TORONTO, Ont. | August 17, 2023, | –  The anticipation of a new academic year is once again upon us, symbolizing fresh beginnings, knowledge, achievement, and personal growth. As students across the nation prepare to go on board on their educational journeys, Afro Canadian Development Inc. organized its Second Annual Back to School Aid Event on August 12, 2023. The simple act of possessing new school supplies mirrors a sense of belonging and inclusivity, boosting self-esteem and cultivating confidence among young learners. Our Back-to-School Aid Event aims to enhance these emotions, fostering an atmosphere where every student is empowered to flourish. 

Reflecting on the resounding success of last year’s event, where 100 students were provided with school essentials like backpacks, calculators, notebooks, and more, this year the event was even more outstanding than the first event where we were able to distribute backpacks with school supplies to 190 children from elementary to high school. With extra activities added this year from face-painting to various games like Slam-Dunk, Happy Circle, and Rapid Fire, elevated the fun among the children with their families.

This would not have been possible without the invaluable contribution of our sponsors TD Bank Group & Royale Canada. Their support made us able to provide the students with additional supplies and create fun activities for them. Afro Canadian Development sends out heartfelt gratitude to our supportive partners, including CIBC Foundation, Impact Life Home Care Inc., and Inside Lagos Kitchen. The volunteers from CIBC and Afro Canadian Development Inc. showed exemplary contributions to the event’s success.