HOW YOU CAN HELP
*Send a letter/email to the city to support the name change. Make it a Zoom letter-writing party with friends! Write a letter as a family. Write your own or use our form letter here (See ‘Your Voice Matters’ for more information). Your voice makes a difference!
*Buy our merch and wear your support. Click here to purchase – New items on the way!
*Donate any amount: All your donations and purchases go back into our work – to advocate for respectful and inclusive place names (region-wide) that reflect these lands' oral history and the present-day communities residing on them. We focus on education, raising awareness, and elevating Indigenous voices with compassion and understanding.
LEARN & SHARE
*Check out the Learning Resources, Read, Watch, and News & Updates sections of our website.
*Share why the name matters to you on social media and tag us (FB, add #whythenamematters)
*Take time for respectful, meaningful, and informed conversations with family, friends, neighbors
*Like our FB page for updates, information and to join in conversation; Share our content on your social media platforms
*Creative Community Fundraising: host a movie night/discussion with friends, tea party, zoom writing session, group painting project, or a potluck (endless creative ways! Following current health protocols, of course), ask participants donate a toonie! Please share what you do and why this initiative is important to you on social media and tag us!
BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
*There are many options for businesses, non-profits, institutions, churches or clubs to offer support: carry a selection of our merch, donate a percentage of your sales (eg. every thursday from 1-3pm coffee sales goes to The Name Matters; Sunday Night Dinner Special proceeds to The Name Matters; Film Screening proceeds to...), display your support by sharing your logo on our website, give a one time donation or on a regular basis--so many creative possibilities! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and create a tailored support plan!