Young People's Press
is a nonprofit educational, research and publishing organization incorporated
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.
UNION OF ONTARIO
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
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.
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.
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
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.