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14-gdfGlobal Diversity Foundation believes that our future depends on our respectful engagement with the vast biological and cultural diversity of Earth. Their work is to protect this diversity, and enhance socioecological wellbeing. They carry out collaborative biocultural projects that build resilience, foster innovation, and promote learning. Their work contributes to the growing global transition towards justice, respect and dignity for all beings.

4-denisiqiDenisiqi Services Society is based on the philosophy of families helping each other within the community. We as Aboriginal people are responsible for our future, and that means it is important for our children to have a safe, caring, and loving environment.



9-aemsAMES uses digital media, artistic collaboration, and creative facilitation to engage marginalized youth in personally and socially transformative storytelling practices. AMES nourishes the next generation of creative change-makers through accessible and inclusive programs that provide unique opportunities for young people to make and share meaningful media.

12-lsibThe Lower Similkameen Indian Band or Lower Smelqmix, is a First Nations band government in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Their office is located in the village of Keremeos in the Similkameen region. They are a member of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. The Similkameen people have a history with the land that spans thousands of years in what is now Washington State and British Columbia.


Founded on five acres of traditional Squamish territory just north of Gibsons BC, Deer Crossing The Art Farm is a registered non-profit organization of creative community builders.  Deer Crossing believes that creative engagement outside traditional art spaces fosters a stronger sense of belonging for all involved. Deer Crossing The Art Farm provides opportunities for youth to assume leadership roles as creative community builders through collaboration and creative engagement. They provide mentorship, employment, and support for young emerging artists; providing a path towards a professional practice as community-engaged artists.

16-loveSince 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) has helped youth challenged by the many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities. LOVE was founded on the belief that youth challenged by violence can be agents of change, capable of transforming their own lives, investing themselves in their communities, and making the world a safer place.

17-thereachThe mission of The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is to be the centre of cultural and creative innovation in the Fraser Valley. Reach is committed to preserving and sharing the stories of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the Fraser Valley and showcase the best in the visual arts from both inside and outside our community.

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