Tradebank Northern Ontario has been a long time supporter of Grace Family Church. This non-denominational church is located in the Donovan area, known for being a lower income neighbourhood. Pastor Bob and Amber Deppisch dedicate their lives to helping those in need. Grace Family Church supports many families every month, assisting families in getting back on their feet or just to get them through to the next paycheque. Many of our members have supported Grace Family Church in the past donating their TRADEdollars to help families in need. The TRADEdollars donations have made a big difference in the lives of many Sudbury families.
Quartz Ridge Sanctuary is a place for soldiers and veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to work with bees, horses, farm animals, and learn how to farm in order to gain skills transferable to the civilian workforce and to minimize the impacts of PTSD. The goals of the project are to help them transition to civilian life, develop confidence, independence, social skills and find meaning and purpose in life and to support their communities.
Quartz Ridge Sanctuary is non profit organization run by volunteers and ex-servicemen and is completely dependent on grants and donations. The goal is to help participants become self-sustaining and find meaning in civilian life. Right now every penny is needed to get the program started. Please donate!! Our first priority is the barn and fencing. We will start other campaigns when our grant funding is approved.
There are no programs in Canada that work with bees, and none in Northern Ontario that involve horses and agriculture.
The Sanctuary was created in dedication to the memory of Corporal John Unrau who took his own life on July 1, 2015 as a result of PTSD and not having adequate support.
Tradebank Northern Ontario also supports the Tradebank Foundation of Canada's efforts across Canada. Click the Logo below to learn more about the foundation.