Project Backpack Blog

Cara Sinclair awarded BC Medal of Good Citizenship

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Posted on Nov 15, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Cara Sinclair, founder of Project Backpack and HELP Youth Canada, was awarded the BC Medal of Good Citizenship in June of 2021. The B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship celebrates British Columbians who have acted in a particularly generous, kind or selfless manner for the common good without expectation of…

Our Project Backpack Video

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Posted on Nov 14, 2021

Created for us by Ryan Kenny, a Whistler based videographer. Now in its 16th year, Project Backpack is a community-service campaign whose mission is to help the hundreds of homeless youth in Vancouver. It offers a way for students to help those less fortunate by stuffing donated backpacks with essential living items which are then…

Fall 2019 Newsletter

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Posted on Oct 29, 2021

H.E.L.P. Youth Update – By the numbers HELP/Project Backpack continues to grow thanks to the continued support from our generous supporters To date, we have assisted 21 at-risk youth fulfill their dreams of pursuing an education at the following schools: UBC, BCIT, Langara College, Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage,…

Newsletter – Fall 2021

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Posted on Oct 28, 2021

Despite the COVID pandemic, H.E.L.P. for Youth Canada Society & Project Backpack/PBP continued to do important work for those most in need: Vancouver’s homeless & at-risk youth. And while all of us were encouraged to ‘stay home’ during the pandemic, how does a homeless youth stay home?   This question inspired empathy, creativity & hard…