March 01, 2023
Equity Grant Recipient: Rivercity Neurocast

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sean Champion-Taylor is a UFCW 832 member in Manitoba and works in the grocery retail sector, and UFCW Canada Equity Grant recipient. He used his equity grant to help fund Rivercity Neurocast, a unique podcast about neurodivergence in Manitoba.

Sean was inspired to create this podcast based on his own experiences as a neurodivergent youth and adult in Manitoba, and wanted to create the opportunity to bring communities together. “We don't try to understand [autistic youth] or we don't try to understand what autistic adults have to say about the next generation of autistic youth as well,” say Sean. “So I put together a podcast where autistic adults and ADHD adults have conversations.” 

“It occurred to me that my own narrative in my life would resonate with other people,” says Sean. “That's why it's important to have incentive for entrepreneurs like myself and the UFCW Grant helped me get incentive to build this podcast on the way.”

You can listen to Episode 1 of the Rivercity Neurocast here.

Watch Sean below as he talks about what inspired him to create the Rivercity Neurocast. 

Interested in applying for an Equity Grant in 2023? Learn more below.

The UFCW Canada Equity Grant Program aims to support newcomer programs, human rights initiatives, and community action projects. Annually, the new Equity Grant Program will consist of a total of three grants – worth $1,000 each – made available to UFCW Canada members and allies.

  • Eligibility: Open to UFCW members and community justice activists outside of UFCW who are currently engaged in or looking to engage in a social justice initiative.
  • Grant Amount: A total of three $1000.00 grants are currently open for application until September 30, 2023 through the equity grant online platform. The vision of this program remains to advance equity-focused initiatives for UFCW members and community activists under three streams. These include the Newcomer/Immigration stream; the Human Rights stream and the Community Action/Social Justice stream. 
  • Applying for the Equity Grant: The application process takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and the platform is accessible. Apply here!

By assisting UFCW members and community members, engaged community activists and students in addressing societal barriers to inclusion, the grant is a tangible initiative that mobilizes solidarity through community action and a solidarity approach.  In doing so, the UFCW Canada Equity Grant program upholds our union values which include recognizing the social justice work being undertaken by our membership and communities across Canada.