What’s Happening at MakeWay
In March 2021, the Trottier Family Foundation began its Staff DAF program, in which a DAF is set up for each individual employee with a sum of $5000 per year that they can grant to charities of their choice. Operated via a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at MakeWay, there’s no matching of funds required or strings attached. Each staff member gets to decide where to grant the money.
The MakeWay Board of Directors has always valued a diversity of opinions and lived experience, a wide variety of professional skills and ways of knowing, and representation from across Canada. Currently we are seeking individuals that also could bring expertise in government relations, communications, and philanthropy.
Braiding multiple ways of knowing to protect Átl’ḵa7tsem: Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide launches on World Ocean Day
With four First Nations, nine local governments, and several other stakeholders in the area, there were already several maps of various parts of Howe Sound, although no one single resource covering the whole of the biosphere. Shared platform project Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide set out to change that.
A new report on Indigenous Conservation Agreements from MakeWay and The Firelight Group – available in English and Inuktitut – scans six conservation agreements to identify best practices, challenges, and implications for the future. A webinar was held on May 11th with Steven Nitah, Shanna MacDonald, and Kunuk Inutiq to discuss.