The Cowichan Intercultural Society was one of 33 organizations that received funding from the province as part of their initiative to address racism throughout the province.
Linda Daniels is a diversity educator with the Cowichan Intercultural Society. She says the funding will go toward the “Standing Up For Inclusion” program, where youth are trained to facilitate anti-bullying workshops for elementary school students in grades 5 to 7.
She says teens teaching younger kids is far more effective than if they were hearing the same thing from an adult.
The Intercultural Society received 6 thousand dollars from the province.