Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Canada/2021

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Application or grant stage: in progress
Applicant or grantee: applicant
Amount requested: 130,000 CAD (~98,650 USD)
Amount granted: 130,000 CAD
Funding period: 1st January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Midpoint report due: 15 July 2021
Final report due: 30 January 2022

Application[edit]

Background[edit]

Annual Plan[edit]

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Budget Plan[edit]

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Staffing Plan[edit]

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Strategic plan[edit]

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Introduction[edit]

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Background


Wikimedia Canada is a charitable organization supporting the free sharing of knowledge. We share the vision of a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. We are committed, within the worldwide Wikimedia movement, to support and promote the distribution of free educational material, mainly through the Wikimedia projects, the most-known being Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Canada welcomes people from every background to build diverse communities. We engage in a range of activities in support of the vision of the Wikimedia movement including outreach activities, community-building events, content-creation projects, partnerships with cultural and knowledge institutions, collaborations with Indigenous communities, and training sessions.

We share with the global Wikimedia movement the desire to build a sum of knowledge that is comprehensive, reliable, diverse, and of high quality. We believe this knowledge must be collected collaboratively and openly, and freely accessible by everybody.

Priorities


The 2021 priorities of Wikimedia Canada are:

  1. Increase the quality, diversity and quantity of free knowledge about Canada and other topics identified as important by Canadian volunteer communities, especially on Wikimedia projects
  2. Ensure a diverse representation within Wikimedia Canada, and promote diversity among the Canadian contributors to free knowledge, especially on Wikimedia projects
  3. Sustain a high level of corporate maturity, a higher level of financial independance, and a diverse representation within the governance structure of Wikimedia Canada

Programs overview


For 2021, Wikimedia Canada will continue to work towards the same general axes as in previous years, with a renewed focus on the diversity of both content on Wikimedia projects and among the contributors to Wikimedia projects from Canada. We will continue to have a special focus on Indigenous Peoples in Canada since knowledge about their cultures and languages are currently lacking on Wikimedia projects.

Program 1: Develop and diversify free knowledge about Canada and other fields of knowledge Program 2: Increase and diversify participation in the Wikimedia movement from Canada Program 3: Increase free knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Programs[edit]

  • Required. Each program should contain only the following information:
    • Name of program
    • Brief description of overall program (about 100-500 words)
      • A comprehensive list of activities for a program is optional, and no extensive description of these activities is required.
    • Description of SMART objectives or goals for that program
    • Target metrics at the overall program level (not the activity level)
    • Brief explanation of why this program is important in relation to your organizational strategy or movement strategy (2-3 sentences).

Program 1: Develop and diversify free knowledge about Canada and other fields of knowledge

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Goal


The goal of this program is to develop free knowledge about Canadian cultures, languages, history and geography as well as other fields of knowledge identified as important by the volunteer communities in Canada, such as health sciences, mainly on Wikimedia projects, and to increase the numbers and diversity of contributors from Canada. To achieve this goal, Wikimedia Canada will continue to increase, expand and strengthen its institutional partnerships with galleries, libraries, archives, museums and universities (GLAMUs) in Canada.

Program Objectives
  • Augment the quantity, improve the quality and diversify free knowledge about Canada and other identified topics, especially on Wikimedia projects
  • Make existing public domain content held by Canadian institutions more freely and broadly available through the Wikimedia projects
  • Increase the awareness and understanding of the Canadian public and GLAMUs about open knowledge, free licences and Wikimedia projects

Contribution workshops and campaigns


In order to augment free knowledge on Wikimedia projects about Canada and other identified fields of knowledge, Wikimedia Canada will continue to facilitate contribution workshops and organize national contribution campaigns.

Contribution workshops can take different formats, such as edit-a-thons. Their aim is to increase free knowledge through contribution to Wikimedia projects. They are often organized around a specific thematic. Wikimedia Canada also organizes monthly regular workshops where the public is invited to come for an initiation to contribution on Wikimedia projects.

