Toronto Multicultural Calendar covered the Whiphala raising at city hall which was run by CANO. Follow the link to the article.
The workplan: Raising Peace – from Grassroots actions to Global Campaigns promoting Peace and Human Rights for 2014 was approved by the Council of Europe.
Following the Plan of Action the workplan aim are to strengthen the role of international voluntary service organisations as key players in the field of Peace and Human Rights Education.
The objectives that were set to support the network in achieving this aim are:
Submitted by tupac on September 20, 2013 - 4:23pm.
With our compliments, please enjoy our latest quadrennial report herewith.
Project AMIK II (on the cover) and AMIK III with a total of 42
all-aboriginal apartments in Toronto are breaking ground in the next weeks.
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
Charles Catto, honourary chief of the Wasauksing Ojibwa First Nation, talks about home building projects across the country that the Frontiers Foundation is doing.
Watch the interview here:
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.
The CIVICUS world assembly is a global gathering for civil society, donors, governments and businesses to find common solutions to the challenges facing humanity.
Under the logo “Acting Together for a Just World”. the global conference will take place at ‘Convention Centre’ (Palais des Congres) in downtown Montreal on September 10-12, 2011.Submitted by tupac on August 24, 2011 - 10:31am.