Backpack Program

You can support local students in your community by donating:

  • $25 or $50 Walmart/Dollarama gift card
  • New backpacks
  • New school supplies

All donations can be dropped off at City Hall (105 Marina Road) from June 1 - August 30.

Whether through illness, family trauma or unforeseen circumstances, some families in our community are facing a tough year and are struggling to make ends meet. You can provide hope and dignity for a child by supporting the Backpack Program. 


Please consider donating school supplies or a gift card and inspire a child to succeed. For more information, contact the Community Resource Worker at (403) 207-7079. 


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.

Please call the Community Resource Worker to learn how you can donate or register for the program at (403) 207-7081

Backpack poster May  2019
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