Slaight Family Foundation commits $12M to improve lives of Indigenous

Indspire preisdent Roberta Jamieson poses with students attending the 2014 Soaring conference in Vancouver. Indspire is one of the recipient organizations being supported by the Slaight Family Foundation.


By Gloria Galloway

Tuesday March 7, 2017


The foundation formed nearly a decade ago by the family of former media executive Allan Slaight is donating more than $12-million to improve the lives of Indigenous people across Canada.

The Slaight Family Foundation has committed to providing that money over the next five years to 15 non-profit organizations that are engaged with the First Nations, Inuit and Métis on a wide range of initiatives, from health and education to cultural activities and preventing violence against Indigenous women.

The gift, which will be announced Tuesday, is one of the largest of its kind ever directed at the Indigenous communities in this country.


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