Initiative Report – Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project

Welcome to the Oakville Community Foundation’s first Initiative Report. The Foundation will be sharing Initiative Reports on a number of our initiatives and activities, serving as a way of sharing with you, our donors, the success that has resulted from your generosity and the hard work of the teams that organize them. We hope you […]

Guest Blog: Magic or Indigenous Reconciliation in Action?

By: Angela Bellegard, Debwewin Advisory Council Member Special to the Oakville Community Foundation A meaningful act of Indigenous Reconciliation occurred in Oakville recently.  It was the second day of school for many families in Oakville and for others, their minds were focused on the hustle and bustle of a new month. Personally, I was trying […]

Top of Mind – Climate and Youth

By: Wendy Rinella and Mike Miller These two topics have been at the forefront as The Foundation starts its 30th trip around the sun.   On Monday, July 3rd, the world recorded its hottest temperature since the first time this data point was monitored 44 years ago.  It was also the first time the daily average […]

Meet the New Members of the Board

A few weeks ago, the Oakville Community Foundation held its 28th Annual General Meeting of members at the Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens. A number of Fundholders, volunteers, friends and local charities attended as we closed out the year, presented our 2022 Annual Report, recognized retiring Board Members and welcomed new ones. This year, we […]

Earth Day: Committing to Climate

Earth Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate the planet and bring awareness to environmental causes and organizations that are making our planet a better place to live, work and play.  But that’s something we try to do everyday. In 2021, The Foundation signed the Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change, a joint initiative of […]

Golden Horseshoe Partnership awards $1.1 million to social purpose organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., March 29, 2023 – The Golden Horseshoe Partnership, a consortium of eight community foundations and Sheridan College, has awarded $1,138,822 in funding to social purpose organizations as part of the Government of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP).  The Oakville Community Foundation is the lead partner of the Golden Horseshoe Partnership […]

Community Education Awards Hub reopens with 45+ scholarships, over $330k available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., Feb. 1, 2023 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub has reopened for its fourth consecutive year with 45+ scholarship, bursary and educational award applications. The Awards Hub offers local students a singular online source to easily apply for multiple scholarships, bursaries and education awards to support their […]

Oakville Community Foundation grants $200k to local gender-equity charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 27, 2023 – Today, the Oakville Community Foundation announced funding totalling $200,000 to seven charitable organizations that are leading initiatives to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice.  The funding is through the Fund for Gender Equality (the Fund). […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom launches its fifth year

New programming: Moccasin Identifier kits, Bhangra with Gurdeep Pandher and more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January, 16, 2023 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has relaunched with both archived and new, free interactive videos spanning local arts, culture, heritage and environmental programming for Halton students. To start the year, students and teachers […]