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Our Mission is to Champion a growing culture of equity, understanding, and non-violence by acting against all forms of racism and hate with an intentional focus of intersectionalities within Indigenous and Black Communities.

We believe differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status should not differentiate how people are treated: with kindness, with compassion, and with respect. We believe that listening is as important as speaking. We will not hesitate to take action, and we will do so intentionally, focused on change.

A Black Star Is Born

The Toronto Raptors are proud to have commissioned A Black Star is Born by Jayda Marley, and to hire the all-Black production team at Shoot for Peace to bring the story to life.

We hope this portfolio boost leads to more opportunities for the talented team, and are grateful for the opportunity to amplify Black youth voices.

A Black Star Is Born

The Toronto Raptors are proud to have commissioned A Black Star is Born, a spoken word piece by Jayda Marley, and to hire the diverse production team at Shoot for Peace to bring the story to life. We hope this portfolio boost leads to more opportunities for the talented team, and are grateful for the opportunity to amplify Black youth voices.
PRODUCTION CREDITS

PRODUCTION TEAM

Executive Producer: Helton Dos Santos
Director: Yasmine Omar
Writer: Jayda “thepoetmj” Marley
Producer: Ilham Farah
Art Director: Saif Khan
Editor: Helton Dos Santos
Director of Photography: Diego Aldana
Key Grip: Rafael Zoto
Gaff: Roberto Lambraño
AC: Denzel Vasquez
G&E Swing: Sebastian Hernandez
Camera Trainee: Fernanda Molina
Production Assistant: Midyan Samson
Production Assistant: Abel Berhane
BTS Photographer: Jamal Omar
Driver: Murtada Abelkarim

TALENT

Hero Kid: Nephtali Muntaba-Pape
Basketball Player: Jaylen Babb-Harrison
Hijabi Baller #1: Jasmine Davis
Hijabi Baller #2: Anan Abbatulam
Hijabi Baller #3: Layla Berih
Hijabi Baller #4: Nazie Shakur
Hijabi Baller #5: Malika Mohmed
Hijabi Baller #6: Idman Farah
Rapper: Marley Zion
Engineer: Ehsan Saleh “Smallz”
Ballerina: Marlee Young
Abdu: Abdu Aljahma
Lul: Lul Yoseph
Granddaughter: Savannah Mclean
Grandmother: Elaine Robinson
Barbershop Kid: Isaac Mateus
Barber: Fitzroy Young
Father: Mohamed Hassan
Son: Khalil Hassan

SPECIAL THANKS TO…

Sheilana and the CabbageTown Youth Centre Team
Versatile Barbers N Hair Studio
Shoot For Peace
Neighbourhood Studios

A Black Star Is Born

The Toronto Raptors are proud to have commissioned A Black Star is Born, a spoken word piece by Jayda Marley, and to hire the Black production team at Shoot for Peace to bring the story to life. We hope this portfolio boost leads to more opportunities for the talented team, and are grateful for the opportunity to amplify Black youth voices.
PRODUCTION CREDITS

PRODUCTION TEAM

Executive Producer: Helton Dos Santos
Director: Yasmine Omar
Writer: Jayda “thepoetmj” Marley
Producer: Ilham Farah
Art Director: Saif Khan
Editor: Helton Dos Santos
Director of Photography: Diego Aldana
Key Grip: Rafael Zoto
Gaff: Roberto Lambraño
AC: Denzel Vasquez
G&E Swing: Sebastian Hernandez
Camera Trainee: Fernanda Molina
Production Assistant: Midyan Samson
Production Assistant: Abel Berhane
BTS Photographer: Jamal Omar
Driver: Murtada Abelkarim

