Programs & Initiatives
The People Bridge Advocacy Inc. programs and initiatives include reconciliation, capacity building, collaborative leadership, community sustainability, community impact assessments, intercultural connections, and advocacy.
Truth and Reconciliation
We are committed to advancing reconciliation between the Indigenous Peoples of this land and newcomers and ethno-cultural communities.
Our commitment and responsibility to reconciliation is based on these two Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.
Call to Action # 43: We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to fully adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the framework for reconciliation.
Call to Action # 93: We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with the national Indigenous organizations, to revise the information kit for newcomers to Canada and its citizenship test to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada, including information about the Treaties and the history of residential schools.
We do this by creating a platform for the newcomers, ethno-cultural communities, settlers, and leaders of Indigenous organizations and Elders (Knowledge Holders) to engage, learn, and share their experiences, and together embark on the process of healing and reconciliation in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Community Capacity Building - CCB
We thrive on building an organization’s strength and capability to fulfill its own mission through sound management, strong governance, and assessing and achieving results. The People Bridge Advocacy Inc. will conduct community capacity building seminars, training and workshops and provide a range of programs. Programs services will include, but are not limited to:
- Governance and leadership development
- Mentorship and coaching
- Programs development
- Grant writing and reporting
- Event planning and management
- Annual reports and ISC and CRA returns
- System Navigating, including registering as a non-profit and a business in Saskatchewan.
Civic engagement is designed to help bring together appropriate leaders and volunteers of diverse backgrounds and experiences from the newcomer and ethno-cultural communities, Indigenous groups, mainstream society, and institutions to engage constructively, learn, and share experiences that will allow them to create authentic visions and strategies for addressing their shared concerns. We do this by hosting community events, workshops, and webinars. The program’s services will include, but are not limited to:
- Leadership Development
- Civic Engagement
- Develop relationships and networks and gain valuable soft skills
- Develop leadership skills and learn about yourself
- Exposer to resource and support in the community
- Get experience in working with others to achieve a common goal
- Meet with civic and other influential leaders in the community
- Learn about other organization’s success stories and challenges
Community sustainability is a program designed to build a sense of community belonging and wellbeing for newcomer and ethno-cultural communities, Indigenous groups, community-based non-profits, associations, and start-ups, that could positively impact their communities socially, culturally, economically, and politically. The program’s services will include providing ongoing assistance and support to our members with the following:
- Resource mobilization and development
- Connection to resources and tools and grants database access
- Small grants access
- Communities’ connection to a broader range of Institutions and organizations
- Sustainability supports the well-being of individuals and communities
- Sustainability improves the quality of life and communities
- Sustainability promotes better service delivery where there is little waste
- Sustainability promotes education for community member to become participatory in their communities
Community Impact Assessment
We provide and conduct periodic evaluation and impact assessments on how newcomers, ethno-cultural communities, and community-based non-profits are building strong communities and integrating into mainstream society, the challenges they face, and their input to the process of reconciliation. We engage the stakeholders and partners in an open community learning process.
The lesson learned will help newcomers and ethno-cultural communities, Indigenous people, and community-based non-profits to deliver programs, build a strong community, and help enhance service delivery that addresses community needs. The program’s services will include, but are not limited to:
- Impact assessment and evaluation
- Community-based research
- Community engagement and consultation
Cultural and Intercultural Community -Building
To advance intercultural connections, sharing and learning of cultural activities among newcomers, ethno-cultural communities, Indigenous people, and mainstream society. The program’s services will include, but are not limited to:
- Building social capital among communities
- Intercultural connections
- Cultural café
- Discovery of a new culture, learn about an unfamiliar culture with its traditions and customs
- Learning new skills of other cultural traditions, including food, music, arts, and sports
- Harmony with others, building connections and understanding with other people through our own different cultures
- Healing prejudices and cultures is a powerful way to build intercultural relationships and unite communities or groups
The People Bridge Advocacy will advocate for socioeconomic equity, decolonization, and eliminating racial discrimination.
Who we serve
- Newcomers and ethno-cultural communities
- Community-based non-profits
- Indigenous organizations/communities
- Other interested groups
Our secondary audiences are:
- Government and Non-governmental Institutions
- Academic Institutions
- Newcomer and Ethno – cultural communities and Elders/Knowledge Holders Circle
- National Indigenous History Month – June
- National Indigenous People’s Day – June 21
- Back to Batoche day – Métis Gathering – July
- National Truth and Reconciliation Day/Rock Your Roots – September 30