Photography courtesy Giant Tiger
Who: Giant Tiger Stores Limited
What: The discount retailer is collaborating with national Indigenous charity Indspire for the second year in a row.
Giant Tiger will sell an exclusive orange shirt created by Two-Spirit Ojibway artist Patrick Hunter to support Indigenous post-secondary students, and to raise awareness for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30).
One hundred per cent of the proceeds will be donated to Indspire in support of the Learning from the Past Fund.
"We believe that the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation provides an important opportunity to engage in meaningful and lasting discussions about the impacts of residential schools on Indigenous communities. At Giant Tiger, we are dedicated to raising awareness and actively participating in this ongoing conversation," said Alison Scarlett, head of public relations and communications and DE&I council co-chair at Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "We are thrilled to build on the success of our inaugural campaign and continue our partnership with Indspire to provide Canadians with the opportunity to support Indigenous students. The unwavering support from our customers and communities across the country has made a significant impact in empowering students through education in the communities we call home."
As a longstanding partner of Indspire, Giant Tiger supports three programs, contributing a total of $75,000 annually, in addition to the proceeds from the shirt collaboration.
These programs include Indspire's annual Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering; Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards (BBF) program, which supports Indigenous youth in Giant Tiger communities; and Rivers to Success, an Indigenous student mentorship program that supports students as they graduate.