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12 Weeks of Summer: Niagara Programs Begin May 20th

Spring and Summer Niagara 12 Week Program 2017

Every1Games  is excited to introduce a new 12 week program over Spring and Summer months! From May 20th to August 5th join us on Saturday’s from 10am to 3pm to develop your social, technical and professional skills in a low anxiety environment in our Game Design and Creative Production program.

Program details, fees and links to register can be found below followed by field trip information. Upon registration an invoice will be sent to you by email. Nothing is charged during online registration. Payment arrangements can be made. Contact us for assistance, sometimes this online registration can be confusing so don’t hesitate to email us for help! We look forward to chatting!

In Niagara’s Game Design Program(Coded as GAME N0S17), participants can learn valuable skills  for game design and development with fun workshops and activities. Get hands  with crafting your own board games, try out tutorials in various game engine editors such as GameMaker  and Unity , along with graphic and audio editing tutorials. Facilitators  lead group and individual projects designed to be flexible helping participants meet personal goals.  Together we aim to make fun games to share with our friends, family and the community. (More Details)

The program in the DSBN Academy located at 130 Louth Street in St. Catharines.

  • Ages 12 – 25
  • $1200.00
  • 12 Weeks,  Saturdays: May 20 to August 5
  • July 29th at Con Bravo
  • Split payments can be made.

What software will we practice?

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We are also planning a field trip to ConBravo 2017! On Saturday July 29th we will meeting up with the Every1Games teams from Toronto at Canada’s Youtube and Gaming Convention in Hamilton. Every1Games will be hosting a Sensory Lounge, a great place to relax during the busy convention day! Travel details TBA.

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12 Weeks of Summer: Toronto Programs Begin May 20th

Every1Games is offering 12 week programs over spring and summer months. From May 20th to August 5th join us on Saturday’s from 10am to 3pm to develop your social, technical and professional skills in a low anxiety environment. We are offering our two most popular digital media programs, Creative Production and SpecOPS. Program details, fees and links to register can be found below followed by field trip information. Upon registration an invoice will be sent to you by email. Nothing is charged during online registration. Payment arrangements can be made. Contact us for assistance, sometimes this online registration can be confusing so don’t hesitate to email us for help!


Creative Production (Coded as CREA T0517) is an introduction program. Work with facilitators to complete a digital media project that will give you a chance to practice using software that design students use everyday. Make a video, practice digital art or compose electronic music.  Participants become familiar with the fundamental tools and practices to design and develop digital objects, virtual environments and videos.  This program is great for beginners and for people who want to practice using the software in a low-anxiety learning environment. No experience necessary!

  • Ages 12 – 25
  • $1250.00
  • 12 Weeks,  Saturdays: May 20 to August 5
  • July 29th at Con Bravo
  • Split payments can be made.

What software will we practice?

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe After Effects
  • other sound software at the facilitators discretion.

Read the full Creative Production information package to learn more, contact us, or login and sign up for Creative Production now.  


SpecOps (Coded as  SPEC T0517) is an enhanced program using the most popular professional game design and development tools. Work independently and together to make a game prototype using 2D/3D art tools, programming and sound engineering software depending on your personal interests. Explore the video game industry in a low-anxiety learning environment while creating portfolio pieces that can be used to apply to post-secondary programs or creative jobs. This program is for people interested in attending post-secondary school and is open to current college students interested in improving their skills.

  • Ages 16 – 30
  • $1400.00
  • 12 Weeks, Saturdays: May 20 to August 5
  • July 29th at Con Bravo
  • Split payments can be made.
 What software will we practice?


Read the full SpecOPS Information Package to learn more, contact us, or login and sign up for SpecOPS now.

conbravo logoWe are always looking for the best ways to offer low anxiety networking. On Saturday July 29th we will be bringing together all of the Every1Games teams from Toronto and Niagara at Con Bravo! Canada’s Youtube and Gaming Convention in Hamilton where we are hosting an Every1Games Sensory Lounge. Travel details TBA.

Every1Games’ Sensory Lounge is an autism friendly space to relax in a stress free environment. Con goers visit this small Snoezelen room for some quiet time and rest. Whether you’re exhausted from passion and social interaction, or just want to reset and decompress, this Sensory Lounge is a unique place to visit and take a break.  (If you are in high school and need volunteer hours let us know!)

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March Break Niagara 2017

Join Every1Games for our March Break Niagara 2017 Creative Production program. From March 13 to March 17, participants learn skills valuable for creative production in digital media. Participants engage in workshops and activities designed to be flexible helping participants meet personal goals made at the beginning of the week. All of our programs integrate social, technical and professional skills development for neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, LD etc.) youth.

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A travel day is also planned for the Thursday March 16 to give participants the preparation and practice to safely, and independently, travel to inclusive venues in the downtown St.Catharines community. (Based on Every1Games popular Keep Calm and Travel ON Autism Travel Training program!)

The cost of the program is $500. The program will run Monday March 13 to Friday March 17 from 10AM to 4PM at the DSBN Academy located at 130 Louth Street in St. Catharines.

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Age 13 – 25.

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30K from OCE Kicks Off 2017!

We are proud to announce that Every1Games will be starting the new year with grand plans thanks to a project grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and our supportive advisors at The Forge (McMaster University)!

This is great news but also means that we need to make some changes to our program schedule.

We will not be hosting programs this winter (Jan and Feb) but check back for updates and get in touch with us early to participate in the March Break – (March 12-16) – Creative Production Social Program for neurodivergent youth ages 12 – 25.

To participate in the Niagara or Toronto Spring Program please email sarah@every1games.ca to save your spot as we plan this amazing week of video game related awesomeness and learning.

More information coming soon. Thank you for your patience and support. We love you!

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Programs Begin October 1st! Register Now to Save Your Spot.

It’s time to register for the next cohort of Every1Games workshops. If you’ve stumbled upon us be sure to check out the about page to learn more about what we do. The best way to learn more is to contact us.  You can also find us on facebook and twitter.

Autism, spectrum, autistic, Aspergers, learning disabilities. Just making sure that we have these words in the post because our programs are specialized to help neurodivergent youth develop the skills required to succeed in life after high school. No diagnosis is required to participate. Our programs are a low-anxiety space where we encourage you to be comfortable being you so that you can learn at your best.  Many of our staff members are also on the spectrum or identify with a disability. Here you will have access to mentors for more than creative production, but life as an adult facing the challenges that come with growing up.

In Toronto we are offering two 8 week programs Creative Production and SpecOPS. If you are new to Every1Games or more interested in video, Creative Production is for you. If you have some experience and are interested in going to college (or currently attending college for media) then join the SpecOps program and work with us to develop your skills and portfolio.  In St.Catharines  you can join us for one 8 week program focusing on the fundamentals of game design.

All of our programs offer a low-anxiety environment. If you are not sure if our programs are for you email engage@every1games.ca.

Program descriptions are below.

When: 8 Saturdays (10am to 4pm) starting October 1st.

Where: Programs are available in Toronto (George Brown College School of Design, 341 King St. E), and St.Catharines (Brock University Centre for Digital Humanities).

How Much: Program fees vary, regular fees are between $720 to $900 before discounts and subsidies. If you’d like to split payments or inquire about subsidies we can accommodate you. Let us know what works for you.  Please register to save your spot in the meantime.

 

Register online to save your spot in the program. An invoice will be created based on the information you provide in the profile. We will contact you to confirm participation. 

To Register: Create an account and fill out a profile. Be sure to fill out the profile using the information of the person who is attending the program. The invoice will be sent to the email address entered in the profile. Remember to include your birthday so that we can apply subsidies that you might qualify for. Then login to browse programs and choose the course you’d like to join. Click Read More to see the schedule, then click Next to enter discount codes. Autism Ontario members use autismont for $100.00 off! Then click Register. :) We will contact you with an invoice when we confirm your participation where you will have the option to pay online or by cheque. No payment is required to save your spot in the program.

Creative Production – Toronto

Our fall Creative Production program (Coded as CREA T1016) will teach participants a variety of digital and traditional arts, and video production. No experience necessary. Discover your skills and interests working with like minded people.

SpecOps – Toronto

Our Fall SpecOps program (Coded as SPEC T1016) will teach participants how to use Unreal 4, a game design software tool used by popular studios like Ubisoft and Activision. Participants will work independently and in groups to design a game using 2D/3D art tools, programming and sound engineering software depending on the groups interests. Lead by autistic youth mentors, this 8 week program is for people interested in attending post-secondary game design programs and is open to current college students interested in improving their game design skills.

Creative Production – Niagara (St.Catharines)

Our fall Creative Production program in Niagara (Coded as GAME N1016) will teach participants the fundamentals of game design.  Participants will explore Game Maker Studio to create a playable level. No experience necessary. Our staff will challenge participants with new activities that help each student meet their goals or prepare to apply for Niagara College and Brock University game related programs.

