How We Think

STATEMENT OF PLACE

We acknowledge that our work in Tiohtià:ke, also known as Montréal, takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation, and that our work in Tkaronto/Toronto takes place on the traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee the Heron-Wendat, the Metis, and the Mississaugas of the Credit; the current treaty holders. Individuals and organizations from all over the country have contributed to this project and the Creative Green Tools will eventually be available to everyone on the part of Turtle Island that is also called Canada – a home to many, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We are committed to keeping this land clean and safe for all.

OUR THINKING

    We advocate to our community for reconciliation and unlearning by engaging in ongoing relationship development and learning with Indigenous communities, Indigenous-led organizations and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, thus deepening our understanding of the concerns and priorities of Indigenous artists and allowing us to produce more equitable programming.

    We view sustainability as the intersection of environmental balance, social equity, economic stability and a strong cultural infrastructure. 

    We believe that artists are agents of cultural change, animators of public imagination, and experts in world-making.

    We celebrate the diversity of cultures, perspectives, societies and identities.

    We believe cultural exchanges foster creativity, understanding and empathy among people from all walks of life.

    We recognize the power of collaboration and community in driving positive change.