Community Classroom launches Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest for students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., March 2, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom program has launched Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest for students. Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) has shared a poem, titled “Nii jii” which means “friend” in Anishinaabemowin, and invites students to share […]

The Debwewin Project’s website launched on Treaty Day in Oakville

“What better place to begin to seek the Truth than your own local community?” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Oakville, Ont., February 28, 2021 –  The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) and the Oakville Community Foundation have launched a new website for Debwewin (Oakville): The Oakville Truth Project, […]

Community Education Awards Hub reopens with new educational awards, $330K available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., February 9, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Education Awards Hub, in its 3rd year, is now open for applications with $330,000 available in education awards, scholarships and bursaries.  The Awards Hub is a one-stop, free, online source to help local students access dozens of scholarships, bursaries and awards […]

OTF helps Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom move online

Oakville, ON – In 2018, the Oakville Community Foundation received a three-year, $222,100 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to expand its Community Classroom program, which provides free local arts, culture and heritage programming to students in publicly-funded schools. With the support of this grant, the Oakville Community Foundation relaunched Community Classroom Online […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s GIVEOakville campaign funds $575,000 for local charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 19, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s GIVEOakville campaign funded just over $575,000 to support local charities in the Oakville and Halton area. GIVEOakville supported grant requests from 55 local charities in Oakville’s only online crowd-funding campaign. Just over $425,000 was raised from The Foundation’s Fundholders and public donations. […]

Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has new interactive videos and programs from Community Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., January 10, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom Online has reopened for 2022 and features new interactive videos for elementary and secondary students plus NEW live-streamed events. The goal is to ensure students continue to have access to local arts, culture, heritage and environmental programming free of charge […]

Oakville Community Foundations launches GIVEOakville campaign, redesigned platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., November 15, 2021 – The Oakville Community Foundation has launched the GIVEOakville campaign, running from November 15 until December 13, 2021, with a new redesigned platform. GIVEOakville is a holiday-giving campaign that features dozens of charities in the Oakville and Halton area. Charities request up to $25,000 to support their […]

New Truth & Reconciliation Initiative “Debwewin”-The Oakville Truth Project

October 7, 2021 – The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Oakville Community Foundation have launched “Debwewin”- the Oakville Truth Project, to further our shared understanding of Oakville’s Indigenous past and support local Truth & Reconciliation. “Debwewin” refers to one of the Anishinabek seven grandfathers teaching for “truth.” This project will raise questions about […]