NNDSB Indigenous Youth Circle launches donation drive to help families in Fort Albany

The Near North District School Board’s (NNDSB) Indigenous Youth Circle (IYC) launched a donation drive to help families in Fort Albany First Nation with items for their babies. The IYC collected diapers, baby formula and other crucial items through a donation drive that involved both the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and NNDSB. These items were then sent to the First Nation community through collaboration with former OPP officer George Couchie, the OPP Provincial Liaison Team, and Ontario Northland. The donation drive saw an overwhelming response from the community. “It’s way more than I would have ever expected,” said Chippewa Secondary School student and IYC leader Albany Benson. “All of the hard work that was put into it has definitely paid off, and everyone is working together, so it has been great.”

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