What’s Happening at MakeWay

A new Hunter/ Harvester/ Guardian Toolkit supports Northern and Indigenous-led stewardship

A new Evaluation Toolkit for Hunter/ Harvester/ Guardian programs in the North provides guidance on how to capture outcomes in qualitative and quantitative ways, and communicate benefits effectively to various audiences. Join us online on September 15th to discuss in detail.

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Canada still does not have a National Water Strategy! 7 reasons why now is the time

A new way of thinking about how we govern water in Canada is possible: a collaborative model with collaborative leadership at federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous governance levels, to ensure protection from the threat of pollution, overuse, and the climate crisis.

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Empowering and encouraging employee giving: a different kind of Donor Advised Fund

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.

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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.

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