ENRICH – MakeWay

Background of the organization 

ENRICH’s mission it to address the social, environmental, political, and health effects of environmental racism and climate change impacts in Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities. It is supported by the MakeWay Shared Platform. 

ENRICH uses a multi-sectoral and collaborative interdisciplinary approach that brings together a range of community members, researchers, government, charitable organizations, and businesses. The work is embedded in the belief that in order to address the root causes of environmental racism and climate change impacts in racialized communities it is critical to bring together a range of disciplines and sectors. In many cases though, community members are left out of these conversations. ENRICH works to ensure community members are at the table and have the expertise and knowledge to not just participate but to lead in the creation of solutions to environmental racism and climate change. 

 

Project description 

Funding will serve to run six workshops led by Indigenous, Black and other racialized organizations in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area about climate change impacts and climate change preparedness in Black communities, assess their awareness on the social, economic and health impacts of climate change, determine the resources and expertise they have access to around climate change, and prepare them for these impacts. Funding will also support community leaders to develop leadership skills and create a long-lasting network of experts that can help those communities develop a climate change preparedness plan.  

Overview

  • 2022-2024
  • $230,000
  • Grant Type: Focus Area Funding
  • Funding Stream: Climate

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