Meet James Hodgson, Owner of Nish Tees and maker of the Debwewin Oakville t-shirts!

James Hodgson is the owner of Nish Tees and the designated t-shirt supplier in support of Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project. A member of the Anishinaabe Loon Clan, James has a special connection to Oakville and understands the importance of recognizing the original inhabitants of the land we call home. As an Indigenous ward of […]

Remembering Gerry Wilson

“We were all fortunate and better off for knowing her” Lisa Helsdon recalls her mother with great fondness, love and wistfulness. There are both tears and laughter when she speaks about the woman who she describes as generous, fun loving and a great humanitarian as well as a beloved mother and grandmother. Gerry Wilson passed […]

Oakville-based Windmill Microlending recipient shares her experience

Megan Badenhorst moved from South Africa to Oakville in January 2020 with her family and a plan; to get settled, to requalify in Ontario as a lawyer and to be back in legal practice within a year. What she didn’t account for was the global COVID-19 pandemic that locked down the province, delaying and cancelling […]

Inspiring Generations of Giving: The Peternelj Family

“When you help other people you’re also helping yourself.” One of The Foundation’s newest Fundholders, Rudy Peternelj learned at a young age the importance of giving back. Today, as a busy father of three teenage daughters and with a thriving career, Rudy wanted to make sure he carved out time for philanthropy. With the help […]

The “Philanthropic Talk”

Professional Advisors play a critical role in helping their clients create and realize their philanthropic vision. As Oakville’s Leading Philanthropic Solutions Provider, we continued this year with the goal of educating and engaging local Professional Advisors and making them aware of the charitable gift options that are available for their clients. The uncertainty of the […]

命运与爱:吕家的故事 由吕家提供 (Meet the Lui Family)

“是命运把我们带到了一起。”当被问及她是如何遇到吕映桓(Alex),以及她与丈夫33年的爱情生活时,吕许燕媚(Mary)说。 “在我从香港到多伦多的一次旅行中,我决定去拜访我在阿尔伯塔省的姐姐和朋友。他们是在石油繁荣的高潮中移

Destiny and Love: Meet the Lui Family

“Life is a journey. We must try to stay active and engaged and keep learning,” says Mary. “Diversity is strength; we want to be a bridge that helps bring people together and be a part of making our community a better place to live.”