Previous Campaigns

Each year, Twice Upon a Time develops a special fundraising campaign project. This year’s project, Joie de livre!: French Books for Ottawa Kids, is currently running. You can find out more about our previous campaigns below. If you would like to make a financial contribution to support the work from any of these projects, please select “Where Most Needed” when making your donation and leave a note in the message field indicating the campaign title.

 

Indigenous Materials Project – Year 2 (2018)

Continuing on the work of our 2017 campaign, the 2018 Indigenous Materials Project – Year 2 continued to support the acquisition of books by and about Canada’s Indigenous communities for use in our locations. Throughout the year, we raised over $1600 and were able to give away 165 books to Ottawa kids.

Children visiting our locations responded very positively to these books, as the books were snapped up eagerly by our visitors. These books make a difference. One of our young Inuit readers came across the book An Inukshuk Means Welcome by Mary Wallace. When she saw the inukshuk on the cover, she immediately exclaimed “That’s my country!”

 

Indigenous Materials Project (2017)

Dedicated to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action #62, #63 and #93, this campaign focused on raising funds in order to purchase books by and about Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. These materials are urgently needed to support youngsters of all backgrounds in understanding the variety of experiences that tell the whole Canadian story, and are not commonly available through donation to Twice Upon a Time.

Set in the year of Canada 150 celebrations, Twice Upon a Time responded to Calls to Action in the following ways:

  • Call to Action #62 is supported by providing books to aid in family conversations about “residential schools, Treaties and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada” which the TRC indicates should be a “mandatory education requirement”.
  • Call to Action #63 calls for “intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect”. Our project resources help start that education process in the home.
  • Call to Action #93 recommends revising the information given to newcomers to Canada and the citizenship test “to reflect a more inclusive history of the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Canada”. Our project makes resources by and about indigenous peoples in Canada more accessible to newcomers, both children and their parents/care-givers.

Throughout 2017, we raised over $900 and gave away 105 books to Ottawa families.