Twice Upon A Time - free books for Ottawa kids

Registered Name: Twice Upon A Time/Il Etait Deux Fois

Business Number: 803095777RR0001

Indigenous Materials Project Year 2 (2018)

Campaign Ends Dec. 31, 2018

Twice Upon A Time: Indigenous Materials Project - Year 2

Give the gift of learning and literacy. Support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action #62, #63 and #93 by putting children's books by and about Canada's indigenous peoples - First Nations, Métis and Inuit,  into the hands of Ottawa's youngsters ages 0 -12. These materials are urgently needed to support youngsters of all backgrounds in understanding the variety of experiences that tell the whole Canadian story.

  • Call to Action #62 is supported by providing books to aid in family conversations about “residential schools, Treaties and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada” which the TRC indicates should be a “mandatory education requirement”.
  • Call to Action #63 calls for “intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect”. Our project resources help start that education process in the home.
  • Call to Action #93 recommends revising the information given to newcomers to Canada and the citizenship test “to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. Our project makes resources by and about indigenous peoples in Canada more accessible to newcomers, both children and their parents/care-givers.

As of November 2017, we have purchased more than 100 books for the CAN150 collection and distributed them to our delighted young clients. But there is so much more to do.        Facebook       Twice-Twitter    TRC's Call to Action

$2,350 raised out of $6,000 goal

39.1666666667% Complete
2 months, 1 week to go