Notices & Announcements

Connecting Families Initiative

The Government of Canada’s Connecting-Families initiative was launched on November 13th 2018. It will enable selected Canadian families to access high speed Internet service packages from participating Internet Service Providers - for $10 per month. The Connecting Families initiative will reduce the cost of Internet for hundreds of thousands of Canadians and distribute up to 50,000 computers to eligible households to equip them with tools, skills, access and experience to participate in the digital economy. Official webpage: The not-for-profit Computers for Success Canada ( has been contracted by the Government of Canada to help deliver the Connecting Families initiative. To benefit from the initiative, eligible families will have received a letter from the Government of Canada and will have to sign up through an online Portal.

For more information or to sign up, contact Joelyn Foadi-Frennette, Literacy Worker, 274-8541.


Lakers Annual Food and Toy Drive

The UNFC partnered with the Fort Frances Lakers for their Annual Food and Toy Drive on November 23, 2018.  We thank the Lakers and their fans once again for their generosity in donations to our Adopt-a-Family Program!  Gichi Miigwetch!  Pictured: Susan Councillor and Jennifer Kivimaki with donations Susan Councillor and Jenn Kivimaki

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to all who joined us in honouring our residential school surviors and remembering those who didn't survive at our Orange Shirt Day event on Sunday, September 30th.  Guests heard a reading of Phyllis' Story: The Original Orange Shirt and participated in discussions around the Residential School experience.  Attendees enjoyed kinship, tradional drumming and lunch served by our wonderful staff and Fort Frances Lakers volunteers.  

Laker Kaleb Bruyere & Elder Buddy Loyie

Laker Presten Bobyk & UNFC President, Mikes Jones

Healing and Wellness Worker, Deb Emes reading Phyllis' Story 

Board Member Smokey Bruyere and wife, Ginny enjoying lunch


Honouring Our Veterans

As a part of this our annual Honouring Our Veterans powwow, we are seeking photos of Aboriginal Veteran's from the Treaty #3 area. View information/submission poster here.

Family Information Liaison Unit

Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) can access Ontario's Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) for confidential, culturally responsive, trauma-informed and victim-centered assistance. To view poster and contact information, click here.