Providing a safe place where Indigenous families can learn and grow together


We are excited to share about what God is doing in Northern Ontario through our partners at Northwind Family Ministries. We have been mutually encouraged by how God has used the generosity of our Cornerstone community during this pandemic to support the work at NorthWind. And now, God-willing, there may be an opportunity to support them in person by sending a short term impact team to Thunder Bay this year.

Please join us for an information session!


  • Learn more about the work that Northwind is doing in Northern Ontario
  • Learn about how Cornerstone has been partnering with Northwind
  • Learn about possible dates and service activities for a short term impact trip
  • Question and Answer period
  • Recording will be available to those who register


Date: Monday, April 11th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Register Now

Thank you for your generous donations that helped to provide Christmas Care bags as well as a meal to bless the community served by NWFM!

We will continue to partner with NWFM in raising funds for a 15-passenger van to facilitate access to their various programs. They have received a $20000 grant as seed money and are currently fundraising for the balance (approximately $45000) to purchase a van. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!

Select “Missions Fund” from the Giving Type. Please indicate in memo field “NWFM”

In 2020, Cornerstone had re-established a partnership with Northwind Family Ministries (NWFM) who serve in the Thunder Bay Area. They support local communities by, “Providing a safe place where Indigenous families can learn and grow together”. The needs of those they serve have been augmented by the pandemic which has disproportionately affected the already vulnerable populations they serve. Through this season, NWFM has continued in their goal to provide, “Sacred places to embrace each other’s stories; find belongingness through a borderless community and improve meaningful connections to God and one another—as they were always meant to be.”

While the pandemic prevented Cornerstone from sending a team to serve alongside NWFM in August 2020 as planned, the Lord has opened other ways for the partnership to flourish.

Find out more about NWFM

How can you help?

NorthWind Family Ministries (NWFM) has seen an increase in demand for its services since the pandemic, particularly in the areas of mental health, for the already vulnerable populations they serve. The services they provide have been recognized by their city and has resulted in the exciting acquisition of a building that will allow them to triple their capacity to serve.

Funds being raised for NWFM will support their various programs, which include:

  • PlayDays – an opportunity to stay connected to the families living in low income complexes;
  • Family Day Camp – invites families to experience connection and growth at their land-based site, Eagle’s Cove;
  • Compass Team – a team of mental health professionals and youth/child workers who have been invited by the Chief and Council to provide support to remote communities;
  • Next Steps – a program staffed by addictions counsellor, spiritual director, social services navigator, connectors, and servers geared to support the street-involved.

From Bonita Ledua, NorthWind’s executive director