Since Unite Kindness began in 2020, Global Dignity Canada volunteer and @1860 Winnipeg founding member Tony Eetak has been learning to organize community events and workshops.
In March 2021, Indigenous youth and researchers presented on Inclusion in Northern Research in a special join session with Cardiff University for Arctic Science Summit Week in Lisbon, Portugal.
In April 2022, we held our very first workshops as part of our @1860 Winnipeg Arts incubator program, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
In Summer 2022 cultural entrepreneurship youth held their first “pop-up” exhibition and shared some of their arts and digital photography.
In 2020 @1860 Winnipeg youth co-hosted their first international Global Dignity Day celebration and recognized with a Statement from the Prime Minister of Canada!
In December 2021, led by Global Dignity Champions Tara Baswani and Remi Lemieux, the Inclusion in Northern Research project showcases Recreating Environments of Inclusion.
In addition to music and digital arts, Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba learned about blockchain, Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and non-fungible tokens with @1860 Winnipeg.
In February 2023, More than 400 students across Canada took part in a special Kindness for the Planet-themed event. Thousands more view Canada’s second National Kindness Week Press Conference on CPAC.
In 2020-2021 Global Dignity Champions Tara Baswani and Remi Lemieux encouraged and mentored youth and community programs throughout the pandemic. Our projects would have failed without them.
As the world started to open up again, we started to be able to hold more workshops and training sessions at places like the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Qaumajuq. We learned about journalism and reporting from CBC.
In June 2022 youth artists and researchers from @1860 Winnipeg joined Tuktoyaktuk, Arviat and Victoria for the Auviqsaqtut 2022 Inuit Studies Conference at the University of Winnipeg and Qaumajuq.
In March 2023, the Our People Our Climate project, which mentored several Global Dignity Canada youth throughout the pandemic, will deliver its first workshop with the United Nations Environment Program.