Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization that provides life-changing mentorship programs to more than 40,000 children and youth each year. Strong mentorship relationships are critical to enabling the children in their programs to develop into well-rounded adults. Their work has proven to help break the cycles of violence, drug abuse, poverty, and inequality.www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Friends of Ruby is a dedicated and welcoming space for vulnerable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit youth (ages 16-29). We provide counselling, housing, practical assistance, a drop-in, and multiple groups and activities to support LGBTQI2S youth in their journey.www.friendsofruby.ca
Spirit North empowers Indigenous youth to be unstoppable in sport, school and life. Through the transformative power of sport and play, they help youth find the courage to take on any challenge, develop leadership skills, improve their health and wellness, discover new talents and unlock their limitless potential.www.spiritnorthxc.ca
Canadian Women & Sport is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women - as active participants and leaders - within and through sport.www.womenandsport.ca
Blacbiblio.com aims to highlight real stories of Black Canadians and their contributions through resources and kits for teachers to transform how we see and teach Canadian Black history! With the ABC's of Canadian Black History Kit, Blacbiblio.com is bringing to life the personalities and events omitted from the pages of textbooks, because their role in Canadian history was considered historically insignificant.www.blacbiblio.com
How She Hustles is one of Canada's leading social networks for diverse professional women - from entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the start-up ecosystem, to corporate professionals who are changing the leadership landscape.howshehustles.com Final Report
Founded by Tonya Williams in 2000, the Reelworld Film Festival and Reelworld Screen Institute are ground-breaking initiatives in Canada that create more access and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour in our Canadian screen industries - both in front of and behind the screen.reelworld.ca Final Report
Rogers Sports & Media is home to Canada's most beloved media brands and trusted influencers. Across Sportsnet, Citytv, OMNI Television, Breakfast Television, Cityline, and more than 50 radio stations, we touch the lives of almost every Canadian, every single day.
Now, it's time for us to do even more good with our media megaphone by promoting small businesses, charities and organizations that support equity-seeking communities, helping them grow, and working together to build a more inclusive Canada.
If you submitted an application, our team is reviewing it now and the selected small businesses and charities will hear from us in early December.
If selected, we will provide advertising and creative services specific to your business or organization's needs.
Each successful applicant will receive up to $250,000 in media value and creative support from Rogers Sports & Media.
If you didn't get a chance to submit applications you can try again next year.
We will open applications again in the Fall of 2021.