TRUE NORTH AID | WHAT THEY'RE ABOUT
Health is freedom from illness and injury and is a key component in alleviating poverty. For many remote Indigenous communities in Canada, swift access to health care within their communities is far from the national minimum standard. True North Aid is committed to serving and supporting Health Care initiatives that support and promote a healthy body, mind and spirit.
As a Canadian charity, our mandate is to provide practical humanitarian assistance through initiatives established on eight foundational stones of support. These include self-determination, reconciliation, water, food, health, housing, hope and education. Our priority is to help ensure the dignity and health of Indigenous people through our actions. Our self-determination activities are designed to help inspire and empower Indigenous youth to pursue their dreams and, in turn, empower their people and community.
Through reconciliation and education we raise awareness and promote an understanding of the tragic history of non-Indigenous/Indigenous relations in Canada, helping us to understand why we find ourselves in this present situation. As we do, attitudes and prejudices change and we open doors to a broader discussion and understanding of the options that are available. We believe that mutual cooperation and respect will make the difference.