The Global Solidarity Challenge
The Global Solidarity Challenge is VIDEA’s annual fundraiser. It is a huge reason we are able to do what we do. The unrestricted funds raised from the GSC allow us to direct our resources where they are most needed when they are most needed.
Why Global Solidarity? VIDEA’s core values, work, and programs all revolve around solidarity with the communities, partners, and people we work with. It’s about being united and always showing our support in our actions and words. For the week of the Global Solidarity Challenge, we do this by participating in challenges that draw attention to global issues and hopefully stimulate meaningful conversations that can lead to real change.
Visit https://globalsolidarity.videa.ca to learn more!
Fair Trade Fair
For over 20 years now, we have fathered with other socially conscious community members to put on the Fair Trade Fair. The Fair is an opportunity for Fair Trade vendors to talk about their work, the importance of fair trade, and show off their beautiful, high-quality fair trade goods. The Fair Trade Fair has always been an opportunity to gather with this wonderful community, share stories and have fun.
While the Fair Trade Fair is on hold this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can check out last year’s vendors and learn more at https://fairtrade.videa.ca to check out last year’s vendors and learn more!
International Development Week
Each year we find fun and creative ways to engage our incredible global community for International Development Week! In 2020, we hosted our first-ever virtual International Development Week Film Festival! This film festival showcased the film, Walking Together, which provides a sneak peek at life as an intern in Zambia and Uganda; and Land is Our Story short films created by Indigenous youth, sharing their connections to land.