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 […]

Remembering Gerry Wilson

“We were all fortunate and better off for knowing her” Lisa Helsdon recalls her mother with great fondness, love and wistfulness. There are both tears and laughter when she speaks about the woman who she describes as generous, fun loving and a great humanitarian as well as a beloved mother and grandmother. Gerry Wilson passed […]

Oakville-based Windmill Microlending recipient shares her experience

Megan Badenhorst moved from South Africa to Oakville in January 2020 with her family and a plan; to get settled, to requalify in Ontario as a lawyer and to be back in legal practice within a year. What she didn’t account for was the global COVID-19 pandemic that locked down the province, delaying and cancelling […]

Family and Philanthropy: You can support both!

It’s important to be able to support your family as well as support the charitable causes that you’re passionate about. It’s a myth that you can’t do both! Did you know that according to a recent report on the transfer of wealth in Canada, a majority of Canadians surveyed indicate they want to be able […]