Opening of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Legacy Room

Announced last September, the room is finally complete and ready to be unveiled.

Date:  October 5, 2018
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  CBU Library

Refreshments to follow.



The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is part of the legacy Gord Downie would like to leave with Canada. It embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples.

The Fund fosters new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, while strengthening the voices, and work already done, of groups making a difference. It aims to increase the sustainability of grassroots projects that are part of a building movement of awareness and action around reconciliation. Focusing on cross-cultural education to support healing and recovery, this Fund provides support to projects doing this critical work. The GDCWF will become a crucial part of the reconciliation ecosystem in Canada.

The Fund is a donor advised fund at the Tides Canada Foundation and a project on the Tides Canada Shared Service platform. We’re committed to develop a governance structure that will be the only one of its kind to our knowledge in Canada:  a totally decolonized structure, developed and led by an Indigenous Incubation Advisory Board.

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