(PHOTO CREDIT: Robin Pueyo) Black Lives Matter (BLM) - Canada announced earlier this month, a 10,000-square-foot Victorian building would become the new home for the Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism. A soft launch was held on Wednesday with an emphasis on nurturing creativity to birth ideas of resistance. But some are questioning just how radical BLM - Canada can get with its ideas, when it has agreed to accept funding from the state. There are also lingering questions being asked around the parent organization, BLM Global Network’s financial transparency.
(PHOTO: Rodney Diverlus photographed by Robin Pueyo) Building on its successful fundraising at the height of the pandemic in Toronto, BLM-Canada has launched the Canada Black Mutual Aid Fund nationwide. These are micro-grants offered to Black people across Canada, who have experienced hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.