2018 - 2019
$169,400 over 24 months to increase access to Anishinaabe language and culture for Anishinaabe youth and families from Serpent River First Nation, as well as neighboring First Nations and communities. The funds will be used to promote Anishinaabe language and cultural revitalization through language lessons, harvesting from the land, crafts, seasonal land-based culture camps, rites of passages, access to ceremony, and visiting with Elders and knowledge keepers.
$236,700 over 36 months to create a social impact for our children's children by healing First Nations parents and caregivers through sharing, learning and growing together in North Caribou Lake First Nation.
$237,200 over 36 months to create a healing and cultural safe space where Indigenous families and caregivers can learn, relearn, and reclaim a traditional practice that was once ubiquitous on Taykwa Tagamou (New Post) territory and beyond.
$169,800 over 24 months to create a healing and learning cultural space for Indigenous parents who have been impacted by colonization and have
experienced intergenerational trauma in Toronto.
$491,400 over 48 months to provide in-depth training in the fields of music production and recording for Black youth from the York South-Weston community, while offering support to explore sustainable and creative career pathways.
$312,400 over 36-months to scale a project that creates a space for Indigenous youth living in Thunder Bay to access culturally relevant arts education rooted in community and culture. The funds will be used to expand the current project, a land-based arts residency, to reach more youth by providing both summer and school year residency opportunities.
$255,000 over 36-months to support sustenance (traditional food and medicine) sovereignty and knowledge revitalization for Indigenous womxn/girls, Two-Spirit, trans, queer, genderqueer and agender youth in Fort William First Nation, Hamilton and Toronto.
$116,100 over 24 months to enable Indigenous youth living in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge to develop leadership skills and reconnect to their culture. The program focuses on building a healthy Indigenous identity and increased resiliency in the post-secondary education years.
$254,700 over 36 months to assist with staffing and program costs to facilitate and support the mentorship of traditional ecological knowledge for Indigenous youth and young people in the Parry Sound area, providing them with opportunities for "Anishinaabe aadziwin" (or land-based learning).
$500,000 over 48 months to create a safe place for Black and low-income youth and young adults in the Jane-Finch community to develop life skills and networks necessary for success by connecting them to job opportunities, mitigating educational barriers, and engaging them in recreation that serves as a form of catharsis.