True North Aboriginal Partnership (TNAP) has worked in northwestern Ontario in the community of Mishkeegogamang for 20 years. Mishkeegogamang is a community of 1000+ people which is among the lowest on Canada's "Community Wellbeing index" 2006 scale. Each summer for the past 20 years, a team of over 20 volunteers associated with TNAP heads north to provide a one week recreational and literacy program for approximately 100 children and youth every August as well as to sponsor a community feast for 150 people. Several times a year, a truck is rented to bring requested donations of food, clothing, sports equipment, educational materials, and computers to the community. Each year for the past 3 years, the grade 8 graduating class from Missabay Community School in Mishkeegogamang comes to southern Ontario hosted by TNAP and local city high school student peers and provided with a city community orientation, site seeing, and experience for a week in order to provide them with an award for their academic achievement and to allow them to experience life outside of a reserve environment. Above all, TNAP has provided unconditional, culturally sensitive, and respectful support in line with the goals of truth and reconciliation. TNAP has also begun hosting southern Ontario a community awareness Aboriginal day event. TNAP received its charitable status in 2017-07-10
2) Since 2003 prior to incorporating in 2016 has been partnering in the First Nations reserve of Mishkeegogamang, a northwestern Ontario Ojibway community of approximately 1000 people. True North Aboriginal Partnership has partnered with businesses, faith community and concerned individuals to support the community and provide needed items which include food, clothing, home appliances, sports equipment etc to enhance their quality of life and make possible opportunities to participate in meaningful activities that provide skills and hope for their future. This support has resulted in us trucking two or three times a year to the community.
Our partnerships have strengthened our cause and determination to help bring hope to First Nations communities in Ontario’s north, with our partners, we share a belief that all cultures and people must invest in their children and youth; education is a key component in preparing children and youth for their future; which when provided appropriately will enable them to experience hope, to encourage the children of Mishkeegogamang we have facilitated students from the community to fly south and experience life off the reserve and enjoy the attractions available in southern Ontario as a reward for academic achievement.
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