Grants

Search or browse below to see past Field of Interest grants. You may search by recipient organization name, project name, or city. Additionally, in the sidebar you may filter the grants displayed by year, interest or grant amount.

Kiwassa Neighbourhood Services Association

Celebrating Journeys: An Immigrant & Refugee Intergenerational Storytelling Project

$9,900.00
2017

Leave Out Violence "LOVE"

BEATS Magazine: Newcomer Youth Voice and Perspective (BEATS)

$10,000.00
2017

Michaelle Jean Foundation

4th Wall: Supporting Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant BC Youth

$10,000.00
2017

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society

Community Youth Supporter Program

$9,900.00
2017

PeerNet BC

Multi-Lingual Newcomer Youth Dialogue

$10,000.00
2017

School District #36 - Surrey

Connecting Cultures

The Surrey School District’s Welcome Centre, with input from community partners, the City of Surrey and the RCMP, will launch Crossing Connections (CC) in Fall 2018. CC will host three focus groups of ten immigrant and refugee youth to dialogue the challenges, stereotypes and experience they face throughout their journey to Canada and once they have arrived. Each focus group will meet four times for full day sessions in Fall 2018. District Settlement Workers will additionally consult with Mosaic, DiverseCITY, Kwantlen First Nation and Katzie First Nation for their input on cultural awareness training, stereotypes and community supports available. When the sessions and consultations are complete, the Program Facilitator will use the learnings from these sessions to create a one-day workshop that will provide anti oppression, anti racism and cultural awareness training to teachers and school staff. Workshops will be provided for all school district staff beginning in January 2019 and will be led by two immigrant and refugee youth who have passed through the system in conjunction with a District Settlement Worker. These sessions will alter perceptions and give an honest account of what immigrant and refugee youth experience on their often treacherous trip to Canada, the harsh reality of resettlement in a new land and how school staff and school community can ease their transition to living in Canada.
$36,000.00
2017

School District #38 - Richmond

Communicating Competency to Our Newcomers: A Vision for Richmond's Welcome Centre

Richmond has been welcoming families and students from all over the world for the past 25 years. New families are welcomed at our School Board Office, where we interview and assess new students to be placed in schools. Currently, we have a system that functions very well from an operational perspective. We are able to assess students, level them and place them in schools. This system is supported by ELL teachers, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) and Cultural Interpreters. In 2017, we have come far in our world knowledge and understanding of how relationships are formed and how assessments impact individual self-worth. Our students' first contact can be a place where they can feel safe to explore, to be seen and to understand about their new schooling experience. We would like to merge the concept of fast, efficient and accurate assessment of language with the concept of starting with the students' strengths in mind. Four goals of our project: 1) Improve Space at the Welcome Centre 2) Develop assessments and interview guidelines that are culturally fluent. 3) Build capacity for staff at the Welcome Centre. 4) Build capacity for teachers across the district.
$18,500.00
2017

School District #41 - Burnaby

Cultural awareness training to teachers and school staff

The project would involve several phases: 1.Information gathering: Information will be gathered through focus groups and questionnaires to better understand students and parents' experience in schools related to school staff' knowledge of cultural awareness. Themes determined from these focus groups will be used in educational talks and video; recruitment of youth speakers; a youth steering committee will be formed to participate in project planning, delivery and evaluation. 2. Video production: Video explaining cultural awareness, anti-oppression, and anti-racism will be produced to assist in educating community. The content of the video will be guided by the information gathered. The production will involve youth voices; video will be shown at the talks at schools, placed on the School District website to be accessed by staff, other school districts, and the general public; 3.Talks at schools (Phase 1):The themes are cultural awareness, anti-oppression, anti-racism, culturally safe environments, and reducing learning barriers; list of cultural-specific topics will be presented to the school to select based on their student population and learning needs. Ten schools would be chosen as “early adapters”. The presenters-team will involve a youth (current or former student), a settlement worker, and a professional speaker. 4.Talks at schools (Phase 2): talks are presented at the majority of schools, at Provincial Pro-D Day. 5. Evaluation and planning for sustainability.
$35,500.00
2017

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre

Youth Strides Summer Camp

$10,000.00
2017