A community-led initiative in the Parry Sound area is getting a funding boost thanks to Hydro One’s Energizing Life Community Fund.
Shawanaga First Nation’s ‘The Medicine Walk About’ project is one of 25 charitable organizations, Indigenous communities and municipalities receiving a $25,000 grant from the fund.
According to a release by Hydro One, the project, also known as Mshkiki Baamse, aims to revitalize Indigenous language and culture to youth by hosting medicine walks and incorporating language and culture into them.
Hydro One officials say the annual funding program, starting in 2021, supports community-led projects that promote physical, emotional, and psychological safety and well-being for Ontarians.
Jay Armitage, Hydro One’s Marketing and Communications VP says local charitable organizations, Indigenous communities and municipalities are powerful agents of positive change, adding “we are proud to support them through the Energizing Life Community Fund as they build a brighter future,”.
You learn more about the grant, this year’s recipients and how to apply to next year’s funding round by clicking here.