Working together to nurture big changes

It's time for advocacy in action.

Our team of dedicated professionals and peers come from a position of negotiating roadblocks and barriers that can interrupt our ability to truly connect.

Mid-island area is severely lacking in Multi-Cultural spaces and education, BIPOC advocacy and programming, harm reduction initiatives, mental health support and youth drop-in spaces.

We are going to change this.

Nanaimo and the mid-island have a growing number of individuals who require social, physical, emotional and practical support to survive, and thrive, on the unceded territory from which we do our work.

We continue to lose our valuable community members due to a lack of resources and support available.

All community members deserve to feel safe, seen, heard and valued. Rise Bridge Project aims at doing this by being a low-barrier outreach program and in-house safe space that serves our diverse population in a safe way.

We will be championing Social Justice initiatives for the Mid Island Area, holding space for those that need, connecting community members to safe organizations and outfits that currently exist, and we hope to have your support. Stronger Together.

Where we are today

Our doors are open! Come visit us at our new safe space at 34 Nicol Street! Now our momentum can really gain power, creating direct action for change in our community inside a communal space where we will hold talking circles, offer peer support and conduct resource connections!

Are you an active ally in community?

Do you hold a professional tittle or educational background in a related space?

Do you have peer lived experience with racism, oppression, homelessness, addictions, and/or mental health challenges in midisland ?

we want to hear from you! risebridgeproject@gmail.com

Jovan steps to the mic at the Nanaimo Black Lives Matter Rally to remind us that we need advocacy in action !

https://www.facebook.com/795545003/videos/10163590123375004/

Heather Mcdonald Participating in Nanaimo's rally for the unsolved MMIW case of Lisa Marie Young

In solidarity with those experiencing systemic racism and violence

Photo Credit: Michael Rodriguez, Kelowna Capital News, June 5, 2020

Working together to cultivate change

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