The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund's Legacy Schools program is a national initiative to engage, empower and connect students, educators, and their community to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action.
Each Legacy School receives a free toolkit containing educational resources to help ensure that the interests, rights, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples are recognized and applied in schools and communities across Canada.
The Legacy School program started in September 2018 with a goal of reaching 200 schools. The response was overwhelming! Over 480 new schools have already registered for year two of the Legacy School program.
By 2021, our goal is to reach over 1.5 million students across Canada.
A $150 donation has the ability to fund one toolkit. That toolkit will reach on average 6 classrooms and approximately 200 students. Our goal for this campaign is to raise enough funds to provide toolkits to 100 new schools across Canada.
“I cannot imagine the pain and suffering that Chanie went through. I hope that the world will no longer have any prejudice. I hope that everyone will be treated fairly and that no one will be hurt.“ – Student, Shawnigan Lake School
“This history is sad but we must not forget about it. I hope it will be better with my works.” Student, Grade 9, Legacy School in BC
Can you imagine a future where youth are the leaders of reconciliation?