Women’s Giving Collective Proving “Every Woman Counts”

To mark International Women’s Day, The Foundation is proud to steward Oakville’s only Women’s Giving Collective. The Collective is a group of like-minded women from different backgrounds and with different experiences who have come together to make a big charitable impact in our community. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Every Woman […]

Join Oakville Allies to participate in #ActsofAllyship and celebrate Treaty Day in Oakville

Join Oakville Allies to participate in #ActsofAllyship and celebrate Treaty Day in Oakville Posted on February 10, 2023 Join Oakville Allies to participate in #ActsofAllyship and celebrate Treaty Day in Oakville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) and Oakville, Ont., February 10 , 2023 – Members of Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme’s […]

Community Education Awards Hub reopens with 45+ scholarships, over $330k available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., Feb. 1, 2023 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub has reopened for its fourth consecutive year with 45+ scholarship, bursary and educational award applications. The Awards Hub offers local students a singular online source to easily apply for multiple scholarships, bursaries and education awards to support their […]

Oakville Community Foundation grants $200k to local gender-equity charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 27, 2023 – Today, the Oakville Community Foundation announced funding totalling $200,000 to seven charitable organizations that are leading initiatives to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice.  The funding is through the Fund for Gender Equality (the Fund). […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom launches its fifth year

New programming: Moccasin Identifier kits, Bhangra with Gurdeep Pandher and more FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January, 16, 2023 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has relaunched with both archived and new, free interactive videos spanning local arts, culture, heritage and environmental programming for Halton students. To start the year, students and teachers […]

Four Volunteers Honoured with The Adrian Coote Award

A few weeks ago, during the Oakville Community Foundation’s Holiday Event, four volunteers were honoured with the Adrian Coote Award. The Award is named for The Foundation’s former Board Chair, Adrian Coote, and recognizes a volunteer who has given extraordinary services to the Oakville Community Foundation. This year, a recipient was named for each of […]

Wendy’s Top Six Holiday Reads (Philanthropy Edition)

“Have you seen this?” “Have you read this?” If you’re like me, I often get emails sent to me from a number of Board members, colleagues and Fundholders about issues of interest regarding the philanthropy sector. As I don’t have time to read all of them, I bookmark for a future date. Well, that time […]

New North Oakville kiosk honours Christopher Lockwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., December 14, 2022 – On Sunday, October 30, Jay and Mary Lockwood, alongside family, friends and members of Oakville Community Foundation gathered at the unveiling of a new kiosk on George Savage Avenue which honours the life of Jay’s son, Christopher. Christopher Lockwood tragically lost his life on August 22, […]

#WeekendReads – Racialized Individuals Represent Nearly Half of Oakville

Welcome back to the #WeekendReads series! On periodic Fridays throughout the year, 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. Throughout the year, Statistics Canada is releasing data gleaned from the 2021 […]