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 […]

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 […]

10 Reasons to Give With GIVEOakville

Have you explored the GIVEOakville campaign yet?  GIVEOakville is Oakville’s ONLY online crowdfunding campaign that features dozens of local charities that need your help this holiday season to reach their goals. The Oakville Community Foundation organizes this campaign as part of their role as a hub for community knowledge and to offer donors in Oakville […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces New DEI-Focused Funding

By: Rob V. Budhwa, Board Member and Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee The Oakville Community Foundation has made it a priority to reduce inequalities in both our operations and in our community. To this end, we have embarked on a number of initiatives and operational changes to become more inclusive and supportive of diverse populations. […]

Donovan Bailey Pass the Baton Canada – Donate Now!

The Donovan Bailey Pass the Baton race supports youth charities in Canada – specifically, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada, and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Award. Donate here to directly support these charities and the important work they are doing across our nation. Donate to to Donovan […]

Planned Giving: All it takes is a little Will Power.

“When you pool your resources and work with The Oakville Community Foundation, they enable you to amplify your impact in the local community and beyond.” ~Bruce Burrows, Fundholder It’s not uncommon in everyday conversations to hear someone say: “I wish I could make a difference.” Or “I wish I could create change.” Or “I just […]

Giving is Great: But How Do You Decide on the Best Way to Give?

You have lots of choices when it comes to building up your Fund, or when you give to any of the Funds held at the Oakville Community Foundation. Depending on when and how you give, you’ll see different benefits, now, and in the future. To help you begin that decision-making process, here are some of […]