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 […]

The Debwewin Project’s website launched on Treaty Day in Oakville

“What better place to begin to seek the Truth than your own local community?” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Oakville, Ont., February 28, 2021 –  The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) and the Oakville Community Foundation have launched a new website for Debwewin (Oakville): The Oakville Truth Project, […]

A Youth Perspective: Resilience and Adaptability

So often we read articles about COVID-19 and its impact on society, but what about its impact on youth? Instead of writing a second-hand account of what the youth in our community are seeing, hearing and feeling, our spring 2021 intern Charlotte Bright sat down with her fellow classmates to have a frank conversation about how […]