The Change We Want to See
Since 1999, we’ve seen small amounts of money make a visible difference in communities across BC. We see and feel the ripple effect of the grants in the book exchanges, benches and community gardens people have built.
What also matters are the waves and smiles from neighbours. Each tells the story of safer, more inclusive and connected communities. Though our grants are small, the results are powerful. Each project creates new relationships and a better tomorrow.
Indigenous Territorial Acknowledgement
In the spirit of right relations, the Neighbourhood Small Grants program and its partners acknowledge that we live, work, and play in the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples — xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We recognize that our growing program takes place across multiple Indigenous lands and traditional territories within British Columbia. Acknowledging territory shows recognition of and respect for Indigenous people – both past and present. Recognition and respect are essential elements of establishing healthy, reciprocal relations which are the key to right relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.