Canadian Mental Health Association – Cowichan Valley Branch with Malahat First Nation, Duncan, British Columbia
This program encourages Malahat Nation girls to grow up as strong, culturally proud, and active community members. Through the guidance of Coast Salish Elders and through creative arts, the girls learn how to apply traditional teachings to their own lives. Building on the strength of First Nation communities to care for one another, First Nation women play a key role as mentors, helping the girls to develop their self-esteem, resilience, and inner strength.
Grant amount: $100,000 over 4 years