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Spotlight: Child Welfare

Spotlight: Child Welfare is a collaborative journalism project that aims to change dominant narratives around the child welfare system. Journalists build capacity to cover stories in trauma-informed, community-led, and evidence-based ways, through work with youth in care and other people connected to the child welfare system.


The Mosquers was started in 2006 as a short-film festival to provide a platform for local films by Muslim filmmakers in Edmonton. It has emerged as a key organization in Canada’s Muslim creative sector over the past decade. This grant supported the 2023 Mosquers festival and the Opening Credits Event.

Canadian Association of Journalists

The Canadian Association of Journalists is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides advocacy and professional development for journalists across Canada. This grant supports the Emergency Support Fund for Canadian Journalists.

Black Screen Office

The Black Screen Office is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support the development, production and distribution of Black screen-based content around the globe. This grant supports the Québec-focused “Being Seen” report.

The Breach

The Breach is an independent media outlet producing public service journalism. This grant supports The Breach in its analysis of mainstream Canadian media coverage of the Israel/Palestine war.

Eastern Door

The Eastern Door is a community-based newspaper serving the community of Kahnawake. This grant supports the Sharing our Stories project, a weekly series of stories told by Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Elders in English and the Kanien’kéha language.

Indigenous Curatorial Collective

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led not-for-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators, artists, writers, academics, and professionals through various methods of gathering.

Emancipation Arts

Emancipation Arts is a multi-platform content creator committed to telling vital stories which showcase the diversity of human experience and expand social boundaries. This grant supported FreeUp! Emancipation Day 2021.


imagiNATIVE showcases, promotes, and celebrates Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists. imagiNATIVE is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions. This grant supported their Digital Pivot response project.