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Invited at CIVICUS World Assembly

on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 15:31

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.

Genara Conde Tumiri, Women’s Affairs Secretary of Voluntarios en Acción (VEA) from Bolivia; and Marco A. Guzman, Frontiers Foundation Executive Director; will make a presentation of the productive partnership between two aboriginal organizations and will play a video documentary “Keep the Circle Strong” produced by Montreal based Adobe Foundations, as well as “Standing Tree to Standing Home DVD on the work of Frontiers Foundation in Northern Canada with emphasis on certifiable skill training.

The Operation Beaver program of Frontiers Foundation plays an important role in the development of interested communities both in Canada’s north and

Frontiers at Garden Hill, Manitoba

on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 08:01

For nearly sixteen months, thanks to a $995,000 grant from HRSDC's Aboriginal Skill Training and Strategic Initiative Fund (ASTSIF), over one hundred young Cree, Ojibwa and Algonquin trainees in Garden Hill, Manitoba; Collins, Ontario; and Kitcisakik, Quebec combined timber harvesting, portable saw-milling, foundations, framing, wiring, plumbing, insulating, dry-walling, roofing and finishing with certifiable training in the completion of nine, safe, warm, affordable homes.

The attached photo shows eleven graduate trainees of 'Standing Tree to Standing Home' at Garden Hill, Manitoba. Everyone completed all five modules of the course, from harvesting to finishing construction. As well, 43 (including the eleven) completed the chainsaw operation, safety and first aid training. Trainer Brain Monkman (bearded) stands in the back row.


Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Announce a New Framework for Affordable Housing

on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:29

OTTAWA, July 4, 2011 — Today, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for housing announced a $1.4 billion combined investment toward reducing the number of Canadians in housing need under a new Affordable Housing Framework 2011 – 2014.

The Framework recognizes the diversity of affordable housing needs of Canadians and that a range of solutions — from existing programs to new approaches — is the most effective in meeting local needs and priorities. It is also recognized that under this Framework provinces and territories have responsibility for the design and delivery of affordable housing programs in order to address their own specific housing needs and priorities in their jurisdictions.