Thank an Educator

Looking for an end of year gift for that special educator? We invite you to take part in our “Thank An Educator” program that works by sponsoring a fully stocked backpack in your educator’s name. You can participate by donating $20 to our Backpack Program in honour of a teacher, education assistant or early childcare worker.

To make a secure online donation, simply visit Canada Helps at, give us a call at 519-376-1560 or stop by our office at 380 9th Street East in Owen Sound.

We can send your educator an e-mail to let them know that a donation has been made in their honour or we can send you a certificate by e-mail to print off and share with them. Don’t have a printer? If you come into our office, we are happy to supply you with the certificate.

Since 2005, the Backpack Program has been reducing classroom bullying because each child starts school with the proper supplies, just like their classmates. To date, we have distributed over 30,000 backpacks across Bruce and Grey Counties to children in low income homes. These children are able to go to school stress free and with smiles on their faces, thanks to people like you. ❤

We look forward to hearing from you!

To access the Backpack Program, simply call 211.