Sarah Midanik, President and CEO, Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

Sarah Midanik is the President and CEO of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. She is also a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and current resident of Toronto. Inspired by Chanie's story and Gord's call to build a better Canada, the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

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Episode Overview:

In a powerful 30-minute conversion, CEO of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, Sarah Midanik, shares her knowledge on Indigenous issues, the foundation, and more. As she continues the conversation on reconciliation, Sarah informs us on what still needs to be done in order to make a more just place for everyone and encourages us to learn more. The organizer tells us about the advocacy that Indigenous youth have created to empower the current population and those to come. With the progress that’s been made but still so much still to do, Sarah enlightens on the foundation created by a Non-Indigenous musician to pave the way for those who deserve a platform.  


Key Topics:

  • History of the Downie Wenjack Fund

  • Reconciliation 

  • Indigenous youth advocacy 

  • Important names in Indigenous culture, arts and more