Capacity building for First Nations

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As Canadians, we believe we all need to participate in some way towards truth and reconciliation with First Nations communities.  Building up the capacity of this small but creative organization, Indigenous Pathways, which is led by and serves First Nations peoples, is a step in the right direction. Project Name: Communications and Donor Development Director Grant Amount: $25,000.00 Purpose of Investment: … Read More

Millenials and Faith in Canada at 150

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Cardus keeps bringing excellent projects to our grantmakers.  This one is no exception: a dramatic, creative push to create a platform for Canadian millenials of various faiths to share the importance of their own spirituality within our multicultural context.  Faith in Canada 150 will be the name for this and other initiatives which celebrate faith in Canada in our Sesquicentennial Year … Read More

Changing the public conversation on end of life care

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Absence of legislation around end of life care in Canada requires thoughtful contributions by people of diverse perspectives.  Cardus proposes to gather thought leaders and develop options for consideration.  This grant attracted a grant from Stronger Together grantmakers due to the innovative nature and unique role Cardus could have in influencing this conversation. Project Name: End of Life Care: Changing … Read More

Training for families of children with autism

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Families of children with autism and other special needs are remarkably resilient.  Yet they need ongoing supports to lighten the challenges they face day in and day out. Communitas Supportive Care Society in Abbotsford, BC will provide specialized training to these families and their staff that equip them with tools for better long-term sustainability.  Once the project concludes, Communitas will incorporate the … Read More

Better health care for the homeless

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Sanctuary isn’t your typical homeless drop-in or out-of-the-cold shelter.  It’s a vibrant community of people, some of whom lack housing or employment, or who struggle with addictions.  While medical care is readily available in Toronto, those who live on the streets suffer disproportionately and often resist official health care available in hospitals or clinics. Ontario’s Ministry of Health provides funding … Read More

Debt freedom: More opportunities in the GTA

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Christians Against Poverty Canada is a new charity, only two years old, that has experienced success in ramping up its work quickly.  They offer debt counselling through local churches, and have established a footprint in the Greater Hamilton-Toronto area.  Stronger Together plans to assist their expansion by helping them create three new debt centres in the next year. Project Name: … Read More

Deeper research on families invites better policies

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The Institute for Marriage and Family Canada conducts research and develops policies to influence public discourse in order to highlight the valuable contribution marriage and families have in shaping our society.  Stronger Together partners stand with the IMFC in this work by funding new and original research.  Like gas in the car, this new, quality research will fuel ongoing activity by … Read More

Resourcing the regions with pregnancy care support

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The Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services (CAPSS) is a small umbrella group that provides resources to over 70 pregnancy care centres across Canada.  Many of these are very small charities in far-flung towns that are often overlooked.  Their unique solution, endorsed by Stronger Together, is to train five regional consultants and deploy them into the regions. Project Name: National … Read More