Grants

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Access to Media Education Society

Youth-MADE (Media Arts Diversity Education and Empowerment)

Youth-MADE is a media arts outreach program that creates video-based youth-made resource packages for high school and elementary students. It also trains up to 20 culturally diverse youth facilitators, and develops and delivers a series of youth-facilitated workshops for students, educators and administrators. For example, a module about the experiences of urban and rural Aboriginal youth discusses holistic ways to heal intergenerational trauma.
$15,000.00
2010

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society

Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS) for the Okanagan Basin

To complete a biodiversity conservation strategy for the north and central Okanagan that will identify, preserve and restore important natural areas. It will provide a road map for coordinated efforts to manage land and water of ecological value and provide a template for land use decision-making for public agencies, local governments and conservation groups.
$17,400.00
2010

Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - Welcoming Neighbours Initiative

The Welcoming Neighbours Initiative aims to provide newcomers to Vancouver’s westside with much needed opportunities for meaningful social inclusion, language practice and increased community literacy. This is one of the only programs on the westside to facilitate access and inclusion for isolated, vulnerable newcomers and will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for newcomers and new immigrants. The project includes volunteer training in cross-cultural community literacy, inclusive approaches and language support.
$20,000.00
2010

British Columbia's Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation

Exploring Marginalized Women's Physical Activity and Inactivity in BC - Development Phase

BC Women’s is requesting seed funding to support, in partnership with Promotion Plus (PPlus), BCCEWH's development of a community-based research (CBR) and knowledge exchange project on the social determinants of physical activity and inactivity for marginalized women in BC. The need for this project developed from previous research, knowledge syntheses, interventions, and policy dialogues conducted by BCCEWH and PPlus, all of which identified the need for community-engaged explorations of how to improve marginalized women’s opportunities for physical activity and health promotion. This pilot project focuses on a series of community consultation processes to inform the development of a more comprehensive proposal. During this development stage, our goals are to: 1) establish a Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC), 2) identify three diverse communities as sites for Participatory Action Research (PAR) projects, and 3) formulate a Community of Practice (CoP) inclusive of diverse women, service providers, policy-makers, and researchers interested in ongoing province-wide knowledge development, mutual learning, and action. These activities will provide the necessary groundwork and relationship building with community-based stakeholders across BC to inform the submission of a full research proposal and undertake a more robust community-based participatory research project.
$10,000.00
2010

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

Dakelh Language Teacher/Elder in Residence at Aboriginal Choice School

The purpose of this project is to bring a Dakelh language teacher/elder-in-residence program to Carney Hill Elementary School, which will become the Prince George Aboriginal Choice School in September 2010. The elder will act as a culturally supportive person to the entire school population and teach the Dakelh language in an immersion style within the Strongstart classroom.
$17,500.00
2010

Children's Hearing and Speech Centre of BC Inc.

A Sound Move -Tele-intervention Project for Deaf Babies

This innovative project uses new technologies to provide direct service delivery to deaf/hard of hearing babies and children in rural, remote and underserviced BC communities. It counters geographic and financial challenges for persons whose children are deaf or hard of hearing. Sophisticated assistive-hearing technologies such as cochlear implants provide children who are deaf an opportunity to participate fully in a hearing world. Early intervention therapy is essential to ensure that an infant/child develops listening and speech skills to his or her maximum potential.
$16,500.00
2010

Comox Valley Transition Society

BeSafe: Girls Group Year Three Enhancement

This is an educational life skills and support group for girls ages 11 to 15 that fosters empowerment and appreciation of diversity and encourages girls to make a difference. Groups are led by adult facilitators and older teen girls who have completed peer facilitation training, which is an important feature of the program. The weekly two-hour groups are interactive and include activities such as art, journaling and crafts, role playing and discussion. They want to expand, creating three more groups at high schools, including one for girls ages 15 to 17.
$12,600.00
2010

Company Erasga Dance Society

Shadow Machine

Shadow Machine is a fusion of dance, video, audio, photography and interactive technologies that juxtaposes Vancouver’s industrial development in the early 20th century with the post-industrial modern age. Central to Shadow Machine are the workers, machinery and people who have built Vancouver’s past and present. This event will feature live performances by new-media artists Carol Sawyer, Peter Courtemanche and Ken Gregory, as well as dancer Alvin Tolentino and a dozen others performing his choreography. Partners include W2 Media Arts Centre and the Roundhouse. The premiere is planned for October 2010.
$15,000.00
2010

