Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools has been awarded a $25,000 grant from International Paper’s Grande Prairie Mill and the International Paper Foundation.

Funds will go to support two areas of Indigenous Education, Literacy in the form of books and Mathology books designed to guide students narratively through various mathematical concepts. The GPCSD has been looking to further develop programs to support our Indigenous population, and these funds will help provide supplies for those programs.

“We are continuing to expand our ability to teach Indigenous perspectives and further developing our programs for all students within our schools,” said GPCSD Director of Instruction Henri Chauvet.

The grant giving International Paper Foundation is one of the ways International Paper strives to reach its vision to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world. Started in 1952, the foundation annually provides millions in grants to nonprofit organizations to address critical needs in the communities where its employees live and work. Funding priority is given to programs related to its signature causes: education, hunger, health & wellness, disaster relief, and initiatives that improve the planet. For more information, visit

“At International Paper, we believe our company cannot succeed if our communities do not succeed,” said Mill Manager, Chuck Rutledge. “We are proud to support Grande Prairie & District Catholic Schools as they strive to make an impact on Indigenous education in the Grande Prairie area.

Information provided by the Grande Prairie Cathoolic School District.