GIVEOakville Charity Onboarding Session

You can watch the recording of the presentation below: The Charity On Boarding Slideshow is available here.  Local Donor Research – Behavioural Research with Sheridan College and BEWorks  is available here – BEworks provides management consulting and advanced research applying Behavioral Economics for Fortune 100 companies and governments around the world. In partnership with Sheridan […]

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, […]

#WeekendReads- Our 2020 Annual Report

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. Our 2020 Annual Report “Community Resiliency Through Philanthropy in Oakville” is now available on our website. […]

Anti-Asian Racism: Q & A with Grace Churchill

As the pandemic continues, we have seen anti-Asian racism and hate crimes continue to persist. There has been enhanced media coverage of recent attacks on people of Asian descent, including the recent shooting in Georgia, the stabbing of a Korean man in Montreal, as well as countless other reports of verbal and physical assaults.   With […]

Rotary’s Paul Harris Awards and Family

January 20th was an exciting day at the Oakville Community Foundation (The Foundation) as both our Chair Brian Hanna and I were recognized by the local Rotary Clubs for our contributions to the community. Brian and I received the prestigious Paul Harris Award for our community service, which included our work at The Foundation and […]

Black History Month Programming

Two of our Community Classroom partners have put together programming for Black History Month. These special programs educate and celebrate Black History in Oakville. Once you sign up, instructions on how to view these materials will be emailed to you. CANADIAN CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF HALTON Talented panists, Denise Als and Richard Cornelius, will teach you about […]

Family Philanthropy

In my last blog on “Our Kids and Philanthropy” I shared how I was engaging my daughter in philanthropy through her own Fund and through GIVEOakville, as well as some of the youth philanthropy initiatives that we have planned for 2021 at The Foundation. I also invited stories from readers of their own experiences. Well […]

Our Kids and Philanthropy

For many of us, teaching our kids about philanthropy is part and parcel of helping them grow into being a kind and empathetic person. We have many Fundholders who make their granting decisions as a family: parents and children sitting around the dining room table sharing their passions and priorities. One family rotates their Fund’s […]

Join us on November 10 for the OFFICIAL LAUNCH of the Oakville Resiliency Report!

We’re very excited to be launching the Oakville Resiliency Report this November, and we want to give you an exclusive in-depth look at the report with members of our Team! The Oakville Community Foundation’s Oakville Resiliency Report: Neighbours Helping Neighbours delves into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local Oakville-area charities and sets the […]