<<First Name>>

With over 1 million deaths worldwide, COVID19 has taught us that we are all interconnected and interdependent.  The economic effects of COVID19 has disproportionally affected the indigenous community and HIP is needed more than ever. However COVID19 has also significantly affected the ability of non-profit organizations to raise funds, including HIP.  

Creating transformational change!
HIP is committed to bringing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples together to make the greatest possible social impact and achieve our vision of lasting change and a stronger Canada. HIP is a grassroots approach to truth and reconciliation that connects and creates environments for relationship building and strengthening community well-being.
  • HIP delivers cultural awareness and safety education: HIP hosts events, develops content, initiates dialogue and generates awareness about the true history of Indigenous people in Canada and dispel myths, assumptions and misconceptions. This is an essential first step to building relationships and working with Indigenous people.
  • HIP facilitates peer-to-peer engagement circles: HIP inspires social participation to reduce barriers by bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together to collaborate on common interests or work on shared challenges. From students building robots and experiencing historic canoe adventures, to communities hosting shared events and working together to battle COVID19, common interests and shared challenges become an important vehicle for relationship building. 
  • HIP provides essential support for Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationship building:  HIP connects and supports Indigenous and non-Indigenous relationship building by providing guidance and resources. 
Why HIP?
HIP has an immediate and direct impact on helping improve the lives of Indigenous people, and thus the nation as a whole.  As a diversity and inclusion leader, HIP’s board is 50% Indigenous, has gender equality, includes Rotarians and is geographically dispersed from coast-to-coast. HIP’s balanced board provides a diverse set of perspectives, expertise and competencies.

Rotarians are change makers who have been applying leadership and expertise to social issues for over 100 years. As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

HIP has experience with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relationship building including facilitation of peer-to-peer engagement circles. Additionally HIP has delivered hundred’s of HIP Talks and hosted numerous Change-the-Narrative events.

Along with the Board of Directors and National Team, HIP has built a network of support across Canada that includes District Coordinators, Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs.  

Be a change maker! 
HIP relies on the support of individuals and organizations to help create transformational change for future generations. However, we cannot do it alone. Every single donation helps HIP to continue to provide its services and move closer to achieving its mission. By donating: 
  1. You become a change maker who has helped transform lives. 
  2. You will receive a charitable tax receipt.
  3. You will receive program updates.
If your business or organization is interested in collaborating with HIP, please contact us.  HIP offers a number of unique opportunities that allow your company to participate in making real change happen both internal to your organization and across Canada while effectively promoting your services and products.  

How to donate.
To donate online, visit:

To donate by cheque, please mail to:

HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) Charitable Corporation
100 Simcoe St., Suite 110, Toronto, ON
M5H 3G2

How funds are used.
Every donation is greatly appreciated. HIP’s first and foremost goal is to make sure that funds raised are used to make an immediate and real impact. Due to discounts, gifts-in-kind, power of volunteerism and partnerships, HIP has been able to deliver over six times the value of each dollar donated. In addition to HIP’s initiatives, a portion of funds raised may be used for: 
  • Development and distribution of awareness and education material.
  • Community outreach, liaison and relationship building. 
  • Honorariums for Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Indigenous leaders.
  • Project facilitation and support.
  • Shipping and transportation of supplies. 
Whether it is students, professionals and entire communities, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples together is life changing. HIP often receives a heartfelt thank you. 

Working through HIP’s network of partners, and supported by hundreds of volunteers, HIP annually reaches tens of thousands of people. Donors can be confident in our financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.
Click Here To Change Lives
Thank you in advance for your support. 

John Currie

Executive Director | Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP)
President-Elect | Rotary Club of Pickering

Let’s Walk the Path Together!
HIP is a not-for-profit and dependent and sustained by the activism and generous donations from people like you. You can support HIP by visiting HIP’s Canada Helps page 
Copyright © 2020 Honouring Indigenous Peoples, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp