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Frontiers Foundation is no longer operating but this website remains as a witness to all the good work by many people; to all the good memories and relationships created over the many years. All done to the honour of the Great Spirit.


Post date: May 12, 2014


We are very sad to report to you that our dear friend and spiritual leader Charles Catto passed away on Friday night.

As you may know, on April 9th Charles underwent heart surgery at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Toronto. Since then, he remained at the hospital in and out of the intensive care unit due to complications with his kidneys and lungs, at times he had to be on life support.

Finally, after almost a month he was allowed visitors, immediate family and close friends, Executive Director Marco A. Guzman, Board member Roland Niganobe and I had the opportunity to visit Charles on Tuesday, however, since then his health condition has deteriorated with Charles contracting pneumonia.

May he rest in peace,

Lawrence Gladue     Marco A. Guzman
President                    Executive Director

Post date: Mar 2, 2014



During February 3-5, 2014 the Assembly of First Nations sponsored The National First Nations Infrastructure and Tradeshow “Building for a Sustainable Future” at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. Frontiers Foundation Founding Director Charles Catto was invited by the AFN to give a 45 minute presentation (translated) featuring our national “Standing Tree to Standing Home” activity but also including our history, our educational and overseas profile addressing total community needs.

Opening prayer was led by Elder Gary Sault of the New Credit Mississauga First Nation, followed by our longtime friend Jimmy Dick’s Drum and Song and welcomes from Mississauga’s Chief Brian Laforme, Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy, and Bill Traverse (AFN Housing and Infrastructure).

In his opening address National Chief Shawn A-In-chut Atleo appreciatively recognized Frontiers Foundation. His presentation was followed by Irving “Bing” Leblanc, Associate Director on Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Issues who gave an overview of the agenda. During the succeeding three days Federal (AANDC and CMHC) and Provincial (Hon. Kathleen Wynne) speakers outlining available government programs was followed by appropriate concurrent workshops on Private Public Partnerships for First Nations, National First Nations Housing strategy, Infrastructure and Alternative Financing, Clean Water Initiatives and Innovative Solutions, Identifying Housing Challenges, Drinking Water Safety, Building and Renovating to Avoid Mold, Asset and Maintenance Management, Successful Housing Essentials, Housing as a Business, Sustainable Community Infrastructure, Sustainable Wastewater Treatment, Building with Aboriginal Wood, Fire Prevention Programs, First Nations Health, Disaster Coping Capacity, Financing Options, Building Resilient Communities, Improved Housing Construction, Governance Structures, Infrastructure Delivery Options, Revolving Loans, Home Insurance, Affordable Homeownership and Building Skills, Drinking Water Chlorination and other related issues.

Concurrently the conference hosted a magnificent trasdeshow showcasing the complete range of housing construction products and related programs .

At Conference closing, Charles was presented with a “Make it Right” all purposes tool combining hammer, screwdrivers, bottle opener, punch, etc.!

Thank you Shawn, Bing and all at AFN for honouring Frontiers Foundation as an effective partner in the cause of First Nations housing.



Post date: Jan 1, 2014





Post date: Oct 27, 2013



Building permit to proceed with construction of 20 units, located at 3087 Danforth Avenue was approved by Toronto City Hall.

Sod turning for Amik II housing complex at Victoria Park/Danforth area will follow soon.

The New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC) strives to make affordable housing a reality for many aboriginal citizens that live in Toronto. Projects Amik II and III are materializing both in East Toronto to be occupied by First Canadians. Sod turning for Amik III at 3738 St. Clair Avenue East will be mid-November.

Project Amik team: L to R: Nick Ainis, FusionCorp Builder Ed Starr, SHS Consultant Marco A. Guzman, NFARC President Steve Hilditch, Architect

Post date: Oct 26, 2013



Toronto Multicultural Calendar covered the Whiphala raising at city hall which was run by CANO. Follow the link to the article.