Canadian foundation donates $12M to support Indigenous organizations

March 8, 2017

The Slaight Family Foundation announced yesterday that it will donate more than $12M to support organizations that improve the lives of Indigenous people across Canada. The Globe and Mail reports that the money will be distributed over the next five years to 15 non-profit organizations that are engaged with the First Nations, Inuit and Métis on a wide range of initiatives, from health and education to cultural activities and preventing violence against Indigenous women. “The leadership gift that the Slaight Family Foundation is providing to Indspire is going to result in 750 new bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students studying in arts, culture and language, and also will impact 30,000 Indigenous students through mentorships, through peer support of educators,” said Roberta Jamieson, President of Indspire, which was named one of the donation’s recipients. The Globe article provides a full listing of the 15 organizations set to benefit from the donation. Globe and Mail