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Help The Lyceum Grow New Roots!

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A sudden, steep rental increase has threatened the existence of a well-loved centre for arts and literature. The Lyceum – like many Vancouver businesses in similar situations – considered closing.

Vancouver can't afford to lose another small community building space.

We need to raise $60,000 to help Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art stay in business and re-root itself in a new location. We know this is possible with your help!

What will the funds be used for?

Your gift will be used for moving costs and to complete necessary renovations to the new space.

What is the Lyceum and why is it so special?

For almost two decades, thousands of children, families and individuals have come to rely on Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art as a hub of creation, learning, and possibility, as well as a place to feel at home away from home. The Lyceum embodies community-building in the truest sense.

Through creative programming that draws connections between literature and what’s going on in the outside world, the Lyceum encourages children to see themselves as readers, writers, and artists engaging with ideas and reflecting on their own place in society.

Many have come to know the Lyceum as a cozy living room, a specialized library, a well-equipped studio and a whimsical art gallery all wrapped up into one. It is here that literature is transformed into experience, and experience is transformed into literature through passionate discourse. Literature, in all its representations, is a powerful tool in creating socially conscious societies committed to non-binary ways of problem solving the complexities we face as a world.

Who attends the Lyceum?

The Lyceum is an inclusive centre that welcomes all learners regardless of any challenges they may face. A well-trained staff, backed with rich and varied resources, is ready for whomever steps through the door. Children (from ages 1 to young adult) engage in early childhood education, book clubs, programs for home learners, writers’ workshops and literature-based art camps.

The Lyceum also invites adults to participate in writers’ workshops, "meet the author" book clubs, open mic, parent education workshops and professional development workshops. Please see for more about these offerings.

We appreciate every donation - Thank you!

No raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or returns on investment are offered in exchange for any donations made to a GoFundMe. We apologize for our misunderstanding in this regard and therefore our previous miscommunication to you regarding rewards. As always, we are deeply grateful for your support and generosity.


  • Caroline Adderson
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Melanie Friesen
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $11 
    • 8 mos
  • Yuri B
    • $39 
    • 8 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Leah McIntyre
Vancouver, BC
Christianne Hayward

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