CFHN

This author Sue Lawrenson has created 33 entries.

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...

12 Feb

The Importance of Unrestricted Giving

An unrestricted gift is critical to almost every charity. What do we mean by an unrestricted gift?  This is a donation that has no designations or restrictions on how, where or when it must be spent.  Unrestricted gifts are used to meet ever-changing community needs and priorities, including those that may not even be known at the time a donor has made a gift. CFHN evaluates all aspects of community well-being – arts and culture, environment, health and social services, youth...

12 Feb

What is a Community Foundation?

We are all familiar with single purpose charities who can explain their mission in one meaningful sentence.  It’s a bit more complex for community foundations! All community foundations can confidently say that we exist to improve the quality of life in our communities, today and forever.  That’s a very general statement, and even if that goal is understood, the next question of “how?” gets more complicated. Community Foundation of Halton North Community Foundation of Halton North (CFHN) is non-profit charitable organization.  CFHN is...

12 Feb

$1.8 million in funding available to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19

The Golden Horseshoe Hub in Southern Ontario announced today they will work together to provide $1,840,190 to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19.  This is part of the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative. The Hub is led by the Oakville Community Foundation and includes: Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Brant County Community Foundation, Burlington Foundation, Community Foundation of Halton North, Hamilton Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Mississauga and Niagara Community Foundation. This funding is part of the Government of Canada’s new...