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FF Building it Right Conference was a Success

on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 04:12

Portable log sawmill. Photo: Winnipeg Free Press: Brian Monkman (right) watches as a sawmill cuts logs in a demonstration in a downtown parking lot.

“Building it Right” Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba was a tremendously successful reunion.

The Manitoba Northern and Aboriginal Housing Conference held at Marlborough Hotel, Winnipeg on February 8, 9 and 10, 2011 was hosted by Frontiers Foundation Manitoba Division in association with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Northern Association of Community Councils. It was attended by 300 enthusiastic Cree, Ojibwa and Metis delegates plus guests and speakers from Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, and even Alaska.

Updated photos of Laura and Pat Kemp's house

on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 03:51

Some more photos of Laura & Pat Kemp’s house in Lanark Highlands Township, Ontario. These pictures show how quickly the financial support of The Advocates' Society has been transformed into a new, safe, warm home.

Under the leadership of house builder Steve Bulloch, many local friends and a couple of Operation Beaver volunteers have pitched in, and all the suppliers have donated or discounted significantly.

Kemp House framing


Building It Right: Manitoba Northern and Aboriginal Housing Conference

on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 04:20
Start: Feb 8 2011 - 9:00am
End: Feb 10 2011 - 9:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Marlborough Hotel, Skyview Ballroom
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Hosted by Frontiers Foundation in association with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs & Northern Association of Community Councils.

Agenda is attached.

Ramshackle dwelling being replaced with beautiful new home: Lanark Highlands Housing Project

on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 17:50

Lanark house - before

On Sunday November 14, Charles Catto Frontiers Foundation Founding Director visited 731 Bow Lake Road in Lanark Highlands, a good hour drive east of Ottawa.

This is the site of Pat and Laura Kemp’s new four bedroom home, replacing their old ramshackle dwelling now pulled down and removed. The new basement and septic system are now in place, with much of the building materials including roof trusses now on site. Construction Supervisor is Journeyman Carpenter Steve Bullock who has built fifty frame houses and is a longtime neighbour and friend of Pat’s. Fourteen local family and friends have already signed up to help as volunteers, and more are expected from The Advocates' Society, which has already contributed very generously with cash support. Rev.

Building it Right: Manitoba Aboriginal & Northern Housing Conference 2011

on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 17:37
Start: Feb 8 2011 - 1:00am
End: Feb 11 2011 - 12:59am
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Presentations/Workshops on:

  • Northern Housing Technologies
  • CMHC Housing Quality Initiatives (HQI)
  • Saw-Milling Demonstration
  • Alternative Housing Styles: Log & Timber Frame
  • Arctic Hot Roof
  • Housing Authority Management
  • Energy Efficient Housing
  • Land Use Planning
  • Training for Local Lumber Production
  • Best Practices from First Nations Forestry Housing Programs
  • Rustic Furniture Production

Tuesday Evening: Tradeshow & Reception

Wednesday Evening: Banquet and Entertainment

Honouring Graduates of the Standing Tree to Standing Home Instructor Program

Fax: (204) 415-9822

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Join us for our Christmas Celebration!

on Mon, 11/29/2010 - 03:26
Start: Dec 21 2010 - 4:00pm
End: Dec 21 2010 - 8:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Staff & the Board of Directors of Frontiers Foundation would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm & Happy Season’s Greetings to all our donors & friends of Frontiers Foundation.

Please join us for our Christmas Celebration !

Project Amik Community Room

5:00 Turkey Dinner

Please RSVP Marilyn @ 416-690-3930

If you would like to bring a refreshment to share please feel free to do so.