For over five years, True North Aid has provided thousands of backpacks and school supplies to children living in remote communities across Canada. As we approach the upcoming 2023/2024 school year, we have received more requests than ever to help fill the gap in providing these essential supplies. With applications received from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the territories, our goal is to fill over 2300 backpacks with school supplies. Each kit includes a backpack, ruler, pencil case, pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, scissors, binders and more!
Join us for another year of helping to provide school supplies for Indigenous youth!
We are committed to supporting communities located in the most northern regions of Canada, many of which can only be accessed by plane or ferry, while others are more than a two-hour drive from the nearest essential goods or services. Therefore, Indigenous people in these areas face unique barriers in accessing necessary school supplies.
There are so many ways to help! See below for the breakdown of costs:
Has your business been looking to get involved with supporting Indigenous communities, but you haven’t been sure where to start? Signing your business up for our Back-to-School Drive is a great way to begin addressing your reconciliatory responsibility at the business and corporate levels!