Frontiers Foundation is an aboriginal non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of economically and socially disadvantaged communities. In its long history Frontiers Foundation has worked in partnership with these communities to make sustainable improvements. We are the implementing partner of The Pikangikum Working Group and seek assistance to complete Phase 2 of The Water Project.
Between 2006-2008 in Pikangikum - 16 children and youth between the ages of 10-19 killed themselves by hanging. The chief coroner pointed to the following interconnected social challenges in his 2011 report: deep-seated poverty; crowded and substandard housing, food and water insecurity; and substance abuse among the youth.Unfortunately, these complex issues are not easily or quickly fixed. We have funding commitments which will permit the first $50,000 raised for this project to be matched 2:1.
Frontiers Foundation past achievements:
- Recognition of indigenous leadership in hundreds of Canadian and Overseas communities.
- Provision of capital, financial, volunteer and technical assistance to a full range of development activity including housing, road construction, electrification, reforestation, agriculture, education, and immunization.
- Participation of more than 3,200 volunteers from over 72 countries and 17 Inuit, Metis and Native Nations in over 731 projects since 1964. They have assisted in the construction and/or renovation of 1,960 homes, 30 community centers, 3 schools, 3 parks and other facilities.
- Provision of training and new skills for disadvantaged people.
- Completion of 49 educational projects in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
- Creation of cross-cultural awareness and understanding.