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Oakville Community Foundation dishes out more than $120,000 in grants for special projects

The Oakville Community Foundation announced last Friday (April 8), it would be directing more than $120,600 towards special projects intended to help those in need in the community.

The registered charity, which directs funds donated by philanthropic families and organizations towards helping build a vital community, noted funds were made available on the condition local organizations worked together on projects to combat local issues.

“We know the importance of collaboration, and never more so in the charitable sector,” said Wendy Rinella, Oakville Community Foundation CEO.

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National Volunteer Week 2016

National Volunteer Week, which takes place April 10-16, 2016, is a time to recognize, thank and celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. The Halton Children’s Aid Society encourages you to join us in taking the time to thank the many volunteers who do so much in our communities.

 

The theme of National Volunteer Week 2016 is ‘Volunteers are the roots of strong communities.’ As noted by Volunteer Canada, “Through volunteering people also become rooted in their communities, connecting to the people and places where they live.”

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Entire Halton community shares responsibility of helping children thrive: OKN

The entire community — including government, and businesses — share the responsibility of helping children thrive, said Our Kids Network (OKN) director Elena DiBattista. "We know it takes a village to raise a child and that's really the premise of our work," she said at Halton Region's Health and Social Services Committee meeting April 12.

 

DiBattista was there to update the committee on OKN and its work in the community.

OKN is a Halton-wide partnership of more than 90 agencies and organizations serving children, youths and their families.

 

It has eight protocol partners: the Children’s Aid Society of Halton, Halton District School Board, Halton Regional Police, Halton Catholic District School Board, Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), Halton Region, ErinOakKids and the Halton Multicultural Council (HMC).

 

These partners, along with the agencies, work together on OKN's mission to promote the healthy development, security and safety of all children, youths and families through collective action.

DiBattista said ‘Halton 7’ has been created to outline seven conditions the community should keep at top-of-mind for the well-being of children, families, and the community as a whole.

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