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 […]

Top 10: Reasons Why Charitable People get DAFfy at The Foundation

Let’s get DAFfy! What do we mean by DAFfy? (hint: we are not talking about the duck!) We’re talking about creating  a “Donor Advised Fund” For You – at the Oakville Community Foundation. Here is our list of the top 10 reasons why charitable people get DAFfy at The Foundation: 10. No money down! You […]

Initiative Report – Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project

Welcome to the Oakville Community Foundation’s first Initiative Report. 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 […]

Guest Blog: Magic or Indigenous Reconciliation in Action?

By: Angela Bellegard, Debwewin Advisory Council Member Special to the Oakville Community Foundation A meaningful act of Indigenous Reconciliation occurred in Oakville recently.  It was the second day of school for many families in Oakville and for others, their minds were focused on the hustle and bustle of a new month. Personally, I was trying […]

Top of Mind – Climate and Youth

By: Wendy Rinella and Mike Miller These two topics have been at the forefront as The Foundation starts its 30th trip around the sun.   On Monday, July 3rd, the world recorded its hottest temperature since the first time this data point was monitored 44 years ago. It was also the first time the daily average […]