In all my years of volunteering I would say that today (which has been the culmination of months of hard work) has been one of the most gratifying days ever. In a nutshell I have recently sourced enough free food to supply both the newly formed Piikani Food Bank and Piikani Soup Kitchen ad infinitum, and today we had the opening 'ceremony' for both endeavours. This is purely a Piikani Nation Homeless Working Group initiative (of which I am the only 'employee'), and therefore a huge feather in the cap for Frontiers Foundation.Submitted by tupac on October 10, 2013 - 12:40pm.
Check out the link below. It will bring you to a newspaper article on our volunteer, Adrienne Talbot, who is starting her third project in Inuvik.
On Thursday June 27 in Flora McCrea Hall at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Frontiers Foundation welcomed over a hundred donors, volunteers and other guests to our traditional feast of Ojibwa pickerel and trout plus a full range of other treats.Submitted by tupac on July 11, 2013 - 1:42pm.
Frontiers Foundation would like to invite you to our annual breakfast on Thursday June 27th, 2013 at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church.
Please RSVP to Marilyn Gillis by phone: 416-690-3930 or our email.
See the attached photo for more information.
By now, most Canadians and many beyond our shores have become aware of Attawapiskat’s tragic circumstances. Unfortunately, too many are not yet aware of other First Nations' communities hurting even more critically, like PIKANGIKUM. Pikangikum will continue to hold “the suicide capital of the world” title until its mortal problems are effectively and comprehensively addressed. Pikangikum needs 200 safe, warm serviced houses. For that they need portable sawmills so they can harvest their own timber and cut their own lumber. They need potable water and waste management in every home. They need cold climate agriculture with gardens, greenhouses, poultry and farm animals. Enter Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver. Pikangikum Working Group, with the support of Pikangikum Chief and Council, has asked us to be the Implementing Partner for a multi-year project involving all of the above. We will start with a fundraising target of three million dollars to cover the cost of water and waste tanks plus plumbing and fixtures for ten existing homes, plus project infrastructure, services and building materials for ten new homes. All construction activity will combine marketable skill training with onsite work, as demonstrated in our “Standing Tree to Standing Home” projects like Kitcisakik.
Meanwhile our Arctic education profile continues to flourish, with volunteers active again in Alberta and B.C. We are looking for OB volunteers starting early this September; please pass this info to your friends and or relatives. Excitement is building in east Toronto as Project Amik II and III brighten the horizon.
Your gift to Frontiers Foundation designated for Operation Beaver in Canada or overseas (i.e. Haiti and Bolivia) will be as faithfully applied as it will be gratefully received.
Charles R. Catto, C.M. - Founding Director
Lawrence A. Gladue, C.M. - President
Marco A. Guzman, LL.D. - Executive Director
Our volunteers in the Northwest Territories have made a site to share their experiences.
See what they have been up to for the last two years at: http://northernfrontiers.org/