WHY SUPPORT OR ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH BLUE METROPOLIS?
Literature, diversity, inclusion, freedom of expression, or, then again, student resilience. The reasons are many, and we want to show it by invoking our most recent projects.
Every donation counts. Each year our team doubles its efforts to promote reading and inclusion and to break social isolation.
DONATE BY CHEQUE
Print and fill out the downloadable form
and send it with a cheque made out to Blue Metropolis Foundation,
at 661, rue Rose-de-lima, bureau 204, Montréal (QC) H4C 2L7
Charity Organization number: 88516 8948 RR0001
QUEBEC ROOTS: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES, THE PLACE I WANT TO BE
For more than 15 years, Quebec Roots has given a voice to young people from Quebec’s anglophone and Indigenous communities, enabling them to express, through photography and writing, their dreams, memories and concerns. This fall 2021, writing and photography workshops facilitated by professional artists will be provided free of charge at 7 anglophone schools.
Combining history, science, technology, reading and writing, the Neptune Project explores the greatest inventions of all time…
The project connects francophone and anglophone students with real-life scientists, and motivates kids, through the power of science-fiction, to suggest inventions that… might just save the world. The students’ projects will be featured in an inventors’ fair, podcasts, and an exhibition.
THE BLUE METROPOLIS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENOUS STUDIES
The Blue Metropolis Awards for Excellence in Indigenous Studies are part of an expansive social innovation program dedicated to the promotion and bolstering of Indigenous values and cultures. Once more this year, over $5,000 were awarded in recognition of the work of Canadian university students working toward a degree in Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Literatures, or anthropology with a link to Indigenous Studies.
NEXT seeks to improve the breadth of professional opportunities for young artists and creators from marginalized communities.
Authors, multidisciplinary artists, and creators are invited to share their talents on stage at the Festival.
We are currently seeking funding to ensure the implementation of 3 literary walking tours, made up of brand-new commissioned texts, interviews and podcasts, inviting a postcolonial perspective on Greater Montreal: « Hochelaga, Mooniyang, Tioh’tia:ke », « Présences noires à Montréal / Montreal Black Histories », « Le Maghreb et le Proche-Orient de Montréal/ Montreal Maghreb and Middle-East ».
12 original podcasts to cast the city in a different light.
READ TO HEAL
In spring 2017, the TD-Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival launched a new project to organize children’s author visits in hospitals and special need schools for children in the metropolitan area. These visits brought much joy to these children, but they particularly energized participating authors. Some even insisted we had given them “a beautiful gift in sending them to the hospital…”
In 2021, the pandemic and safety measures forced us to cancel or postpone the then-latest round of these visits and to propose a 100% virtual format for this project.
In 2022, Blue Metropolis will be back in hospitals and in special needs schools to offer kids a creative break and a joyful moment with carefully selected authors and facilitators.
TD-BLUE METROPOLIS CPE AND CHILDCARE DAYS
Introduced five years ago, our Journée CPE (Childcare Day) takes place during the Festival and has sparked activities in 130 daycares throughout Quebec.
As early as fall 2021, we will propose two days dedicated to promoting reading among children at Early Childhood Centres (ECC) using storybooks that bolster word and number learning.
THANKS TO THE BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION’S MAJOR PARTNERS WHO SUPPORT THE 2022 FESTIVAL AND OUR 2021-2022 EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS
MERCI AUX PARTENAIRES MAJEURS DE LA FONDATION METROPOLIS BLEU QUI SOUTIENNENT LE FESTIVAL 2022 ET NOS PROGRAMMES ÉDUCATIFS ET SOCIAUX 2021-2022