Call for concepts: Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund
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Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund

Black Canadians are calling for a new approach to philanthropy that is led by and for Black communities. The Government of Canada has committed $200 million to establish the Black-Led Philanthropic Endowment Fund dedicated to supporting Black-led charities and organizations serving youth and social initiatives. Led by Black Canadians for Black Canadians, the Fund will create a sustainable source of funding to improve social and economic outcomes in Black communities.

In several roundtable discussions, takeaways were that the Endowment Fund should:

be governed to reflect the diversity of Black communities
be accountable to those communities
support diverse social and economic projects
see regional expertise guide its funding decisions

Women Ecosystem Fund
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Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund

Under this new Ecosystem Fund call for proposals, $25 million is allocated to support new projects that are focused on responding to systemic barriers and gaps for diverse, intersectional and/or under-served women.

This funding will provide an opportunity to further foster connections and strengthen the network of supports within the entrepreneurship ecosystem for diverse women, and ensure supports, including mentorship and networking resources, are available and respond to the needs of diverse women entrepreneurs.

Indepth Conversations with Tee Adeyemo | Is Canada Police Reform Possible?
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How Should Policing Change in Canada | Coalition for Canadian Police Reform

The Commitment to Action report is a breath of fresh air from an already very progressive police service. However, we feel that the action plan which Chief Dale McPhee has said will be developed for the EPS should in fact be an action plan for the entirety of policing in Canada.

It is critical for police training in Canada to embrace best practices in education delivery. We believe that every police recruit educator in Canada should be able to put principles of adult education into action and close the gap between theory and practice. Policing is a complex mix of knowledge, values and actions. We know that there is excellent instruction taking place across Canada in different College programs and police services, however, feel it would be helpful to consider a rigorous competency based learning and assessment framework that is consistent across Canada, and which reflects industry best practice.

Home Isolation Techniques and Caring For Someone who has been expose
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Home Isolation Techniques and caring for someone who has been exposed

Ideally, only one person should provide care to someone who is in quarantine or isolation. If possible, the caregiver should be fully vaccinated and not have medical conditions that put them at risk of more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19. This will help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading to others in the household.

Home Childcare Pilot Now Open
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Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot | Open

The Home Child Care Provider Pilot and the Home Support Worker Pilot are 5-year pilot programs that let qualified caregivers and their family members come to Canada with the goal of becoming permanent residents.

If you’ve been offered a job in Canada as a caregiver or have experience working in Canada as a caregiver, you may be able to apply for permanent residence through one of these pilots.

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First Nation Children and Families Compensated

“For too long, the Government of Canada did not adequately fund or support the wellness of First Nations families and children. First Nations leadership and advocates have long pushed the Federal Government to change these discriminatory practices. First Nations children thrive when they can stay with their families, in their communities, surrounded by their culture. No compensation amount can make up for the trauma people have experienced, but these Agreements-in-Principle acknowledge to survivors and their families the harm and pain caused by the discrimination in funding and services. The Agreements-in-Principle outline how equitable care will be funded and provided, and support First Nations-led solutions for family wellness. I thank the many partners and people that have worked to forge this fairer path that will result in a stronger and healthier country for everyone.”

The Honourable Patty Hajdu
Minister of Indigenous Services