02 Nov Thank you! – Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund
SQx is proud to announce that our new Community Training and Performance Program, Tidal Wave, will be presented digitally across Canada, and physically in British Columbia and Northern Manitoba throughout the 2023/2024 season.
Thank you to the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund for supporting the Pilot presentation of Tidal Wave. Your generosity and support means everything to our organization and the vulnerable communities we serve!
ABOUT TIDAL WAVE
Tidal Wave is a new hybrid performance program that uses an innovative engagement process to raise awareness about the oscillation between environmental sustainability and climate change with social inclusion.
The program engages vulnerable teenagers through a professional dance performance, student-led video development, and discussions.
For the past 3 years, SQx has presented our Active Inclusion Program (AIP) to over 30,000 youth across Canada. AIP is an interactive performance program that uses dance to disrupt racism, discrimination, intolerance, and hate, as a method for increasing awareness about
- Canada’s cultural diversity
- Issues affecting vulnerable populations from fully participating in society
Last year was also SQx’s 10th year anniversary so we thought deeply on what we want to explore next to strengthen diverse organizational services.
- What urgent themes haven’t we addressed yet?
- What gaps are there in 0ur service?
- How can we better our service to vulnerable communities across Canada through dance?
- How do we deepen our commitment to inclusion?
- How can we make process-based learning simpler?
Additionally, considering our
- Experiences and achievements in AIP
- Ongoing discussions we’ve had as a Creative Team
- Urgent wider world topics
- Feedback from recipient communities
- Our organization environmental sustainability goals
We devised a framework for Tidal Wave, which we plan to be Year 1 of a new 3-year arts based community development series.
We’re so excited to share Tidal Wave with the public, and thank you again to the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund for helping us make Tidal Wave a reality!