Meet the New Members of the Board

Yesterday, the Oakville Community Foundation held its 29th Annual General Meeting where three new members were elected to the Board: Andy Aicklen, Julie Cordeiro and Christine Langevin. Read on to learn more about them. Andy Aicklen Andy Aicklen is currently a part of the Community Legacy Building Committee of the Oakville Community Foundation. Andy is […]

New report looks at youth climate anxiety and the local impact of climate change

Nearly half of local youth negatively affected by feelings on climate change FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., April 22, 2024 – Today, the report Our Community Legacy: What Oakville will our children and grandchildren inherit? on climate change was released at an event at Sheridan College. The Oakville Community Foundation, alongside Halton Environmental Network and […]

Initiative Report – Community Classroom

Welcome to the Oakville Community Foundation’s Initiative Reports. 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 will […]

Community Education Awards Hub reopens with new scholarships and bursaries for Oakville students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., February 6, 2024 – The Community Education Awards Hub has reopened for its fifth year, with more scholarships, bursaries and education awards for Oakville students, with awards valued between $750 and $20,000. Created in 2020, the Oakville Community Foundation set out to make administering and applying for scholarships, bursaries and […]

Sheridan to advance community-based research in Indigenous language revitalization with Foundation collaboration

A better understanding of approaches to maintaining and revitalizing Indigenous language, education, and storytelling culture. Greater insight into food security and supports for older adults amid continued inflation. These are goals that two newly awarded Sheridan research projects are aiming to address, with impact on two significant groups – Indigenous communities and our aging population. […]

Towards a Community Where No One Is Left Behind

By: Binu Dhas, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee Today we are announcing the update to The Foundation’s Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement as well as the equity-focused top-up funding for the 2023 GIVEOakville campaign. Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement The Statement was originally developed in 2022 as a commitment to reduce inequities in […]

Top 10: Reasons Why Charitable People get DAFfy at The Foundation

Let’s get DAFfy! What do we mean by DAFfy? (hint: we are not talking about the duck!) We’re talking about creating  a “Donor Advised Fund” For You – at the Oakville Community Foundation. Here is our list of the top 10 reasons why charitable people get DAFfy at The Foundation: 10. No money down! You […]

Guest Blog: Intimate Partner Violence declared epidemic in Halton

By: Laurie Hepburn, Executive Director of Halton Women’s Place Domestic violence is not a private matter; it is a pervasive issue that affects families and our community. Halton, in alignment with the recommendations of a pivotal inquiry, has officially declared domestic and intimate partner violence, an epidemic. This declaration is more than just words; it’s […]

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 […]