Solidarity Programs are offered through our Community Relations and Solidarity Department (CRS)

The Solidarity Team, a branch of our Community Relations and Solidarity (CRS) department, provides meaningful spaces for connection, community building, and solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Solidarity increases the power that our communities hold and is essential for youth empowerment. We strive to foster relationships between youth of different marginalized communities and to show them the importance of engaging in active allyship. Solidarity programming is centered around building understanding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth rooted in Indigenous knowledge and ways of being.

Current Solidarity Programs

  • Open

    This initiative is aimed at non-Indigenous settlers of colour and engages participants in concrete discussions related to a variety of themes such as connecting to homelands, the nuanced experiences and responsibilities of settlers of colour, and the history of colonization and anti-Blackness in Canada.

  • The Black and Indigenous Solidarity (BIS) Program facilitates spaces between Black, Indigenous, and Afro-Indigenous youth for identifying necessities, roadblocks, and opportunities for solidarity. The program explores the history, oppression, and pathways to liberation of Black and Indigenous communities. Applications for the BIS program are currently closed. Stay tuned for program updates as our Black History Month panel will take place at 6pm on Thursday, February 15th. Please see the link below to register.

  • Archive

    Grounded Communities engages youth leaders (ages 18-29) from across the country, building a national network of youth working to realize their own visions of reconciliation, community building, and solidarity between BIPOC folks.

For More Information

Community Relations & Solidarity, Solidarity Programming Manager