The 2021 Spring Poster Contest is here!

For many Indigenous communities, creating balance among the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of life are equally important. This year we’re asking students to reflect on how they can balance their studies and stresses while remaining healthy.

For this year’s Spring Poster Contest, students should create a poster that answers:

How does mental health influence our ties to the land, family, community, and relationships?

How does this influence their holistic wellness (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being)?

Winning selections may appear in our Legacy School ReconciliACTION Guidebook, and the students will win an amazing prize pack from the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund including an autographed copy of Secret Path, signed by Jeff Lemire.
Teachers with the most class participation will be entered into a draw to win a classroom set of t-shirts as well as a DWF hoodie for the teacher!
Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021
Winners Announced: May 21, 2021 (Prizes will be mailed out to schools or homes based on safety and health measures in place in that region)
Submissions should be high quality artwork 8.5×11 inches, at 300 dpi resolution. Please submit PDF files digitally to
DWF recommends engagement with Indigenous communities at the local regional level within your district.

Here are some possible examples of resources. Please use resources that are relevant to the First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit communities in your area:

Note: If you have difficulty obtaining resources at the local or regional level you may contact your local Friendship Centre (urban) and/or the host First Nation, Métis, Inuit community within your area (urban, rural, remote). Contact your school’s Indigenous Education Department or search online for the corresponding community contact details.