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.
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.
On October 24, 2007 while Frontiers Foundation Executive Director Marco A. Guzman was attending the CIDA Voluntary Sector Fund training in Toronto organized by the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), he made the connection with Genevieve Boucher who supported our new proposal re Haiti to the attention of CIDA’s Americas Branch.
Frontiers Foundation presents: "Tikanagan Dreams, Batchawana Bay (click to see video)", the first of three 8 minute promotional videos, of the work of this Canadian non-profit Aboriginal organization. "Tikanagan" is an Anishnabe word for the elegantly practical Aboriginal invention of a baby cradle board, that has inspired many modern versions of this baby back pack. Every First Canadian mother dreams for her child to be safe and snug in a warm decent home.
Hurricane Gustav, Tropical Storm Hanna and Ike have left St. Michel de Lâ€™Attalaye, a remote rural community in NE Haiti with washed out roads, and extreme flooding. Our partners in this area are literally drowning in a watery hell due to extreme flooding; they need EMERGENCY help: food, water, meds, blankets and clothing. Frontiers Foundation has been supporting this region with social and economic development projects for the last three decades.
On Thursday June 26th, 2008 at 7:30am Frontiers Foundation held its annual breakfast, at the Flora McCrea Auditorium located in the Timothy Memorial Church. The one hundred guests in attendance enjoyed the breakfast buffet including the fresh fish from Batchawana Bay cooked by Bill Lohman, Olaf & Iolene Bjornaa. A silent auction was also held with generous donations from Mary Fox, Stephen Fenech, Reza Hakim and Ursula Jacko. The silent auction raised approximately $1,100.
Several ardent advocates for quality northern housing using local materials have worked with Frontiers Foundation to build a base of operations in Manitoba.
Frontiers Foundation in Manitoba has four key positions: The Manitoba Representative on the Frontiers Board and Chair of the Manitoba Advisory Committee is Nora Ross. She is a member of Berens River First Nation and a 43 year veteran of Frontiers Foundation. Our Projects Manager, Brian Monkman, is a Metis from Loon Straights and an experienced instructor, sawyer, builder and mechanic. Martin Strauss, is our contact with Strauss Association Management Service and comes to us with a wealth of project management and fund-raising experience. Our Regional Coordinator, Laurel Gardiner, is a teacher and a nurse specializing in Population Health Promotion.