Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, Community Development Dept., North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Strong Girls of Inlailawatash program provides a vital safe space within the communities for girls to foster healthy relationships among themselves and with others through weekly gatherings. Activities are tailored to the girls’ interests, with a focus on building resilience, skills development, mentorship, and sacred teachings on the gifts and roles of being a woman. Historically, Coast Salish women have been the leaders, knowledge-keepers, and life-givers within their communities. By strengthening women and girls, this program is helping to strengthen whole communities.
Grant amount: $80,000 over 4 years