Participatory Grant Making 




Funding Opportunity: Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in Peel
The deadline to apply is March 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET

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The WES Mariam Assefa Fund partnered with the Tamarack Institute to engage residents and community stakeholders to form a People’s Panel, which co-designed this funding opportunity to build equitable economies for immigrants and refugees. The Panel members reflected on their sector knowledge and lived experiences within Peel to identify diverse needs and define priorities to create targeted change and impact that will remove economic barriers for immigrants and refugees. This process was also supported by the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group (PNSG), whose sector knowledge and understanding of the local landscape helped ground the Panel’s work. The People’s Panel will also be making funding decisions for selected projects or initiatives. 

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We encourage interested organizations and collaboratives to attend our virtual open-to-all information happening on February 2, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm ET. We will also be offering virtual coaching calls for participants to ask their specific questions. Please see details in the application guidelines

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Building Equitable Economies for Immigrants and Refugees in Peel 

In this meeting, the Tamarack Institute in Collaboration with the Peel Strategy Newcomer Group co-hosted the launch of their collaboration. This event includes details of the participatory grant making process and a rich discussion on the identification of priorities and indicators by community organizations in the Peel Region. 

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