As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Septembre 30th, Wine Rack stores across Ontario will once again partner with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) throughout Septembre. DWF is an Indigenous-led national charity that aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Last year, Wine Rack stores raised a total of $100,000 in support of the organization.

Status/Non-Status, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, DJ Shub to Play Toronto’s Free Ziigwan Indigenous Music and Arts Festival

It’s finally Mars, and it feels like the great thaw might finally be commencing. Signs of spring are starting to pop up, like Toronto’s Ziigwan Indigenous music and arts festival — a free musical celebration of new beginnings.

Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Partner to Launch Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund

Business Wire – Moving Forward, 100% of Net Proceeds from the Sale of all HBC Point Blankets will go to Indigenous Peoples. The First $1 Million Contribution from Hudson’s Bay Foundation Helps Launch the Initiative

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Sales of iconic Hudson’s Bay blankets will now support fund for Indigenous initiatives

CBC – The Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund have announced that from now on, 100 per cent of the net proceeds from the sale of HBC’s famed striped wool blankets will provide support for Indigenous cultural, artistic and educational activities through a newly launched initiative called Oshki Wupoowane — The Blanket Fund.

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School project garners accolades from community

Toronto Star – Students from JA Laird Elementary School have welcomed community feedback from businesses in the Columbia Valley, and even from some residential school survivors, on a recent school project.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus named Downie and Wenjack Fund Legacy School

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board - Le personnel et les élèves de l'école élémentaire catholique Sacred Heart of Jesus se sont engagés à améliorer la vie des personnes autochtone en favorisant la sensibilisation, l'éducation et les liens entre tous les peuples du Canada. Ces efforts ont permis à l'école Sacred Heart d'être reconnue comme une école patrimoniale par le biais du Fonds Downie et Wenjack.

Canada’s top doubles luge team gets creative to fill sponsorship role

CTV News – Canada’s top doubles luge team had to get creative in order to find a new sponsor to help fund their 2021 World Cup season.

Tristan Walker and Justin Snith are getting ready to head to Germany to start their World Cup season to compete in three World Cups and a world championship in Janvier and like all high performance athletes, the dynamic luge duo rely on sponsorship deals to help finance their World Cup and Olympic dreams – most years.

Dan Levy qualifie le cours autochtone de l'Université de l'Alberta de " transformationnel ".

HuffPost - Dan Levy a fait bon usage du temps supplémentaire dont il disposait pendant le verrouillage du COVID-19 - mais il n'a pas encore fini. En août, la star de "Schitt's Creek" s'est inscrite à un cours en ligne gratuit de 13 semaines sur l'histoire et les problèmes du site autochtone à l'Université de l'Alberta, et a encouragé ses fans à le rejoindre.

Durham accueille une nouvelle série de podcasts

Oshawa Express - Les quatre premiers épisodes sont disponibles dès maintenant et mettent en vedette des invités tels que le président régional John Henry, le chef de la direction de la Chambre de commerce de l'Ontario Rocco Rossi, la directrice générale et codirectrice du Festival international du film de Toronto Joana Vicente et la présidente et chef de la direction du Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund Sarah Midanik.

La Moosonee Public School rejoint le programme Legacy School

Timmins Today – Moosonee Public School (MPS) has taken the next step in raising awareness about residential schools by registering to be a Legacy School.

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