Donate to the Gathering of Rivers for Community Care today and ensure our Aboriginal young people have a choice to be anything we want to be.

Gathering of Rivers for Community Care is devoted to providing support to improve the life of Aboriginal peoples of Canada, specifically, the economically and socially disadvantaged children, youth and families in the Matawa First Nations Communities of Aroland, Constance Lake, Eabametoong, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58, Marten Falls, Neskantaga, Nibinamik and Webequie.

Aboriginal youth is the fastest growing demographic in Canada and yet fifty percent of Aboriginal children under the age of six live in poverty. When you choose to make a donation to the Gathering of the Rivers for Community Care you are giving so much more than money. Your financial assistance will help provide young Aboriginal people with access to education, the chance to stay in school and graduate, and the opportunity to realize their full potential.


Jason Rasevych Economic Development Advisor at Matawa First Nations Management is pictured  with “my niece and nephews who inspire me to provide a better future for our youth

Jason completed the Thunder Bay Marathon and raised $300.00 for the Gathering of Rivers for Community Care. These dollars will go toward a Bursary to assist a Matawa youth go onto a Certificate Program, College or University after Grade 12. Said Jason “Next year I’m hoping to raise more, run the full marathon and pass the elderly couple that challenged me along the way".


  • Create bursaries
  • Advance the education of Matawa First Nations youth and families by establishing, maintaining and operating Learning Centres in each of its First Nations communities
  • Help build healthy communities in which to work, live and raise a family by providing health and social support services, and basic amenities to Matawa First Nations youth and families in need
  • Foster the economic, social and cultural development of families throughout the Matawa First Nations Communities