Awarded Grants

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School District #36 - Surrey

Building Bridges

The Surrey School District contends it would like to enhance all staff’s knowledge and skills through training in Indigenous Peoples’ ways of knowing, being, and understandings. As an Indigenous Teacher/Graduation Advocate, I have experienced the systemic settler colonialist perspectives of teachers, administrators and supervisors within the Surrey School District in both direct and subtle ways. These are found in the daily minutiae of school life and in the lessons and curriculum across disciplines. It is vital, as a School District, we acknowledge these systemic and prejudicial attitudes and actions, foster awareness of them, and take concrete steps to transform the ways in which our education system operates, and how this in term, continues to deeply impact Indigenous students and families and effect the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Settler Society. Speaking with many Indigenous Elders, families, and students, professional development for administrators and educators is an important way to strengthen connections with Indigenous communities, integrate authentic ways of Indigenous cultures within curriculum, and contribute to the growth of all educational professionals, students, and families in the Surrey School District.
$20,000.00
2020

The League of Innovators

Decolonizing youth-led non-profits

League of Innovators and CityHive are two of many youth-led, youth-centred non-profits with young people in executive leadership positions. Both organizations recognize the deep need to embed equity within their organizational structure through decolonizing our boards and staff and making them safe for BIPOC folks to work and lead. Youth-led organizations, as nimble and reflexive as they tend to be, often face particular challenges of lacking the credibility, capacity and resources to spend important time and resources for staff to learn and develop personally, as well as for staff and board to work on shifting internal structures to make the organization safer in the short-term and long-term. While we prioritize making our programs accessible for all youth, we lack the additional capacity to ensure the core of the organization is safe, tackling white supremacy, and embedding decolonial practices. Both organizations have struggled to hire, retain and support BIPOC staff and board members. Through this grant, we hope to take a significant step on our equity journeys by: 1) Convening a 2-day decolonization training for staff and board members with an external facilitator, including time and capacity to implement changes. 2) CityHive convening youth-led organizations to discuss and work on tackling how white supremacy exists in the non-profit sector and how youth-centred organizations can collectively address the specific challenges we face.
$20,000.00
2020