Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre gets grant to fight racism

Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre

The Ontario government is investing $40,000 through the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.

This funding supports a project that will build Midland’s capacity to combat and prevent racism and hate in all its forms.

“Solutions to combat racism and hate are needed urgently and require a collaborative community approach,” said Jill Dunlop, MPP from Simcoe North. “That’s why the government is making this critical investment to empower those on the frontlines fighting against racism and hate in our communities.”

This funding will support the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre over two years with this $40,000 investment.

Ontario is providing a total of $3.2 million through the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant to support 58 projects across the province. These grants support eligible organizations, including community-based and not-for-profit organizations, to lead initiatives that deepen the public’s understanding of the impacts of racism.

“Racism and hate have no place in our province. We all have a responsibility to speak up and act against the injustice, intolerance, and discrimination that racialized individuals continue to experience,” said Michael Ford, minister of citizenship and multiculturalism. “Working with community groups and partners, our government is investing in solutions to advance racial equity, combat racism and hate and create a more inclusive province where people from all walks of life can prosper.”

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SIMCOE NORTH MPP JILL DUNLOP
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