How do we create meaningful change? How can we approach others with understanding, even when we do not agree with them? How do we promote harmonious interaction and cooperation amongst all people?
For over 25 years, these are questions that we have been asking ourselves and communities across Canada in our pursuit of promoting diversity and inclusion.
In our student conferences, educator workshops and community presentations, Harmony Movement formed vital connections across Canada and changed how people understood diversity and empowerment.
This work has been incredibly rewarding and transformative. However, due to provincial funding cuts in 2019, we could no longer sustain our robust operations. As a result, Harmony Movement was forced to temporarily suspend the work of our organization.
Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, we have seen a resurgence of violent racism and a society that continues to grapple with the inclusion of “them” into our culture and community.
The work of Harmony Movement requires our attention and dedication now more than ever. It is with this spirit that we are excited to announce that Harmony Movement will be relaunching our operations this year.
We understand that challenging injustice is part of reimagining a better world for everyone.
We see the big vision, but what concrete steps do we as an organization and board want to take moving forward?
In the next twelve months we will be working to:
Establish a community of EDUCATORS and provide resources to build inclusive classrooms, while addressing the systemic barriers impacting success.
Provide opportunities for marginalized YOUTH to network, get training and create change in their schools and communities.
We cannot do this work alone. We need champions and supporters. We need advocates and partners. Join us.
Here are ways you can support this vision:
Donate. Any amount helps, but we are in need of dedicated monthly donors. Your contribution helps us cover restart costs and assure other foundations, funders, and grantmakers that we have a pool of support.
Contact us. Email Shafiq Aziz, Director of Programs to bring a program into your school for students or educators, or discuss collaboration as a non-profit.
The strength of Harmony Movement has always come from its whole-picture approach, these issues don’t stand alone and the people creating a reimagined world can’t stand alone either.
We will stand with you to reimagine and recreate this world together.