I Love First Peoples Shoebox Campaign
November 20 - December 11, 2019
Why are we doing a shoebox campaign?
The shoeboxes are a friendship campaign. They contain educational gifts that will be delivered to remote First Nations communities in northern Ontario, Quebec, Nunavik, and Labrador.
The shoeboxes are a gesture of reconciliation. What is reconciliation?
Over the past few years, we have been learning about the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, and about Residential Schools and how hard it was for so many children and families.
Reconciliation is learning about Canada’s true history, and repairing the damage to the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. It is about building bonds of trust and friendship with each other. It is about holding each other up.
As Canadians and as a school community, we believe in the importance of showing that we value all people, that we care about everyone, and we believe in building meaningful relationships with each other.
Wear a Hat for Reconciliation - Wednesday November 27
- Need to bring in $1 to wear a hat
- Money raised will go towards sponsoring shoeboxes
- Me to We students will write letters to accompany the shoeboxes
Letter Writing Lunch Hour - December 11
Would you like to write your own letter and sponsor a shoebox? Bring $10 to school before December 11, and on December 11, at lunch in the Learning Commons, the Me to We club will host a letter writing lunch hour. You will receive a letter template to write your own letter. Or you could pair up with a buddy, each bring $5, and write a letter together!
I Love First Peoples video: Celebrating Friendship Across Canada