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.
Trigger Warning: statement includes statistics and analysis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Statement on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report 2-year Anniversary
Read the statement in full, here: VIDEA Statement on the 2-year Anniversary of MMIWG Report.
February 7th - 13th
International Development Week (IDW) is an annual national initiative designed to spark engagement on global issues! This year we are excited to bring you VIDEA's first online film festival!
Check it out and register here https://filmfestival.videa.ca/
All films will be available to view for the entire week but we do encourage you to join our live events on Monday and Friday to hear from the filmmakers themselves!
This toolkit was designed to spark conversation and growth personally, professionally, organizationally, or community wide. The toolkit can be used fully or in parts.
Objectives of the Toolkit
• To inspire deep and substantial conversation about Indigenous people, histories, decolonization and reconciliation
• To inspire transformation in your organization or community
• To promote shared knowledge between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People
• To encourage building a strong and an honest relationship with local Nations
• To create decolonized Board spaces where Indigenous youth can co-lead organizations;
Click here to download the full toolkit - Decolonization Toolkit_VIDEA2020
Click here for the Facilitators Guide VIDEA_Facilitators Guide
Inspiring thought and action on global issues
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VIDEA supports sustainable rights-based development initiatives in Canada and abroad. Our work is made possible by the everyday people that support us. A monthly donation of $10.00 makes all the difference.
VIDEA Statement on Racism
VIDEA denounces all forms of racism, racial discrimination, and oppression. Racism, discrimination and oppression limit opportunities, cause harm to individuals and communities, and wreck lives. Racism, discrimination and oppression are wrong. We recognize no grey areas. These issues will not be debated within VIDEA.
VIDEA Statement of Support and Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en
VIDEA is an International Development agency, we take a Human Rights and Social Justice based approach to our work. We have the privilege of working widely with Indigenous youth and communities.
Click on the following to read our full statement in support and solidarity with Wet'suwet'en
VIDEA Feminist Manifestx
VIDEA brings a feminist lens, and a gender justice approach to our organisation. Our work strives to support and inspire others, especially Indigenous, and underrepresented youth, to better understand global issues, and issues of oppression, discrimination and systemic racism, and to use their power and voice, towards more just and sustainable communities.