Wikimedia Canada will continue to organize and support national contribution campaigns, including the National Contribution Month in Canada, the International Francophone Contribution Month, #1Lib1Ref, Art+Feminism, and #WPWPCA. We will also continue to organize photographic competitions, including Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Monuments.

Why are we doing this?

There are many knowledge gaps on Wikimedia projects about certain fields of knowledge of Canada, such as cultures, languages, history and geography. Through the organization of contribution workshops and editing campaigns, we will develop and improve content on Wikimedia projects about those topics. Furthermore, the volunteer contributor communities in Canada have also identified certain specific topics in which they can and are interested to contribute that are lacking quality information on Wikimedia projects, such as health sciences. Through partnerships with universities, we will encourage students and professors with relevant expertise to contribute to Wikimedia projects about those topics.

GLAMU partnerships


Wikimedia Canada will strengthen its existing partnerships and seek to establish new ones with galleries, libraries, archives, museums and universities (GLAMUs) in Canada. Specifically, we will continue the very sucessful partnerships with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), and the Fondation Lionel-Groulx (FLG). Furthermore, we will also build on our partnership agreement signed with Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

The impact of those partnerships have been clearly demonstrated with the activities of the past three years that resulted in an increase in quality content and in new contributors to the Wikimedia projects.

Why are we doing this?

The GLAMUs in Canada possess content and expertise that are of interest for the readers of Wikimedia projects and the public in general. Furthermore those institutions often hold content in the public domain that have great value for the Wikimedia projects, but that are not easily available online. Through education and outreach, we want to encourage those institutions to use Wikimedia projects to disseminate their knowledge and content in order to make them more broadly available to everyone.

Summary


What we continue doing this year and why?
We will continue to support volunteers in Canada to host contribution workshops and to organize national contribution campaigns in Canada. Those have proven to be sucessful in augmenting quality content on Wikimedia projects and to attract new contributors.

What we intend to do that is new and why?
We will put an emphasis on fields of knowledge that have been identified as important by the volunteer contributor communities in Canada. One of those are health sciences. Many professionals and unversity students across Canada have expressed an interest in contributing to Wikimedia projects about health sciences and we will support them as we believe this is a great opportunity and an important topic to be covered on Wikimedia projects.


Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to workshops and editing campaigns: 1,500
  • Number of newly registered users during workshops and editing campaigns: 500
  • Number of content pages created and improved during workshops and editing campaign: 8,000
  • Number of pictures uploaded during photographic campaigns: 5,000
  • Number of different cities where contribution workshops are hosted: 25
  • Number of different GLAMUs in Canada involved with Wikimedia projects: 30


  Program SWOT Analysis
Strengths Weaknesses

  • Existing strong partnership with several GLAMUs partners including Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), the Acfas, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), the Fondation Lionel-Groulx and the Cinémathèque québécoise.

  • Wikimedia Canada has difficulty to collect data for metrics, especially for the number of participants and content pages.

  • Strong interest from Canadian GLAMUs to be involved with Wikimedia projects.

  • Exhaustion of volunteers due to the load of work that is put on them for coordination, planning and management, which is mitigated by providing them with professional support from the chapter.
Opportunities Threats

Program 2: Increase and diversify participation in the Wikimedia movement from Canada

Goal


his programs aims at developing and diversifying the contributors communities in Canada. This includes to provide the resources to encourage their growth and support their initiatives, as well as developing their knowledge and skills to allow them to contribute more to free knowledge, especially on Wikimedia projects. Due to the large size of the Canadian territory, Wikimedia Canada aims at establishing a network of WikiClubs in different cities across the country. Those WikiClubs are local and regional hubs to deliver the programs of the chapter and conduct their own activities to further the mission of the Wikimedia movement at a local level. As such, we will continue to provide microgrants to volunteers in Canada and support local meetups of contributors. We will also support Canadian contributors to take an active role within the larger Wikimedia movement to allow them to share their knowledge with others as well as learning from the international community by participating in relevant international and regional events and bring back this knowledge to the Canadian contributors. Throughout this program, we will place a special focus on under-represented communities within the Wikimedia movement and the contributors to the Wikimedia projects, including but not limited to women, non binary people, and LGBTQ+ people.

