Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre


The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC) preserves and tells the story of Canada's bushplane and forest fire protection heritage and how it has shaped life in northern and remote parts of Canada. The CBHC collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets a collection of bushplanes and related material and promotes public understanding of their significance by offering quality presentations, education programs and visitor experiences in a public museum facility. It also serves as a centre of research and information on bushplane and forest fire fighting heritage.

Clean North


Since, 1989, Clean North has been the premiere citizens' environmental group in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District. Clean North was started by Andrea Welz with the original goal being to lobby the city to start a Blue Box Program, which finally happened in 1991. We attained our charitable status in 1990.We are a grassroots organization run entirely by volunteers and funded through memberships and donations (apply to be a volunteer). Our goal is to promote environmental protection through reduction, reuse, and recycling of residential and industrial waste in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District.

Downtown Association



Ermatinger Clergue

National Historic Site


The Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site offers a year-round cultural attraction for residents and visitors to Sault Ste. Marie. The Site consists of an interactive Heritage Discovery Centre and two of the oldest stone buildings, located northwest of Toronto - the Ermatinger Old Stone House and the Clergue Blockhouse.

Habitat for Humanity


With the help of volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners, local Habitats in every province and territory across Canada help build and rehabilitate decent and affordable homes, from single-family houses to multi-unit developments. We don't give away free homes - the people who partner with us pay an affordable mortgage geared to their income and volunteer 500 hours with us. Our model of affordable homeownership bridges a gap for low-income, working families, by providing them with the opportunity to purchase their own home.

Humane Society


The Sault Ste. Marie & District SPCA was established in 1925 as an animal welfare organization and provides animal control services to the City of Sault Ste. Marie. We are proud to be known as an open-admission shelter - no animal is ever turned away.

Indian Friendship Centre


The Indian Friendship Centre in Sault Ste. Marie is a principal nucleus for hundreds of Urban Indigenous People whose populace is the fastest growing traditional inhabitants who are partaking in Canada's largest province by actually recapturing their culture, traditions, dignity and pride.

John Howard Society


The John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie and District has been active since 1968. They have been committed to building a safe and productive community, working with adults and youth who are facing barriers to independent and healthy living.

Kii-Ga-Do-Waak (Grandmother Council)


Kii-Ga-Do-Waak (Grandmother Council) was formed in 2006 in Baawaating, in direct response to times of increasing missing and murdered Indigenous women. The group collective has since expanded to a network of Grandmothers across Northern Ontario, and are currently forming partnerships in Southern Ontario. Together they had a vision to recognize the human dignity and promote the wellbeing of all trafficked persons.

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NORDIK Research Institute

705-949-2301 x 4222

The NORDIK research institute has evolved from the Community Economic and Social Development (CESD) program and research, and earlier research conducted under the leadership of Dr.

Jong You of Algoma University. Incorporated in 2007, NORDIK Institute is a joint project of CESD and Algoma U, and has established strong links with other research institutes, universities, and colleges. NORDIK is committed to further developing its own research capacity by working closely with its community partners and providing mentoring to new researchers. To date, it has completed over fifty research projects at the local, regional, and national levels, and

currently has many research projects underway.

Shabby Motley


Shabby Motley Handcraft is a yarn shop, craft store, a café, and safe space; we showcase an array of locally and regionally produced goods, including handcrafts, textiles, art, and edibles. They hold classes and workshops year round, in knitting, crocheting, spinning, dyeing, felting and crafting. They also have private lessons or book a beginner knitting or crochet birthday party, family memory making gathering in learning a new skill.

Sault Ste Marie Public Library


The SSM public libraries are a free resource for the community. They have programming specific to all age groups, computer and internet access, lending, and meeting space.



The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA is a charitable organization that promotes the development of spirit, mind and body by encouraging healthy lifestyles, personal growth and service to the community.