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
|Ka Ni Kanichihk||Butterfly Club and Sister’s Circle incorporates cultural learning and personal development through land-based teachings, ceremonies, language learning, storytelling, and dissemination of traditional knowledge from elders and knowledge keepers.||$10,000|
|Knowles Centre Inc.||Valley Gardens Middle School’s Community Connections seeks to deconstruct systemic barriers and restore a community centered, safe and inclusive space. The project will engage the school and larger community in three meaningful events that will have a lasting impact.||$10,000|
|St. James Collegiate||Sacred Peoples Circle – a group of primarily Indigenous students who want to learn more out our own culture and language and teach others about our culture and the issues both past and present that Indigenous peoples face.||$8,500|
|Start2Finish Canada||“Voices” Indigenous Reading Circle aims to give voice to Indigenous authors and promote Indigenous literacy as an approach to decolonization. The virtual event brings together Indigenous authors and 90-120 Indigenous/non-Indigenous youth/individuals, allowing authors to showcase their work and share their stories. Attendees will receive copies of their works.||$9,500|
|The Seven Oaks School Division||Indigenous Cultural Education Course’s 4th Annual Indigenous Youth Gathering – Indigenous Youth Rise Up! – in spring 2023 for over 200 students from our six high schools, to celebrate Indigenous culture and ways of learning.||$10,000|
|Winnipeg School Division – École Waterford Springs School||Breaking down a robust curriculum into entertaining “bite sized” chunks that can be accessed audibly in the form of podcasts or visually in the form of YoutTube clips. The recordings will be round table discussions led by a diverse group of students with several Indigenous Elders, and community leaders.||$10,000|
Grant recipients must submit their final report within one week of the completion of the project and no later than August 3, 2023.
- Walking Together Grant – Final report [DOC]