Backpack Program

Thank you

The City would like to extend recognition and a huge thank you to our local community for their donations of cash and school supplies for the 2020 Backpack Program!

Thank you to the Chestermere Food Bank, the Rotary Club of Chestermere, Costco, and the Chestermere Anchor for supporting the program.

We’d also like to thank our local businesses: The Lakeshore Spa, Diversion Salon, F45 Training, ATB Financial and Lake City Cannabis who held a school supply drive in support of the Backpack Program. 

A special thank you goes to Minister Leela Aheer, her husband Malkeet, and their family for donating two dozen backpacks and assisting with the packing of supplies. 

We know it has been a tough year, but your contributions have made a significant difference for some of our local children and their families – THANK YOU!

 Backpack thank you to our community


How to Register

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.

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.

Is your child in need of back to school support?



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adjusted the annual backpack program. Families and/or students are welcome to call the number below to find out if they are eligible for the program.

For more information and to discuss eligibility about this program, please contact Paulette (403) 207-7050 ext. 7081.


2019 backpack program report_final.pub