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A selection of news, press releases and events posted regularly:

  • CERB payments to be extended for 2 more months

    19-Jun-2020

    The Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) is being extended by two more months, even as the government encourages people to look for jobs and to go back to work when it's possible to do so.

    CERB has provided taxable payments of $2,000 for up to four months to Canadians who lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the financial supports will be extended for eight weeks for those who still can't work as provinces and territories gradually reopen their economies.

    "The reality is that there are three million people out of work who are looking for work, and even as our economy is reopening, there are many, many more people out of work, willing to work, than there are jobs available," he said. Read More













    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a two-month extension to the Canada emergency response benefit today. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

  • Toronto Foundation Accepting Applications for Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund

    08-Jun-2020

    Vulnerable residents in Toronto continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional assistance to organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

    As one of Canada’s 191 community foundations, Toronto Foundation is proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding in Toronto to better support the city’s most vulnerable. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $5.1 million to support the critical services local charities provide. This fund will provide individual grants of up to $75,000 for emergency support.

    Click HERE for more information. 

  • We commit to make meaningful change / Nous nous engageons d’effectuer des changements significatifs

    05-Jun-2020

    At CDA we have stood by our colleagues, friends, community members, and neighbours in the cry for a more just world. We continue to take a stand against any form of racism, harassment, or abuse of power. We condemn the brutal and unjust treatment of Blacks worldwide, that has once again, been brought to the forefront revealing the deep extent of decades of oppression on people of African Descent.

    Now more than ever we need to come together to make a difference so that generations to come will understand the foundation of racist behavior and eradicate systems that support it, so we will start to build a future that is truly fair and equitable for all.

    CDA recognizes that systemic barriers have affected access to opportunities, which has led to inequities for many artists. We commit to supporting the work of Canadian artists and organizations and to elevate those who have been historically underserved.

    We commit to action and continue to make meaningful change:

    • Pursue regular, ongoing competency training for staff, National Council, and our community at large
    • Advocate for policies that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion; challenge systems and policies that create in-equity, oppression, and disparity
    • Enact healthy and equitable policies and procedures
    • Examine internal systems to improve de-centralization, decolonization, and equitable workplaces and programming, or other areas that have been brought to our attention

    There is a seismic shift challenging the status quo and we are all in this together knowing serious work must be done to bring about real change. There has never been more urgency to come together and raise our voices. Black Lives Matter.

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    L’ACD a appuyé ses collègues, amis, partenaires et voisins en faveur d’un monde plus juste. Nous nous élevons de nouveau contre toute forme de racisme, de harcèlement ou d’abus de pouvoir. Nous condamnons le traitement brutal et injuste des Noirs partout dans le monde, traitement qui revient sur la scène et qui révèle l’oppression que subissent les personnes d’ascendance africaine depuis des décennies.

    Plus que jamais, nous devons nous serrer les coudes pour faire une différence en ce monde, et ce de manière à ce que les générations futures comprennent les fondements du comportement raciste et éradiquent les systèmes qui le soutiennent. C’est ainsi seulement que nous pourrons bâtir un avenir juste et équitable pour tous.

    L’ACD reconnaît l’existence d’obstacles systémiques qui se traduisent par des inéquités dont souffrent de nombreux artistes. Nous sommes résolu.e.s à soutenir le travail des artistes et organismes canadiens et à mettre en valeur ceux qui ont été mal desservis par le passé.

    Nous nous engageons à agir et à continuer d’effectuer des changements significatifs, ainsi :

    • poursuivre des formations régulières en matière de compétences à l’intention du personnel, du Conseil national et de l’ensemble du secteur,
    • mettre de l’avant des politiques de promotion de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion, et revoir les systèmes et politiques porteurs d’inéquité, d’oppression et de disparité,
    • adopter des politiques et des procédures saines et équitables,
    • examiner les systèmes internes pour favoriser la décentralisation, la décolonisation et l’équité des milieux de travail et des programmes qui nous auront été signalés.

    C’est un virage radical qu’il nous faut prendre par rapport au statu quo et, ensemble, nous devons travailler à réaliser des changements véritables. Plus que jamais auparavant, nous devons serrer les rangs et nous faire entendre. Black Lives Matter.

  • Jingle dress dancers honour George Floyd at site where he was killed

    03-Jun-2020

    Jingle dress dancers held a ceremony at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Monday, the place where George Floyd was killed by police last week.

    Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has been fired and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

    "The jingle dress dance is such a beautiful and powerful action to take… It has this deep spiritual meaning and power behind it," said Tara Houska, who attended the event. Read more














    A group of Indigenous people in Minneapolis helped to co-ordinate a jingle dress ceremony on Monday in the place where George Floyd was killed. The dance is meant for healing and was organized in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. (Tara Houska)

  • Toronto Foundation Accepting Applications for Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund

    03-Jun-2020

    Vulnerable residents in Toronto continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional assistance to organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

    As one of Canada’s 191 community foundations, Toronto Foundation is proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding in Toronto to better support the city’s most vulnerable. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $5.1 million to support the critical services local charities provide. This fund will provide individual grants of up to $75,000 for emergency support.

    To apply and for more information, click HERE





 

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