Awarded Grants

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Britannia Community Services Centre Society

Youth Voices of East Van

Youth Voices of East Van seeks to develop a sustainable, long-term approach to youth governance in Vancouver's inner city by creating a continuum of strategic leadership opportunities for Indigenous, low-income and newcomer youth, where they are represented on more committees, boards and working groups and in meaningful staff and volunteer roles in local government and non-profit settings. Through the Youth Voices process, youth, local organizations and institutions will be engaged in dialogues designed to generate ideas for more systematic or formalized approaches that empower youth to take an active role in their neighbourhood as well as the additional capacity required to realize this new model of youth governance. Based on Our Place's Accountability Pledge process, the Governance Committee at Our Place has been developing a proposal for a community governance system and we are now establishing a participatory governance model as a permanent mechanism to empower local decision-making on an ongoing basis, in a way that can be replicated across the City. The model will incorporate a structure similar to organization boards and will require special consideration around how youth can be included in both informal and formal ways. Over 13 organizations have now committed to participate in the Governance Pilot Project steering committee and over the next year will work on implementing phase one, which is has received financial support from the City.
$10,000.00
2019

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

In Solidarity- A Newcomer & Indigenous Youth Leadership Project

$50,000.00
2019

Environmental Youth Alliance

Developing a Leadership Continuum for Indigenous and Immigrant Youth

$50,000.00
2019

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association

Surrey Indigenous Youth Advisory Council

$50,000.00
2019

Justice For Girls

Indigenous Young Women and Teenage Girls Recruitment and Hiring

$50,000.00
2019

Matsqui-Abbotsford Impact Society

Indigenous Co-Executive Directors (ICED)

$50,000.00
2019

Network of Inner City Community Services Society

Chinatown Young Leaders

Chinatown Young Leaders’ goal is to strengthen and refine youth leadership development at Yarrow and in Chinatown by empowering youth of East Asian Descent to connect with each other through a dialogue event and develop a strategic 3 year plan. Chinatown is lacking meaningful social justice youth spaces. In our strategic plan, Yarrow committed to increasing decision-making power for our senior and youth members. We have been primarily senior-facing in our programs despite our aim to do intergenerational work. This project will centre on youth decision-making to ensure youth voices and experiences are heard alongside our seniors. We will recruit new members (newcomers and first generation youth) and re-establish existing member commitments. The project will provide anti-oppression and community organizing trainings, to allow youth to reflect and ground their lived experiences in systems that directly affect their lives, while providing inspiration and tools for change. It will also provide a space to reflect on our role in the Chinese community with relationships to Black, Indigenous, migrant, low-income, and drug user communities in the broader Downtown Eastside. From this, youth will plan and host a dialogue event with their peers to discuss opportunities for capacity building and leadership development. Yarrow youth leaders will develop a 3 year strategic plan based on the dialogue outcomes.
$10,000.00
2019

Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation

Luutkudziiwus Youth Constructive Arrangements-2020

$44,400.00
2019

Surrounded By Cedar Child and Family Services Society

Surrounded by Cedar Youth Council

$50,000.00
2019

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Leadership through the seasons

$50,000.00
2019

Vancity Community Foundation

Eth?´s Lab Project

The purpose of the Eth?´s Lab Project is to empower Black youth, socially, culturally and economically through personal development and creating a cooperative enterprise. With Solid State Industries, the Eth?´s Lab Project will leverage the cooperative model to develop networked, members only, youth spaces (inclusive of all youth) that reflect their technological reality. We are hoping to inspire a legacy of black leadership and answer the question: "what might youth place/space making look like when you centre the humanity of the Black experience?". Many perceive that Metro Vancouver does not have a significant Black population - and while that is demonstrably untrue and a damaging narrative in many ways, it is true that since the dispersal of the Hogan's Alley neighbourhood, the region's Black community is substantially dispersed and displaced. This project will empower Black youth regionally in creating spaces that consider their experiences and to re-imagine their communities within an ethno-culturally relevant approach. The relatively small population size and diversity (cultural, social and economic) of the Black population is a characteristic that facilitates strong collaboration and cross cultural understanding within the community. This also presents an opportunity to bring Black youth across Metro together to combat the social isolation. The initiative will breakdown of regional 'stereotypes' that are a barrier for collective action within the Black community.
$10,000.00
2019

West Coast Environmental Law Research Foundation

West Coast YOUTH VOICES Project

$50,000.00
2019