The Art For Aid Project acknowledges that it is operating on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg traditional territory. We are grateful for the many opportunities that this privilege affords us.

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Excited! Our newly designed online art store, funding The Art for Aid Project, powered by Shopify, is live!
  • This new shopping opportunity has a bigger selection and new products like Indigenous Birthday Cards, and non-medical cloth masks with a nose wire, Colleen Gray artwork.
  • Also new, Gift Cards that you can forward online to the person you are gifting it to, so they can order online too.  
  • Buy Indigenous art created and produced in Canada by Metis artist Colleen Gray online:
    • Archival prints, art cards, birthday cards, note cards, posters, custom personalized gift certificates, art supplies, email forwardable gift cards, etc. Great anniversary gifts!
  • Sales fund shipments of new and gently used art supplies to remote Indigenous schools. 
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Covid 19 Indigenous Resource:
Free PDF downloadable posters that read "Wash your hands", available in 23 languages.
  • A collection drive for new and gently used art supplies is on now: July 29th - Aug 19, 2020, collecting for the fall shipment to schools. (Collection of art supply donations for shipments had been temporarily suspended so we need to make up for lost time. Please help us get the word out, share / retweet social media posts.) Contact to arrange for pick-ups/drop offs. More info, please read.
  • Check out our new Events Calendar!
  • It is our sincere hope and prayer that we find kindness and kinship with each other, and support each other through this.
Our symbolic icon and it's meaning...

The bear is a powerful symbol of healing and brotherhood among the First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities. The bear symbolizes healing, wisdom, and strength in the connection to the land through the use of the traditional medicines.

All nations have their respective representations of what each colour means to them.

Our bear is comprised of the 5 colours used among our Indigenous communities. Yellow is East - a place of new beginnings. Red is South - the place of our childhood and of learning. Black is the West - representing healing and the past. The Cree will use the colour blue in the West. The bear itself is White, which is the North - the place of great age, of wisdom and of introspection and deeper thought.

Our Mission Statement
The Project


  • Official tax receipts for monetary donations of $20.00 or more can be made to The Art for Aid Project through I Love First Peoples. Please indicate that you wish your donation to be used for Art for Aid in your correspondence.

  • How to donate new or gently used art supplies: please refer to the Helping section. 

  • Miigwetch. Thank you for your support.