Anti-racism groups can now access grants to do their work in Metro Vancouver, including the Tri-Cities.
Human Rights Internet, a national group that promotes human rights initiatives across Canada, is making grants of up to $2,000 available to groups working on anti-racism issues.
"We want to give a boost to individuals and groups working on anti-racism initiatives to make it easier for them to be heard or seen," says HRI chair and Coquitlam resident Hazel Postma.
Examples of the type of projects that could receive funding include groups wanting to print banners, artists painting murals, training opportunities for minority women or anti-racism educational brochures.
Since 1976 HRI has promoted human rights and social justice through leadership opportunities and documentation projects, publications, events, and more recently though small grants, according to the website.
The timing of the grants program comes as groups across Canada, including the Tri-Cities, are holding protests to raise awareness of systemic racism.
Friday, Aug. 18 is the deadline for applying for a grant and applications are available here.