Holiday Fundraiser 2023
ACCESO International is offering a variety of assorted fair trade and organic Camino products. Your purchase will support ACCESO’s projects in Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
With flavours for everyone, they make the perfect gifts for family and friends. Products include hot chocolate, coffee, tea, chocolate bars, and baking ingredients.
Please order by December 10th for delivery on the weekend of December 16th.
Back-to-School Project 2023
This August, we delivered 117 backpacks filled with school supplies to New Canadian families through our partnership with South East Ottawa Community Health Centre. The students were in grades JK-12. Over half the students were in grades 7-12, groups that are not usually supported by other organizations. Besides school supplies, elementary students received a lunch bag, and the older students received a reusable water bottle. A personal care kit containing a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and menstrual products was included for students in grades 7-12.
We are grateful for the support of our donors and the work of our volunteers who make this project possible.
Indigenous Student Post-Secondary Education in Canada
We are pleased to announce that, as part of our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, and in collaboration with Indigenous Education staff members of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, ACCESO International has initiated an Indigenous Student Post-Secondary Bursary program which helps First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth in the Ottawa area with their post-secondary education.
Although ACCESO International is not a government organization, we aim to contribute to reducing education gaps for Indigenous students (Call to Action # 7), and to increasing funding for post-secondary education for Indigenous students (Call to Action # 11).
The bursaries assist students with various education-related costs including tuition, books, school supplies, computer equipment, accommodations, transportation and groceries.
The first two recipients began their studies at a local college in September 2022. Two more students began their studies at a local college and university in September 2023.
With your generous support, we’ll be able to provide additional bursaries for many more students in the future.
Please note that bursary recipients choose their own program of study, as well as the college or university they attend.
Thank you for sharing in our efforts to uphold every child’s right to safe, healthy, and uplifting education!