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.


Plastic Bag Collection in support of St. Vincent Place 2021

Plastic Bag Collection in support of St. Vincent Place 2021

After St. Vincent Placed reached out to the community expressing their need for plastic bags our Northwood team put together a drive and did pick ups around the community.

Along with plastic bags many people also donated hats and mitts to help keep those in need warm this winter.

Our team also put together a bundle of non-perishable food items and supplies that the shelter is in need of.

Thank you to everyone who donated!

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers 2021

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers 2021

We are always happy to help support this wonderful event.

Thank you, to The Alzheimer Society of SSM for all you do for our community.

Tree of Memories 2020, Ornament Placing

Tree of Memories 2020, Ornament Placing

Although we could not have our ceremony this year, we are grateful that we were able to host our ornament placing.

This is a special evening inviting families served throughout 2020 to visit the funeral home colonnade, place an ornament with their loved ones name on it on our tree of memories and share a special moment. The Tree of Memories is lit the month of December, for those who wish to visit the tree at any time.

Thank you, to everyone who attended. This was truly a special evening and our team here at Northwood feel privileged to have served your families and honour your loved ones.

Special thank you to Greg Callaghan for providing beautiful holiday music and to iiee's Studio for capturing some special moments.

The Algoma Autism Foundations - Santa Lane 2020

The Algoma Autism Foundations - Santa Lane 2020

The drive thru Santa lane was in place of our annual Pancakes with Santa event that we host each year. Although not quite the same, we were still able to provide a safe and happy Santa experience.

Virtual Festival of Trees in support of The Lung Health Foundation 2020

Virtual Festival of Trees in support of The Lung Health Foundation 2020

This is a special event that our community looks forward to each year, although this year was virtual our Northwood team was happy to support this wonderful Foundation.

Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Lest We Forget.

November 11 the day we lay poppies, the day we take a moment of silence to honour the men and women who have died and risk their lives for us, the day we remember. This is to recognize the soldier's who fought for not only the world we have today but for our freedom, our voice, and our choice for the lives that will live in peace.

Poem by Murphy South
(Grade 7, FH Clergue Public School)


The Algoma Autism Foundation - Trunk or Treat 2020

The Algoma Autism Foundation - Trunk or Treat 2020

Trunk or Treat looked alot different this year, but we are happy that we could still provide treats to many smiling faces today. Thank you, to the
The Algoma Autism Foundation for what you do and allowing us to be a part of it.
Special thank you, to NG Cash & Carry for donating treats to this event!


Smile Cookie Facebook Campaign

Smile Cookie Facebook Campaign in support of ARCH and The Twinkie Foundation

In support of these two wonderful organizations in our community our Northwood team ran a smile cookie Facebook Campaign. Our wonderful community sent in nominations of local businesses and individuals that they wanted us to surprise with Smile Cookies.

Our Northwood team has such a wonderful week delivering dozens of cookies and bringing so many smiles.

Community Mask Donation 2020

Community Mask Donation 2020

As the pandemic started and COVID-19 quickly spread our Northwood team was able to purchase and deliver masks to every long term care facility in SSM.

SSM Chamber of Commerce - Women in Business Breakfast 2020

SSM Chamber of Commerce - Women in Business Breakfast 2020

Our Northwood ladies had a wonderful time at the Women in Business Breakfast. This is a great event that we are proud to sponsor and attend.

Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Team Northwood was happy to brave the cold in support of St. Vincent Place.

Special thank you to Scotts Coffee Co. for partnering up with us to provide goodies for all the participants after the walk.

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers 2020

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimers 2020

We are proud to support this great event each year.

Special thank you to Boston Bakes for making the delicious cinnamon buns for us.

Tree of Memories Ceremony 2019

Tree of Memories Ceremony 2019

Northwood held its 4th Annual Tree of Memories Ceremony.

This was such a special evening honouring families served Nov 2018- Oct 2019.

Donations of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to The Soup Kitchen.

Algoma Autism Foundations - Breakfast with Santa 2019

Algoma Autism Foundations - Breakfast with Santa 2019

Northwood was proud to once again host Breakfast with Santa for the Algoma Autism Foundation.

