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 […]

The ‘uncovery’ of 215 unmarked graves

What We Need To Do Now Written by: Bindu Cudjoe, Board Chair, Oakville Community Foundation The ‘uncovery’ of the unmarked graves of 215 children in Kamloops made national news this weekend, as it should have.  I am heartbroken, like so many of you, but not surprised.   While the terrible residential school system was not a […]

Reconciliation: A Poem by Gimma R. Stacey Laforme

Reconciliation I sit here crying I don’t know why I didn’t know the children I didn’t know the parents But I knew their spirit I knew their love I know their loss I know their potential And I am overwhelmed By the pain and the hurt The pain of the families and friends The pain […]

The Golden Horseshoe Hub provides $736,076 to community-led infrastructure projects

Grants part of the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative Oakville, June 1, 2021: The Golden Horseshoe Hub is excited to announce the allocation of funding for programs to support higher quality of life for people.  The Golden Horseshoe Hub is led by Oakville Community Foundation and is a consortium of eight community foundations including: […]

#WeekendReads- Our 2020 Annual Report

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On Fridays the Oakville Community Foundation will share reports, data and information to help you stay informed when it comes to the community, the charitable sector and more. Click here for previous installments. Our 2020 Annual Report “Community Resiliency Through Philanthropy in Oakville” is now available on our website. […]

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 […]

New partnership between Oakville Dads, Oakville Community Foundation

The Oakville Community Foundation is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the community group Oakville Dads. The Oakville Dads Community Fund, held at The Foundation, has been created as a way to support community members through local fundraising events and campaigns. Their focus is on helping vulnerable people in Oakville get the proper food, […]

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 […]