Oakville Community Foundation celebrates 30 years, planting 300 trees

By  Ben Brown- Originally published on Oakville News The Oakville Community Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 30, 2024, planting 300 trees with Oakvillegreen at Valleyridge Park. Among those in attendance were Acting Mayor Marc Grant, Oakville Community Foundation (OCF) CEO Wendy Rinella, and Oakvillegreen President Karen Brock. As a 360-degree granting organization, the […]

Highlighting Oakville Dads for Father’s Day

  Happy Father’s Day! In honour of this special day, we’re highlighting a local group we’re proud to partner with, Oakville Dads! The Oakville Dads Community Fund supports community members through the group’s local fundraising events and campaigns. Their focus is on helping vulnerable people in Oakville get the proper food, shelter, materials and education […]

Meet the New Members of the Board

Yesterday, the Oakville Community Foundation held its 29th Annual General Meeting where three new members were elected to the Board: Andy Aicklen, Julie Cordeiro and Christine Langevin. Read on to learn more about them. Andy Aicklen Andy Aicklen is currently a part of the Community Legacy Building Committee of the Oakville Community Foundation. Andy is […]

New report looks at youth climate anxiety and the local impact of climate change

Nearly half of local youth negatively affected by feelings on climate change FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., April 22, 2024 – Today, the report Our Community Legacy: What Oakville will our children and grandchildren inherit? on climate change was released at an event at Sheridan College. The Oakville Community Foundation, alongside Halton Environmental Network and […]

Initiative Report – Community Classroom

Welcome to the Oakville Community Foundation’s Initiative Reports. The Foundation will be sharing Initiative Reports on a number of our initiatives and activities, serving as a way of sharing with you, our donors, the success that has resulted from your generosity and the hard work of the teams that organize them. We hope you will […]

Community Education Awards Hub reopens with new scholarships and bursaries for Oakville students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., February 6, 2024 – The Community Education Awards Hub has reopened for its fifth year, with more scholarships, bursaries and education awards for Oakville students, with awards valued between $750 and $20,000. Created in 2020, the Oakville Community Foundation set out to make administering and applying for scholarships, bursaries and […]

Community Classroom returns with new in-class instruction and virtual learning for Oakville and Halton students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 22, 2024 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom is back with new free, interactive content, including in-class activities and performances for the first time since 2019. Community Classroom was developed in 2018 with the goal of “No Child Left Behind”, addressing the unequal access to community programs and […]

Sheridan to advance community-based research in Indigenous language revitalization with Foundation collaboration

A better understanding of approaches to maintaining and revitalizing Indigenous language, education, and storytelling culture. Greater insight into food security and supports for older adults amid continued inflation. These are goals that two newly awarded Sheridan research projects are aiming to address, with impact on two significant groups – Indigenous communities and our aging population. […]

Towards a Community Where No One Is Left Behind

By: Binu Dhas, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee Today we are announcing the update to The Foundation’s Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement as well as the equity-focused top-up funding for the 2023 GIVEOakville campaign. Reconciliation, Equity and Anti-Racism Statement The Statement was originally developed in 2022 as a commitment to reduce inequities in […]

Charitable Giving: Opportunities Abound!

By Gosha G.S. Sekhon, LL.B., TEP, Principal Lawyer and Owner of Sekhon Legal Services Fred and Helen* recently approached me to update their estate plan. One of their goals was to leave a sizeable gift to charity but with flexibility on how the gift is distributed. They had been meaning to establish this gift for […]