#WeekendReads – Get to Know the New Members of the Board

Annually, the Oakville Community Foundation concludes the year with the Annual General Meeting of members. The meeting is both to recognize the work of the prior year but also a chance to thank our Board for their leadership and work, as well as to recognize Board Members who are completing their term of office.  At […]

A Youth Perspective: The Impact of COVID-19 – Part 2

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 have a frank conversation about how COVID-19 has […]

#WeekendReads – Explore the Vital Older Adults Report in three ways!

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. Did you know that Living Your Best Life: A Report on the Vitality of Older Adults in […]

Oakville Community Foundation Announces Award Recipients for the Community Education Awards Hub

Today, the Oakville Community Foundation announced award recipients for the Miller Family Foundation Bursary, the Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship, three awards accessed through The Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub. The Miller Family Foundation Bursary and the Donovan Bailey Sports Excellence Scholarship are new additions to the […]

Reflections from Elder Peter Schuler

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we are sharing this blog featuring the thoughts of our Indigenous Cultural Advisor, Elder Peter Schuler. He shared the following thoughts with us in response to the initial discovery of the 215 children at Kamloops Residential School. We ask that you take the time to read his thoughts, […]

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: […]