FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 9, 2017
THE DOUGLAS-COLDWELL FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT THE NATIONAL YOUTH RECONCILIATION CONFERENCE
OTTAWA - The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is proud to announce that the Canadian Roots Exchange has been awarded a grant to support the 5th Annual National Youth Reconciliation Conference, being held from March 27th to 29th in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This year, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is awarding $1,000 dollars to the Annual National Youth Reconciliation Conference.
“The Foundation is proud to support the CRE National Youth Reconciliation Conference, stated DCF President Karl Bélanger. Their missionto build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada is inspiring in many ways.”
Since 2013, Canadian Roots Exchange’s conferences have united over 600 Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth from all provinces and territories through interactive youth-led dialogues to develop a national network of youth leadership to promote reconciliation between all Canadians.
The Canadian Roots Exchange was founded in 2009 by a group of youth who believed that to realize reconciliation in Canada, it would need an education and dialogue between youth to foster a wide understanding of Canada's rich indigeneity.
The Canadian Roots Exchange believe in a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It is built on the hope that a new generation of leaders can redefine and strengthen relationships between Canada's peoples.
In the past decade, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation has provided more than $300,000 in financial aid to different ventures. Established in 1971, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is a registered charity.
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