Giving Tuesday

November 29th, 2022

It’s Giving Tuesday!! A response to the consumerism-fuelled Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging folks to show their support and solidarity through charitable donations. 
We hope that you will consider making a donation today to support VIDEA’s work.

We value our independent voice and protect our financial autonomy from political or corporate interests, which means that donations made by generous people in our communities – like YOU – have a significant impact on our work. These unrestricted funds allow us to direct our resources where they are needed most. 

Thank you for your donations, your engagement and your support – we are so grateful for this wonderful community!! 💖

We have had an amazing year and we’re excited to share an update on our innovative, inclusive and diverse youth-led programs✨

The From Our Territories storytelling project, funded by BC Heritage, headed to Squamish and Lil’wat territory to do some interviews and Land focused filming! 🌿 It was so special for the group to meet up in person and we can’t wait to share their films with you in the new year!

Our Global Affairs Canada-funded Indigenous Youth Internship program is wrapping up as virtual cohort 4 finishes this week! As always, we are so proud of these interns for stepping out of their comfort zone, using their voices, and building global connections!! 🌍 Our IAYI team has delivered two innovative and engaging virtual cohorts and supported 42 (!!) interns this year – we are so proud! 💛

At the beginning of November, the Women and Gender Equality Canada-funded Shared Wisdom: Up North project had their second in-person training in Yellowknife. They focused on wellness when working in community, facilitation and navigating difficult conversations, and 2SLGBTQIA+ healing and allyship 🌈. We are so proud of this team and their work in their communities!

The Shared Wisdom team has also been hosting workshops in their communities, including a pin-making workshop in Iqaluit and a beaded pin-making night in Yellowknife. Both had powerful and productive conversations about the gendered barriers folks face in their communities and the changes they want to see made.  

We are so proud of all the amazing folks at VIDEA who make this work possible, and deeply grateful to the people and communities who support us. 
We hope that you will consider making a donation in support of our work 💖