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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.
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
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.
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.