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Cosplay*Craft*Convention Registration Closes March 31

Conventions are a go-to craft fair where independent artists start great businesses. Depending on interests, we will be discussing the culture of conventions,  business opportunities in the fandom market, costume making and special effects make up, staying safe at conventions and responsible consumerism.

Whether it is your first time attending a convention or you are an experienced con-goer, the Cosplay Craft Convention program at Every1Games is a “must try”.  Come together with friends once a week to make costumes and prepare to attend Anime North 2016!

Cosplay, short for costume-play, is a form of self-expression, the art of dressing-up to show love for a particular video game, anime, comic and more. Conventions are a great way to meet like-minded peers, as well as professional artists and designers.

Every1Games Cosplay program is also great opportunity to meet other people who are interested in video game, anime or comic books.
Want to come to Anime North with us, but don’t want to make a costume? Register for the shorter 2 week program!
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*All Every1Games programs integrate social learning and low-anxiety environment.

The program will take place at 341 King St E, Toronto, 10 am – 4pm on Saturday’s starting April 2nd. Anime North is held on May 28th at the Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Rd, Toronto).

Important Dates

  • Starting Saturday April 2nd, 2016
  • Please note that there is program on Saturday May 21st – the long weekend.
  • May 28th, 2016 – Anime North (Ticket Included in Price)

Contact us for more information about the 9 week program and shorter 2 week program

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March Break 2016 Niagara – Registration Closes March 7th

Join Every1Games for our March Break 2016 Game Design program in Niagara from March 14 to March 18 2016 to learn how to design your own video game using Game Maker 8
software available to download at home at yoyogames.


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Participants will practice how to brainstorm ideas for game making, create their own Game Design Document and learn about formatting and design while making friends with other neurodivergent creators (ages 12 – 25).
This program will be at the DSBN Academy, home of the Every1Games Encore after school program!
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Creative Production Program Begins April 2

Subsidies are available! If you have an autism diagnosis and are between the age of 12 and 18, the Potential Programme provides a subsidy to help you pay for this opportunity! Over 18? No problem! Thanks to Autism Ontario Toronto Chapter you are also eligible for a subsidy that will be discounted on your invoice. Be sure to fill out your Every1Games profile so that we can apply discounts and subsidies automatically when you sign up for a program. Please note there is no proof of diagnosis required to participate in Every1Games programs.

In our full day Spring Creative Production program starts April 2nd at George Brown College School of Design. Participants will have the opportunity to explore different types of Creative Production tools in a low anxiety environment to develop social, technical and professional skills. Learn computer software like  Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5, tools used by professional designers. 

Become familiar with the fundamental tools and practices to design and develop digital objects in 3D, virtual environments, music and videos (content will vary based on participant interests).  This program is great for beginners and for people who want to practice using the software in a low-anxiety learning environment. If you are new to Every1Games its a great place to start becoming familiar with who we are and how we can work together to help you meet your goals.

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New Course: Winter Spec Ops March-April

Pre-requisite: Creative Production
For ages 16 +
Learn to use Unreal 4 or Unity Game Engine, the most popular professional game design and development tools. You will work independently and together to make a game using 2D/3D art tools, programming and sound engineering software depending on your personal interests. Explore the video game industry in a low-anxiety learning environment working with award winning George Brown Game Design Students. This program is for people interested in attending post-secondary school and is open to current college students interested in improving skills.
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New Course: Winter Keep Calm Travel On

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Level 1 will teach participants the basic skills they need in order to take simple TTC trips independently. We will explore the most popular subway stations, various TTC vehicles, different methods of payment, trip planning, TTC etiquette, and asking for help when problems arise, among other skills. We will tailor the program to meet the needs of the participants.To participate in this program, participants must be able independently travel 1 km to a store, purchase something, and return home without serious safety issues, must be able to respond to stay with a group when supervised with a 1:3 ratio (1 staff per 3 students).

 

Level 2 will teach intermediate-level TTC skills to participants who can already take simple trips independently. We will cover more complex trip planning, using apps, various TTC vehicles, transfers, connecting from the TTC to GO Transit, time management, and what to do if something goes wrong, among other skills. We will tailor the program to meet the needs of the participants.

We recommend that each program participant be equipped with a smartphone so that they can learn to use phone apps that aid navigation

If you are unsure of the eligibility, email engage@every1games.ca for an intake interview.

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