We heard from CFL legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons, an individual who exemplifies the qualities of personal excellence, teamwork and community leadership. Our own staff participated in a panel for youth in the Weston/Mt Dennis community, hosted by the Frontlines community organization. Our employees were also treated to a virtual performance by the Bentley Collective, a trio of accomplished musicians whose songs are historically based on Black achievement in Canada.
Yesterday, we closed out the month with a presentation from author Camille Dundas, on the history of racism in Canada, as well as the announcement of our 2020 Nest Fund recipients. Seven Black- and Indigenous-led organizations will receive a total of $300,000 in funding to support capacity building projects, ranging from improving organizational technology and strategic planning support to training for staff or expanding reach to take a program to the next level.