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

  • 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


  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Consultation / Consultation sur la Subvention salariale d’urgence du Canada

    03-Jun-2020

    Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Consultation
    Opened on May 25, 2020 and will close to input on June 5, 2020. 

    The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to support Canadians and protect jobs during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

    How to participate:
    Survey: Share your experience by taking a short survey.
    Email: Provide us with in-depth feedback on the guiding questions below by email.

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    Consultation sur la Subvention salariale d’urgence du Canada
    Ouvert le 25 mai 2020 et la période de commentaires se terminera le 5 juin 2020.

    Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures immédiates, importantes et décisives par l’intermédiaire du Plan d’intervention économique du Canada pour répondre à la COVID-19 afin d’appuyer les Canadiens et de protéger les emplois durant la flambée mondiale de la COVID-19.

    Comment participer
    Sondage: Faites-nous part de votre expérience en répondant à un court sondage.
    Courriel: Faites-nous part de vos commentaires détaillés sur les questions d’orientation se trouvant ci-dessous par courriel.

  • NBS Sharing Dance Day 2020 / Online!

    29-May-2020

    Happy NBS Sharing Dance Day!

    Wherever you are, dance along with thousands of Canadians during this special online event. Based on his work Arise created for Canada's National Ballet School, choreographer Jera Wolfe shares his move in this year's Sharing Dance Day Choreography.

    Tune in to all the online activities that will be live streamed later today!
    The virtual event will begin at 12:00pm EST, Friday, May 29, 2020. 

    CLICK HERE for all the digital resources available. 




































  • Chinatown performance aims to bring healing after racist incidents

    13-May-2020

    In Vancouver's Chinatown Monday, a group of dancers, performers and artists gathered together — while still respecting physical distancing guidelines — in an act of solidarity and healing after an increase in racist attacks against those of Asian descent in the city.

    The Vancouver Police Department said 20 anti-Asian hate crimes have been reported to police as of last week. In comparison, there were 12 anti-Asian hate crimes reported in all of 2019.

    The Chinese Cultural Centre, where the demonstration took place, had been defaced with racist graffiti at the beginning of April.

    Ziyian Kwan, a dancer and the organizer behind the demonstration, said she wanted to hold the performance as a "way to counteract the negative things that had been happening, with a peaceful action." Read more













    Ziyian Kwan performs in the courtyard near the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver on May 11 as part of a peaceful anti-racism performance. (Ben Nelms/CBC)




 

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