Sending Activity Boxes to Youth in Remote Communities in Northern Canada
In January 2021, Parkgate Society in partnership with The Ballantyne Project gathered donations and filled activity boxes that were shipped to remote First Nations Communities in Northern Canada:
- Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation – Southend in northeastern Saskatchewan
- Grassy Narrows First Nations, located about 55 km northeast of Kenora, Ontario
- Kingfisher First Nation (Oji-Cree language: ᑮᐡᑭᒪᓂᐦᓰᐋᐧᐴᕽ (Giishkimanisiiwaaboong, “At Kingfisher-waters”), located 350 kilometres (220 mi) north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
This Campaign was created to let youth and young adults living in remote First Nations communities know that they are no longer invisible. #weseeyou
Many of these communities already felt the impacts of isolation; however, these have been drastically magnified due to the pandemic: affecting mental health, families, traditions, and overall spirit in these communities.