We were happy to match the funds raised from this event and present a check for $708 to the very deserving SSM Kiwanis Club.

Thank you, to everyone who attended and volunteered!

The Algoma Lung Association, Festival of Trees 2019

The Algoma Lung Association, Festival of Trees 2019

Our Northwood team always enjoys participating in this beautiful event.

Celebrating 30 years, $1000 Giveaway

Celebrating 30 years, $1000 Giveaway

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our community of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas for their continued trust as Northwood celebrates 30 years!

Congratulations to our giveaway winner, Lisa Wright!

Thank you for making our home, your home, for 30 years!

Club Calabrese, Chestnut party 2019

Club Calabrese, Chestnut party 2019

We were happy to sponsor the 31st Annual Club Calabrese, Chestnut party. We had a great evening, thanks for having us.

Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

It is always an honour to attend and participate at this special event.

Lest we forget.

Precious Blood Cathedral Tea Bazaar

Precious Blood Cathedral Tea Bazaar

Funeral directors Terra and Joan had a lovely afternoon volunteering at the Precious Blood Cathedral CWL Snowflake Tea and Bazaar.

The Canadian Cancer Society, An Evening at Hogwarts 2019

The Canadian Cancer Society, An Evening at Hogwarts 2019

Our Northwood team had a fantastic evening volunteering! Great job to the Canadian Cancer Society for putting on such a great event.

The Alzheimer Society's, Ladies Night Out 2019

The Alzheimer Society's, Ladies Night Out 2019

Northwood is always proud to be a Diamond Sponsor for the Alzheimer Society's Ladies Night Out.

Northwood matched donations made that evening dollar for dollar, presenting the Alzheimer Society a cheque for $1,500.00.

We had a great time, as we do every year. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this great organization.

 

Peace Officer Awards Dinner 2019

Peace Officer Awards Dinner 2019

Our Northwood team had a great time at the 2019 Peace Officer Awards Dinner. It is always an honour presenting the RCMP award.
Congratulations, to all the deserving recipients. 

Trunk or Treat  - October 12, 2019

Trunk or Treat  - October 12, 2019

Northwood was proud to once again host the Algoma Autism Foundations, Trunk or Treat.
Special thank you to Steve & Adam at National Grocers Cash & Carry for donating treats. 






Clothing Collective SAHF Fundraiser 2019

Clothing Collective SAHF Fundraiser 2019

Northwood is a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Clothing Collective  in support of the Sault Area Hospital Foundation. 

Algoma Autism Foundation

Algoma Autism Foundation

We were honored to receive the Algoma Autism Foundation Boston Family Distinguished Service Award in recognition of extraordinary dedication and devoted service 2018, service before self.

Denim and Diamonds, Algoma Autism Foundation Fundraiser

Denim and Diamonds, Algoma Autism Foundation Fundraiser

We had a fabulous evening at the Algoma Autism Foundation's, Denim and Diamonds fundraising dinner.

Each year, Northwood donates 2 iPads and runs the Win 1, Give 1 Draw. Congratulations to this year's winner, Kate Guzzo! Kate has selected St. Basil's School to receive the second iPad.

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

Team Northwood was happy to sponsor the hot chocolate and treats for the participants, provided by Scott's Coffee Co.

Walk for Alheimer's SSM 2019

Walk for Alheimer's SSM 2019

We are proud to support this great event each year.

Special thank you to Thynes Family Bakery who help us provide homemade cinnamon buns each year. 

Special Olympics Ontario

Special Olympics Ontario

With funds raised from the Algoma Autism Foundations- Breakfast with Santa, Northwood was happy to match the amount raised and present a cheque for $690 to Special Olympics Ontario.

Algoma Autism Foundations - Breakfast with Santa

Algoma Autism Foundations - Breakfast with Santa

Northwood had another fantastic year hosting The Algoma Autism Foundations- Breakfast with Santa. 

Tree of Memories Ceremony

Tree of Memories Ceremony

Our 3rd annual, Tree of Memories Ceremony.

