Spotlight on new grants

The Trustees of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation have approved the following new grants and contributions:
mossehide-logoMoose Hide Campaign Development Society ($450,000)
To support the Indigenous-led Moose Hide Campaign, which aims to prevent violence by men against women in communities across Canada by various means including training, dialogue, and an annual national gathering.
logo-communautiqueCommunautique ($300,000)
Communautique is launching a new Fab Lab national network, coordinating and offering training activities, developing tools and hosting events for Fab Lab practitioners. A Fab Lab is a technical prototyping workshop founded on the principles of collaboration, open data, public participation and social innovation.  
The British Council ($233,150)
Will help the Council increase the number of Canada-UK student placements and design more tailored experiences for students participating in its social enterprise program.
La Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien ($50,000)
Contributes to an annual coding competition and fi-de-gaspe-beaubien-300x155summit, which will generate new water management applications and mobilize cross-sectoral dialogue around the challenges, strategies and commitments to solve water issues in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
The Strathmere Group ($150,000)
Enables the establishment, operation and evaluation of the Eco-Analytics initiative for three years. Eco-Analytics uses shared public opinion research to help ensure that diverse environmental campaigns and initiatives are structured for success in the current policy and political milieu.