VMS was pleased to learn recently that we’ve been awarded a BC Multiculturalism grant for our provincial Anti-Racism project. MLA Murray Rankin called to announce the news personally, speaking online with several board members. The goal of the year-long project is to work with a group of about 10 diverse community leaders to adapt or co-create an anti-racism tool that can be used by a wide variety of communities and age groups.
This follows up on our Victoria-based project, Discussing Racism in Multifaith Spaces, begun in January and funded by the Vancouver Foundation. Both projects are being done in collaboration with the Montreal-based national non-profit Centre for Civic Religious Literacy (CCRL). VMS is very appreciative of both the Vancouver Foundation and BC Multiculturalism for their support, and happy to be given the opportunity to address this important issue.