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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: Apr 14, 2013



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:







Post date: Apr 14, 2013



The Advocates' Society has posted a selection of photos from our project in the Lanark Highlands.

Follow the link to view:

Post date: Mar 8, 2013



Please join me in congratulating Lylas Polson, Frontiers Foundation’s Quebec Regional Coordinator, the Chief and three men from Kitcisakik, Que. as well as architect Guillaume Levesque of Architectes de l'urgence et de la Coopération of Quebec, who were recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and received medals from the Governor General David Johnston. Lylas was sick on that day and could not attend. Charles Catto, Founding Director of Frontiers Foundation, accepted the medal on his behalf.

The men were recognized for the completion of 25 houses and a school and community centre in the small village of Kitcisakik with wood from their local WoodMizer sawmills, all of which were designed by the architects d’urgence. These architects also went to Kitcisakik and worked along with the local men in completing the buildings.

This year’s instructor training is also off to a great start with St. Therese, Oxford House, God’s River, Norway House, and Beardy’s, SK.
Standing Tree to Standing Home training is beginning in Pukatawagan, Cormorant and Opaskwayak with Lylas in Cormorant, and a new instructor Cameron Fontaine of Garden Hill in Pukatawagan.

All thirteen participants, from eight communities successfully completed their lumber grading certificates in Pine Falls, with all receiving over the 75% required to pass. OCN will be hosting a second lumber grading in The Pas in March, it will include the three communities in their project plus offer spots to participants in the North-Western Manitoba.

Kitcisakik and Frontiers Foundation are showing all of Canada that it can be done! Congratulations to all.




Post date: Oct 20, 2012


It is with profoundest regret that we acknowledge the sudden passing of our esteemed and beloved patron of three decades, Honourable Lincoln Alexander.


Linc was far more than a great name for Frontiers Foundation. Even while he was Lieutenant Governor of Ontario he went courageously past his guidelines to advocate effectively for us with government. “Guidelines?” he laughed: “Sometimes we have to straddle them!”. On behalf of forever grateful Frontiers Foundation, we express sincerest condolences to Marni and the family for the towering life and dedication of one of Canada’s alltime foremost citizens, Lincoln M. Alexander.

Post date: Oct 4, 2012


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: