2020 has been a tough year, a tense year. To that end, here we are, asking for your help for our students, for our school.
Your inbox, like mine, is likely being bombarded with #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday email blasts. Solicitations about Deals! Deals! And more, Deals! Also, because #GivingTuesday, is here, and we, like so many others, are asking for your generosity.
Your giving matters.
It has an impact on not just the school but the quality of life for our students. Students come to CIT from across the country, from urban, suburban and rural communities. Still, all have lived different experiences and have different backgrounds, though they do have in common an exclusive Indigenous heritage. In Canada, the Indigenous population is the fastest-growing single demographic in the country, four times faster than any other. While this trend is encouraging, we continue to struggle with a significant lack of access to professional development and education opportunities for Indigenous artists. Indigenous culture creators need funding, learning resources and encouragement to advance both creatively and professionally. This is why we exist to provide theatrical training informed by traditional artistic expression, and with this, our peoples’ teachings and values. We strive to do this by creating an environment that encourages the cultural exchange of practices and techniques between Indigenous Nations and communities.