August 2020 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

MOVING THE BEAR CLAN

Helping to fund the purchase of a vehicle for outreach
 
True North Aid is working with the Kenora Bear Clan to assist with the purchase of a van allowing them to provide the very important outreach that is needed to help the most vulnerable living on the streets in the Kenora region. The Kenora Bear Clan was re-established this summer to serve marginalized persons in compromised positions or conditions, get from the streets to services who can help them. The Bear Clan provides this service in a culturally safe manner without further stigmatization to the person who is being helped.
 
This van will allow the Bear Clan to build relationships and lend a helping hand by providing transportation and much-needed guidance. To learn more about the Kenora Bear Clan and our efforts to help them,
 

LIGHTNING DAWN BEGINNING SOON

Trainers and equipment have arrived in Enoch First Nation to prepare for this winter’s hockey skills program called Lightning Dawn. Through this hockey skills program, youth will build confidence, learn leadership and help to build their communities. For more information and to donate, CLICK HERE. To watch an interview with project leader, Tyadg McGauley CLICK HERE!
 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO LA LOCHE AND CLEARWATER RIVER, SK

Thanks to Danny and his team at Start Right Supplies in Prince Albert, SK, Norman McCallum, Krista Pike, and Leanne Gailey, over 375 backpacks and school supplies were delivered to Ducharme Elementary and Clearwater Schools in La Loche and Clearwater River First Nation. Distribution to students who are continuing to learn from home will take place this coming week!

TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR FLOUR DONATIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 21

 
15 pallets of flour will be purchased in the coming weeks from Prairie Flour Mills in Manitoba. Almost 30 communities have applied for this help and successful applicants will be chosen this week.
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Stolk, Project and Communications Director, [email protected]
 


FACE MASKS FOR CHANGE SUPPORTING TRUE NORTH AID

 
True North Aid is super proud to be one of the two recipient charities and a Change Partner with ALDO Shoes and Call It Spring Masks for Change sales.
Buy a fashionable mask at one of their stores online and 100% of the proceeds help support Black and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. You can purchase the masks online or in store!
 

BOTTLE DRIVE SUPPORTING OUR COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

 
Thank you to our volunteer Alina Heck in British Columbia for collecting empty cans and bottles to fundraise for the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Alina’s friends and family were able to raise over $200 in their bottle returns – that’s a lot of bottles! If you’d like to support Alina in her fundraisers go to her fundraising page on our website!