Posts Categorized: Events

Season of Giving

Time to think about a year end donation… It’s that time again… the end of the year. It’s a time to reflect on 2017 and look forward to 2018.  Regardless of what holiday you may or may not be celebrating, you’re in the spirit of giving. There are several ways to join us in making… Read more »

Another successful Random Act of Kindness Day!

Once again, Random Act of Kindness Day was a huge success!   James Hillier School enjoyed a Random Act of Kindness Day assembly with a special visit from Captain Kindness, followed by many different projects initiated throughout the school to celebrate RAK Day. Through student lead discussion, the expression of “Throw Kindness Like Confetti” came… Read more »

Our YAC’s in action!

This year one of the YAC grants supported was St. Andrew’s Soup for the Soul family meal program.  The committee members went shopping for ingredients, spent an afternoon baking 400 cookies, helped serve at the dinner, and gave a gift card to help with other expenses for the meal.   The Brant Community Foundation Youth… Read more »

Community Leaders Breakfast – Citizens urged to ‘make a difference’

Citizens urged to ‘make a difference’ Over 200 guests attended the 9th annual Community Leader’s breakfast held at the Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre on June 20th.  James Kent, a well- known community member and retired judge, shared his philosophy of giving back to the community. Over his 60 plus years in the… Read more »

Congratulations to 2017 Lifetime Volunteer Award Recipients

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS – 2017 Mary Welsh, Geronimo Henry and Walter Gretzky were honoured as the 2017 recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards for Outstanding Volunteerism. These awards recognize exceptional service to the community by a volunteer.  According to Derek Bond, chair of the awards committee, the recipients have enriched the lives of so many… Read more »

Congratulations to our Volunteers

Every year, the Ontario government honours volunteers who give their precious time to charities and service clubs.  The awards are for continuous service starting at 5 years and going up in 5-year increments.  It was awe-inspiring to be in a room full of people sharing the common goal of giving back to their community. The… Read more »

Community foundations on the path towards Reconciliation

This month Community Foundations of Canada is sharing stories, ideas and examples of Reconciliation in action to highlight the many ways community philanthropy is involved in strengthening the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, while building a stronger, more inclusive country. Locally, visitors to the Mohawk Institute are giving back to campaign to keep former… Read more »

Recognizing a tireless volunteer

  From the Brantford Expositor: Community booster and environmentalist Mary Welsh, Geronimo Henry, who has long counselled fellow residential school survivors, and the world’s most famous hockey dad, Walter Gretzky, have been named recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards for Outstanding Volunteerism. The awards recognize individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the… Read more »

Kids sector grant

Grants distributed to area children’s charities. The Foundation has made much progress recently with the Brant Community Foundation Grants. Over 52 charities have received grants totalling up to over $284, 000. Organizations have received grants throughout Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand. With the Brant Community Foundation Grants being distributed, we hope… Read more »