Young People's Press is a nonprofit educational, research and publishing organization incorporated in 1996.

The major focus areas of YPP include race relations, education, the media, literacy and media literacy, aboriginal issues, youth justice and community development. The organization initiates and manages pilot projects; transplants projects, produces educational materials; offers workshops; conducts research; and undertakes public education campaigns.

YPP has a national newswire service that empowers a large network of young volunteer writers to develop content that is important to their interests, needs, growth and aspiration. YPP articles have been published in approximately 220 newspapers across Canada and more than 300 in the U.S.

YPP was the Canadian Race Relations Foundation 2001 Award of Distinction winner, recipient of CultureLink's Diverse-City Award in 2003 and the Harmony Movement's 2000 Award of Distinction winner.


The Anishinabek Nation incorporated the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949. The UOI is a political advocate for 43 member First Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.

This project is coordinated by the Anishinabek Nation Communications Unit, under the Niijii Circle Initiative in Public Education. The vision of the Niijii Circle is to "build relationships that create respect and understanding among all peoples in Anishinabek Territory." The Union of Ontario Indians was honoured with a 2003 Award of Excellence by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for the Niijii Circle Initiative in Public Education.

The Niijii Circle coordinates various initiatives, events and training in the following four areas: Anishinabek Teachings, Cross-Cultural Awareness Training, Media Forums, and Media Relations Training.

The Union of Ontario Indians has partnered with a great number of government agencies and community organizations including: Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Canadore College, Communitas Canada, Huntington University, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, MCTV, Ministry of Natural Resources, North Bay Nugget, Ontario Provincial Police, Osprey Media Group Inc., and the United Church of Canada.


Canadian Heritage, is the department of the Government of Canada that is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

Financial support for the Debwewin Three-City Anti-racism Initiative was supported through Canadian Heritage's Multiculturalism Program, which is one important means by which the Government of Canada pursues the goals of the Multiculturalism Policy.

The Multiculturalism Program funds four kinds of projects: Community action projects support communities to identify what prevents their members from participating in society, and/or draw on the communities' strengths to develop solutions; Institutional development projects help public institutions become more open, accessible, inclusive, and responsive to diverse communities; Public education projects encourage people to develop a better understanding of diversity and to take action on relevant issues; and Research projects study and analyze issues related to cultural, ethnic, religious, and racial diversity in Canada.