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 […]

New partnership between Oakville Dads, Oakville Community Foundation

The Oakville Community Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the community group Oakville Dads. The Oakville Dads Community Fund, held at The Foundation, has been created as a way to support community members through local fundraising events and campaigns. Their focus is on helping vulnerable people in Oakville get the proper food, […]

Philanthropy: Create Your Own Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people think about and approach philanthropy. While the pandemic has increased awareness of the role and need for Wills and estate planning, it isn’t a topic that most people feel comfortable talking about. This only makes sense as in a very short time we’ve had to come to […]

Anti-Asian Racism: Q & A with Grace Churchill

As the pandemic continues, we have seen anti-Asian racism and hate crimes continue to persist. There has been enhanced media coverage of recent attacks on people of Asian descent, including the recent shooting in Georgia, the stabbing of a Korean man in Montreal, as well as countless other reports of verbal and physical assaults.   With […]

NEW Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship now available on The Awards Hub!

Attention Oakville high school students! The Community Education Awards Hub is now home to the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to an elite athlete competing in any Olympic sport (including Paralympic and Special Olympics). Donovan Bailey graduated from Queen Elizabeth Park High School here in Oakville, where he ran his first […]