When there’s a Will, there’s a way.

Here’s how you can get started on leaving your legacy today. Planned Giving. It sounds, well, planned. But how do you get started so that you have the planned part of your giving in place? You don’t need to be a financial planning wizard, and it won’t require a huge financial investment to get started […]

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

What matters most in my life? How do I want to be remembered when I’m gone? Has this Pandemic caused you to think about these questions? They have for me. I don’t think I ever imagined at my age – I’m not even 60 – I’d experience something this unsettling. This pandemic has really given […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces Three Award Recipients for Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Fund

Oakville, Ont., June 23, 2020 – Today the Oakville Community Foundation announced its three award recipients for the inaugural Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Fund.  The Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Fund is awarded to students in Oakville who are enrolled in post-secondary education. Each recipient receives $1,500, given directly to their post-secondary educational institution […]

What is Our Role in Social Justice?

Written by: Wendy Rinella, CEO and Brian Hanna, Chair of the Board of Directors This is a question we, and we are sure others who lead organizations, have been thinking about a lot lately, prompted by the Black Lives Matter protests as well as police violence towards Indigenous Canadians and people of colour. We are […]

Three Halton-Based Community Foundations Take Part in Emergency Community Support Fund

More Than $1,157,000 in funding available for charities supporting vulnerable populations May 20, 2020, Oakville: Burlington: Milton: Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North and Oakville Community Foundation today announced they will provide over $1,157,000 to support Halton charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way […]

Community Building Through the Community Education Awards Hub

In February,  The Foundation introduced the Community Education Awards Hub, a brand new portal that allows students who are post-secondary bound the ability to access awards from local organizations, entirely online. With the announcement of public school closures until at least the end of May, it appears that this portal came just in time. Local […]