Finding Funding

Finding Funding

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Canada Council funding was crucial to grassroots social justice projects like Shrink Resistant.

As part of a policy of democratizing and decentralizing the production and dissemination of Canadian culture, the Canada Council for the Arts initiated the Explorations program in 1972.

With support from Toronto lawyers Carla McKague and David Baker, and M.P.P. David Reville, Bonnie and Don made a successful Explorations application in 1986, receiving $7,000 in total. Their project fit within the Council’s mandate for encouraging new writers and presenting the perspectives of women and marginalized peoples.


An Explorations grant: