Oakville Community Foundation announces nearly $30k for eight local students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., August 18, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation is happy to announce award recipients for the Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award and the Miller Family Foundation Bursary, all accessed through The Foundation’s Community Education Award Hub. Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award The Alexander and Bernice DeMaio Education Award […]

Oakville Community Foundation Grants $12.5k for Ukrainian Newcomers to Halton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., July 20, 2022 – The Oakville Community Foundation (The Foundation) has granted $12,500 to help Ukrainian newcomers as they arrive in Canada and settle in Halton. The Foundation has granted $5,000 to the St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral (specifically for Oakville), $5,000 to St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and $2,500 […]

Four ‘Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest’ submissions recognized for artistic achievement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakville, Ont., June 7, 2022 – Four students who submitted poetry as part of Gimaa’s Allyship Poetry Contest have been recognized and acknowledged for their artistic achievements. In March, Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) partnered with the Oakville Community Foundation’s Community Classroom program […]

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 […]