Grants

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ACORN Institute Canada

Stand Up for Surrey Housing

The displacement of low- to moderate-income renters and the destruction, or gentrification, of affordable market rental apartment buildings is exacerbating an already crippling housing crisis in Surrey. ACORN's Stand up for Surrey Housing project directly challenges the status quo by inserting much needed low to moderate-income tenant participation and policy ideas into the City of Surrey’s housing policy decision making process. By identifying, training, and activating new tenants leaders, ACORN will be disrupting the decision making process in Surrey, and forcing public debates on affordable housing by ensuring that tenants have a seat at the decision making table.
$100,000.00
2021

B.C. Society of Transition Houses

BCSTH Transportation Project - Embedding a Gender-Based Approach into Northern and Rural Transportation Systems

There is a systemic lack of consideration of the transportation needs of women and girls in rural and northern BC. Failures in our transportation systems deny women and girls safe participation in their communities. Without access to essential services, they are increasingly at risk of homelessness and violence. Systems change will mean that a gender-based approach is understood and practiced by community-level transportation providers. To spark this change, the community-based Transportation Project builds partnerships between the transportation and violence-against-women sectors. Together, we will test collaborative strategies to create a safer, more inclusive transportation system in BC.
$99,646.00
2021

Galiano Conservancy Association

One Island, One Earth - An Ecological Footprint for Galiano Island

The One Island, One Earth Initiative aims to engage the small island communities of the Salish Sea in documenting their Ecological Footprints and mobilizing together to address the climate crisis. Using Galiano Island as a pilot, we will adapt Ecological Footprint methodologies for a small island context by convening regional experts, indigenous knowledge holders, and community members, deploying the concept of the ‘Island Ecological Fingerprint’ to guide the community effort to recognize and live within our ecological means. Information generated will address a lack of baseline data that currently impedes the islands’ ability to prioritize and measure progress on climate actions.
$99,950.00
2021