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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.

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

Novae Res Urbis: OMB OKs aboriginal housing

on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:26

A 22-unit affordable housing development for Aboriginal households is moving ahead after receiving approval from the Ontario Municipal Board earlier this month—11 years after the project was first envisioned by New Frontiers Aboriginal Corporation.  The organization, which opened its first affordable housing complex on Coxwell Avenue in 2002, has been looking for a new location for years. The St. Clair development will make a big difference at an individual scale, but do little to address the wider issue regarding the lack of affordable housing for vulnerable populations, said secretary-treasurer Charles Catto. “It will provide a home for 22 native households,” he said. “It’s just a drop in the bucket, but it’s a start and hopefully it will provide some momentum.” The OMB approval of the project at 3738 St.

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