True North Aid, in partnership with Silk and Snow, kicked off A Good Night’s Sleep, a mattress campaign dedicated to bringing new bed sets to northern and remote communities across Canada.
We are still accepting donations! Help us reach our goal of $200,000! We are currently at 5% of the goal needed to fulfill all applications!
True North Aid would like to thank the Montreal chapter of Women In Toys and their team lead, Marcela Quinto Aguirre for their amazing donation of toys to the St. Theresa Point Early Years program in remote Manitoba! A huge thank you to the staff at the Early Years School there especially Stephanie Wood!
Another thank you to Emilie at LEGO Replay for helping to donate over 400 boxes of LEGO for youth ages 4 and up!
Children in remote communities often do not have the opportunity to play with toys because of the limited supply within their community, or simply because their families cannot afford to purchase extra items due to the high cost of essential items in northern and remote communities.
Youth from the Nisichawayasihk Neyo Ohtinwak Collegiate ( N.N.O.C.) in Nelson House, Manitoba were finally able to use their boat that True North Aid helped purchase to explore on the land activities in their area.
Students learned valuable skills like the art of patience when calling a moose, setting and retrieving a net, filleting fish, identifying moose tracks, making a fire, respecting the land and working together
From Nic Campbell, Education Director for NNOC: “True North Aid has helped tremendously with revitalizing our culture!”
8 pallets of hockey supplies were delivered to Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan’s hockey programs last week and we’re so excited that the kids will have the equipment to play hockey this year! Thank you to Shelley Poulton and her son Nolan and friends in Oakville for collecting over 49 bags of hockey equipment for the community. This is truly #reconciliaiton in action!
From Brenda in Big River: It takes many to support and build our future leaders in the community. With hope provided, we are able to put one foot in front of the other thanks to True North Aid.
Thank you to the FYM Foundation for their donations of blankets, pillows and other necessary supplies that have been received by Pikangikum First Nation.
On behalf of True North Aid, we are so grateful to FYM for supporting northern remote communities in Canada through True North Aid.
The weather was perfect for Good Ally Project’s 2nd “Bridging the Gap: A Walk Towards Reconciliation” on September 25th at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Over 100 people came to walk the trails and learn about Canada’s relationship and history with Indigenous peoples. Thank you to all the volunteers, participants and donors who made the day become a great success.