MAY 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

JOIN US FOR OUR YEAR IN-REVIEW

 

Join us for our annual and virtual ” Year-In-Review” on Thursday, June 11th at 7:30pm!

It’s the time of year where we at True North Aid will provide an update on our finances, bring reports from some our project leaders, highlights over the past 12 months and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. We invite you to join our board of directors and the leadership team for this important annual meeting.

To join, we ask that you register HERE .

 

190 BACKPACKS ARRIVE IN CANOE LAKE CREE FIRST NATION IN SASKATCHEWAN

 
190 Backpacks filled with school supplies arrived last week to support students going to Miksew School in Canoe Lake Cree First Nations. Thank you to our wonderful donors, Wendy & the Sew On Fire Team, Ally Cooper, Geraldine Rediron and their volunteers in the community for their wonderful help and support.
From Geraldine, Vice Principal of Mikew School, “As you can see the kids were so happy, some teachers saw them wearing them outside their house to play – they were so proud.”
 
 
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TORONTO LUMINATO FESTIVAL SUPPORTS TRUE NORTH AID

 
During June 11-13th, True North Aid is proud to be one of the recipients of  Luminato Festival ‘s fundraising efforts during their virtual festival. Their festival is FREE and features fantastic artists and events including cooking and singing lessons, conversations about the arts, radio hours, performances and more. Take advantage of this great event which is in its 19th year and support True North Aid while you are at i
 
 
 

SHIPMENTS TO SEVERAL FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES

 
True North Aid was able to send several pallets of critical items and supplies to several communities as part of our COVID-19 response, and includes support to Onion Lake in Saskatchewan, Kenora and Wabaseemong First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. Thank you to Wendy Hagar from Sew on Fire Ministries for putting these pallets together and preparing the items!
 
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MOON TIME SISTERS ONTARIO UPDATE!

 
One of MTS-ON’s original volunteers, Tanya Natyshak-Cole (our fearless Instagram person), connected with a bakery in London, Ontario to sell some beautifully decorated cookies in May. The bakery, Sticks and Scones Cakes , created Moon Time based cookies and donated menstrual items for every set sold. Alex, the owner of the bakery, alongside Victoria from Elephant in the Womb (a registered massage therapist who focuses on women’s health) were able to donate a total of 1126 pads and 519 tampons. Cookie sets are still available for order HERE! 
 
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$5000 GRANT FOR BACKPACK SHIPMENTS

True North Aid was the proud recipient of the Canadian Roots Exchange Community Support Fund for $5000. Through this fund, True North Aid is able to cover the shipping costs for backpacks that will be going to LaLoche and Clearwater Dene First Nation at a later date. This fund also covered the shipping costs for Canoe Lake Cree First Nation’s backpack delivery, which is part of our COVID-19 emergency relief efforts.

FINDING OUR POWER TOGETHER AND TRUE NORTH AID SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS

 

True North Aid was proud to support several shipments of personal protective equipment and educational materials in partnership with Finding Our Power Together, an indigenous lead group from Ryerson University. These shipments supported three First Nation communities in north western Ontario: Nibanimik, Eabametoong, and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. True North Aid looks forward to working with this group to provide more shipments in the future. 

 
 
 

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