WFI Joins the Global GivingTuesday Movement
This year, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is participating in GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, charities, businesses and communities across Canada and in countries around the world. GivingTuesday, the global day of generosity, continues to gain traction across the country in its fourth year, with thousands of partner organizations and millions of Canadians expected to take part. Since 2013, GivingTuesday has united millions of Canadians to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. The impact of GivingTuesday goes well beyond charitable donations, inspiring giving in all its forms. In countries around the world people are embracing this day as an opportunity to raise money for local charities and non-profits, run food and clothing drives, give blood, encourage kindness, help a neighbour and celebrate generosity. So far more than 5,400 Canadian charities, businesses and community groups have used GivingTuesday to rally generosity and help make the world a better place in countless ways. WFI is looking to raise awareness of our organization and to potentially increase the amount of donations and sponsorships received by the end of the year. By strengthening our relationship with past, existing and future donors, our goal of joining the GivingTuesday movement, is to provide WFI students and artists with the best overall learning environment. WFI Founder and Executive/Artistic Director, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo states, “By participating in the GivingTuesday movement, donors will have invested in empowering our students to educate a broader audience on First Nations awareness, and allow them to achieve their dreams and for their voices to be heard”. Those who are interested in joining Weengushk Film Institute’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://givingtuesday.ca/partners/19618. About Weengushk Film Institute Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of youth and emerging artists. While developing market-leading skills and experiences to our students, WFI provides significant value by creating a mentorship network between our students and industry professionals. This approach fosters skills development through arts-training and creates access points to key decision makers in all areas of film and television. About GivingTuesday (#GivingTuesdayCA) GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate giving of all kinds, celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. The movement was launched in Canada in 2013 by GIV3 and CanadaHelps.org, and founded in the United States in 2012 by 92nd Street Y in partnership with the UN Foundation. To learn more about how to get involved, please visit GivingTuesday.ca .