Grants

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School District #87 - Stikine

Didene Ekune Mehodihi Eku Desijihi: Tahltan Pedagogy

Didene Ekune Mehodihi Eku Desijihi: Tahltan Pedagogy addresses how intergenerational colonial trauma perpetuated by the current school system impacts the education and wellbeing of Tahltan students. We will influence the educational system by integrating Tahltan Pedagogy: Tahltan Worldview, Tahltan Potlatch Society and Kuwegahn mindset, to create a culturally appropriate classroom environment. Tahltan pedagogy will role model Tahltan educational goals for teachers to apply in their classrooms for the successful education of Tahltan youth. This project is meaningful because we anticipate Tahltan youth becoming healthy and productive leaders with the ability to walk in multiple worlds.
$287,762.57
2021

Screaming Weenie Productions

LEVEL BIPOC Grants 2021

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

SkeenaWild Conservation Trust

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Skidegate Band Council

Building young people’s connection to land, food, and spirit

Our project seeks to expand opportunities for land-based and intergenerational programming for youth on Haida Gwaii, while supporting their development as change-makers. Our collective ability to sustain and heal ourselves is based upon a reciprocal, spiritual relationship with the land. We aim to address the disconnection from land and traditional food that many youth experience as a result of colonization and cultural suppression. Strengthening young people’s cultural identity and skills, through food-related workshops and excursions, will help produce long-term impacts on our community’s climate change resilience and mitigation.
$300,000.00
2021

STQEEYE' LEARNING SOCIETY

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy

Promoting Family-focused Defence Strategies and Community-based Alternatives: A Tool Kit for Criminal Defence Lawyers and Other Criminal Justice Stakeholders

Children whose parents come into conflict with the law, and particularly those whose parents are incarcerated, experience tremendous stress and disruption in their lives that can affect their development and social adaptation. The collaborative development and implementation of a family-focused, multi-resource toolkit of strategies and community-based alternatives is expected to promote a cultural and systematic change to addressing the unintended consequences that the child/ren of a parent/legal guardian in conflict with the law may experience. Using a holistic approach, the toolkit resources will be customized to fit the perspectives of BC criminal justice system stakeholders.
$290,000.00
2021

The Only Animal Theatre Society

The Artist Brigade

The U.N. declared the 2020s The Decade of Action: ten years to transform to a carbon-neutral future. But, people are trapped in a consumerist Culture of Greed. The Only Animal are culture makers, and aim to replace the Culture of Greed with a Culture of Care. Our project, the Artist Brigade brings artists to collaborations with environmentalists, scientists, and activists to create solutionary outcomes for the climate crisis. Art gives us access to our emotions, to our empathy, our care for one another as we work towards climate solutions. It takes advantage of this moment of COVID pause to strive for a green and just recovery from the pandemic for people and planet.
$200,000.00
2021

The Prince George Sexual Assault Centre

Addressing systemic barriers to sexual violence response

The community of Prince George does not currently benefit from a formalized coordinated response to sexual violence. PGSAC is currently positioned to launch programming which includes a sexually exploited youth exiting program, a skills building and counselling program for those who have been trafficked, and a Sexual Assault Response Team. This project will create the Sexual Violence Response Team (SVRT) of which will advise, coordinate, and centralize these services using the ICAT model as our guide. Ultimately, the SVRT will shape how our region responds to sexual violence and pave the way for wider system change at the provincial and national levels.
$300,000.00
2021

The Starfish Environmental Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Tsleil-Waututh First Nation

Tsleil-Wautuh Nation Education Program

Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) is seeking to breakdown barriers to Indigenous education through the implementation of an Indigenous Land-based Experiential Learning Program that is rooted in our traditional knowledge and practices. As a means of overcoming educational gaps that are so prevalent among Indigenous communities; we created a culturally appropriate, land-based learning model for students K-12 at the TWN school. This approach combines conventional academic lessons with TWN Indigenous values and ways of knowing--both in the classroom and in an outdoor setting. We are decolonizing education.
$300,000.00
2021

U'Mista Cultural Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Unique Get Together Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$40,000.00
2021

United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society (S.U.C.C.E.S.S.)

Fostering Systems Change for Racial Justice Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership

Leadership roles need to reflect the communities they serve. To meaningfully influence and change systems, leaders need to create opportunities for traditionally and currently under-represented voices to step into leadership roles. The Project will support organizations and leaders in strengthening their capacity to implement diversity, equity and inclusion policies and practices while engaging and building the capacity of leadership candidates to successfully apply to leadership positions. This project will foster knowledge sharing and social capital, as well as implement actions that lead to equity, diversity and inclusion across different sectors in our community.
$281,517.00
2021

University of British Columbia

Side by Side: Improving the care system to improve the health and well-being of youth who use crystal meth

In January 2020, our team hosted the ‘Side by Side Summit: A community dialogue’ with 17 diverse youth who use meth in Vancouver to engage in a community dialogue in which we collectively identified an overarching research question: How can the care system be adapted to improve the health and well-being of youth who use meth? The proposed community-based research activities will build directly on both the community capacity and findings identified from the Side by Side Summit, engaging youth who use meth and stakeholders in each step of the project. Specifically, the current proposal aims to identify new strategies to improve health and social outcomes among youth who use meth.
$297,603.18
2021

Navigating Sex Work Spaces: COVID-19 and Beyond – An Arts-Based Participatory Research Project to Delineate Pathways beyond Criminalization

