Welcome! Frontiers Foundation is a non-profit aboriginal voluntary service organization that promotes the advancement of economically and socially disadvantaged communities. Through the Operation Beaver Program, with volunteers from across the globe, we work with aboriginal communities to provide affordable housing and improvements in education. With the support of government and charitable donations, both from the private sector and individuals, we operate within Canadian borders, and Overseas.
Frontiers Foundation celebrated its first national gathering on May 22-24, 2009. The venue was the Project Amik community room, 419 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto on May 22 -24, 2009. It began with the arrival of Frontiers regional coordinators who attended the regular Board meeting featuring reports on Frontiers work in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Haiti and Bolivia as well as an introduction to Project Amik housing complex in East Toronto.
Frontiers Foundation has had much success and much to be proud of these last 5 years. As Lawrence Gladue, Frontiers Foundation President, states in the report:
It is a great honour to say that Frontiers Foundation is as great as ever in meeting its objectives as stated in our mission statement. Meeting our objectives is important, families requiring our housing assistance have high expectations of us; individuals and agencies that provide us funds also have expectations of success equally as high. Frontiers Foundation has changed the lives of many families over the many decades of providing volunteer assistance to help them realize their dreams of safe and adequate shelter. We also changed the lives of many of the volunteers from near and far that answered our call for the challenge, and returned to their communities with a strong desire to continue to help those in need. Our achievements are an example of the strong commitment and dedication that exists with our staff and the Board of Directors. Charles Catto and Marco Guzman have provided the excellent co-ordination in both fund raising and the delivery of programs; their efforts are a reflection of our success. We urge all Canadians to follow our example in helping those in need to help themselves.
volunteer Martin PritchettFrontiers Foundation is seeking two volunteers to teach First Nations children in the Northwest Territories, starting as soon as possible. We are looking for outgoing, motivated individuals wanting this unique service experience. Travel, food and housing are covered. The positions will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found and ending June 30, 2009.
As a part of the Toronto Sun series on Canadian urban aboriginals, "Red Road", Mark Bonokoski looks at the life of Alex Jacobs in the story, "The elder and the Native artist". Alex Jacobs went from a young man put into residential school, abused to turning to alcohol. With his daughter's death in Toronto, Alex became a councillor and moved to Toronto to mentor young Native people in the city.