Backgrounder: Strength in Diversity: The Government of Canada Invests More than $3.2 Million in British Columbia for Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism Initiatives and Youth Programs

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada is committed to creating lasting social change that supports diversity, inclusion, respect and equality in communities across British Columbia



City Component Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Abbotsford Events Heritage Abbotsford Society Aboriginal Arts and Culture Day 2019–2020 $9,000
Burnaby Project Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of British Columbia Framing Indigeneity in BC’s Immigration Sector 2019–2021 $120,000
Burnaby Community Capacity Building Judith Marcuse Projects Society Futures Forward 2019–2020 $45,000
Burnaby Events Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre Nikkei Matsuri 2019–2020 $5,000
Burnaby Project Culture Chats BC Association Community Reporting and Action Research 2019–2020 $6,000
Creston Events Creston and District Historical and Museum Society Multiculturalism Day in Creston – An Opportunity to Build Awareness and Recognition 2019–2020 $1,750
Delta Events Sher Vancouver LGBTQ Friends Society Screening and Discussion of My Name Was January with Panel 2019–2020 $2,560
Duncan Community Capacity Building Inclusive Leadership Co-operative Strengthening Bridges of Inclusion for Addressing All Forms of Discrimination 2019–2020 $28,940
Fort Nelson Events Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society Culturefest 2019 2019–2020 $6,357
Harrison Hot Springs Events Harrison Festival Society Workshops and Children’s Day at the 41st Harrison Festival of the Arts 2019–2020 $10,220
Kelowna Events Okanagan Chinese Canadian Association Asian Heritage Month Celebrations in the Okanagan 2019 2019–2020 $15,500
Powell River Events Powell River Employment Program Society Powell River Centre for Diversity, Peace and Justice 2019–2020 $73,025
Prince George Events Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George Heatwave – Celebrate Cultures 2019–2020 $75,000
Surrey Events African Stages Association Africanada Storytelling Symposium 2019–2020 $6,797
Surrey Events Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association An Indigenous Perspective of Racism in Surrey 2019–2020 $26,800
Surrey Events Arts Council of Surrey Surrey Fusion Festival 2019–2020 $42,950
Surrey Events Royal Academy of Bhangra Society Folk Lok Live: This is Punjab 2019–2020 $25,000
Surrey Project Indus Media Foundation Duty, Honour & Izzat 2019–2021 $366,000
Toronto Events Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Great Ocean Dialogues (Vancouver Forum) 2019–2020 $14,375
Vancouver Community Capacity Building M.O.S.A.I.C. Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities Social & Civic Engagement For Newcomers Project (SCENE) 2019–2020 $84,900
Vancouver Events Italian Cultural Centre Society Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver 2019–2020 $44,270
Vancouver Community Capacity Building The Laurier Institution Capacity Building 2019–2020 $55,000
Vancouver Project Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia Tuyulshayn’t (Prepare the Path for the Future) Welcome Hub 2019–2020 $250,440
Vancouver Events Downtown South Gathering Place Community Centre Association Festival of Hallows 2019–2020 $6,300
Vancouver Events Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society Explorasian Festival 2019 2019–2020 $35,900
Vancouver Community Capacity Building Latincouver Cultural & Business Society Building Latincouver’s Capacity 2019–2020 $37,000
Vancouver Events Latincouver Cultural & Business Society Latin American & Canadian Indigenous Art Exhibition - Similitud 2019–2020 $20,100
Vancouver Events Latincouver Cultural & Business Society Travelling Back to Afro-Latin Roots 2019–2020 $10,400
Vancouver Events Latincouver Cultural & Business Society Latin American Heritage Month 2019–2020 $20,000
Vancouver Events Indian Summer Arts Society Indian Summer Festival 2019–2020 $40,000
Vancouver Community Capacity Building Check Your Head: The Youth Global Education Network Expanding the Reach, Building Community 2019–2020 $30,000
Vancouver Events Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society Summer Solstice 2019–2020 $21,725
Vancouver Events Great Lakes Networking Society of BC Pan African Carnival and Multicultural Festival 2019 2019–2020 $17,500
Vancouver Events African Descent Society British Columbia African Descent Festival 2019 2019–2020 $18,932
Vancouver Project Asian Environmental Association Hua Foundation’s Race Equity Project 2019–2021 $196,500
Vancouver Project Vancouver Native Health Society International Urban Indigenous Health Conference 2019 2019–2020 $180,000
Vancouver Community Capacity Building Vantage Point Strategies Society Non-Profit Organization Capacity Lab 2019–2020 $98,300
Vancouver Community Support For Black Canadian Youth Solid State Community Society Ethós Lab 2019–2021 $154,054
Vancouver Community Capacity Building Visceral Visions Society Culturebrew.Art 2019–2020 $54,447
Victoria Project Victoria Native Friendship Centre Victoria Urban Reconciliation Dialogue Engagement Strategy 2019–2021 $108,397
Victoria Events Victoria Native Friendship Centre Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 2019–2020 $30,000
Victoria Events Victoria Native Friendship Centre Two Spirit Gathering 2019–2020 $8,500
Victoria Project Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Organizational Indigenous Journey 2019–2021 $176,000
Victoria Community Capacity Building Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria Expanding Community Support for Immigrants and Refugees 2019–2020 $37,050
Victoria Project Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society Racialized Immigrant Volunteer Integration Experiences Project 2019–2020 $60,000
Victoria Project Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society VIRCS Welcome Gardens Shared Garden Network 2019–2020 $60,000
Victoria Project Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society Together 2019–2020 $59,000
Victoria Events Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society Youth Strides Summer Camp 2019 2019–2020 $10,000
Victoria Project Royal British Columbia Museum Living Cultures 2019–2021 $150,904
Victoria Project University of Victoria Being and Becoming Métis 2019–2021 $200,000
Victoria Events Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour Black Joy: Photography and Visual Arts Exhibition 2019–2020 $4,784
Victoria Events Bramble Ink OUT LOUD: The Living Magazine Project 2019–2020 $32,250
Victoria Events IAS Integrate Art Society Integrate: Rethinking Artistic Knowledge and Criticism 2019–2020 $8,500
Victoria Events Pacific Peoples’ Partnership Association One Wave Gathering 2019 2019–2020 $35,000
Victoria Events Afro Latin Cultural Exchange Society Victoria International Kizomba Festival 2019–2020 $9,752
Whistler Events Whistler Multicultural Network Whistler Multicultural Festival 2019 2019–2020 $5,260
TOTAL: $3,251,439

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