TALENT

Hero Kid: Nephtali Muntaba-Pape
Basketball Player: Jaylen Babb-Harrison
Hijabi Baller #1: Jasmine Davis
Hijabi Baller #2: Anan Abbatulam
Hijabi Baller #3: Layla Berih
Hijabi Baller #4: Nazie Shakur
Hijabi Baller #5: Malika Mohmed
Hijabi Baller #6: Idman Farah
Rapper: Marley Zion
Engineer: Ehsan Saleh “Smallz”
Ballerina: Marlee Young
Abdu: Abdu Aljahma
Lul: Lul Yoseph
Granddaughter: Savannah Mclean
Grandmother: Elaine Robinson
Barbershop Kid: Isaac Mateus
Barber: Fitzroy Young
Father: Mohamed Hassan
Son: Khalil Hassan

SPECIAL THANKS TO…

Sheilana and the CabbageTown Youth Centre Team
Versatile Barbers N Hair Studio
Shoot For Peace
Neighbourhood Studios

our moments

Celebrating Indigenous Heritage: Mary Ann

Meet Mary Ann, an Indigenous artist who works to uplift her community. In the summer of 2023, Mary Ann became a Youth Ambassador with the The Kickback Foundation and the Toronto Raptors. Keep watching to hear about her experience in the program.

Celebrating Pride: Priyanka

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Celebrating Filipino Heritage: Jeff Landicho

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NIGHTSTAR

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Celebrating Filipino Heritage: Maheen Ali

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Celebrating Filipino Heritage: Francis Macapagal

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Celebrating Filipino Heritage: Marrie Mabbayard

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Ready To Round
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Sunlife, Ready to Rebound brings organized basketball to communities facing barriers at no cost. This non-competitive basketball program is designed for youth ages 8-14. Ready to Rebound reaches youth at the community level offering a chance to learn the basics of basketball while discovering life skills through sport, taught by trained coaches.
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Midnight Basketball
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Community Housing, Midnight Basketball provides free basketball programming to youth ages 13-18. The 12-week program runs from 9PM – Midnight on Fridays to help keep youth active at a notoriously dangerous time of night, and provides participants an opportunity to engage in foundational mentorship opportunities & life skills.
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Change The Game
Our fight is to provide equitable access to sport and opportunity on the playing field that leads to success and opportunity off the playing field.
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Basketball Development
Raptors Basketball Development is the official team bringing you the latest and greatest in Raptors community sport programming.
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Ready To Round
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Sunlife, Ready to Rebound brings organized basketball to communities facing barriers at no cost. This non-competitive basketball program is designed for youth ages 8-14. Ready to Rebound reaches youth at the community level offering a chance to learn the basics of basketball while discovering life skills through sport, taught by trained coaches.
LEARN MORE
Midnight Basketball
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Community Housing, Midnight Basketball provides free basketball programming to youth ages 13-18. The 12-week program runs from 9PM – Midnight on Fridays to help keep youth active at a notoriously dangerous time of night, and provides participants an opportunity to engage in foundational mentorship opportunities & life skills.
LEARN MORE
Change The Game
Our fight is to provide equitable access to sport and opportunity on the playing field that leads to success and opportunity off the playing field.
LEARN MORE
Basketball Development
Raptors Basketball Development is the official team bringing you the latest and greatest in Raptors community sport programming.
LEARN MORE
Make A Wish
Make-A-Wish Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with critical illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.
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Social Media Community Guidelines

Our social media channels are used to unite fans around the world and foster deeper connections between the team and our stakeholders. Our social media channels act as virtual arenas therefore we promote the same Code of Conduct and respectful behaviour as we would in Scotiabank Arena and all other physical venues.

The Toronto Raptors want to ensure all fans feel welcome and safe and below are some simple guidelines to ensure that. The Toronto Raptors and MLSE firmly stand against any discrimination or offensive communication and actions. If an individual violates any of our guidelines it will result in those comments being removed or their account being blocked from participating on our pages. Any content that contains:
  • Violence, fighting, threatening, taunting, physical or verbal harassment.
  • Disruptive, harmful or disorderly behaviour.
  • Making abusive, sexist, racist, homophobic, offensive or obscene remarks or gestures.
Please be aware that fans who continuously violate the above rules will be blocked from our pages. In this case the user would no longer be able to follow our news, comment on our posts or send us messages.
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