Free Arts, Heritage, Culture & Environmental programming for all students in publicly funded Oakville schools
Inspired by The United Nations and the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development, we’ve developed our own specific goal for youth in Oakville: “No Child left behind”. Community Classroom is just one program tackling this issue. What has inspired our focus are the challenges we know to exist in Oakville, such as:
- Did you know that 1 in 8 children under the age of 18 live in poverty in Oakville?
- Or that 14.2 per cent of Oakville families live in subsidized family units?
- Residents living in poverty is defined by the after-tax Low Income Measure (LIM-AT). LIM-AT is half of the median adjusted household income where house-hold needs are taken into account.
- In 2015, a person with after-tax income less than $22,133 or a family of four with income less than $44,266 is considered living in poverty.
These are just a few of the reason’s The Foundation developed this curriculum based, grade specific program, Community Classroom.
Relaunched in 2022 with new local arts, culture, heritage and environmental interactive videos and livestream events, Community Classroom is available to Halton students, teachers and schools at no charge. Check out the latest Community Classroom content.
Since the relaunch:
- 1200+ students benefited from the Susan Aglukark NOMAD: Correcting the Narrative presentation
- 160+ views on our Lunar New Year Video
- 360+ views on our from Graduate to Gold video, an interview between Donovan Bailey and Ron MacLean
If you would like to help us build this program, please consider donating to the Community Classroom Fund to ensure we can continue to offer this rewarding program!