Learn About the Women’s Giving Collective!

The Women’s Giving Collective (WGC) is now into its third year in 2021 and preparing to make its final grant of a three-year commitment to Heartache2Hope. Combined with the first year commitment, the WGC has now provided a total of $16,500 to support individuals bereaved by suicide. What is the Women’s Giving Collective? The Women’s […]

From the Archives – Older Adults in our Community

The Oakville Community Foundation has 27 years of published content from blogs, articles, research, reports and more! Join us as we periodically look back at The Foundation’s history of work on various topics and issues in the community in our new series, From the Archives. Through the Years Did you know that the Vital Older […]

A Youth Perspective: The Impact of COVID-19 – Part 2

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 intern Charlotte Bright sat down with her fellow classmates to have a frank conversation about how COVID-19 has […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces Award Recipients for the Community Education Awards Hub

Today, the Oakville Community Foundation announced award recipients for the Miller Family Foundation Bursary, the Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship, three awards accessed through The Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub. The Miller Family Foundation Bursary and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship are new additions to the […]

Reflections from Elder Peter Schuler

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are sharing this blog featuring the thoughts of our Indigenous Cultural Advisor, Elder Peter Schuler. He shared the following thoughts with us in response to the initial discovery of the 215 children at Kamloops Residential School. We ask that you take the time to read his thoughts, […]

A Youth Perspective: The Impact of COVID-19 – Part 1

Welcome to our first audio blog! 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 intern Charlotte Bright sat down with her fellow classmates to […]

Reconciliation: A Poem by Gimma R. Stacey Laforme

Reconciliation I sit here crying I don’t know why I didn’t know the children I didn’t know the parents But I knew their spirit I knew their love I know their loss I know their potential And I am overwhelmed By the pain and the hurt The pain of the families and friends The pain […]

#WeekendReads- Our 2020 Annual Report

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On Fridays 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. Our 2020 Annual Report “Community Resiliency Through Philanthropy in Oakville” is now available on our website. […]

Inspiring Generations of Giving: The Peternelj Family

“When you help other people you’re also helping yourself.” One of The Foundation’s newest Fundholders, Rudy Peternelj learned at a young age the importance of giving back. Today, as a busy father of three teenage daughters and with a thriving career, Rudy wanted to make sure he carved out time for philanthropy. With the help […]

The “Philanthropic Talk”

Professional Advisors play a critical role in helping their clients create and realize their philanthropic vision. As Oakville’s Leading Philanthropic Solutions Provider, we continued this year with the goal of educating and engaging local Professional Advisors and making them aware of the charitable gift options that are available for their clients. The uncertainty of the […]