For the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, Inter Pares is inviting waged workers who have the capacity to do so to donate one day’s wages to Indigenous organizations or individuals that are promoting Indigenous rights and wellbeing.
This year, Inter Pares staff are donating to five organizations:
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities. Using a reconciliation framework that addresses contemporary hardships for Indigenous families in ways that uplift all Canadians, the Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture and be proud of who they are.
New Pathways Foundation's mission is to engage and support First Nations youth in Quebec in their well-being, individual and collective development, and fulfillment.
Minwaashin Lodge provides a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children (regardless of status) who are survivors of domestic and other forms of violence, and who may also be suffering the effects of the residential school system. All programs and services are provided in the context of cultural beliefs and values to ensure a holistic approach is used as part of the healing journey.
Quebec Native Women support's Indigenous women in their efforts to better their living conditions through the promotion of non-violence, justice, health and equality, and empowers women in their commitment to their communities.
RAVEN raises legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories.