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
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Warm greetings to you. I just came back from my country of origin where I have witnessed the lack of school furniture in several rural schools on the Bolivian high plateau.
Frontiers Foundation is now seeking donations to allow the villagers on Bolivia’s high plateau (Altiplano) to purchase lumber and manufacture hexagonal tables and smaller chairs (as shown above) for children attending the rural schools.
The cost of one hexagonal table and 6 chairs is US$100 and will greatly enhance the education of these children.
Please also forward this appeal to your friends who might be inclined to give their helping hand to Bolivia. There is a strong potential that monies raised through this campaign will be matched 3 to 1 by the Canadian International Development Agency.Submitted by tupac on September 13, 2012 - 8:53pm.
On Thursday June 29, our Annual Breakfast was a huge success with 120 attendees in the Flora McCrea Hall at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. As usual our faithful Batchawana Bay friends Iolene and Olaf Bjornaa donated and cooked fresh pickerel and trout for everyone.Submitted by tupac on July 7, 2012 - 5:36am.
The erection of a pyramid, a Wigwam or any structure is no longer permitted at Parliament Hill demonstrations, so on March 1, 2012 we had to manage with a big circle at the Eternal Flame. We prayed and pleaded for safe, warm, enduring and affordable Canadian housing to replace U.S. built F-35 warplanes and more prisons as a federal budget priority. Terrible winter weather kept the expected strong Algonquin contingent snowbound, and a mechanical breakdown stranded our Canada Coach charter from Toronto for 1 ½ hours near Kingston. That bus was carrying Frontiers Foundation Executive Director Marco A. Guzman, Project Amik Residents Committee President Mike MacTague, several FF and NFARC Board Directors, Aboriginal people from Council Fire, Native Women’s Resource Centre, Wigwamen Terrace and key speaker Anglican Archbishop Terry Finlay (Retired). Bus was also carrying our protest signs and miniature houses; replacement bus finally arrived at 1:20 p.m. for last twenty minutes of rally.
Following hand drumming and singing by Michelle Penney plus greetings and smudging by Odawa Native Friendship Centre’s Executive Director Micheal Lascelles, Event Hostess and MC Olivia Chow welcomed everyone with powerful words declaring wholehearted NDP support for our cause and her intention to prioritize it in the business of the House.
Our December 15, 2011 Christmas party was acclaimed as best-ever, with New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC), Frontiers Foundation and Project Amik Residents Committee (PARC) all pitching in for the food and fun. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’s beautiful decorations included a striking winter scene mural.Submitted by tupac on December 21, 2011 - 8:47pm.