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Frontiers Foundation is no longer operating but this website remains as a witness to all the good work by many people; to all the good memories and relationships created over the many years. All done to the honour of the Great Spirit.


Spring Appeal 2013

on Sun, 06/16/2013 - 07:26

Dear Friends:

By now, most Canadians and many beyond our shores have become aware of Attawapiskat’s tragic circumstances. Unfortunately, too many are not yet aware of other First Nations' communities hurting even more critically, like PIKANGIKUM. Pikangikum will continue to hold “the suicide capital of the world” title until its mortal problems are effectively and comprehensively addressed. Pikangikum needs 200 safe, warm serviced houses. For that they need portable sawmills so they can harvest their own timber and cut their own lumber. They need potable water and waste management in every home. They need cold climate agriculture with gardens, greenhouses, poultry and farm animals. Enter Frontiers Foundation/Operation Beaver. Pikangikum Working Group, with the support of Pikangikum Chief and Council, has asked us to be the Implementing Partner for a multi-year project involving all of the above.

Lanark Highlands - Photo Gallery

on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 09:51



The Advocates' Society has posted a selection of photos from our project in the Lanark Highlands.

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Governor General David Johnston awards medals for Kitcisakik project

on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 03:08



Please join me in congratulating Lylas Polson, Frontiers Foundation’s Quebec Regional Coordinator, the Chief and three men from Kitcisakik, Que. as well as architect Guillaume Levesque of Architectes de l'urgence et de la Coopération of Quebec, who were recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and received medals from the Governor General David Johnston. Lylas was sick on that day and could not attend. Charles Catto, Founding Director of Frontiers Foundation, accepted the medal on his behalf.

The men were recognized for the completion of 25 houses and a school and community centre in the small village of Kitcisakik with wood from their local WoodMizer sawmills, all of which were designed by the architects d’urgence. These architects also went to Kitcisakik and worked along with the local men in completing the buildings.

This year’s instructor training is also off to a great start with St.