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.
Wishing you a Holy and Merry Christmas, we invite you to celebrate great housing news with us! Above, you’re looking at some very happy Kitcisakik Algonquins in an almost completed new home. These first Canadians have lived for uncounted generations at Grand Lake Victoria in northwestern Quebec in Third Word conditions, without hydro or running water – total population 386. After decades of vain efforts to gain federal recognition as an Indian Reserve, Kitcisakik Chief Edmond Brazeau contacted Frontiers Foundation’s Quebec Field Co-ordinator Lylas Polson, an Algonquin himself. After three years of fruitless pleading for either or both Ottawa and Quebec dollars, Frontiers offered Kitcisakik the use of two of our Woodmizer portables to mill their own timber plus $64,000 for other materials and Lylas’ supervision. Then last February a splendid new partner joined the enterprise: Emergency Architects of Canada. This appropriately dedicated group has already provided volunteer architects, detailed house plans and $35,000 worth of donations for the first five homes.
According to the Founder of Frontiers Foundation Rev. Charles R. Catto, the Golf Tournament at Angus Glen was a successful event. May I take the opportunity to thank you for generous contribution towards the success of the event.
In these difficult economic times, it is a more challenging than ever for those desperately in need of housing to get the help that they need. Your contribution to our Aboriginal voluntary service organization will be as faithfully applied as it is gratefully received. We will endeavour to continue toward our goal of solving the homelessness crisis in Canada.
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.