EllisDon honours National Indigenous People’s Day

Join us in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, an official day to recognize and honour the heritage, cultures, and valuable contributions to society by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

At EllisDon, we're committed to reconciliation, inclusivity, and educational equity. That's why our ALLiED (ALL inclusive at EllisDon) group proudly spearheaded a book drive to foster early literacy for kindergarten to Grade 3 students in support of Chapter One. Did you know that fewer than 30% of Indigenous communities in Ontario have access to a public library?

Thanks to our efforts, over 5,000 books have made their way to four Indigenous schools across Canada. In addition, ALLiED is delighted to sponsor "A Season for Moose," a new e-book published by Chapter One. This interactive e-book, authored by Francine Cunningham with captivating illustrations by Alex Peechow, explores the importance of respecting and honouring moose across the seasons and the lessons we can all learn about living in harmony with nature.

We're proud to support Chapter One's Global Free Library and impactful tutoring services, and we invite you to access the e-book and learn more about this important initiative.

To access the e-book and learn more, please click here.