The Oakville Community Foundation Announces Granting for Community Fund for Canada’s 150th   Oakville

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The Oakville Community Foundation Announces Granting for Community Fund for Canada’s 150th   Oakville
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Sarah McPherson

Sarah McPherson

Sarah is a veteran communications, fundraising and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience working in the corporate and not-for-profit industry. Sarah has helped lead organizations through branding campaigns, fundraising events and annual campaigns, along with community-at-large special events. She is the Director of Communication and Development for the Oakville Community Foundation.

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Last week, we shared exciting news regarding 11 new projects in the Town of Oakville that are part of commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Funding was provided in part by a national program developed by Community Foundations Canada  in partnership with the federal government that seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of our nation and encourage broad and inclusive participation in a wide range of initiatives marking the country’s sesquicentennial anniversary of Confederation.

We’re excited to build on the work from past years like the Heritage Trails, developed as part of Oakville’s recognition of the Millenary celebrations. The Foundation is focused on issues that address diversity and inclusion, one of the key issues noted in our 2015 Vital Signs report, and our continued work around ‘Creating Vital Solutions’.

Canada’s 150th is an opportunity for everyone to take an active part – A great new initiative underway, is 3 Things for Canada – Imagine if every Canadian did three things for their community, their country, and the world this year. For Canada’s 150th, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and his Civic Engagement Committee are challenging people to contribute 3 Things for Canada. Just ask yourself: What am I passionate about? What can I do to help? Your “things” could be as simple as this.

Let’s see what Oakville can do to spread this same energy – send us ( your 3 ideas and we’ll start an Oakville revolution of our own. Tweet your ideas at @OakvilleCF, or on our Facebook page.  We want to shout out all that is happening locally.


What are your 3 Things for Canada?


All projects funded through the Canada 150 Fund aim to build healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples, groups that reflect Canada’s pluralism, official language minorities and youth.  They are intended to inspire a deep understanding about the people, places and events that shape our communities and our country, and encourage participation in community initiatives, activities and events to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. To read the full list and description of all the projects, visit – Grants Awarded for Canada’s 150 Anniversary.

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Oakville Community Foundation, the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast-to-coast. On a national scale, The Community Foundations of Canada, The Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage and private philanthropists and local leaders from across the country have collaborated to create The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th , the goal of which is to support thousands of local projects with three main goals.

1. Encouraging participation in community events and activities marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

2. Inspiring a deeper understanding of the people, places and events shaping our country and communities.

3. Building engaged, healthy and vibrant communities including the indigenous and visible minorities reflecting the diversity of our nation and youth.


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