Many First Nation communities, hamlets, and towns across northern Canada face significant barriers in accessing essential goods and services. Often situated in remote areas that are only accessible by plane, barge, or are a long drive from major city centres, communities are forced to pay exorbitant prices for food and other goods such as backpacks, beds, and warm clothing. At True North Aid, we believe that where you live should not determine the quality of life you are afforded to. Through our Supplies to Thrive Program, we cover the cost of shipping quality goods to north and remote communities so that families are not forced to choose between spending their money on groceries marked at high prices and warm boots and clothing for their children.
Our Supplies to Thrive catalogue, connects northern communities with goods made available by groups, businesses and volunteers through hard work. These groups have made products like winter clothing, books, school supplies, and baby items available to be given specifically to northern and remote communities.