Community Involvement

As a locally owned funeral home, we take great pride in our community. You may see us out in the community volunteering at fundraisers, local charities and events. We are a proud sponsor and supporter of many organizations in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.  

The Alzheimer Society's Ladies Night Out 2018

Our Northwood Ladies always enjoy The Alzheimer Society's Ladies night out, while our men work hard collecting donations. 
This year, $1038.00 was donated at this event and then matched by Northwood, raising a grand total of $2,076.  We are proud so be a Diamond sponsor of this event in support of this great organization.  

2018 Peace Officer Awards Dinner

Northwood is proud a sponsor of the Peace Officer Awards Dinner. 
It is always an honour to present the RCMP Award. 
Congratulations to all the deserving men and women. 

Mothers Day 2018

This Mothers Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018, our Northwood team celebrated all Mothers by handing out complimentary potted plants. 

2018 St. Jerome's Youth Hardwood Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Our Northwood team had a great day volunteering at the 2018 St. Jerome's Youth Hardwood Classic 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. 
Funds raised from the event will support the St. Jerome EDGE youth program. This was a great event that we were happy to sponsor.

Our Northwood Team had a great time at The Algoma Autism Foundation Annual Dinner.


Congratulations to the winner of our iPad draw, Dino Policicchio.
The second iPad will be donated to Kiwedin Elementary School.
Thank you, to everyone who purchased tickets and came out to support this great organization.

Our Northwood Team, had a great time participating in the Coldest Night of the Year, in support of St. Vincent Place.

We also supplied the coffee, hot chocolate and Timbits for participants and volunteers to enjoy after the walk.

Special thank you to Mr. Fata and his team at Tim Hortons, for helping us to provide the great refreshments.

Thousand Dollar Giveaway

Tessier Rose, the winner of our Thousand Dollar Giveaway that was held in December, chose St. Vincent Place as the recipient charity. On January 16, 2018, we had the pleasure of presenting St. Vincent Place with a cheque for $500.00.

Once again, congratulations to Tessier and thank you for helping us pay it forward.

On January 11, 2018, Northwood and The Algoma Autism Foundation presented a cheque to The Soup Kitchen for $806.00.

The proceeds were raised from The Algoma Autism - Breakfast with Santa and matched by Northwood.

It is wonderful to see organizations helping each other and we are happy to support them both.

Donations of non-perishable food items from the 2017 Tree of Memories Ceremony were donated to The Soup Kitchen.

Northwood's Second Annual Tree of Memories Ceremony

Algoma Autism Foundation's Sensitive Santa - Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Northwood Funeral Home

The Ontario Lung Association, Festival of Trees 2017

We love to sponsor and participate at this event, it is so nice to see our community and local businesses come together for this great organization.

When you can't breathe, nothing else matters.

Algoma Autism Foundations, Trunk or Treat 2017


Our Northwood team had a great time hosting and participating in the 2017, Algoma Autism Foundations, Trunk or Treat.  This is our second year hosting Trunk or Treat, it is our pleasure to provide a fun and safe environment for the kids.  

A special thank you to NG Cash and Carry for donating sweets and treats for this great event. 

Infant and Pregnancy Loss 2017

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2017, It is always an honour to be a part of and sponsor this special event.

Remembrance Day                                                            November 11, 2017 

We were honoured to have these boots, here at Northwood for the community to visit.
This pair of combat boots is one pair, of two thousand pairs, that were laid by Canadian students at the Canadian National Vimy Ridge Memorial on April 9, 2017. They symbolize the Canadian soldiers who died during the Battle of Vimy Ridge April 1917. This pair of combat boots was on loan for a two week period from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Algoma Autism Foundation, Ride for Autism/ Family Fun Day 2017                                                                                           June 17, 2017

Northwood sponsored a princess for the family fun day at the Algoma Ride for Autism’s family fun day.

Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life 2017                   June 16, 2017

Northwood staff had a great time at Relay For Life on Friday, we look forward to this event each year. We had the pleasure of spending our evening with some amazing individuals in the survivors tent. 
This year we not only had the opportunity to volunteer and help run the survivors area but we also provided all the food, with the exception of the delicious cake, donated by Romes.

Alzheimer Society                                                                               June 16, 2017

Thank you to Bea from the Alzheimer Society, she stopped by to present us with a certificate of appreciation.

On May 25, 2017, Northwood was a Diamond Sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Ladies Night Out.  The Northwood ladies enjoyed a great night out while the Northwoodgentlemen collected donations. Northwood matched all donations made that evening, presenting the Alzheimer Society with a cheque for $1,133.00.

Peace Officer Awards Ceremony                                                 May 16, 2017

It is always an honor to attend and present an award at the Peace Officer Award Ceremonies. Congratulations to all of the deserving award recipients.

Northwood Staff spent the morning at the Senior Citizen Drop-in Centre.
April 23, 2017 

We set up, made and served a pancake breakfast for the seniors. 


Easter Seals Telethon
March 26, 2017

This afternoon one of our licensed funeral directors, Terra Hill, spent some time volunteering at the Easter Seals Telethon. We were happy to present this great organization with a cheque for $500.00. 

Algoma Autism Foundations Annual Dinner                         March 25, 2017

We were pleased to attended a fundraiser dinner for the Algoma Autism Foundation on March 25th. We were able to donate 2 iPad minis. One iPad was raffled off. The winner had the opportunity to choose a local school to donate the second iPad!
Thank you to The Algoma Autism Foundation for hosting a lovely evening. We are proud to support the wonderful work the Autism Foundation does for the families in our community. 
Congratulations to Jasmine Pringle, she won an iPad mini for herself and chose Riverview Public School to be the recipient of the other.

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce- Women in Business Breakfast 2017

It is always a pleasure attending and sponsoring the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce- Women in Business Breakfast. 
Congratulations to Linda Ryan, who received the Athena International Award.

Coldest Night Fundraiser 
February 25, 2017

We're proud to have taken part in the coldest night of the year walk to help raise money for hungry, homeless, and hurting individuals and families across Canada.

Christmas Cheer                                                                                      December 9, 2016

With funds raised from the Sensitive Santa, Pancake Breakfast we were able to purchase and donate many hats and mitts for Christmas Cheer. We hope this helps to keep those in need warm this holiday season.

Algoma Autism Foundation, Sensitive Santa Pancake Breakfast.                                                                                                    December 4, 2016 

We enjoyed hosting our first annual Sensitive Santa, Pancake Breakfast so much, seeing the eyes of the children light up as they visited, sang songs and played with Santa.

KRUSH Holiday Fashion Gala Fundraiser
November 12, 2016

We are proud to have sponsored this great event that continues to support our local hospice, ARCH. 
Great job, Kristina!

Joy-Full Socks
December 5, 2016

Thank you to all who donated to this great event.  We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community.   

Northwood was collecting socks and grooming products such as shampoo toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, combs, hair elastics, hair brushes and much more, for all ages.

Wave of Light
October 15, 2016 

Northwood was honoured to be a sponsor and volunteer at the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Event. It was truly a special night.

Algoma Autism Foundation.
Trunk or Treat
October 15, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Algoma Autism Foundation. We had a great time hosting and participating in this event. We hope to see you all again next year.

A special thank you to National Grocers- Cash and Carry for donating treats. 

PAIL - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Seminar.              September 28, 2016

On September 28th, we hosted a seminar in our Reception Centre for PAIL.   The seminar provided local professionals the opportunity  to learn how to better care for people who have suffered the loss of an infant.  Thank you to all who attended the seminar. 

