Back To School

One $80 donation from you will go towards providing 1 of each item listed above to a student in a remote community and work towards bridging the educational gap they face. True North Aid welcomes large donations, but even the smallest donation to our Back to School Program will go a long way. 

Indigenous students in northern, remote communities are confronted with significant obstacles when trying to access essential school supplies: transportation of goods is not only extremely expensive but also limited because of remoteness. This creates a discrepancy between the quality of education First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students receive compared to their southern, city counterparts in Canada.

The Back to School Program provides backpacks & school supplies to Indigenous students in northern and remote communities returning to school in the fall. Through this program, communities can apply for one standard package per student, which includes: 

  • A backpack
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencil Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Pencil Case
  • Notebooks