The Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple--a registered charity established by Kelly Saxberg, Michel Beaulieu, Ron Harpelle, and Nathan Hatton--has been awarded a Resilient Communities Fund grant of $150,000 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This grant will facilitate collaboration with non-profit groups to train and engage community members in the development of skills for digital media creation to tackle isolation and promote sustainability and resilience. Several graduates of the Department of History's HBA and MA programs will also be involved in this initiative.
The project will be launched on Friday, 15 December, at 11:00am at the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple office at 4a Court Street South, Unit 17. Among those in attendance will be Lise Vaugeois, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, and Kelly Saxberg, the President of the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple, who will talk about this new project and its expected impact in the community.