Storytellers’ Foundation

Storytellers’ Foundation is an award-winning community-based economic development organization in the Upper Skeena region of northwest British Colombia. Our staff live and work in the community as community organizers and popular educators. We support people to explore the tension of being visitors on stolen land (un-ceded Gitxsan territory) and are working towards a place-based economy that is inclusive and equitable. One way Swift Foundation supports us is through our Youth Works Social Enterprise. Youth Works develops the skills, knowledge and confidence for wellbeing in youth. Storytellers’ Foundation challenges assumptions about poverty, literacy and citizenship while directly engaging people in issues and opportunities that affect their lives.

Grant Amount:
$50,000
Grant Length:
Two Years
Year:
2016; 2017; 2018
City:
Hazelton
State:
British Columbia
Country:
Canada
Region:
Pacific Northwest
Program Area:
Resilient Local Economies