Walking Together Grants support youth-led Truth and Reconciliation projects.
Walking Together is a call for proposals developed in response to The Winnipeg Foundation’s Vital Signs 2017 which identified reconciliation as one of Winnipeg’s most pressing issues. This special grants program is overseen by the Youth Advisory Council.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Youth ages 13-25.
- Supported by a school or registered charity.
- Organizations must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Walking Together grant.
- Nonprofits can apply by partnering with a registered charity. The registered charity must play an active role in the grant.
As you develop your application, we strongly encourage you to read the following:
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action [PDF]
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [PDF]
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for youth-led, one-year projects that respond to one or more of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action or an article of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Please review our Walking Together Grants Policies & Timelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria.
Walking Together – Recent Grants
|Graffiti Art Programming Inc.||These Shoes Are Made for Walking project, providing 40 Indigenous youth with a brand new pair of sneakers, that they will design themselves under the mentorship of Indigenous artists||$7,412|
|Pembina Trails School Division||Engage non-Indigenous students with Indigenous ways of being, and explore and embody allyship roles, support for Indigenous students to re-connect with their culture, and provide opportunities to foster relationships, cultural awareness and competencies||$9,580|
|Prairie To Pine Regional Council – The United Church Of Canada||Walk and gathering with the Thunderbirdz, a medicine garden build and workshop about the use of traditional medicines, and art workshop where youth will create a public piece of art with a local Indigenous artist||$10,000|
|Start2Finish Canada||“Voices” Reading Circle promotes Indigenous literacy as an approach to decolonization, bringing together Indigenous authors and 75-100 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth/individuals||$9,500|
|The Seven Oaks School Division||Monthly Indigenous Cultural Education gatherings host 100 students at Blue Thunderbird Land-based Learning Centre and, by spring 2021, 40 students will attend Misipawistik Pimatisimeskanow Land-Based Learning Program||$10,000|
|Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport And Recreation Association Inc.||Indigenous youth will receive language and cultural teachings including basic survival skills to protect and live on our homelands at Two Wolves Anitiative Camp for Youth||$10,000|
Grant recipients must submit their final report within three (3) months of the completion of the project and no later than June 30.
- Walking Together Grant – Final report [DOC]
Application due dates
Applications will open on April 18 and are due by 4:30 p.m. on May 20, 2022 (decision early June).
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