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Read the World! August 16, 2018

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  • I first heard of Frontier College through my brother who volunteered as a tutor for the College during his four years at Queen's University. As someone who has always been interested in the teaching profession, I knew that volunteering for Frontier College would not only be a great teachi...
  • Je suis devenu bénévole à Collège Frontière dès ma première année au Québec, soit en 2006. 6 mois plus tard, j’étais déjà responsable d’un club d’aide aux devoirs. Je devenais ensuite membre du CO de l'UQÀM et j’en suit devenu le président. Un peu moins d’un an...
  • Hard Work and Low Pay” said the summer employment ad in the Manitoban, the U of Manitoba student newspaper. What kind of an organization expected to attract university students to summer work for them with an ad like that?Well, I found out. Eric Robinson, the College President, was recruiti...
  • Say goodbye to pavement!I don’t know if the Wasaya airlines shuttle driver noticed the confused look on my face, but he didn’t elaborate any further.No pavement? Is he serious?I considered myself a fairly well-travelled guy for my age, but I knew teaching literacy to youth in an isola...
  • A memorable event of any early Frontier College instructor’s field posting was the briefing by Principal Edmund W. Bradwin. These were based entirely on his decades of work in mining, construction, logging camps and on rail gangs. He coined code-like directives, for example, "avoid sci...
  • I first heard of Frontier College early in my studies at the University of Toronto; when hitchhiking my way to class, a station wagon bearing the name of Frontier College stopped to pick me up. My next contact came from the Principal, Dr. Edmund Bradwin, as he interviewed me in his modest second ...
  • For the past three summers I have been working as a Summer Camp Counsellor with the Lieutenant Governor's Aboriginal Summer Literacy Program. In this position I work in several Nishnawbe-Aski Nations in northwestern Ontario running reading camps and drop-in centers. My experiences in the nort...
  • This is story of the most amazing summer I have ever spent. A summer that started off with tears of, “I can‟t wait til this is over”, but ended with tears of, “I don‟t want this to end.” My name is Harjasprit Dhaliwal and this is the story of the summer of 1990 that I spen...
  • I became a social worker largely as a result of my experience as a Labourer‐Teacher with Frontier College in 1951. My interest in community development and planning, and in particular in social and economic conditions, began that summer in Newfoundland.In the dark, early hours of the morning, I w...
  • My journey with Frontier College started June of 2000; little did I know that my time with the College would span over 15 years. What drew me to apply to the organization in the first place was multi-faceted: Program development and implementation was the first thing I noticed about the job - I l...
  • My love of reading began at the age of four on my mother’s knee. It is my mother who taught me to read and write, and I can still recall the look of mutual astonishment on our faces when it was evident that I was not only understanding and repeating but ultimately reading the words of the p...
  • Mon implication au sein de Collège Frontière a d’abord débuté par un besoin d’aider les autres. Étant aînée d’une grande famille et ayant à l’époque déménagé loin de la résidence familiale, le contact avec les enfants me manquait. L’aide aux devoirs m’a permis ...
  • I started volunteering for Frontier College because I was passionate about learning and bringing education to underserved communities: ensuring the equality of opportunity that forms the foundation of healthy societies. My work with Frontier College tutoring and teaching children in both math and...
  • My name is Sarah and I'm the Director of Programs and Impact with Frontier College.   One of the most important parts of my job is listening.   On any given day I hear from  colleagues and supporters throughout the country, and sometimes I hear from people who have been con...
  • Un bénévole arrive à Collège Frontière un peu par hasard. Il aurait pu choisir un autre organisme. Elle aurait pu travailler à un autre enjeu. Rapidement, tout change; ce qui semblait contingent s’impose comme une nécessité. Collège Frontière donne d’abord l’accueil d’un g...
  • When I first came to Canada as a new immigrant in May 2014 I took a dream with me; to become an English teacher. As long as it could take to get things happen for entering the system, I was looking for alternative ways to exercise my profession. I was informed of possibilities of volunteering, an...
  • J’ai joint Collège Frontière parce que cet organisme m’enlevait les mots de la bouche! Je devais les récupérer, j’ai donc frappé à leur porte. J’y ai trouvé des moyens pour appliquer des idées à dessein d’une mission d’importance collective. On parle d’al...
  • J’ai eu la chance de m'impliquer de 2008 à 2014 avec Collège Frontière, plus particulièrement dans le quartier Côte-des-Neiges. En plus de me sensibiliser pour toujours aux défis que plusieurs personnes rencontrent chaque jour, j'ai pu développer mes aptitudes de gestion des problém...
  • My journey with Frontier College began in February 2017, as a volunteer tutor. In this role, I volunteered at the Young Bears Lodge – a residential youth-empowerment program run by the Urban Native Youth Association. My time with YBL was incredibly rewarding, and the youth there taught me m...
  • Even volunteering with Frontier College for a short time made an impact on me. My first few sessions as a tutor were hard sometimes, but soon I found a learner that I really clicked with. She was a high school student, recently moved to Canada, and during my very first session with...
  • At 96 years old, William Bartolotta not only remembers when Edmund Bradwin was principal of Frontier College, but had the pleasure of meeting him. In his late-20s, William was given “a kit, a few text books, and a handshake” and sent off to the rail gang in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario ...
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