Charity campaign provides much-needed beds for First Nations – CTV News

November 21, 2021

TORONTO — For some First Nations people living on reserves, finding a bed in which to lay their head is an impossible task. A charity campaign hopes to tackle the sleep inequity affecting these remote northern communities.

The Good Night’s Sleep campaign, spearheaded by charitable group True North Aid and mattress company Silk and Snow, aims to provide 1,000 bed sets for remote First Nations communities.

Health Canada recommends seven to nine hours of sleep for adults and nine to 11 hours for children. But in remote communities like Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., home to the Gwichya Gwich’in First Nation, too many people can’t get the recommended hours of sleep.

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