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified sex workers’ health & labour inequities. This study aims to address the question of how COVID-19 and the overdose epidemic intersect with evolving laws and policies regulating sex work (e.g. federal laws, municipal licensing, policing) to shape occupational health and safety conditions in different sex work environments (e.g. online; street-based; indoor). Using arts-based methods this participatory action research project will showcase the nuanced experiences of Metro Vancouver’s sex work community with the goal of increasing sex worker visibility and delineating pathways beyond criminalization.
$287,547.00
2021

Co-investigate robotic-assisted virtual care for older people with dementia

The project aims to tackle social isolation and loneliness in older people with dementia in Long-Term Care (LTC) homes. The team takes a collaborative approach to co-investigate the implementation of a telepresence robot Double 3 in LTC to support social connection. We co-research with community stakeholders, emphasizing meaningful involvement of patient partners (people with dementia), family partners, decision-makers in Vancouver Coastal Health and representatives in Alzheimer Society throughout all phases of the research process. This research will make British Columbia a leader in robotic-assisted virtual care research, which can transform, modernize, and revitalize LTC in communities.
$300,000.00
2021

Building supportive social networks to advance the mental health of women affected by violence in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

This project will design and test an innovative peer-led outreach intervention to improve social supports among highly vulnerable women experiencing significant mental health issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Our team’s earlier research illustrated that isolation and loneliness are negatively impacting women’s mental health, leaving them vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and worsening mental health concerns. We will build on the capacity of current services to learn if and how implementing a peer-led program that integrates core elements of social visiting facilitates women’s social supports and connectedness and reduces the despair and loneliness associated with isolation.
$298,658.00
2021

A Community Research and Engagement (CoRE)-Lab approach to mobilize systems that support healthy social and emotional well-being among children in BC

Across communities in British Columbia, there are increasing numbers of young children who experience social and emotional vulnerabilities, which are associated with numerous health and social challenges that may present across the lifespan. In partnership with 3 communities, we will investigate the dynamic, complex system impacting children’s social and emotional well-being. We will identify the interplay of systems-level factors that are operating and the networks necessary to respond to key systemic issues. Co-development of a community toolkit will result in a plan and set of resources for continued knowledge generation and evidence-based, community-specific action.
$295,481.61
2021

University of Northern British Columbia

Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North

New technologies can support older adults to live comfortably, even as they face changes in health and wellbeing. Those aging in Northern B.C. face a fragmented, under-resourced and geographically isolated system that makes it difficult to access technologies to support aging in place. The Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North supports the piloting and implementation of technologies that address the needs of rural and northern older adults. CTAAN's research will change the lives of aging adults by providing essential evidence in support of the use of technology to improve the quality of life and increasing the flow of technological resources to rural and remote communities.
$300,000.00
2021

University of Victoria

Drug checking: Enhancing scalability to effect systems change

The overdose public health emergency continues in the context of criminalization, stigmatization, inequities, and now the pandemic. A partnership between Social Work and Chemistry combined science with harm reduction to launch a drug checking pilot project in Victoria BC. We propose centering equity in systems change as we launch a new drug checking outreach model to reach sites throughout Vancouver Island and scale-up community capacity through a Community of Practice and training program while piloting a low-cost/low barrier drug-checking platform to be operated by non-technicians and increase equitable access with unique service models to match services to diverse communities.
$300,000.00
2021

Community Voices on ‘Tapping into Tech’: Fostering Equity for Children with Disabilities/Medical Complexity in Northern and Rural British Columbia

In rural and northern BC young disabled/medically complex children’s inequitable access to early child development (ECD) has negative impacts on children, families and communities. How can community voices inform the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to address ECD inequities for this vulnerable child population? Tailoring ICT to the diverse contexts and lived realities of this population and ECD agencies and providers is central to this participatory project. The co-designed research and action by a Community Council will ensure that this project informs the implementation of supportive practices and policies and sustainable system change to reducing ECD inequities.
$200,000.00
2021

Upper Skeena Development Centre Society

BIPOC Operating Grants

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$44,000.00
2021

Urban Native Youth Association

LEVEL BIPOC Grants 2021

In 2020, Vancouver Foundation launched a new granting initiative to offer flexible, general operating grants of up to $50,000 for BIPOC-led organizations in B.C., to support their work in racial equity and racial justice.
$50,000.00
2021

Vancity Community Foundation

All the Way Home

Despite more than a decade of media, public outcry and attempts by governments to address it, BC’s housing affordability crisis persists. Costs to purchase or rent a home remain at or near historic highs even as the pandemic hammers many residents’ incomes. Vulnerable populations, including younger people, continue to be hit hard. This project aims to tackle the housing crisis on four fronts: cementing a system-wide goal to achieve true affordability by 2030, improving the big-picture plan to get there, engaging the public on innovative policies to overcome dependencies on high and rising home values, and scaling up efforts to limit housing loss to short term rental platforms like Airbnb.
$300,000.00
2021

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre

Emerging Director Program

Canadian theatre is racist because it lacks cultural diversity. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Vancouver, the most Asian city outside of Asia, yet our stages look nothing like our sidewalks. This is because the leadership of Vancouver theatre is overwhelmingly white. The position of Artistic Director is the most influential in theatre, and have two main responsibilities: curating shows, and directing them. Our artists are often qualified to do the former, but unable to do the latter due to lack of experience. Our program will give Asian Canadians the opportunity to gain experience directing, benefit from mentorship, and disrupt the whiteness of leadership in Vancouver theatre.
$20,000.00
2021

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