Each year the Community Resource Centre works with local schools and families to make sure students start the school year off right. The Community Resource Worker meets with the individual and/or family to learn about the school supply subsidy program, as well as, learn about other resources that can help offset expenses for the individual and/or family throughout the year.
Registration for the Backpack program runs from June 1 to August 18.
The Community Resource Worker will need at least one of the following:
A referral from a school representative.
Documentation of school or transportation fees being waived.
Documentation of benefits such as CCB, EI, AiSH, income support, or other social assistance.
The Community Resource Centre accepts donations (monetary and material) on behalf the local basic needs fund, Christmas with Dignity. If you would like to donate to the Backpack Program, please consider donating a gift cards at $25 or $50 denominations from The General Store, Walmart or Staples. We also accept new items like: backpacks, lunch kits, pencils, notebooks, binders, paper, and etc.
Please call the Community Resource Worker to learn how you can participate or register for the program at (403) 207-7081.