Sept 25 2020: We are happy to announce Endaayaan Awejaa as the recipient of the nomz grant! This was a unanimous decision by the Indigenous Selection Committee who evaluated the applications based on their ability to positively impact Canada's Indigenous community.
, started by Strong Earth Woman (spirit name) Natasha Lariviere (English name) from Nipissing First Nation, is a non-profit organization started to empower youth with the message that they can go anywhere and do anything their hearts want, and that home is a feeling inside, while providing a safe place to learn, heal and grow into the person they dream to be. They offer community outreach programming through arts and culture, reconciliation, education and harm reduction to help with overall wellness which includes emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
Thank you to all who applied, and thank you to Cindy, Florence and Allen for all your time vetting through these thoughtful and inspiring applications.
July 6 2020: The summer before nomz started, I had the opportunity to spend two months with the Moose Cree First Nations in Moose Factory, Ontario. It was a transformative moment, filled with beauty, learning, and growth. Since then, I've been back and plan to visit again.
We've always wanted to give back, and this year, we are so happy to announce that nomz will be providing a $5,000 grant for an Indigenous woman to pursue her dreams in starting her own business, or to help grow a budding business, and share the lessons we've learned.
To apply, please send an email with information about you and your business (or business idea) to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line "nomz grant" before September 8th, 2020. The recipient of the grant will be announced on September 15th, 2020.
The Philanthropic Community's Declaration of Action can be read by clicking here. It is a commitment by organizations like us who are offering support to the Indigenous community, to do so in an atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation, atmosphere of understanding, dignity and respect towards the shared goal of reconciliation.