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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.

Happy New Years

on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 12:37

FRONTIERS FOUNDATION / Operation Beaver WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST FOR 2014 WITH LOTS OF HAPPINESS AND MUCH SUCCESS.

DESEANDOLES TODO LO MEJOR PARA EL 2014, CON MUCHA ALEGRIA, FELICIDAD Y EXITOS.

Green light for AMIK II

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 03:15

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

Wiphala Flag Flies at Toronto City Hall

on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 19:26


Toronto Multicultural Calendar covered the Whiphala raising at city hall which was run by CANO. Follow the link to the article.
http://www.torontomulticulturalcalendar.com/2013/09/27/417-wiphala-flag-...

 

Canadian Governor General’s Medal:

on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 18:43

September 27, 2013

Dear Lylas,

Last night at Frontiers Foundation AGM, President Lawrence Gladue praised you for your work and being a splendid person. He wanted to personally present this medal to you, however due to your daughter’s health you couldn’t make it.

Back in 1996 I was fortunate to meet you for the first time at Wagoshig First Nation building log houses after which you became one of our Aboriginal Operation Beaver volunteers of the year. In subsequent years I saw you in action in many housing projects in Northern Ontario and in Quebec at Kitcisakik, handling our LT40 Woodmizer. Also wherever and whenever you laboured, that wonderful Evelyn was with you, sharing your assignment and equally worthy of recognition.

Thanks to your presentation at the Indigenous Conference in Vancouver, B.C. the world learned about Frontiers volunteer work in Canada’s third world.

Your personal contribution to voluntary sector resulted in improved health and better living conditions for

2014 Raising Peace - CCIVS

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 17:40

Dear Friends,
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:

To improve the quality of the coordination work carried out in the peace and human rights thematic area of action;
To raise awareness on Human Rights and Peace construction all over Europe, underlining the fact that construction of peace is the result of the construction of a fair, inclusive, diverse, sustainable and participative society;
To increase the number of trainers with an expertise in Peace and Human Rights Education and able to act as multipliers;
To increase the advocacy and international representation skills of the international voluntary

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