Ecotrust Canada

Green and Culturally Appropriate Building for Clayoquot First Nations

To design a green housing plan for First Nations communities in Clayoquot Sound which will use local materials and labour, be well-suited to the climate and affordable to build, maintain and heat. The project will produce designs incorporating green building options and culturally appropriate building elements for each community accompanied by a financial plan to enable them to actually be built.
$20,000.00
2010

Electric Company Theatre Society

Electric Company Unplugged: ALL THE WAY HOME - Artistic Development

All the Way Home is a story about the inexplicable bonds we share with those of the same blood; about celebrating love and sharing pain, and growing from both. It is simple in the best way, built with so many universal truths that there is little room for anything else. Written by Tad Mosel and directed by Kim Collier, the performance is staged so that the action occurs in and around the audience in a non-traditional venue (Heritage Hall, Mount Pleasant). The artistic objective is to pare back the technical aspects of live theatre to focus on acting.
$20,000.00
2010

Elektra Women's Choir

Kindred Spirits: Elektra & Shelagh Rogers

This collaboration with CBC journalist Shelagh Rogers combines choral singing with Canadian stories, including those of First Nations women. The full-length concert format will intertwine music and spoken word, with Ms. Rogers sharing the stage with the choir to read letters, fiction and her thoughts. With themes of transformation and reconciliation, the show is structured on the cycle of the seasons with folk songs and original compositions, and will also likely use Canadian photographs to depict the seasons.
$10,000.00
2010

Fraser Riverkeeper Society

Stand Up for Pacific Salmon Animation

The project will create a visually compelling animation to educate the public about the problem of net-pen salmon fish farms and their impact on the aquatic environment, human health and wild salmon stocks. It will show consumers how to help shift global salmon farming to a more positive economic and ecological operation: closed-containment or tank system, aquaculture. The project is part of a larger campaign that educates consumers on the risks posed to wild salmon by net-pen farms, and facilitates citizen engagement with retailers.
$20,000.00
2010

Gordon & Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists

AfK Alumni All Stars

The AfK Alumni All Stars exhibition and education program will be held in the Artists for Kids Gallery April 12 to May 8, 2010. The exhibition will highlight the success of 20 former students who have become gallery artists with international reputations or award-winners in related careers. Their outstanding work depicts courageous forays into photography, video, performance art, painting, childrens’ book illustration and graphic design. The exhibition also provides educational programming for more than 1,000 North Vancouver students ages 8 to 18.
$10,500.00
2010

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Metro Vancouver 2011 Homeless Count

Since 2002, the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness has conducted a triennial homeless count in metro Vancouver. The research process gathers detailed information on people who are homeless, allowing policymakers and service providers to target programs according to housing and support needs in each community. The next regional homeless count is planned for March 2011. Goals to improve count methodology include increasing the involvement and representation of typically marginalized and invisible homeless populations such as youth.
$20,000.00
2010

Houston Link To Learning Society

Houston Community Garden/Market project

The community garden is an existing program that reaches out to the most marginalized in the Houston area. This project will continue the growth of the garden, as well as enhance the connection with the local farmer’s market, and the possible development of a second community garden on District property by the Leisure Centre. It will extend the safe learning environment and facilitate skills development. The learners can then help with fundraising at the market or develop their own skill, craft or talent for economic development.
$18,595.00
2010

Intrepid Theatre Company Society

Production of 'Influence' by Janet Munsil

Intrepid Theatre will stage the second production of Influence by Janet Munsil in late January 2011 at the Metro Studio. The play examines complicated and controversial issues surrounding art appropriation – in particular, removing the statues from the Parthenon in Athens to the British Museum. Although originally written for an adult audience, the original production revealed that the play had an unexpected appeal for young adults, who responded with great enthusiasm to the themes and characters in the play.
$18,000.00
2010

Kelowna Ballet Society o/a Ballet Kelowna

New Work Ballet Kelowna: Fall 2010 Fall Music and Dance Commission

Ballet Kelowna will commission award-winning Vancouver choreographer Simone Orlando to create a new work to music by acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Stu Goldberg, who lives in the Okanagan valley. Simone Orlando danced with Ballet BC for many years and began choreographing in 1997. Goldberg performed alongside some of the most daring artists of the mid-’70s fusion era as part of John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra and later embarked on a successful solo career. The world premiere will open the fall 2010 season and tour to Kelowna.
$15,000.00
2010

Kesho Trust

Child and Nature Alliance

Child and Nature Alliance
$10,000.00
2010

KidSafe Project Society

KidSafe Food Program

Our Summer Food Program consists of providing food for up to 300 inner-city children every day during the entire eight weeks of their summer break. KidSafe provides nutritious food for breakfasts, lunches and snacks for five inner-city school program locations and hires five Food Coordinators who prepare the menus, do food preparation, provide nutritional information and do clean up at each of the KidSafe locations. We are in need of support to help offset the costs of Food Program for this summer to ensure that this service that children and families of innercity Vancouver have come to rely upon can be provided in the manner have grown accustomed to and take great comfort in. It is a small piece of their lives that provides them with some security in knowing that the children are safe and fed.
$10,000.00
2010

Langara College

When the Hosts Come Home

Artists Kabberling and Kaltwasser will create situations that encourage the participation of a diverse public in the heart of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Athletes’ Village. They use informal methods to make visible the transformation of begged, donated, salvaged and found materials into publicly used objects and spaces. Using recycled materials from the Olympic Village’s transition from dormitory to home, they will create a site-specific temporary artwork on an adjoining site. Their partner Other Sights for Artists Projects will set up project headquarters at Langara College campus, as part of the summer programming there.
$20,000.00
2010

Lions Gate Sinfonia

Sinfonia's World

The concert Sinfonia’s World invites the audience to be delighted by poetry and music of many cultures that are part of Canada: Persian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Czech, Romanian, First Nations, East Indian, and many more. It will also feature a very special piece: Common Harmony, created by students of Handsworth School, under the guidance of composers and mentoring musicians. The piece addresses language barriers, cultural differences, lack of cross-cultural communication and intolerance.
$10,000.00
2010

Multifaith Action Society of B.C. (MAS)

Be The Change Student Initiative

Multifaith Action Society (MAS) is working collaboratively with Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) to bring the Student Initiative to secondary schools in Vancouver. Developed by teachers, students, and social scientists working with professionals in eco-psychology, facilitation & team building, it offers powerful experiential education about leadership & sustainability. Students enjoy a 4-part program: 1) interactive video-enriched assembly that motivates students to bring a sustainable focus to clubs/classrooms; 2) leadership training that teaches small group process & how to use the “Action Guide”, 3) facilitation workshops for university students to mentor high-school 'Action Circles', 4) 'Action Circles' where secondary students become leaders and support each other to make sustainable choices at home, school, & in community. This January we have a unique opportunity to work with 270 students & 4 Planning 10 teachers at Vancouver Tech Secondary to integrate the Action Circle program into core curriculum and create a teacher’s manual to make it accessible to other teachers.
$10,000.00
2010

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Blue Carbon: Creating a Climate Change Solution

The role played by marine ecosystems in carbon sequestration (blue carbon) has been largely overlooked in the study of climate change. Currently, on average, between 2-7% of blue carbon sinks are lost annually worldwide. Coastal areas in BC are under ever-increasing pressure from human use. This project will begin to create an institutional body of knowledge about how much carbon is being sequestered in coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on eel grass and estuary ecosystems.
$10,000.00
2010

New Orchestra Workshop Society

Game Theory

Inspired by their recent work with composer Stefan Smulovitz in L.E.D. by the Light, this new evening concert, Game Theory, will deepen their exploration of technological improvisation games and offer newly composed pieces by two master improviser/composers, George Lewis and Diane Labrosse. Orkestra Futura will be joined by special guest trombonist George Lewis, by local conductors in person, and by remote conductors via the Internet.
$15,000.00
2010

Ocean Wise Conservation Association

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup—Curriculum Models for Schools

For one week each September, thousands of volunteers gather in many communities across Canada to clean up kilometers of shoreline. With its elements of science, geography, civics and other subjects, teachers have been asking for a curriculum to bring the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup into the classroom. This project will create a school curriculum based on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
$20,000.00
2010

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