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/
ALL MEMBERS OF FRONTIERS FOUNDATION & NEW FRONTIERS ABORIGINAL RESIDENTIAL CORPORATION, ALL MEMBERS OF THE OPERATION BEAVER DIVISION & PROJECT AMIK RESIDENTS' COMMITTEE, AND ALL OTHER ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATIONS, PLUS ALL SUPPORTING NGOs, SERVICE CLUBS AND CITIZENS' GROUPS
On Nov. 24-25, 2005, Prime Minister Paul Martin promised national Aboriginal leaders at Kelowna five billion dollars for housing, health and education. This crucial commitment has since been ERASED by the Harper government. Instead, at least twenty billion has been contracted for 65 new American warplanes, all to be bought from and build by Lockheed Martin in the U.S.A. This fortune could produce 200,000 new, safe, warm, healthy homes and employ/train a million Canadians to do the job.Submitted by tupac on February 3, 2012 - 3:33am.
Northern and Aboriginal Housing Forum and Tradeshow tackles northern housing issues head on.
Winnipeg, MB – Frontiers Foundation is hosting the Northern and Aboriginal Housing Forum and Tradeshow. From February 20-23, 2012 approximately 400 participants from Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta will meet at the Canad Inn Polo Park in Winnipeg to increase awareness and build partnerships for improving their northern housing.
The forum has four content streams: Northern Housing Technology, Northern Housing Management, Forestry, and Employment and Training in the Forestry and Construction Trades. These will run through the plenary and workshop sessions as well as the Trade Show. The conference is sponsored by Aboriginal Forestry Initiative, Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Housing and Community Development, and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The conference will attract community leadership, and program managers from housing, employment and training, income security, economic development, post secondary training and the finance and construction sectors.
Presenters from across Canada will highlight how housing can be made more durable, energy efficient, and cost effective, often using local materials. There will also be a focus on community development and capacity building highlighting producing of local lumber, alternative framing styles, new training programs, home ownership, development of housing authorities and unit maintenance plans.Submitted by tupac on January 18, 2012 - 1:43am.
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.Submitted by frontiers on January 9, 2009 - 2:14pm.
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.Submitted by frontiers on November 14, 2008 - 9:48pm.
Toronto, Ontario -- Frontiers Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Operation Beaver Division in 2004. Over the past forty years, Operation Beaver volunteers have built and/or renovated over 1,960 homes and have participated in over 100 educational projects across Canada.
Frontiers Foundation is a Canada-wide Aboriginal organization based in Toronto. Its mission is to eradicate human poverty, by working in partnership with local communities. It is a voluntary service organization, bringing volunteers together from across Canada and overseas. The Operation Beaver Division is the project based arm of Frontiers Foundation, sending volunteers to share their skills as teacher's assistants, arts and recreation program coordinators, and substitute teachers in schools in the Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut territories.Submitted by frontiers on May 25, 2004 - 4:26pm.