GIVEOakville Charity Onboarding Session

You can watch the recording of the presentation below: The Charity On Boarding Slideshow is available here.  Local Donor Research – Behavioural Research with Sheridan College and BEWorks  is available here – BEworks provides management consulting and advanced research applying Behavioral Economics for Fortune 100 companies and governments around the world. In partnership with Sheridan […]

Learn About the Women’s Giving Collective!

The Women’s Giving Collective (WGC) is now into its third year in 2021 and preparing to make its final grant of a three-year commitment to Heartache2Hope. Combined with the first year commitment, the WGC has now provided a total of $16,500 to support individuals bereaved by suicide. What is the Women’s Giving Collective? The Women’s […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces Award Recipients for the Community Education Awards Hub

Today, the Oakville Community Foundation announced award recipients for the Miller Family Foundation Bursary, the Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship, three awards accessed through The Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub. The Miller Family Foundation Bursary and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship are new additions to the […]

Reflections from Elder Peter Schuler

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are sharing this blog featuring the thoughts of our Indigenous Cultural Advisor, Elder Peter Schuler. He shared the following thoughts with us in response to the initial discovery of the 215 children at Kamloops Residential School. We ask that you take the time to read his thoughts, […]

Reconciliation: A Poem by Gimma R. Stacey Laforme

Reconciliation I sit here crying I don’t know why I didn’t know the children I didn’t know the parents But I knew their spirit I knew their love I know their loss I know their potential And I am overwhelmed By the pain and the hurt The pain of the families and friends The pain […]

#WeekendReads- Our 2020 Annual Report

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On Fridays the Oakville Community Foundation will share reports, data and information to help you stay informed when it comes to the community, the charitable sector and more. Click here for previous installments. Our 2020 Annual Report “Community Resiliency Through Philanthropy in Oakville” is now available on our website. […]

Anti-Asian Racism: Q & A with Grace Churchill

As the pandemic continues, we have seen anti-Asian racism and hate crimes continue to persist. There has been enhanced media coverage of recent attacks on people of Asian descent, including the recent shooting in Georgia, the stabbing of a Korean man in Montreal, as well as countless other reports of verbal and physical assaults.   With […]

How will you measure your time during the pandemic?

As part of my address during the Rotary Clubs of Oakville Paul Harris Award ceremony in January I asked this question rhetorically. I have been asked a number of times to share these comments so I will do my best to provide a synopsis below. The notes from my address: I want to close by […]

Rotary’s Paul Harris Awards and Family

January 20th was an exciting day at the Oakville Community Foundation (The Foundation) as both our Chair Brian Hanna and I were recognized by the local Rotary Clubs for our contributions to the community. Brian and I received the prestigious Paul Harris Award for our community service, which included our work at The Foundation and […]