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This author Sue Lawrenson has created 26 entries.

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...

15 Dec

Community Foundation of Halton North announces Round #2 ECSF Grant Recipients

Five charities say ‘thank you’ to the Community Foundation of Halton North after receiving grants from the Community Foundation of Halton North through Round #2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund.  Each grant recipient helps serve a vulnerable population in Milton and Halton Hills adversely impacted by Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the issue of food security, mental wellness, safety, social inclusion and learning.  Grant recipients include: Canadian Caribbean Association of HaltonCommunity Living North HaltonFood For LifeHouse...

07 Oct

Charities and Community Foundations

The Community Foundation of Halton North invites you to a Zoom Lunch and Learn Charities and Community Foundations Partnerships to help build a legacy Thursday October 22, 2020 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  To RSVP and Receive Zoom information contact: Sue Lawrenson at the Community Foundation of Halton North Email: slawrenson@cfhn.ca Telephone: 905-864-9211 Text: 519-993-0106 ...

07 Oct

The Big World of Philanthropy

By Jessica Zujko The big world of philanthropy can include many, many, intertwined aspects. After I finished working with the Community Foundation of Halton North last summer, one thing was very evident; storytelling is a huge part of what we do. One of my main projects both last summer and this summer was to interview grant recipients of the CFHN to be able to tell our story in connection with all these amazing organizations around us doing great work. But first, to...

06 Oct

CFHN enters into Round 2 for the Emergency Community Support Fund

The Community Foundation of Halton North is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside Community Foundations of Canada  The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support...

11 Aug

CFHN Blog – Introduction

                                                                          Introduction Welcome to the first blog post of many. We are excited to bring this new initiative to the Community Foundation of Halton North to bring a connection between the people of Halton and the social sector. With...

11 Aug

CFHN Announces Additional Grant Recipients

      Community Foundation of Halton North announces five more Grant Recipients MILTON-HALTON HILLS:  The Community Foundation of Halton North, through the Emergency Community Support Fund provided grants to ArtHouse, Diabetes Canada, Let’s Talk Science, Easter Seals Ontario, and The Darling Home for Kids ArtHouse For 11 years, ArtHouse has engaged hundreds of vulnerable young kids with on-site Programs at Subsidized Housing Locations, Community Hubs and in collaboration with Agency Partners throughout Halton. Our Goal...