BackPack Buddies


Joanne Griffiths 


BackPack Buddies 



  • Joanne has devoted her life to the betterment of children’s lives.  
  • She has been involved in community projects most of her professional career
  • Founding member of Canuck Place.  
  • In 2012 Joanne and her daughter Emily-anne discovered the need of children from inner-city schools for food on weekends.  
  • Joanne recruited the school that her children had attended in West Vancouver to help fundraise and pack Backpack Buddies had its first 20 bags of food in the spring of 2012.  
  • Joanne’s passion is her children and grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time outside with them and walking her dog, Lucca, who has now become the Backpack Buddies mascot and can often be seen riding shotgun with Joanne in the Backpack Buddy mobile


District 5040 - e-Learning Program Introduction

The Back Pack Buddy Story – charity to provide food for school aged children.