Charity-Small Business Partnership Program

The COVID-19 pandemic sparked big community needs and the pressure on our local charitable organizations increased as more community members accessed their services. At the same time, demand on some small Oakville businesses lessened. With the Ontario State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic coming to an end, The Foundation is shifting its granting focus towards recovery.

The Charity-Small Business Partnership Program is a unique program that encouraged local Oakville charities to apply for funding for the purchase of goods and services from an Oakville small business, including meals, equipment, devices or consulting services.

Charities purchasing meals were eligible for up to $5,000. Charities purchasing other goods and services were able to apply for up to $10,000. Successful partnership applications were selected by a panel of independent experts, listed below. 

Applications are now closed.


Granting Decisions

The Foundation is happy to announce the following successful Charity-Small Business Partnerships:

Food/Catering/Meals

Other Goods and Services


Industry Expert Panel

An Industry Expert Panel selected the successful applicants. This panel includes:

  • Kirby Alguire, Vice President, Finance, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
  • Binu Dhas, VP Operations, Hoskin Scientific
  • Tino DosSantos, VP of Business Markets for Southwestern Ontario, RBC
  • Christine M Langevin, Chartered Professional Accountant, C.Dir., CPA, CMA, CFE, BComm

Advisory support was offered from the Oakville Chamber of Commerce and Henderson Partners LLP.

This initiative is made possible with sponsorship from RBC and PearTree Financial and continued support from Ford Canada.

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