Donna Dubie of the Walking Hand in Hand Backpack Program
Born in NY state, but raised in Toronto, Donna Dubie’s father spent 9 years in a residential school (Mohawk Institute) back in the early 1920’s. Donna saw first-hand the long-term effects that the residential schools had, and she works effortlessly to help families cope and move towards health and peace. She is the Founder and Executive Director of ‘The Healing of The Seven Generations’  (based in Kitchener) which has been active for over 10 years and supports well over 300 clients within the community.
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise was proud to present Donna with a donation towards the ‘Walking Hand in Hand Backpack Program’.
Every year Healing of The Seven Generations in partnership with Anishnabeg Outreach in Kitchener, Ontario work together to provide backpacks to our Aboriginal community members in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education settings.
Featured here: Rita Westbrook thanks Donna Dubie
"Our program seeks to honour our community members who are continuing their journey in schooling, regardless of their age or placement in life! In the past, we've had upwards of 300 backpacks distributed throughout the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and outlying communities. Our backpacks consist of a variety of supplies for students in all types of educational institutions. We provide backpacks, a pair of shoes, paper, pens, pencils, pencil crayons, markers, pencil case, pencil sharpener, USB sticks (for the older youth and adults) etc."
Featured here: Steve Marrier, Jen Clarke, Donna Dubie, Scott Herbert
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