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Burnaby organizations receive provincial funding for anti-racism and inclusion initiatives

"Discrimination and racism are real, and too many people in this province continue to be victimized by hate."
B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma (left) and Premier David Eby.

Four Burnaby organizations are set to benefit from the B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grants program. 

The province distributed approximately $300,000 earlier this week to 60 community groups for projects that aim to dismantle systemic racism, address hate incidents and support racialized communities. 

"Discrimination and racism are real, and too many people in this province continue to be victimized by hate," B.C. Attorney General Niki Sharma said in a news release. 

"I'm encouraged and inspired to see so many organizations standing up and speaking out against racism and making B.C. a more welcoming place."

The Burnaby organizations receiving funding are as follows: 

  • Corkboard MediaWorks 
    • Map of Chinese Societies in Vancouver's Chinatown and Strathcona - A one-of-a-kind comprehensive visual map of the Chinese societies and associations in Vancouver's Chinatown and Strathcona districts both past and present. A multilingual resource in English and Chinese, the map will be accessible virtually and in print format. 
  • Burnaby Family Life
    • Restorative Circles practice to Address Racism in Burnaby Business Pilot Project - A pilot project that aims to address racism and discrimination through restoratives circle practices that create community inclusion and a sense of belonging
  • OURO Collective Society 
    • OURO Collective 10-year Celebration - A four-day festival that includes an all-ages street dance battle, community workshops and performances by local and national street dance-based artists
  • Vancouver Street Dance Association
    • Vancouver Street Dance Festival - An annual event that celebrates and shares the city's diverse street dance culture, providing opportunities for the dance community to engage with the public. Through music and dance, the festival celebrates and shares Black culture and history with the public