Oakville Awards for Business Excellence Recap

On Wednesday night (April 26th) I dug out my “Past Chair of the Board” badge to wear to the Oakville Awards for Business Excellence (OABE). I was looking forward to again receiving the Community Builder of the Year Award on behalf of my employer. I accepted it in 2015 on behalf of FCT Insurance (formerly […]

Earth Day: Committing to Climate

Earth Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate the planet and bring awareness to environmental causes and organizations that are making our planet a better place to live, work and play.  But that’s something we try to do everyday. In 2021, The Foundation signed the Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change, a joint initiative of […]

Women’s Giving Collective Proving “Every Woman Counts”

To mark International Women’s Day, The Foundation is proud to steward Oakville’s only Women’s Giving Collective. The Collective is a group of like-minded women from different backgrounds and with different experiences who have come together to make a big charitable impact in our community. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Every Woman […]

Wendy’s Top Six Holiday Reads (Philanthropy Edition)

“Have you seen this?” “Have you read this?” If you’re like me, I often get emails sent to me from a number of Board members, colleagues and Fundholders about issues of interest regarding the philanthropy sector. As I don’t have time to read all of them, I bookmark for a future date. Well, that time […]

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 […]

Golden Horseshoe Community Foundations join Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

TORONTO – All nine community foundations of the Golden Horseshoe region are coming together to help fund Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022. This year, the educational program produced by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will feature an in-person gathering held in Mississauga for 5,000 high school students across the region. A portion of […]

Gimaa Laforme’s Ally Leadership Council Announced for Debwewin, Treaty 14 Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., September 5, 2022 – In support of Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Oakville Community Foundation have launched Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme’s Ally Leadership Council to coincide with the 216th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 14 in Oakville.     The Council […]