This grant funds projects that address systemic barriers to women’s equality in three priority areas: ending violence against women and girls; improving the economic security and prosperity of women and girls; and encouraging women and girls in leadership roles. NIMA is proud to work towards offering more opportunities for women in northern Vancouver Island, and to our Métis citizens in general.
Details are provided below. For more information, please contact NIMA at email@example.com or 250-287-7417.
Funding amount: $238,963
The North Island Métis Association will hire a part-time Executive Director to assist in developing a strategic plan and diversifying funding sources to sustain and eventually expand the organization. This will improve the services and supports it provides community members on northern Vancouver Island and the sustainability and financial health of the organization.
The North Island Métis Association serves the interests of Métis people residing in northern Vancouver Island, from Campbell River to Port Hardy. They are an affiliate of the Métis Nation British Columbia.
“We have always operated on a volunteer basis but we need funding to expand and to ensure we’re able to provide for the needs of the Métis community on northern Vancouver Island. Becoming sustainable is our goal and this investment from the federal government will give us the support necessary to find the best way forward for our organization and the people we serve.”
- Jackie Lever, North Island Métis Association Member