Projects We've Funded


The Brooke Forbes Legacy Fund supports projects that train students to tell their stories in sound. Brooke Forbes was a CBC radio producer who shared her joy of making radio with young people. This fund continues her work.  The Fund has been donated to Carleton University's Brooke Forbes Award for Internships in the Field of Audio Production.


The Fund provided an internship in partnership with the United Native Youth Association for Trevor Jang and other indigenous youth.  Hear one of the stories he did for CBC Radio Vancouver.

Josephine Niyo produced this collection of radio essays when she was funded to be an intern at the Media Lab at the Ray Cam Community Centre in Vancouver.

The Fund supported Humber College to partner with LOVE (Leave Out Violence Entirely) to teach secondary school students from the Jane-Finch and Jamestown areas in Toronto radio production skills.  They produced Street Noise public service announcements for Humber Radio.

Through the Speak Your Mind program offered by Agora Employment Essentials, unemployed youth produced Spoken Word pieces about their reality.

Hadeel Alzaidi was in our first project, an internship at CBC Radio in Toronto, arranged through Pathways to Education.  In 2007, she produced a documentary about her family's immigrant journey for the award-winning program, Outfront.

Young people looking for work in Kaleidoscope, an employment program based in Richmond, BC, created audio tracks for presentations describing their dream jobs.

Brooke Forbes Fund Projects


Partner Organizations

Listen to some of the sounds the Fund helped create.