The role of the hunter in Inuit culture expands beyond providing food: hunters contribute to family, community, the maintenance of traditions, language, skills, and knowledge. They are stewards of land and culture, connecting many threads of the fabric of Inuit society.
When the Gitanyow First Nation realized a large abundance of salmon were spawning in an area under threat, they took matters into their own hands, and into their own laws.
MakeWay hosts over 140 Donor Advised Funds (DAF). When operated with a purpose-led giving approach, DAFs are an effective way to direct funds to support community-led change.
Braiding knowledge to protect Átl’ḵa7tsem: Howe Sound Marine Reference Guide launches on World Oceans Day
With four First Nations, nine local governments, and dozens of other stakeholders, there were already several maps of various parts of Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem, although no one single resource covering the whole biosphere. The Howe Sound/Átl’ḵa7tsem Marine Reference Guide sets out to change that.
With internet access becoming more ubiquitous and accessible, what does that mean for a community that hasn’t had digital literacy training, or where it isn’t widely accessible? DigitalNWT is answering these questions.
The Northern Birthwork Collective, a new project on MakeWay’s shared platform, is bringing equitable birth access to parents in Yellowknife.
Covid-19 presents unique and urgent challenges for remote communities across Canada, particularly remote Indigenous communities.
The Akpaliapik pilot program will bring opportunities and support to girls in the North, focusing on developing well-being and identity through connection and pride in their culture, language, and heritage.
From a personal connection with Patagonia’s founder more than a decade ago, MakeWay has earned a vital role in how the brand funds environmental projects in Canada.
The purpose of the Rapid Response Fund for Changemakers was to quickly distribute financial support to community-led projects on the MakeWay shared platform.
It began as a pilot in 2013 and became a fully-realized collaborative in 2014. An essential part of our journey as a Collaborative was documenting our methodology in a Theory of Change and describing our collective efforts and the community-led vision for change. Over the course of seven years, we’v
Creating a connection with land and language is helping restore pride and dignity to First Nations youth, and creating economic opportunities for the local community. Partnerships with Sea to Cedar and MakeWay are facilitating the fast growth of this important project.
For almost 20 years, MakeWay has helped the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to fund impactful environmental action in Canada.
Handcrafted soaps made with bowhead whale oil, earrings adorned with dentalium shells and moosehide, and sage “smokeless smudge” spray inspired by traditional Dene medicine – these are just some of the products created by the nine Northerners that made up EntrepreNorth’s first ever cohort of entrepr
Q&A with The Digital Justice Lab’s Project Director Nasma Ahmed on their mission to build alternative digital futures, in Canada. By working alongside technologists, community activists, and policymakers to shape a better understanding of technology and its impact on communities across the country.
We talk to an anonymous donor of The Dragonfly Fund about her partnership with MakeWay and how she became involved in the issue of toxics in Canada.
The NWT On The Land Collaborative brings together diverse partners to support programs that connect people and place
The Collaborative brings together diverse partners to support on the land programs, connecting people with their land, culture, and community.
How can tourism be sustainable and empower local communities and their economies? We chat to Mike Robbins about how his work and giving back align.
With a mission to maximize the availability and impact of data for the public good, Powered by Data blends data policy and data strategy to enable the social sector to better share, use, and learn from data.
Together Project connects newcomers and Canadians for friendship and support as part of an effort to build stronger, more inclusive communities.
What issues might Ontario’s Indigenous youth want to tackle if they had the resources? A question MakeWay asked the community as we worked together to grow projects that promote environmental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being.
You may recognize Leonard Schein as the former owner of much-loved independent cinemas in Vancouver, including the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, the Park Theatre, and the Ridge Theatre.
In East Scarborough, local residents and organizations have come together to build a thriving community in the face of adversity.
We highlight an initiative that seeks to deepen our understanding of the Koeye River and the resources that it supports.