Grants

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Canadian Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC)

Ecosystem Services on Metro Vancouver Farmland

Do you value biodiversity, beautiful landscapes, and access to healthy, local food? In many cases these things are brought to you farmland. However because these things are not valued by our economic system, they are vulnerable to being exploited. We at SPEC aim to change that. We are working with local farmers to sustainably manage things like soil fertility, water consumption, biodiversity and pest management. We are also trying out a project to compensate farmers for creating pollinator habitat. We are starting an information campaign to increase awareness for the value of farmland, and maybe will campaign local government to compensate farmers for environmentally friendly practices.
$30,000.00
2018

Dancers of Damelahamid Society

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Youth and Emerging Artist Development Program (CFNDF YP)

It has become part of our collective consciousness over the past few years that Indigenous youth are susceptible to disconnect from community, family and healthy supportive environments, cultural practices, and as a result we see a disproportionate number of cases of substance abuse and tragically, youth suicide. Identifying with one’s culture is a much more intimate process than mere awareness and it has the ability to nurture one’s spirit. Through many of the company’s outreach experience with youth, there have been moments where Indigenous youth assert their Indigenous identity and demonstrate self-esteem.
$30,000.00
2018