Build caring relationships

A "United Way of the North"

Few voluntary agencies provide services like food banks, subsidized housing and youth programs to remote northern communities. So the Partnership is "looking to create a 'United Way of the North," as Michael Hardy, our first Executive Director, described it.

Get Involved — Build caring relationships 

An example of how the Partnership is working to create sustained relationships between First Nation communities and southern groups can be seen in Friends of Webequie. This group, based in Guelph and led by Marty Molengraaf of Duff's Presbyterian Church, has developed an ongoing friendship with the people of Webequie First Nation. Members of the group have traveled to Webequie to help with home renovations and winter insulation, and to create a sustainable agriculture system. In May, 2010, they worked with Elders and youth to plant potatoes, squash, beans and carrots, among other bounty.

If you or your organization or company can share resources, expertise and friendship, please consider becoming members of the caring circle.

Healing Circle

 Helping Provide Solutions

 Current Needs

The First Nations communities have begun to identify ways they can improve life and the additional supplies, equipment and expertise needed to implement the solutions. To learn more, go to

  1. Basics for Daily Life
  2. Youth and Children
  3. Housing and Infrastructure
  4. Healing and Treatment

Our projects

Through helping Indigenous Youth, we are empowering the communities to face the struggles of their contexts and to be resilient to the changes of the North.

  1. Youth Voices of Neskantaga (concluded)
  2. FLI Records (concluded)
  3. Southern Youth in Motion (concluded)


Your Suggestions 

If you have an idea, time or expertise to share, please tell us and we'll let you know how your idea fits the communities' needs.

Can I help?

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