For 2023 the North Shore Community Foundation is focused on steps to Reconciliation and recognizing the importance of truth, healing and respect as part of true Reconciliation. These grants are for Indigenous-involved initiatives across the North Shore supporting the youth of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. They include local Every Child Matters memorial initiatives, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day programs, and collaborative youth engagement.
Two Beneficiaries for 2023
Preserving and sharing Indigenous culture, practices, and language are components of the coastal BC annual Pulling Together Canoe Journey.
A portion of the North Shore Community Foundation Golf Tournament proceeds will provide grants to both North Shore based canoe families Semá7maka (Snowbird) & Chi'ich'iyuy (Twin Sisters), undertaking this journey over several days together with youth from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, public service agencies, community members, and Elders. Local programs also include youth engagement, local paddles and learning initiatives.
The Orange Shirt Society will receive $25,000 for commemorative Every Child Matters cross walks in the City and the District of North Vancouver as well as related Truth & Reconciliation programs. The Orange Shirt Society organizes events/initiatives for Orange Shirt Day which is also National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (NDTR). One of their top goals is to have Every Child Crosswalks installed across the country.