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Celebration of Operation Beaver

on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:47



On Thursday June 26th, Frontiers Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Operation Beaver program with a breakfast held at the Flora McCrea Auditorium of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto.

 

From our very first project in Split Lake, Manitoba back in 1964, volunteer participation has always been a cornerstone of Operation Beaver. We were quite happy to see one of our very first volunteers Paul Maclean managed to be among the one hundred people who gathered at this annual event.

 


(FF President Lawrence Gladue with Iolene Bjorna from Batchawana Bay, Ontario and author James Bacque)

 

The breakfast began at 7:45 a.m. as President Lawrence Gladue welcomed guests and introduced the MC for the day Jane Dawson, a member of Innu First Nation and current Board member of New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation, who introduced the head table: Olivia Chow, Lawrence Gladue, Barbara Catto and Rev. Andrew Sterling.

Frontiers Foundation Annual Breakfast - 2014

on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:49

Assembly of First Nations - In Honour and Respect for Frontiers Foundation Founder Reverend Charles Catto

on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:59

Assembly of First Nations

In Honour and Respect for Frontiers Foundation Founder Reverend Charles Catto

 

Aanii, Watchee, Bozhoo!

We are all saddened to learn of the passing of a good friend and an upstanding individual who truly cared about First Nations people. Charles leaves a memory and legacy built over decades of dedicated work in providing shelter and comfort to the vulnerable and forgotten.

The Assembly of First Nations enjoyed a positive and mutually supportive relationship with Charles and the Frontiers Foundation. Most recently, Frontiers Foundation assisted in a project that the Pikangikum Working Group/Friends of Pikangikum undertook to provide support to this community. Charles truly believed that things that needed to be done must be done and shall be done, that somehow someone will provide.

Charles Catto - Celebration of life notice

on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:41

Rest In Peace - Charles Catto

on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 15:18


 

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

AFN Infrastructure Conference :”Building for a Sustainable Future”

on Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:00

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.

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