The Laidlaw Foundation supports young people in being fully engaged in the civic, social, economic, and cultural life of diverse and environmentally-healthy communities. At the Foundation, we recognize that young people play a pivotal role in catalyzing and accelerating lasting change and that policies, programs, and services aimed at positively impacting young people need to be informed by and co-created with young people.
Through the Indigenous Youth & Community Futures Fund (IYCFF), we invest in opportunities for Indigenous youth to connect with their land, languages, and cultures, and strengthen and deepen their relationships within and across Indigenous communities. We also support the transmission of cultural practices and knowledge to future generations. We believe that these processes support the cornerstones of reconciliation efforts: decolonization, nation-building, and cultural resurgence.
More specifically, the IYCFF grants are for Indigenous youth to develop and lead projects where they:
- learn about and are immersed in their lands, languages, rights, laws, and cultures
- participate in everyday acts of resurgence, reclamation, and wellbeing
- build relationships within and across Indigenous communities
- learn about and define for themselves what reconciliation means
This role will spearhead the design of an outreach plan to engage Indigenous youth (from the rural remote North as well as urban Indigenous youth in southern areas of the province), and serve as the primary contact for the Fund within the community. For more details on this position, click on the Learn More link.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 27, 2020, at 5PM.