Backpacks for Deer Lake, ON

$3,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
This project aims to provide backpacks for First Nations children in Deer Lake, an Oji-Cree speaking First Nation reserve located several hundred kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Canada. It is located on Treaty #5 territory and is part of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Prices for goods such as backpacks and school supplies are double even triple here. We do not have access to a variety of items here as well. We have one store on this reserve and when it comes to deciding to pay for food or an item such as a backpack, almost all would pick food. Many families can not afford to pay for a backpack as the price for backpacks are very expensive here.

These students live in Ontario, but due to historical injustices they have been denied the right to a good education. The backpack maybe a small gesture but it will make a huge significance in their way of learning and developing. With your help, our students will have agency towards their own education.

All the money raised through this campaign goes to True North Aid, to provide backpacks for these children. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.


More information about True North Aid: True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. With more than 60 per cent of Indigenous children living below the poverty line, there is much work to be done. The issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada are complex and are the result of many things that have transpired over the past 150 years. True North Aid believes that self-governance and self-determination is key to closing the poverty gap.
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$3,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Donations raised on this fundraiser will benefit:
True North Aid
Certified Charity
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Kitchener, ON
CRA: 813183696RR0001
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