Awarded Grants

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Alouette Home Start Society

Route 29: The Road Home

Imagine facing the transition from adolescence to adulthood while, at the same time, struggling just to survive because you don’t have a home. The 2011 Homeless Count found 29 homeless youth in Maple Ridge. Over three years, this project will find and improve youth access to housing and build connections and continuing relationships with youth aged 17 to 24. Each youth will be supported in their own unique journey to maturity and to becoming healthy, happy people, with a secure home and the capacity to keep it.

Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives

Building Equity: Creating New Affordable Housing in Metro Vancouver through Progressive Property Taxation

Metro Vancouver needs a “big bang” plan to build and finance new dedicated affordable housing, with a focus on the rental market. Recent efforts at the federal, provincial and municipal levels are welcome but have not been sufficient to address the affordability crisis. In this project we (1) evaluate recent government housing affordability initiatives, and (2) consider how new affordable housing can be financed out of the windfall gains to homeowners from rising housing prices. This is central to Vancouver’s economic vitality, to building a more inclusive city, and to ensuring greater equity and opportunities for people who live and work in the region.

Neil Squire Society

Makers Making Change BC: Embedding assistive technology fabrication into education systems

“Makers Making Change BC: Embedding assistive technology fabrication into education systems” connects people with disabilities who need assistive technologies to educators and students leveraging the new BC Curriculum “Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies” (ADST) framework. This cross-sector collaboration breaks silos between education, health and social service organizations. By scaling our Chapter model into schools throughout BC, it has the potential to create sustainable community-based connections, a lasting mechanism for creation of low cost but valuable, customized assistive technology solutions, fulfilling unmet needs of people with disabilities.

PHS Community Services Society

Housing First for Youth

This project will provide 15 low-threshold housing units – including two emergency shelter beds – for male and female youth aged 16 to 25 with multiple barriers. The Strathcona Mental Health Team, Portland Hotel Society (PHS), Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, YouthCO AIDS Society and the Urban Native Youth Association will partner to build on existing 24-hour staffing by adding case management, programming, outreach, clinical supports, employment and nutrition. Priority will be given to aboriginal youth with mental illnesses.

RainCity Housing and Support Society

Co-Creating Unique Outcomes for LGTBQ2S Homeless Youth

RainCity Housing and Support Society wishes to develop culturally competent housing for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning and Two-Spirit (LGTB2S) youth who are experiencing homelessness. This two-year pilot project will build community support – providing opportunities for employment/education and strong peer networks – and social inclusion.

Richmond Gateway Theatre Society

Community Engagement

Gateway Theatre plans to develop new ways to serve the Richmond community, working outside traditional structures and bringing disparate communities together under the umbrella of arts and culture. In addition, Gateway Theatre plans to create a different model for a professional theatre to serve and engage its diverse community base, a model which extends beyond a traditional offering of Eurocentric plays and offers multiple points of participation.

Tides Canada Initiatives

Organizing for Change

British Columbians hold strong environmental values, yet environmental issues are not prioritized by elected decision makers. Politicians don’t believe these values strongly influence voting choices, and this disconnect hinders policies to address environmental challenges. We change how people act in the political arena to ensure their environmental values are a key part of the debate regardless of who is in government. We do this by working with environmental groups, large and small, to improve their engagement organizing efforts on their own issues, connect them more effectively to decision makers, and make it easy for them to ensure their supporters get out to vote come election day.

Vancity Community Foundation

Exchange Inner City: A Cross-Sector Model for Systemic Change

Exchange Inner City is addressing an economic system that excludes and marginalizes many individuals in the inner city. This exclusion contributes to a complex system connecting to poverty, health and social cohesion within the community. EIC seeks to enable and drive systemic change by providing an ongoing structure and processes for cross-sector collaboration, resulting in more inclusive low barrier employment, access to affordable goods, services and spaces in this community, and to serve as a model for other communities to learn from.

Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society

Out In Schools - Indigenous Perspectives of Gender and Sexuality

The BC education system lacks adequate representation for LGBT2Q+ Indigenous people. This lack of representation is pervasive, present in curricula and staffing throughout BC. Additionally, BC curricula lack an intersectional understanding of the disproportionate effects of colonialism on Indigenous and queer people. This has led to the further marginalization of Indigenous and Two-Spirit people within the education system and in broader communities. We aim to change this by providing all levels of the education system with the policy, expert, curriculum resources, and support to create an educational experience where Two-Spirit people are fully and complexly seen and able to thrive.

Vines Art Festival Society

Vines Art Festival - Community Care in Resistance: Decolonizing Festival & Touring Models

The pressing issue being addressed by Vines Art Festival is disconnection & displacement from land & culture due to Canada’s colonial art system that favours transactional art relationships & spectacle over art as a way of life; created in connection to community, land & wellness. Art & creativity have the power to unearth new ways of being with one another that are otherwise not possible through other platforms. Within these ways of being exists the potential to heal-- to build a culture of transformation where we can grow & build resiliency. Vines will be creating a Full-Spectrum Artist Support Model from the active research we conduct over 3 years to be shared with the arts community.