Us and them Sponsoring Organizations
Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA-ATA)
AWA-ATA provide services for agriculture workers, such as working conditions and other issues that migrant workers face while working in Canada.
Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective
Black Dot is a grassroots organization of artists and professionals celebrating black culture and black history.
Transformative Communities Project Society (TCPS)
TCPS, formerly known as the Surrey Urban youth Project, delivers arts-empowerment and anti-oppression programming to the Lower Mainland.
Amnesty International (Vancouver)
Amnesty International was founded in 1961 by British lawyer Peter Benenson. He became angry after reading a report about two Portuguese students who had been imprisoned for raising their glasses in a toast to freedom.
Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH)
CNH works to promote the well-being of the Collingwood community by working collaboratively with individuals, families, agencies, and other groups to develop and support inclusive, innovative, sustainable initiatives and services.
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
DTES residents face “the soft bigotry of low expectations” – the casual assumption that those who are materially poor are morally, spiritually and intellectually bereft. It is projected upon DTES residents that being inner city youth or living with the challenges of mental health, class inequity, nutritional vulnerability, racial inequity, compromised health status, mono-parental families and/or advanced age somehow makes us less than full, complex people to whom in fact everything under the sun should be on offer and from whom much should be anticipated.
First Nations House of Learning (FNHL)
UBC's main Vancouver campus is located on the traditional territory of the Musqueam people. The FNHL is dedicated to providing a positive environment for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, staff, and faculty.
Heart of the City Festival
With a focus on the rich and diverse communities of the Downtown Eastside, the annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates the culture, heritage and distinct character of the heart of Vancouver.
In the House Festival
In the House Festival creates intimate, interesting, and unique venues where artists can freely explore their genre, perform to an attentive audience, and promote their talents.
Jews for a Just Peace
Jews for a Just Peace is an organization based in Vancouver, BC, whose purpose is to build support in the community for a fair and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association (KAYA)
KAYA advocates for Aboriginal Youth representation, participation, and leadership in the community. They have been called the spirit of Aboriginal Youth advocating for Youth voice.
Langley United Church
Langley United Church advocates for social justice issues.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH)
MPNH operates in one of Vancouver’s most diverse neighbourhoods where the very Canadian challenges of immigration, poverty and social exclusion come together at the community level.
National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
The Nikkei Centre’s mandate is to promote a better understanding and appreciation by all Canadians of Japanese Canadian culture and heritage.
Neworld Theatre uses popular forms to examine our lives in the context of who counts, who doesn't, and what our relationship is to the people we think we aren't. Neworld is also one of four founding partners of PL 1422 - a creation and development hub on Vancouver's eastside.
North Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC)
In recognition of growing diversity within the communities of the North Shore and the need to coordinate and collaborate to ensure the development of welcoming and inclusive communities, service providers on the North Shore have come together as the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee.
QMUNITY is BC’s leading queer resource centre.
The Phoenix Society
The Phoenix Centre aims to develop the capacity of people affected by substance misuse to participate productively in the community and the new economy, and to build community capacity through innovative partnerships
The Unitarian Church of Vancouver
UCV is a community of diverse beliefs and shared values, who seek spiritual growth, social justice, and environmental sustainability through worship, ethical action, education and artistic expression.
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
UNYA works to empower Native youth through 21 programs including education & training, personal support, live-in programs and sports & recreation.
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre (VAFCS)
VACFS provides many services such as child day care, transformative justice, family cultural nights, employment and skills training, and more. VAFCS services all urban aboriginal people regardless of where they come from.
Vancouver Coastal Health
VCH's Complex Mental Health and Addictions Program is undertaking an Anti-Stigma campaign. Here's a link to a radio show where the project coordinator is talking about the campaign and how the Us and Them project was part of the undertaking.
Youth Initiative Canada (YIC)
YIC is a growing network of young people who are peace builders, entrepreneurs, leaders and mentors. YIC comes in a myriad of challenges facing young people, growing up in an environment of dynamic change. For some this complexity provides opportunity and choices, for others it means a struggle for survival.