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This site offers tools, research, tips and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.
A database of local volunteer job opportunities maintained by NSCR. Pick from the list of highlights or search by keyword or topic.
North Shore Community Resources and CityHive are teaming up again to launch the second cohort of the North Shore Young Citizens Forum (aka the Forum). This program aims to build young residents’ civic literacy, participation and leadership on the North Shore. The program will run virtually from October to December 2020 (usually on Thursday evenings). Visit the site for more information and to apply by September 20th, 2020.
NSEM is working with North Shore organizations to assess the kind of help our community needs during the Covid-19 pandemic. This page lists current opportunities to volunteer your time or make donations.
Have your say in what kind of community you live in! Ways citizens of West Vancouver can get involved in meaningful and positive ways, including participation on committee and working groups and in public consultations.
Recent changes to temporary layoffs means BC employees and employers have more options for support. Using this portal created by BC Ministry of Labour, employers and employees can apply to extend temporary layoffs due to COVID-19.
Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Newcomers, Temporary Residents and Refugees
If you live in Canada, even temporarily, and are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be support for you. Some of the information on this page is available in multiple languages.
This site from the BC Centre for Disease Control lists flights, cruises and places or events with a confirmed case of COVID-19. There are also links to sites from BC’s Regional Health Authorities that list local public exposure information.
BC’s Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides tips for having fun and staying healthy. “Spread fun–not COVID-19.”
A great post from British Columbia’s Clicklaw, with resources on legal topics related to Black Lives Matter including human rights, police accountability, protest rights, and getting legal help.
An up-to-date portal from CBC with articles and videos on “Being Black in Canada”, with highlights from arts, sports, books, streaming video, and CBC’s archives.
A national helpline available to Black youth to support their health, mental wellbeing, education, and communities. They are available toll-free at 1-833-294-8650.
This article about the Library’s Mason Bee Tree was published in Vol 8 (2016) Issue 3 of BCLA Perspectives.
Resources and actions to support varying levels of learning and engagement, curated by community activists and academics.
The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization committed to highlighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts a research-driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal, and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.
A great educational resource building awareness of the history of Blacks in B.C., and celebrating their historical and current achievements in the arts, education, government, sports, science, etc.
This manual is edited by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Topics covered include family law, human rights, consumer protection, motor vehicle law, and a number of other legal subjects.
A fantastic online portal that provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles, and multi-media resources for educators, parents, caregivers, and individuals committed to racial equality. Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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