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Ready for School is a program of United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario which prepares low-income local children in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 for the upcoming school year by providing a day of shopping where they are able to select and purchase the supplies they need to be successful for the upcoming school year, including school supplies, clothing, and books.

Please complete one form per family, including all applicable children on one application. Applicable youth and their family must have a demonstrated financial need, and at least one child attending or entering a local elementary school in September 2024.

Please also note that due to high demand, the completion of a referral form does not guarantee admittance into the program. Selected nominees and their referrer will be contacted to confirm their participation.

Student Information

Parent/Guardian Information (or Agency if child(ren) are under care, i.e. Children's Aid Society)

Emergency Contact


 Are you aware of any reasons the child(ren) nominated are unable to be filmed or photographed? (A Photo Consent Form will still need to be completed on the event day prior to any photos being taken.)

Event Day

 The Ready for School event will take place over the course of two days. Please indicate your timing preference for an appointment slot.

Referral Information

Items marked with an asterisk(*) are required
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