Friends and supporters,
We have reached a critical moment in the development of our organization, The Treaty 6 Justice Collective.
Over the past two and a half years, T6JC has been operating The Stand Community Organizing Centre as a hub that builds social movements by informing, supporting, and connecting people to work towards social, environmental, and economic justice. We’ve been supporting activism through access to our meeting and event space, educational events, skills-building workshops and mentorship, material and financial support, and through active organizing campaigns to address issues that impact our community.
We’ve been supporting activism through access to our meeting and event space, educational events, skills-building workshops and mentorship, material and financial support, and through active organizing campaigns to address issues that impact our community.
We’ve been doing all of this on nothing but volunteer power, community partnerships, and rental income from meeting and event bookings at The Stand.
It’s time to take the next big step forward to expand our capacity and increase the impact of the work that we do to support our community change-makers. We are kicking off a fundraising drive to reach a minimum of $1500 in monthly, sustainer donations by the end of the summer.
How will we use this funding?
$1500 will cover our basic, monthly overhead and allow us to hire a part-time coordinator who will:
- Help grow The Stand community by organizing events and supporting volunteers
- Boost our rental income by promoting and managing the space.
With these basic operating costs covered by monthly Sustainer Donors, we will be able to put all of the rental income from meeting and event bookings into:
- Community Organizing Fund – to support grassroots activist groups with subsidized rentals and small grants to support their work
- Building Fund – to save for a down payment on a community owned building in the future
Why seek funding through monthly donors?
Maintaining core funding from individual donors gives us the freedom to speak and act on critical issues, saying what needs to be said without fear of losing funding from government or corporate sponsors.
While one time donations are certainly helpful, spreading them out over the year helps us develop a reliable income stream that we can count on from month to month to carry on our work.
Please help us meet our fundraising goal by making a monthly donation of $5, $10, $20, $100. It all adds up.
What has the Stand been up to?
If you want to check out the kinds of things that we want to put more money into building, read our recent update here and our December summary here.
Thank you for your time and support as always!
Yours in solidarity,
The Treaty 6 Justice Collective