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 […]

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 […]

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 […]