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MakeMay Media Mentions: May 2022

MakeWay Media Mentions is a monthly roundup of news, podcasts, and videos featuring MakeWay and projects on our Shared Platform. 


MakeWay in the News 

B.C. government announcing investment in watershed health 

Global News | Richard Zussman 

The B.C. government has announced $30 million in grants to restore and maintain ecosystem services and watershed health across the province. Half of the funding, $15 million, will be provided to Watersheds BC through the MakeWay Foundation to co-ordinate watershed restoration projects led or co-led by First Nations. 


shared platform/fiscal sponsorship 101 with Lizzie Howells 

The Small Nonprofit | Cindy Wagman 

This podcast episode looks at Shared Platforms with Lizzie Howells, Director, Shared Platform at MakeWay. With MakeWay’s shared platform, changemakers share a suite of centralized organizational supports, and coaching when needed, so more time and money can go towards building strong, vibrant, just communities and a healthier planet. 


Shared Platform Projects & Collaboratives 

New South Okanagan pilot program aims to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to discuss reconciliation | Chelsea Powrie 

A new pilot program in the South Okanagan will bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members together in a safe space to spark ideas around how reconciliation can be achieved in day-to-day life. Table Talks, which is being developed by the Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen in collaboration with IndiginEYEZ, hopes to help people respectfully build relationships and take action in both work and personal lives. 


A Champion for Environmental Racism Research in Canada: An Interview with Dr. Ingrid Waldron 


Dr. Ingrid Waldron is a Professor and the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), and the co-founder of the Canadian Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice. Research Canada sat down with Dr. Waldron in late March 2022 to learn more about her research in environmental racism. 


Salmon habitat project awarded funding 

Delta Optimist 

A $2.5 million funding allocation has been announced for a project that will improve fish passage at three sites in the lower Fraser floodplain. This includes Resilient Waters, a project of MakeWay Charitable Society, in partnership with Watershed Watch Salmon Society. They’re a collaborative effort relying on support and guidance from many lower Fraser First Nations and municipalities, as well as academics, NGOs, and other levels of government. 


Community Roundup: Indigenous Food Collective | Greg Armstrong 

A video interview featuring Paulette Flamond with the Northeast Aboriginal Business Center to talk about their Indigenous Food Collective. 


A broad spectrum of groups urges Parliament to expedite passage of Canada’s first environmental racism bill, ahead of the House of Commons debate 


Parliament is scheduled to begin debate of Bill C-226, An Act Respecting the Development of a National Strategy to Assess, Prevent and Address Environmental Racism and To Advance Environmental Justice. “Given that Bill C-226 is the exact same bill that was already studied and approved by committee at second reading and at amendments last year, we are urging MPs from all political parties to fast track its approval so it can finally become law without further delay,” said Dr. Ingrid Waldron, co-founder and co-director of the Coalition for Environmental and Climate Justice (CCECJ) and founder and executive director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project). 


NWT On the Land Collaborative grants $935K to 54 projects 

Cabin Radio | Emily Blake 

The NWT On the Land Collaborative has granted $935,000 to 54 projects across the territory that aim to connect residents with land, culture and community. Grants from the collaborative for 2022 range between $2,500 and $40,000. They will primarily support projects from Indigenous governments, organizations and schools. Successful projects may also receive equipment, training and program support. 


Alison Henning
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