Program Objectives
  • Empower the contributors communities in Canada with the knowledge, skills and tools required to contribute to free knowledge, especially to Wikimedia projects
  • Motivate and support the volunteers in Canada to continue to contribute to free knowledge, especially to Wikimedia projects, and to organize local activities that further the mission of the Wikimedia movement
  • Diversify the contributors communities in Canada to free knowledge, especially the Wikimedia projects, with a special focus on the gender gap
  • Expand the activities of Wikimedia Canada across all of Canada and support the growth of existing and new WikiClubs
  • Take an active role within the international Wikimedia movement to share the expertise and knowledge of volunteers from Canada as well as learning from others

WikiClubs


In order to expand the activities of Wikimedia Canada across all of Canada, it is necessary to develop local communities of volunteers in different cities. To do so, Wikimedia Canada will encourage the growth of existing WikiClubs and the creation of new ones. The chapter will support the volunteers in Canada and those WikiClubs with the logistical and administrative support required for them to more efficiently deliver the programs of the chapter and organize their own activities furthering the mission of the Wikimedia movement, while avoiding their exhaustion due to the burden of the workload for coordination, management, fundraising, and administration. Wikimedia Canada will also support the WikiClubs in acquiring the necessary tools for the execution of their activities.

Why are we doing this?

In previous years, the activities of Wikimedia Canada were concentrated in only a few cities in Canada. In order to increase the reach of the chapter, increase the number of contributors from Canada, and especially the diversity, it is necessary to expand the activities across all of Canada. We have found that having an active local group of volunteers is the surest way to ensure continuity in the activities in a city and to avoid the exhaustion of individuals working alone. We have also found that partnering with local institutions, such as universities, libraries and archives, is the best way to ensure the sustainability of a WikiClub.

Microgrants


Since 2018, Wikimedia Canada is offering microgrants to volunteers in Canada to organize their own activities furthering the mission of the Wikimedia movement, or to organize local activities as part of a larger campaign organized by the chapter. This program ensures that funds are spent accordingly and that results are reported.

Why are we doing this?

We have found that finding funds to carry activities is often a block for many volunteers to organize activities furthering the mission of the Wikimedia movement. Through the microgrants program, Wikimedia Canada aims at facilitating their access to funds on a small scale.

Summary


What we continue doing this year and why?
We will continue to support the growth of WikiClubs across Canada by partnering with local knowledge and cultural insitutions because it is the only way to organize activities across all of Canada, which is necessary to increase the number of contributors and especially the diversity of contributors. We will also continue to offer microgrants to volunteers in Canada because we have found that for the small investment we get great results and that it is often the small support needed for the volunteers to maintain their motivation to organize activities.


Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to activities organized by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 500
  • Number of newly registered users during activities organized by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 100
  • Number of content pages created and improved during activities organzied by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 5,000
  • Number of active WikiClubs in Canada: 12


  Program SWOT Analysis
Strengths Weaknesses

  • Existing very active WikiClubs in different cities.
  • Canadian volunteers with a lot of relevant knowledge and expertise.
  • Strong collaboration with the international francophone community through WikiFranca.

  • The size of the Canadian territory makes it hard for the collaboration between the communities.

  • Using our GLAMUs partnerships to develop new WikiClubs.
  • New partnership with the Société Nationale de l'Acadie for the creation of a WikiClub Acadie.

  • Exhaustion of volunteers due to the load of work that is put on them for coordination, planning and management, which is mitigated by providing them with professional support from the chapter.
Opportunities Threats

Program 3: Increase free knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Canadian Aboriginal Languages projects

Goal


This program aims at increasing the quantity and the quality of free knowledge, especially on Wikimedia projects, in Canadian Indigenous languages and about Indigenous Peoples in Canada by hosting outreach events, training sessions and contribution workshops with Indigenous communities in Canada. Throughout this program, we will ensure that projects and activities are led by the Indigenous communities themselves with our support.

  • Augment and improve free knowledge in Canadian Indigenous languages, especially on Wikimedia projects
  • Augment, improve and modernize free knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, especially on Wikimedia projects
  • Increase the awareness and knowledge of Indigenous communities in Canada about open knowledge, free licences and Wikimedia projects

Wikimedia projects in Indigenous languages


Wikimedia Canada will support the creation, development and growth of Wikimedia projects in Indigenous languages. We will do so by empowering the Indigenous communities through education and training about Wikimedia projects and free licences. In particular, we will continue our successful partnership with the Atikamekw First Nation to sustain the growth of the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin. We will use this project as a model to showcase the potential of Wikimedia projects to other Indigenous communities in Canada and abroad.

Why are we doing this?

The vast majority of the Indigenous languages in Canada are in danger of extinction. Wikimedia projects can be a free tool as part of a global approach to revitalize those languages. We need to understand that language's importance to Indigenous Peoples is immense and bears an important social and cultural aspect. Through our Indigenous Communities Outreach program, Wikimedia Canada will reach Indigenous communities and familiarize them with Wikimedia projects and free licences by hosting outreach events, training sessions and contribution workshops. We will also participate in relevant events to promote the Wikimedia projects and free licences to the Indigenous communities. We will continue to collaborate with other groups within the Wikimedia movement doing similar work, including the Wikimedians of North American Indigenous Languages User Group and Wikimedia Language Diversity.

Free knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada


Wikimedia Canada will support the development of free knowledge about First Nations, Inuits and Métis in Canada, mainly by empowering the Indigenous communities themselves in developing free content about themselves, especially on Wikimedia projects, through outreach, education and training sessions.

Why are we doing this?

There is a real knowledge gap about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, especially about modern communities. Indeed a lot of the content available on Wikimedia projets about Indigenous Peoples in Canada is only archival. Furthermore this content was developed by outsiders, and often colonizers. We want to facilitate the creation and the improvement of free content about First Nations, Inuits and Métis in Canada with a focus on empowering the Indigenous communities themselves to develop free content about them, especially on Wikimedia projects. We will do so by conducting outreach, education and training to Indigenous communities as well as providing the support and resources they need to efficiently develop free content about their cultures, especially on Wikimedia projects. This includes to produce multimedia content under a free licence about their traditions. This also includes to record words in their languages using Lingua Libre.

Summary


What we continue doing this year and why?
We will continue our sucessful partnership with the Atikamekw First Nation to sustain the growth of the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin and to develop more free content about their culture and language.

What we intend to do that is new and why?
We will use the partnership with the Atikamekw First Nation as a model to showcase how the Wikimedia projects can be used in an Indigenous context and establish new projects with other Indigenous communities. We will support the members of the Atikamekw community themselves to share their experiences with other Indigenous communities.


Program metrics and targets
  • Number of participants to workshops about indigenous projects: 200
  • Number of newly registered users during workshops about indigenous projects: 40
  • Number of content pages written in Canadian indigenous languages on Wikimedia projects: 500
  • Number of pictures and videos of indigenous peoples of Canada uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 500
  • Number of words recorded in indigenous languages of Canada using Lingua Libre: 300


  Program SWOT Analysis
Strengths Weaknesses


  • Some languages have very few speakers and most speakers are not technologically inclined
  • Indigenous languages are mostly only oral
  • Indigenous communities are often located in remote locations

  • Strong interest from the Atikamekw First Nation to continue to grow the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin and expand the project to other Atikamekw communities
  • Wikimedia Canada is contacted by other Indigenous communities interested in doing projects similar to the Atikamekw Project

  • Lack of acceptance of the projects by the indigenous communities, which is mitigated by going often in-person to meet those communities and develop strong relationships which is very important to the success of such projects
  • Lack of coordination with other organizations working with Indigenous communities in Canada with the same goals due to the lack of time of volunteers to meet and communicate with those organizations
Opportunities Threats

Grant Metrics Reporting[edit]

Required. Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.

Needs Request[edit]

Optional. The Community Resources team would like understand the best way to support the success of your programs and organization in general. If you have any requests or needs you have related to your programs, organizational operations, or other needs below under the appropriate section, please describe them here. You may instead e-mail simple(_AT_)wikimedia.org to reach your program officer if you prefer.

Suggestions for Simple APG Application process[edit]

  • Nil.

Requests for programmatic support[edit]

For example, requesting guidance or expertise from Wikimedia Foundation staff on GLAM- or Education-related areas.

  • Nil.

Requests for operational support[edit]

For example, requesting guidance or expertise from Wikimedia Foundation staff on public communications, financial practices, or hiring procedures.

  • We asked the Wikimedia Foundation for documentation on how to conduct fundraising, but we were told that no such resources are available. It would be great if the Wikimedia Foundation could provide local chapters with documentation on how to successfully conduct their own fundraising.

Other requests[edit]

  • Nil.

No requests needed[edit]

If you have no specific requests, please confirm this here.

  • We don't have any specific requests.

Midterm report[edit]

Program story[edit]

Program Progress[edit]

Program 1: Develop and diversify free knowledge about Canada and other fields of knowledge

Mid-point metrics
  • Number of participants to workshops and editing campaigns: 112
  • Number of newly registered users during workshops and editing campaigns: 0
  • Number of content pages created and improved during workshops and editing campaign: 1,324
  • Number of pictures uploaded during photographic campaigns: 547
  • Number of different cities where contribution workshops are hosted: 0
  • Number of different GLAMUs in Canada involved with Wikimedia projects: 12

Program 2: Increase and diversify participation in the Wikimedia movement from Canada

Mid-point metrics
  • Number of participants to activities organized by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 0
  • Number of newly registered users during activities organized by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 0
  • Number of content pages created and improved during activities organzied by the WikiClubs and/or through microgrants: 0
  • Number of active WikiClubs in Canada: 9

Program 3: Increase free knowledge about Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Mid-point metrics
  • Number of participants to workshops about indigenous projects: 0
  • Number of newly registered users during workshops about indigenous projects: 0
  • Number of content pages written in Canadian indigenous languages on Wikimedia projects: 193
  • Number of pictures and videos of indigenous peoples of Canada uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 82
  • Number of words recorded in indigenous languages of Canada using Lingua Libre: 0

Spending update Midterm[edit]

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the first half of your grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application.

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • 36,689.63 CAD

Grant Metrics Reporting Midterm[edit]

Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.

Final report[edit]

Program story[edit]

Optional. Please tell or link to one program story that showcases your organization's achievements during the reporting period. This can be another meta page, a blog post or any other source that tells your program story.

Learning story[edit]

Optional. Please link to one learning story that shows how your organization documents lessons learned and adapts its programs accordingly.

Programs Impact[edit]

Please note that an Annual Report for Wikimedia Canada will be produced mid to end March and link here and will contain more details and program stories. We are reporting here the results specific to the annual grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Content Development


  • Weather Project. In 2021, Wikimedia Canada concluded the project Weather Observations of the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) in Wikimedia Projects started in 2019. The goal of the project is to transfer the observations data from all MSC weather stations in Wikimedia Commons and to reuser them in different Wikimedia projects. As such, we uploaded data records going as far back as 1840 from 8,756 weather stations across Canada on Wikimedia Commons. This massive upload was completed during the first phase of the project in 2019-2020. For the second phase of the project in 2020-2021, we wanted to discover new ideas on how to promote those data and to reuse them across the different Wikimedia projects. We collaborated with two institutions and scientific networks: Acfas and IVADO. The final report of the project is available on Wikimedia Commons: here. The results of the project were presented in different forums including the Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Wikimania, and the Francophone WikiConference. During the Summer 2021, Wikimedia Canada and the Acfas supervised two interns as part of the internship "Data Storytelling" sponsored by IVADO in order to to showcase the data from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Two article were published at the end of those internships: Agricultural resilience lies at our feet… In the soil and Climate inequalities that make you insomniac. You can learn more about this project on the website of Wikimedia Canada here.
  • #Lib1Ref. In 2021, Wikimedia Canada participated in both editions of the international #1Lib1Ref campaign, from 15 January to 5 February and from 15 May to 5 June, aiming at encouraging librarians and other interested people to add references to Wikipedia. In the previous years, Wikimedia Canada organized a friendly competition among the Canadian GLAMU institutions in order to encourage participation. For the January 2021 edition, Wikimedia Canada chose to organize a friendly competition by province and territory instead. For this edition, GLAMUs from Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba participated with 77 contributors and 1,500 new references to Wikipedia and Wikidata. After collecting feedback from the participating GLAMUs, it was chosen to revert back to the friendly competition among GLAMUs for the second edition. For the May 2021 edition, the Canadian friendly competition gathered 10 GLAMUs with 35 contributors and a total of 2,100 new references to Wikipedia and Wikidata.

Communities Development


  • WikiClubs. WikiClubs, that is to say local and regional groups of contributors, are the main way through which Wikimedia Canada is encouraging the development of communities across the country, especially due to the large size of the country. We have find out that a strong collaboration with local cultural organizations, which is the case for examples with the Acadie WikiClub and the Croissant boréal WikiClub, are the best way to ensure the sustainability of the WikiClubs.
  • The Discovery of our ancestral heritage. One way that Wikimedia Canada is supporing local WikiClubs is by providing equipment to help local contributors to contribute to Wikimedia projects. One such project is "The Discovery of our ancestral heritage" conducted by the Quebec City WikiClub where Wikimedia Canada provided photography equipment. This project aims at documenting the architectural heritage of Quebec City, in particular the religious buildings. As part of this project, more than 500 pictures were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, and many were recognized as quality pictures by the community of Wikimedia Commons. You can see all the pictures of this project here.

Indigenous Peoples on Wikimedia Projects


  • Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin. The project to create a Wikipedia in Atikamekw language, the Wikipetcia Atikamkew Nehiromowin, was launched in 2013. The Atikamekw Wikipedia was officially launched on the National Indigneous Peoples Day on 21 June 2017. Now, the Atikamekw Wikipedia has more than 1,500 articles. Since then, the Metapeckeka WikiClub, that is to say the WikiClub of the Atikamekw Community of Manawan, continues to be one of the most active WikiClubs in Canada, and the Atikamekw Wikipedia continues to grow. Among other initiatives, the Metapeckeka WikiClub was able to get a private archives fonds containing more than a thousand photographs taken during the filming of the series "Les six saisons atikamekw" (The Six Atikamekw Seasons) by Radio-Canada at the end of the 70s about the way of life of the Atikamekw Nehiwowisiw in the Nitaskinan. All of this archives fonds was uploaded on Wikimedia Commons here. In 2021, several sessions were hosted between members of the WikiClub and the two filmmakers in order to acurately describe the pictures on Wikimedia Commons. Other activities conducted by the Metapeckeka WikiClub include Nanto masinatcikan where volunteers from the WikiClub organize evenings where people are invited to come scan their personal pictures or their family archives, and some can be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons in order to be used on the Wikipetcia Atikamekw Nehiromowin. The Metapeckeka WikiClub also organizes photograph contests called "Nitaskinan in pictures" where people are invited to upload pictures on Wikimedia Commons documenting the territory and the traditions of the Atikamekw Nehirowisiw. The Metepeckeka WikiClub also uses the Lingua Libre project to record words in Atikamekw language that are then added to Wiktionaries. In 2022, the Metapeckeka WikiClub is planning to make a documentary about their project in order to encourage other Indigenous nations to create Wikipedias in their own languages.

Spending update Final[edit]

Please link to a detailed financial report for your spending during the grant period. This should be in the same format as your detailed budget from your Simple APG application: [1]

Please include the total amount of Simple APG funds you spent during the grant period:

  • 111,645 CAD

Grant Metrics Reporting Final[edit]

Metrics, targets and results: grants metrics worksheet here.