News

13 May

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

Public spaces make safe, vibrant and connected communities. Round two of the Healthy Communities Initiative launches May 14 Join a Webinar on May 14th, at 1pm EST to learn more about some of the incredible projects funded in the first round of the Healthy Communities Initiative, and how you can get involved for Round Two. REGISTER HERE!  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...

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...