Northwood was happy to deliver the many donations collected at our Tree of Memories Ceremony to The Soup Kitchen. 

One Stop Christmas Show & Silent Auction

One Stop Christmas Show & Silent Auction

Northwood was happy to sponsor the One Stop Christmas Show & Silent Auction by donating a Kate Spade purse and wallet for the silent auction. 


All proceeds went towards purchasing much needed items for the Sault Area Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Paediatrics Ward and also to purchase gifts for the children and their families, who are in the hospital over Christmas. 

Ontario Lung Associations - Festival of Trees

Ontario Lung Associations - Festival of Trees 

Northwood is a proud sponsor of the Ontario Lung Associations - Festival of Trees.  This is a wonderful event that brings so much Christmas cheer to our community. 

Canadian Cancer Society's  - An Evening at Hogwarts

Canadian Cancer Society's  - An Evening at Hogwarts

Our Northwood Team had such a fun evening volunteering at the Canadian Cancer Society's, An Evening at Hogwarts. Well done, we look forward to this event next year. 

Algoma Autism Foundations - Trunk or Treat

Algoma Autism Foundations - Trunk or Treat

We had another fantastic year hosting The Algoma Autism Foundations -Trunk or Treat.
Thank you to everyone who made this day a success. 


We would like to give a big thank you to Steve & Adam at National Grocers Cash & Carry for donating treats for the Algoma Autism's, Trunk or Treat event.

Big Blue Box Food Drive

Big Blue Box Food Drive

In support of St. Vincent Place and the Big Blue Box Food Drive, Northwood volunteered with the St. Jerome Catholic Church team collecting nonperishable food items.  

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to make this event a great success, we were happy to be a part of it.  

Cardiac Clothing Collective SAHF Fundraiser 2018

Cardiac Clothing Collective SAHF Fundraiser 2018

Northwood is proud to support the Cardiac Clothing Collective, in support of the Sault Area Hospital Foundation.

St. Jerome Parish- Car Wash Fundraiser

St. Jerome Parish- Car Wash Fundraiser 

Northwood was happy to stop by at the St. Jerome Parish Car Wash, in support of the EDGE youth program.

SSM Free Preschool Soccer League

SSM Free Preschool Soccer League

Northwood Funeral Home is a proud sponsor of SSM Free Preschool Soccer League. Great job team!

Being Prepared Made Simple, Preplanning Seminar

Being Prepared Made Simple, Preplanning Seminar

Thank you to everyone who attended our "Being Prepared Made Simple Seminar".  

The Alzheimer Society's Ladies Night Out 2018

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

2018 Peace Officer Awards Dinner

Northwood is a proud  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

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

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.

Algoma Autism Foundation Fundraiser

Algoma Autism Foundation Fundraiser 

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.

Coldest Night of the Year

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

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.

Algoma Autism Foundation

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.

2017 Tree of Memories Ceremony

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 2017

Northwood's Second Annual Tree of Memories Ceremony 2017

Algoma Autism Foundation's Sensitive Santa - Pancake Breakfast

Algoma Autism Foundation's Sensitive Santa - Pancake Breakfast

Hosted by Northwood Funeral Home

The Ontario Lung Association, Festival of Trees 2017

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

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

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

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.

Ride for Autism/ Family Fun Day 2017

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

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

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 2017

Peace Officer Awards Ceremony 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.

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

Easter Seals Telethon
March 26, 2017

This afternoon one of our licensed funeral directors, Terra, 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

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

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

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  2016

Christmas Cheer  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

On September 28th, Northwood 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. 

Thanksgiving Drive September 26, 2016 - October 11, 2016

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.

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

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. 

Purses, Pies and Pinot September 22, 2016

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.

Sault Area Hospital - 5 Car Draw June 25, 2016

Sault Area Hospital - 5 Car Draw                                   June 25, 2016
Northwood 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

Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life 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   2016

Run the Great Lakes - 2016                                                        
Team Northwood participated in the 5K race. 


Ride for Autism 2016

Ride for Autism - 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

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

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

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.