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on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 04:38
Start: Jan 12 2012 - 8:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

TO:All members of Frontiers Foundation & New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation
All members of the Operation Beaver Division & Project Amik Resident’s Committee
And all other Aboriginal organizations
Plus all supporting NGOs, service clubs, churches & citizen’s groups

At Frontiers Foundation’s recent Vision Quest and Annual General Meeting, the Parliament Hill demonstration as described herewith was discussed and approved for action.

At this January 12 meeting all aspects of this demonstration will be discussed. Olivia Chow, Jack Layton’s widow, has given her royal OK and will welcome hopefully 2,000 demonstrators to our “Pyramid of Hope” March 1, 2012 each carrying a tiny house. A local hobby shop is building and donating a model of an F-35 for the event. An Ottawa Native drum will provide appropriate songs.

Our Agenda on January 12 will include:
1. Objectives
2. Choice of speakers
3. Transportation arrangements
4. Networking

Christmas at FF

on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 01:47

Our December 15, 2011 Christmas party was acclaimed as best-ever, with New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC), Frontiers Foundation and Project Amik Residents Committee (PARC) all pitching in for the food and fun. Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’s beautiful decorations included a striking winter scene mural.

Project Amik residents and FF staff cooked and served a memorable turkey dinner including salad donated by Toronto Community Living (TCL), for sixty guests. PARC President Mike McTague, our MC, kept us entertained with nonstop Christmas humor. Santa (Steve Biagioni) passed out gifts for everyone of our resident children with the help of star elf Sherry Bardy, who had partnered with Patsy Cuffy to procure them. Charles and Barbara Catto played piano for Christmas carols.

Among the distinguished guests were Ed Star (SHS Consulting), Rick Fratiani (RBC), Tessa Sill & Bonnie Johnston (TDSB) and old friend Kaela Mulenga, who brought Christmas greetings from Zambia.



on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 17:01

A United Nations report released on December 5th indicates that volunteerism contributes to the well-being of individuals, communities and society. The first State of the World’s Voluntarism was released in New York on the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.

The report gives recognition to the millions, perhaps billions, who are volunteering their time and energy for the well-being of their communities. The report documents volunteerism through local community groups in income poor communities around the world. National volunteer studies identify almost equal numbers of men and women volunteers, involvement of the public and private sector in volunteering, as well as strong civic participation by young people.

Simultaneously, the Report was launched at Press Building in Ottawa organized by CUSO International and Volunteer Canada. Dr.


on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 18:30

Algonquin FF Coordinator Lylas Polson with Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Chief Abel Bosum.

On November 7, 2011 1:30 p.m. our Quebec Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson delivered the following note to Ougé-Bougoumou Cree Nation and Grand Council of the Crees on behalf of Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver.

Congratulations on successful negotiation of the Complementary Agreement to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement together with the governments of Quebec and Canada.

Our mutually productive partnership with Oujé-Bougoumou goes way back to 1966 when Chief Jimmy Mianscum asked us to help build a Community Centre in the old Lac Doré settlement with a meeting hall, a library, a laundromat and overnight rooms for trappers – called “The Beaverhouse”. And everybody pitched in to make it happen, including youngsters like Abel Bosum, Sydney Coonashish and Wally Wapachee.

Vision Quest & 2011 AGM

on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 15:57

Frontiers Foundation’s Vision Quest Strategic Planning and Annual General Meeting was held on November 12th and 13th in Toronto at the Project Amik Community Room with the Board, Operation Beaver, staff, members and guests. Regional coordinators Lylas Polson (Quebec); Laurel Gardiner (Manitoba); Don Irving (British Columbia-NWT) were also in attendance and presented the work of Frontiers Foundation in these provinces. Charles Catto and Marco Guzman explained about the limited housing construction in Ontario at Collins and Lanark. They also explained about FF participation in Haiti and Bolivia, respectively.

Under Vision Quest, attendees reflected on forty-seven years of Frontiers Foundation / Operation Beaver history and significance. They also examined Frontiers vision, mission, mandate, succession planning, operational upgrading and brainstormed the potential for asset based community development such as food security.

On Sunday afternoon, after a delicious lunch donated by

Kitcisakik, Quebec

on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 17:06

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has covered the work of Frontiers Foundation in Kitcisakik, Quebec.
The whole report can be viewed on their website at
The video is named 'Quebec First Nation Community beating the odds' and contains an interview with FF Regional Coordinator Lylas Polson.