The situation is not a new one. The First Nations are faced with unbearable social problems. At the beginning of the chain, there is poverty, food shortage, disease as well as issues in terms of access to quality education. At the end of this chain, there are the dramatic realities such as violence, alcoholism and gambling. The New Pathways Foundation was set up in order to address the root of the problem.
A clear mission: to contribute to the improvement of the conditions of life of the First Nations by supporting initiatives that target the human and social development of individuals within their communities.
This is an ambitious goal. We know it's a huge task. We also know that there are urgent problems that need an urgent response, meaning right now. The Foundation will act accordingly to priorities or emergencies.
The Foundation is collecting funds in order to redistribute them to the organisations that work towards the well-being of the Aboriginal communities.
It will even be able to contribute, when the need arises, to the creation of new services and structuring projects.
To work on the personal and cultural development of our children
To foster locali initiatives for the fight agains poverty
To provide individual assistance to children who are in difficult situations
To continue to develop structuring projects
our triennal orientations
1. To contribute to help school students retention
2. To support sports, leisure and healthy life habits
3. Dreaming a tailor-made future: (ex: career choices, examples, etc.)
Founding members and board of Directors
In addition to its founding members, New Pathways Foundation can count on a solide board of Directors and an office team fully committed to the cause.
"The need to act has been present for many decades. We are well overdue to stop talking about it and act - in a concrete manner; collectively. By putting money on the table and investing it intelligently into measures that will make the difference in the short, medium and long term."
Andrew T. Delisle
"I spent my life defending the rights of First Nations. I experienced may victories and I am proud of them. But how do you expect them to develop this wealth if their everyday reality is poverty? It is necessary to focus on the real issues: poverty and exclusion. The need is pressing and now is the time to act."
"We would like our children to perpetuate our culture and our traditions. This is also what they desire. We know it and we can see it. But how do you expect them to develop this wealth if their everyday reality is poverty? It is necessary to focus on the real issues: poverty and exclusion. The need is pressing and now is the time to act.”
Board of Directors
Mélodie Jourdain Michel
New Pathways Foundation annual reports are available below.