Special thank you to,                                                                       Tim Hortons (Great Northern Rd)                                                Gino's Family Resturant                                                                      Subway (Kyle Jones)                                                                              Thank you for supporting this great event with the gift of food and beverages. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

Purses, Pies and Pinot                                                   September 22, 2016
Northwood Ladies had a great night at "Purses, Pies and Pinot", an Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser hosted by Zonta.

Thanksgiving Drive
September 26, 2016 - October 11, 2016
Northwood held a drive for gently used clothing and non-perishable food Items. Donations went to Pauline's Place and St. Vincent Place. 

Thank you to everyone who donated. Your donations and support is appreciated. 

Canadian Diabetes Association                                                   Farm to Table with Christine Cushing                             Cooking with Emily Richards.
On September 29, 2016 and May 9th, 2016 , we spent the evening with the Canadian Diabetes Association (local chapter). We had a great time assisting in 50/50 ticket sales, registration, selling cookbooks and escorting guests to tables. Emily and Christine were very personable and inviting, and the food was fantastic.  Thank you both for travelling to the Sault for these great events.

A.R.C.H. Golf Tournament
September 9th, 2016
Northwood sponsored Ron Koprash, of Team Koprash. The team came second overall and raised appox $2,100.00. 

Sault Area Hospital - 5 Car Draw                                       June 25, 2016
We delivered food and beverages to volunteers around the community who were selling tickets the day of the draw.

Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life 2016               June 17, 2016
Northwood staff volunteered at Relay for life in the "Survivors Tent". Food trays were supplied by Northwood and staff enjoyed cutting and serving the cake to survivors and their families. We assisted the survivors with entering draws and signing a jumbo thank you card, that was presented to the SAH Cancer Care Unit staff. 

Run the Great Lakes                                                                   June 12, 2016
Northwood had a team in the 5K race. 


Ride for Autism                                                                               June 11, 2016                                                                          Anthony Nanne and Joan’s spouse, Ryan South participated in the "Algoma Rides For Autism" on their motorcycles. Our staff also volunteered at the "Family Fun Day" after "The Ride" out at Runway Park. 

Club Calabrese
Northwood has been a Club Calabrese Member and proud supporter of many events over the years.
Paint Nite Fundraiser
June 8, 2016 
We had a great night supporting Club Calabrese at “Paint Nite.” Our love birds were not the best, so I think we will keep our day jobs.
November 12, 2016
We are looking forward to attending the Annual Club Calabrese Chestnut Festival.

Alzheimer Society - Ladies Night Out
May 18, 2016
Northwood was a Diamond Sponsor, purchased tickets for 2 tables, provided live instrumental music by Eugene Gassi, as well our gentlemen staff provided coverage at the donation table so the ladies on staff could attend the event. Northwood matched every donation made that evening and presented the Alzheimer Society with a cheque of $1752.00 dollars at the end of the night. 

Crime Stoppers – Peace Officer Award Luncheon.
May 16, 2016
We are proud sponsors of the RCMP peace officer award. It is an honour to present such deserving men and women with this award.  

SSM Humane Society Drive.
May 4th – 9th “Be kind to animals week.”
We had a great response from the community for our SSM Human Society Drive.

Thank you to everyone who donated. 





Proud Sponsor of CIBC Run for the Cure





Safe Communities Information Session





Sault College, Hair’s to You Fundraiser





Aboriginal Affairs, Will’s and Estate Planning Seminar





Proud Jersey Sponsor of the Northwood Snipers & Sault Female Wildcats





Proud Sponsor of Northern Ontario Junior Girls Curling Team






Proud Sponsor of Breaking Away fundraising event





Proud Sponsor of Alzheimer Society’s – Walk for Memories




Proud Sponsor the Ontario Finnish Rest Home, Uusi Koti Building Fund





Proud Sponsor of the Laird Fair





Proud Sponsor of the Echo Bay United Church





Donations to St. Gregory’s Church Entrance Fund, Holy Family Parish Roof Fund, Precious Blood Cathedral’s “The Journey”





Proud Sponsor of Northland Barbershop Chorus