“Nobody cares what you know till they know that you care”. There is a profound lack of hope found within northern communities in Canada. Lack of hope leads to a lack of purpose and despair and results in poverty leading to self harm and many negative impacts. Everyone needs hope to survive and True North Aid seeks to provide any measure of hope we can through various hope projects & initiatives to simply demonstrate that we haven’t forgotten our First Peoples and opens the door to relationship, dialogue, trust and understanding.

  • bike for kiizhik BIKES FOR KIIZHIK SCHOOL CURRENT PROJECT With the support of True North Aid, Gaagagekiizhik School is looking to purchase 30 bicycles for their elementary school students. Bicycles provide an opportunity of growth and well-being. Gaagagekiizhik School would like to provide an opportunity to create happy, care free memories of childhood, spending long days playing outside with friends and taking… Continue Reading
  • FRIENDS OF THE NORTH MISIWAY Ongoing Project Friends of the North Misiway has been providing supplies for the past three years. Our intent is to continue assisting with the needs as requested from Moose Factory. Some of the items we send include: ● Sports gear, especially hockey equipment, helmets, skates and sticks. ● Non perishable food for distribution by the… Continue Reading
  • BACKPACKS FOR PIKANGIKUM 100 BACKPACKS FILLED True North Aid is partnering with grade 7 student Isobel Scott to raise money to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for the northern Indigneous community of Pikangikum, located in northwestern Ontario. At $40 a backpack you can support the students of Pikangikum with school supplies for the upcoming school year. DONATE… Continue Reading
  • BACKPACKS FOR DEER LAKE $40 A BACKPACK True North Aid is partnering with Deer Lake First Nation to send backpacks filled with school supplies to their local schools. Backpacks and school supplies are often extremely expensive in the north and many families simply cannot afford them. For $40 a backpack, you can support a child living in Deer Lake… Continue Reading
  • THE MONTREAL LAKE PROJECT PROJECT COMPLETE! In Partnership with Honouring Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Services Canada, ISWO, Trucks for Change, Kriska Transport and other organizations, True North Aid is collecting new and/or slightly used Hockey Equipment to send to Montreal Lake First Nation Community to support Youth in that community who struggle with many issues. DONATE NOW! Project Overview Mission… Continue Reading
  • THE FORT SEVERN PROJECT PROJECT COMPLETE To ease the financial burden placed on families we would like to request DONATIONS for transportation costs to send 10 pallets of donated items to Fort Severn First Nation. These supplies which include, jackets, diapers, baby formula, children’s toys and learning materials as well. Over 1700 lbs of donations were sent to Fort… Continue Reading
  • TURNOR LAKE/BIRCH NARROWS COMMUNITY FOOD CENTRE True North Aid plans to provide assistance to the Turnor Lake/Birch Narrows Saskatchewan Community Food Centre currently being established. We would like to help provide the appliances and other equipment necessary to make this centre operational. We are also looking for funding to stock the cupboards with much needed food necessary for the operation of… Continue Reading
  • four kids in front of tree NORTHERN PRESENTS ONGOING PROJECT In 2017, True North Aid launched its Northern Presents project in partnership with St. Benedict’s Elementary School in Milton ON. This partnership came about because of a grade 5 student, Evan Johnston, who wanted to do something to help northern Indigenous communities. Through this initiative, students provided more than 700 gift packages to… Continue Reading
  • FULL TUMMIES DONATION DRIVE PROJECT COMPLETE Thank you Charlotte Fenn and her mom Cheryle Fenn for founding and organizing a Full Tummies donation drive to support northern communities in Canada. The drive took place at Cheryle's workplace, AON office in Toronto. Thanks to all this who work at AON for your generous support. Many donations were collected and on… Continue Reading
  • SOCKS FOR FIRST NATIONS PROJECT COMPLETE In April 2018, True North Aid sent 12,000 pairs of socks to help First Nation Communities in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Communities receiving help were, Frog Lake AB, Onion Lake, SK, Birch Narrows, Thunderchild, Moosimin, Ministikwin, Kewatin, Southend, Black Lake, Walliston, Lac Brochet, Sandy Bay and Pine House. Thank you to all those who… Continue Reading
  • brantford collection BRANTFORD FOR THE NORTH COLLECTION – MARCH 24, 2018 PROJECT COMPLETE Hockey unites us like no other sport, but there are many of our youth living in remote northern communities that are unable to play due to access and affordability of hockey equipment. If you have hockey equipment in very good condition, bring it to the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre from 10am - 2pm… Continue Reading
  • Big Steel Box PROJECT COMPLETE In partnership with BigSteelBox, True North Aid purchased a large 20' steel container. Help us fill it with aid supplies (clothes, toiletries, dried food, school supplies) to support communities and their families in northern Saskatchewan. Once it is emptied, it will be left on site to serve as storage for a food bank… Continue Reading
  • BRANTFORD FOR THE NORTH COLLECTION – DECEMBER 16, 2017 PROJECT COMPLETE Hockey unites us like no other sport, but there are many of our youth living in remote northern communities that are unable to play due to access and affordability of hockey equipment. If you have hockey equipment in very good condition, bring it to the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre from 10am - 2pm… Continue Reading
  • LIGHT THE LAMP FOR KIDS PROJECT COMPLETE The Markham Waxers in partnership with Ruff n' Ready Apparel and True North Aid presents, Light the Lamp Campaign for northern kids in need. Bring your gently used Waxer jackets and toques to the Mt. Joy Arena in Markham on December 16th & Markham Village Arena in Markham on December 17. Continue Reading
  • shipment to FH 21 BOXES OF NEEDED SUPPLIES FOR TWO ONTARIO COMMUNITIES Project Complete Help us transport 21 boxes to Neskantaga & Eabametoong First Nation communities in northern Ontario this September. Boxes are packed with donated items like quilts, scarfs, hats, mitts, sweaters, school supplies and more! DONATE NOW! Project Overview Mission & Goals Who, What, Where & When Project Overview ​If self-determination is the goal, then… Continue Reading
  • DONATIONS FOR ATTAWAPISKAT – FALL 2016 Project Complete 450 kg of donations were sent to Northern Ontario. The items were donated by southern Ontario residents. Residents in the remote northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat received this shipment of school supplies, warm winter clothing and hand-crafted baby items. The items were all donated through collection drives held by several non-profit agencies and… Continue Reading
  • Playground For Northern Ontario Community PROJECT COMPLETE In partnership with Help Wesley Build A Playground Project and a Pepsi contest grant of $25,000 plus additional funds that were raised, a playground was built for the children of Attawapiskat. This project was Inspired by an 11 year old boy from Niagra Falls who saw the need and was determined to make… Continue Reading