We are proud to be able to amplify so many brilliant organizations across Canada. We encourage you to learn more about their work and other ways you can support them.
Raven Trust is a non-profit with a mission to raise legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories and the environment.
Some of their key victories include:
- A win at Canada’s Supreme Court to protect 83% of the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon, with the Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, and Vuntut Gwitichin First Nations.
- Stopping the Petronas’ LNG pipeline and export terminal in the pristine salmon habitats that have sustained Indigenous families for millennia, with the Tsimshian tribe of Gitwilgyoots, the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, the Gitxan Houseof Luutkudziiwus, and the Gitxan House of Gwininitxw.
- Cancelling the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project, with an alliance of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo X’ai x’ais, Gitxaala, Gitga’at, Nadleh Whut’en, Nak’azdli, and Haida Nations.
To learn more about the work of Raven Trust, and how you can support them, visit https://raventrust.com/.
Jack.org is Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. Through their programs they help young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities.
They accomplish this through their programming such as:
Be There: A free, award-winning digital resource that teaches you how to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health. To learn more about Be There visit BeThere.org
Jack Talks: Trained and certified youth speakers use the power of personal stories and mental health education to inspire, engage, and educate, and equip young people to look out for themselves and their peers. There are currently 123 Jack Talks Speakers.
Jack Chapters: Groups of young people working year-round to identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. Young advocates can start chapters at high schools, post-secondary campuses, or any other youth groups. There are currently 215 Jack Chapters across the country.
Jack Summits: Large youth-led gatherings all across the country that bring together hundreds of young mental health advocates to learn from each other and help make positive change.
To learn more about the work of Jack.org, and how you can get involved, visit https://jack.org/Home
Egale Canada is a charity with a mission to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale conducts foundational research on 2SLGBTQI issues that are typically neglected. This research forms the basis of all Egale programming and is used by community hroups, leaders, and poliycmakers across Canada to improve and save the lives of 2SLGBTQI people. This knowledge is then mobilized into Education and Awareness activities to build more inclusive spaces and change hearts and minds towards acceptance and love. Their legal advocacy work helps ensure that 2SLGBTQI experiences are reflected in policy at all levels of government. They intervened in the marriage equality case of 2005 and 13 subsequent Supreme Court cases with a 100% success rate.
Some of their key work has included:
- Inclusion training for schools, workplaces and mental health professionals
- Research projects on important topics such as Sports Inclusion in Canada, Intersex Rights in Canada, 2SLGBTQI Inclusion in Canadian schools and Sex Work in Canada
- Acting as an intervenor on behalf of the Centre for Gender Advocacy in the landmark decision at the Superior Court of Quebec who ruled in favour of advancing trans, non-binary, and intersex rights for people in Canada regardless of citizenship.
To learn more about the work of Egale Canada, and how you can support them, visit egale.ca/.
People's Food Institute
The People’s Food Institute is a charity who work to advance the right to food, food sovereignty, sustainable food systems and health-focused, ecological practices through direct program support, policy work, research and education. They aim to break down barriers to funding and support a portfolio of food security and sovereignty projects.
Their work includes:
- Advancing the right to food, food security, and food sovereignty by conducting research on inclusive food system strategies and governance.
- Promote health by educating the public on well-being, nutrition, and sustainable food systems.
- Promote ecological agricultural practices by educating the public and conducting research.
To learn more, visit https://peoplesfoodinstitute.org/
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