SkyWorks Charitable Foundation

SkyWorks is a catalyst, advocate and participant in social change through community centred film making and public engagement.

SkyWorks Charitable Foundation was established in 1983 as a non-profit documentary organization dealing with contemporary social issues. The process of creating the films and the subsequent dissemination is a community development effort, working with local, regional, and national groups, to create strategies for social change.

We focus on documentary and community development projects in four program areas: Working with children and families as a force for social change; Promoting recovery by challenging stereotypes and systemic barriers with people experiencing mental health issues; nforming and supporting community engagement in health care policies and practices; Documenting barriers and exploring alternative approaches to accessing justice, preventing discrimination and ensuring fairness within the various legal systems (e.g. criminal, family, child welfare, welfare, housing, immigration, employment and labour) that structure the lives of persons belonging to particular marginalized communities.

It is crucial to emphasize that the projects are not simply filmmaking endeavours. Community development and capacity building activities are integrated seamlessly into all phases of the project: research, production and the public engagement activities. From a project's inception we work in close collaboration with the individuals and organizations dealing with the articulated issues so that the documentaries are not only about them--they are with them and by them. A sense of ownership is shared collectively.

Artist Code: 626


Soldiers' Children

2014, 110:33 minutes, Colour, English Version + French Version

Real Change Boys Film Project

2013, 66:00 minutes, colour

Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Dreams

2013, 91:00 minutes, colour, English, Closed Captioned

Real Change Girls Film Project

2012, 26:00 minutes, colour, English

Working Life

2011, 37:00 minutes, colour, English

Living with Miracles

2010, 58:00 minutes, colour, English

Recovering Love

2010, 72:00 minutes, colour, English

Home Safe Hamilton

2010, 86:00 minutes, colour, English

Home Safe Toronto

2009, 96:00 minutes, colour, English, Closed Captions available

Home Safe Calgary

2008, 99:14 minutes, colour, English

Extra Ordinary People

2007, 109:00 minutes, colour, English

Household Work: More Than It Seems

2007, 90:00 minutes, colour, English

Prescription for Addiction

2006, 85:00 minutes, colour, English

Kids Care / Cœurs à cœurs

2005, 77:00 minutes, colour, English or French (dubbed) versions

Crisis Call / La Déroute

2003, 90:00 minutes, colour, English & French

Working Like Crazy

1999, 54:00 minutes, colour, English, also available Closed Captioned

Until Someone Listens

1999, 120:00 minutes, colour, English

My Son the Tattoo Artist

1999, 94:11 minutes, colour, English

Jake's Life

1995, 32:38 minutes, colour, English

Working Lean: Challenging Workplace Reorganization

1994, 56:00 minutes, colour, English

HISTOIRE DE FEMMES / WOMENSTORY (Daughters on the Wings of Time)

1992, 29:30 minutes, colour, English or French

The Right To Care

1991, 60:00 minutes, colour, English

Crying For Happiness

1990, 90:00 minutes, colour, English

Huit heures par jour, Eight Hours a Day (English version)

1988, 15:48 minutes, colour, English/French

To Hurt and to Heal, Part 1 & 2

1986, 105:00 minutes, colour, English

All of Our Lives (Chacune Sa Vie)

1984, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Good Monday Morning

1982, 31:33 minutes, colour, English