Gender Equality Week: True gender equality means equal rights and equal opportunity

We know that investing in women is both right and strategic. We’re able to double our impact when we support women-led and women-serving organizations by supporting decent work and supporting good programming. As we mark Gender Equality week, The Foundation is proud to support and steward a number of women-led and women-focused charitable activities, including […]

Oakville Community Foundation announces nearly $30k for eight local students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., August 18, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation is happy to announce award recipients for the Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award and the Miller Family Foundation Bursary, all accessed through The Foundation’s Community Education Award Hub. Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award The Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award […]

#WeekendReads – Examining Changes in Low-Income Status in Halton

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On periodic Fridays throughout the year, 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. Throughout the year, Statistics Canada is releasing data gleaned from the 2021 […]

Oakville Community Foundation Grants $12.5k for Ukrainian Newcomers to Halton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., July 20, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation (The Foundation) has granted $12,500 to help Ukrainian newcomers as they arrive in Canada and settle in Halton. The Foundation has granted $5,000 to the St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (specifically for Oakville), $5,000 to St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and $2,500 […]

Developing the Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement

Today we are delighted to release our Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement, affectionately known as REARS. This Statement has been under development for more than a year and has benefitted from the input of many community members. We are grateful to all of the stakeholders who shared their insights and expertise to make this a […]

Introducing the New Members of the Board

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On periodic Fridays throughout the year, 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. Annually, the Oakville Community Foundation concludes the year with the Annual General Meeting […]

The DQ and You

Written by: Wendy Rinella, CEO With the official start of summer only a week away, it would be easy to assume that I am talking about a retail summer treat provider, but no, I am referring to the Disbursement Quota (DQ). This DQ is a federal government calculation of the minimum amount of its assets that […]

Four ‘Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest’ submissions recognized for artistic achievement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., June 7, 2022 – Four students who submitted poetry as part of Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest have been recognized and acknowledged for their artistic achievements. In March, Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) partnered with the Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom program […]

#WeekendReads: Oakville’s Growing and Changing Demographic

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On periodic Fridays throughout the year, 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. Last summer, Canadians from coast-to-coast filled out the 2021 Census: a detailed […]

Community Classroom launches Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest for students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., March 2, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom program has launched Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest for students. Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) has shared a poem, titled “Nii jii” which means “friend” in Anishinaabemowin, and invites students to share […]