Providing practical humanitarian support to northern Canadian communities
TRUE NORTH AID HIGHLIGHTS
Saskatchewan annual collection drive happening now. Congratulations to MTS founder, Nicole White who was chosen as one of the national finalists for the L’Oréal Women of Worth Awards . MTS-SK was also chosen as the quarterly recipient of the “Ladies Who Brew” group. These awards have brought much needed media. Their goal this year is to beat our previous records for donations with more than 100K in product for northern communities. They are excited to be a part of the True North Aid family. Please contact Nicole if you can help in Saskatchewan.

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congratulations Nicole
Ottawa collection drive is happening April 1st to 13th focusing on new locations in NWT, Quebec and Nunavut. T he Toronto group is sending out a new shipment to be flown from Kenora this week . They have a school union group that is starting its drive with plans to be completed in May. Please contact Veronica for packing party information, drop-off locations and how you can get involved.

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10 pallets of youth hockey equipment needed
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. Rotary is working with the communities’ leadership and our circle of partners and we are happy to help support the wellness and positive lifestyles for youth in this community. Please  EMAIL  us today if you can help provide equipment and/or help fund the transportation!

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2 down - 8 to go
youth hockey equipment needed
Fort Severn is the most northern community in Ontario and is located on the Hudson Bay. Fort Severn is a fly in community and faces many challenges due to its isolated and remote location. There is only 1 small store there that sells basic items which usually cost about 3x more than they would in Southern Ontario. To help ease the financial burden placed on families we would like to send 10 pallets of donated items which include, jackets, diapers, baby formula, children’s toys and learning materials as well. Help is needed to fund transportation costs! Please help us send these much needed items -  MORE INFO

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children of Fort Severn
youth hockey equipment needed
With the support of  Relay For Hunger , True North Aid is helping to send much needed supplies to one of the most remote communities in northern Ontario, Peawanuck. Serviced only by air, and the Ice Road in Feb/March, they are an under serviced community and could use some help. Relay for Hunger (Lola Lawton) has collected much of the supplies needed and True North Aid is working to help arrange and fund transportation and the purchase of additional food and other supplies. 

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an amazing night on March 20th
On behalf of the True North Aid team, a huge thank you to everyone who came out to this wonderful event! It was an incredible evening of sharing, story telling, song, dance and building relationships. Reconciliation begins with understanding and understanding leads toward action.

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almost 100 in attendance
lots of fun and learning on March 5th
It was wonderful to be in Windsor on March 5TH for our second "ATOIC" event. In partnership with Rotary Windsor-Walkerille, it was a night to taste and experience the rich and diverse Indigenous culture we have in Canada and discover ways people can come alongside us to serve and support northern communities. So grateful to the elder grandmothers who shared so beautifully and the amazing food!

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a great weekend in Kingston
This weekend The Good Ally Projec t was building relationships between the Kingston community and Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) and PLAYING HOCKEY! The Rez Girls 64 Wolves had an incredible weekend on and off the ice. Activities included a tour of the police station, local high school, trolley ride, dinner at Lone Star and a home bbq. This was possible through the generosity of the many volunteers and the donors in the Kingston area who provided more than $10,000 to make this weekend possible. The Kingston Ice Wolves demonstrated true friendship and reconci-ACTION by hosting a pizza party and extended ice time for skill-building and bonding! Special thanks to our coordinators, Katie and Steve Koopman for all their hard work, they and so many, love these kids!   MORE INFO 

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supporting families in northern SK

This past February, True North Aid travelled to northern SK to visit the Community Food Centre in Turnor Lake and help with the distribution of more than 13,000lbs of winter clothing, dried food, household items and much more to many families in Clearwater First Nation, La Loche, Birch Narrows and Turnor Lake. Thank you to everyone who helped us and special thanks to our Elder Advisor, Norman McCallum who represents us in Saskatchewan and helped organize this trip!

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many happy families
more than 1100 gift packages delivered
Thanks to the generosity of students in the GTA, representing more than 4 schools, more than 1100 Northern Presents gift packages (collected in December 2018) were distributed to many children in northern Saskatchewan including Birch Narrows, Clear Water First Nation and La Loche. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible! MORE INFO

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Christmas in February
more help needed to get this centre operational
In 2018 we provided 3 major appliances for the Birch Narrows/Turnor Lake Community Food Centre. In February we provided a 20' steel container to be used for much needed storage space for their garden programming. Due to the extreme cold and unexpected challenges, construction has been delayed and help is still needed to get this centre operational! MORE INFO

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more work to do
consider having True North Aid come to speak
Throughout the year, True North Aid is provided with opportunities to speak at schools, clubs, corporate offices, gov't offices and many other places. We welcome the opportunity to come and share about our work. Our Elder Advisory team and knowledge keepers are happy to join and be part of these presentations taking time to share their culture through experiential knowledge. Check out this PETITION from a young student who decided to do something after we presented.

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thank you Lester B Pearson School, London ON, for helping us raise awareness about water issues and helping to fund our Water Project

TRUE NORTH AID
PO Box 37023, Kitchener ON
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