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This author Sue Lawrenson has created 36 entries.

12 Aug

Steven Worby Memorial Awards

Deadline for both awards is September 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The Community Foundation of Halton North is pleased to partner with Community Living North Halton and Community Development Halton on two awards in memory of Steven Worby:  The Steven Worby Access & Mobility Award and The Steven Worby Community Award.  Applications are now being accepted for both.  Award recipients will be announced at Webathon 2021. Click the links below for the applications.

12 Aug

The Steven Worby Community Award Application

Proposal deadline: Monday September 6, 2021 11:59 p.m. DESCRIPTION The Steven Worby Community Award is a $5000 award presented to a youth group or team that completes a project or service that serves the community or an individual in Halton Hills. ELIGIBILITY Must be a youth team or youth group operating in Halton Hills. BACKGROUND About Steven Worby Steven unexpectedly passed away on November 18th, 2019 in his 30th year. Steven had a tremendous impact on so many people. Steven’s hard work, positivity, selflessness, strength, protection, and willingness...

12 Aug

The Steven Worby Access & Mobility Award Application

Proposal deadline: Monday September 6, 2021, 11:59 p.m. DESCRIPTION The Steven Worby Access & Mobility Award is a $5000 award presented to an individual towards the cost of modifying a business, home, or vehicle to allow access, mobility or upgraded technology for handicapped individuals in Halton Hills. ELIGIBILTY:  Must be an individual living in Halton Hills. BACKGROUND About Steven Worby Steven unexpectedly passed away on November 18th, 2019 in his 30th year. He had a tremendous impact on so many people. His hard work, positivity, selflessness, strength, protection,...

03 Aug

Community Foundation of Halton North will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a first ever Webathon

CFHN Webathon 2021 will happen on October 2, 2021 via Pheedloop, a virtual event platform. It will be a hybrid event, combining CFHN’s physical presence at Farmers’ Markets, at the new home of CFHN and with an online celebration of CFHN along with multiple local charities. CFHN will facilitate a series of activities in which charities and their advocates are invited to have some fun and learn about the philanthropic sector in Halton North, while helping CFHN reach the goal of...

03 Aug

Planned Giving and CFHN

Leaving a bequest or a life insurance policy to the Community Foundation of Halton North (CFHN) ensures that your generosity will benefit your community for generations to come. Across Canada, this is one of the more popular methods of giving to a Community Foundation. Wills and Bequests A charitable gift given through a will can make a huge impact as well as creating significant tax savings for the estate. For example, up to 100% of a taxpayer’s net income can be claimed...

17 Jun

What is a Community Foundation

By Julia Park You’ve probably heard of nationwide charities such as Red Cross and the Salvation Army, but have you heard of community foundations? Before my internship, I was not familiar with community foundations. Upon research, I found that community foundations were not like other charities – they take on a unique philanthropic approach to helping your community. Community foundations are non-profit charitable organizations that serve to provide aid and improve a certain area such as a city or a county. Community foundations...

17 Jun

What I Have Learned About Community Foundations

by Vanessa Oliveira Most people know that Canadians like donating to causes that help improve their community’s quality of life. However, sometimes it is not very clear how local charities receive the necessary resources so they may continue to do their good works.  I, for example, didn’t know what Community Foundations were until I started my career practicum in public relations with the Community Foundation of Halton North.  After learning what CFHN does, I started understanding that a Community Foundation is an institution...

17 Jun

Meet Our Interns

Meet Julia Park Julia is a graduate from University of Waterloo in French and Communications studies. Currently, she is a student at Sheridan College pursuing postgraduate certificate public relations – corporate communications. She is completing her internship at CFHN. In her free time, Julia loves to go indoor rock climbing with her friends and watching Korean dramas. Meet Vanessa Oliveira Vanessa is concluding her postgraduate certificate in Public Relations Corporate Communications at Sheridan College. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration...

13 May

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

Public spaces make safe, vibrant and connected communities. Round two of the Healthy Communities Initiative still accepting applications As Canadians continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities. With the first round of the Healthy Communities Initiative closed, community foundations have been able to provide local leadership in a pan-Canadian initiative to create safer, more vibrant and inclusive...