Our story

We're working toward a just, equitable and sustainable world.

In this world, all beings engage in relationships of respect and reciprocity. We strive to ensure work toward this world is truthful, meaningful and whole.

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Our beginning...

34 years ago, NCGC was born out of the desire to build a network of northern Canadians who wanted to better understand our World and make a positive impact in it.

Over the years, our programs and activities have included social media campaigns, capacity-building opportunities for youth and educators, public speaking events on global issues, programs designed to create connections between local and global peoples, and more.

Listening, learning and reflecting...

While our past engagement efforts have been relatively successful, we now recognize the need to re-examine the very concept of "social justice", and cultivate an approach that includes a wider range of perspectives.

We have been investing significant time and effort establishing trusted and valued partnerships with our Indigenous and Global partners by supporting, listening, and learning. We are recognizing that the dominant, western worldview currently imposed on Canadian policy and discourse discourages participation in these spaces, and calls for decolonization have been widespread.

This means recasting how we think of global social justice and solidarity.

Now we're looking forward, and deeper.

Illuminating the beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes born of the western, dominant worldview is instrumental in the just, equitable and sustainable world we are working toward.

Together with our advisory circle, youth and content experts, NCGC is developing a unique set of learning resources and workshops for an audience of NGOs, policy-makers and educators. From these expanded perspectives, we will continue to cultivate opportunities for greater connection between the North and the World.

Through this work, we will attempt to demystify what we mean by decolonization and how we can commit to relinquishing privilege and shifting power. We do not mean to diminish the many positive elements contained in the current frameworks; rather we aspire to offer alternative ways of working in global collaboration.

We hope you'll join us.

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