Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest

Oakville Community Foundation

As part of Community Classroom, Gimaa shares his poem “Nii jii”, which meansfriend” in Anishinaabemowin and invites students to share, in their own words through print or oral expression (audio) what Allyship or friendship feels and looks like to them.  This can be done through poetry, spoken word, rap or song. The contest is open to all Halton publicly funded schools and MCFN students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with multiple winners to be announced.

Registration is required.
Classroom Teachers fill in the form below to register your class.

Note: Once you have registered, you will be provided via email with the submission form.
Submissions in either print or audio format must be made by Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Individuals who wish to participate – email for more information.

Book: Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest

Community Classroom brings free arts, culture, heritage and environmental programs to students attending Oakville's publicly funded schools through in class visits and field trips.

Given that the look of the classroom is now very different, the Foundation has shifted its programming to a virtual platform and is available to not only Oakville students, but any student attending a school within the Halton District and Halton Catholic School Boards.

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