10 Reasons to Give With GIVEOakville

Have you explored the GIVEOakville campaign yet?  GIVEOakville is Oakville’s ONLY online crowdfunding campaign that features dozens of local charities that need your help this holiday season to reach their goals. The Oakville Community Foundation organizes this campaign as part of their role as a hub for community knowledge and to offer donors in Oakville […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces New DEI-Focused Funding

By: Rob V. Budhwa, Board Member and Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee The Oakville Community Foundation has made it a priority to reduce inequalities in both our operations and in our community. To this end, we have embarked on a number of initiatives and operational changes to become more inclusive and supportive of diverse populations. […]

Oakville Community Foundation Signs Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change

By: Fred Pinto – Board Member, Oakville Community Foundation The Oakville Community Foundation is proud to be a signatory to the Canadian Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change.  The Canadian Philanthropy Climate Commitment, is a joint initiative of Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), Environment Funders Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada, and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal […]

New Truth & Reconciliation Initiative “Debwewin”-The Oakville Truth Project

October 7, 2021 – The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Oakville Community Foundation have launched “Debwewin”- the Oakville Truth Project, to further our shared understanding of Oakville’s Indigenous past and support local Truth & Reconciliation. “Debwewin” refers to one of the Anishinabek seven grandfathers teaching for “truth.” This project will raise questions about […]

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 […]