently, at Business to the Arts, she has dedicated herself to scaling a mentorship program for arts organizations across Canada.

The Board and staff look forward to working with Rebecca as Unity continues to deepen and expand its impact.
Unity Charity engages and inspires youth (ages 12-24) from priority and underserved communities across Canada. With an emphasis on improving mental health and well-being through the arts and Hip Hop, we look to build resilience to physical and psychological stressors. All Unity programs are offered for free in schools and community spaces for youth living in underserved communities.

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