how to nominate
ONLY ACTIVE MEMBERS MAY NOMINATE A CHARITY. Go to the form window below and double click for the online form, or go to the Forms tab, click on printable form, complete, scan and email back to us.
*Form MUST be submitted at least 1 week prior to each meeting. Incomplete or late forms will NOT be considered.
Charities who want to know more, read here.
Charities of Choice - Oakville 2018/19/20
The Leadership Committee has created a list of local charities and programs that serve Oakville residents. The charities listed below have potential of becoming a Charity of Choice at one of our four annual meetings. We have created the list to encourage our members to learn more about the services in the community, and to assist in building our number of nominations per meeting.
Charities highlighted in purple below are past recipients of a donation, they can be reconsidered after a three year waiting period.
The list is updated regularly. If you are aware of a charity that should be added to the list or have any questions pertaining to the list, please send your email to Michaela Hutchison - Co-Director at
ArtHouse for children & youth
Alchol Drug and Gambling Addiction Assessment Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Halton - Oakville programs 2017
Canadian Hearing Society
Crime Stoppers Halton Inc – Oakville tipsters
Community Youth Program – Group Home
Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton – Oakville programs
Canadian Mental Health of Halton 2015
Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton
Community Living Oakville - day programs 2014 & 2018
Community Youth In Action Network (CYAN)
Dare to Be You - Halton 2020
Distress Centre Halton – Oakville Branch
Elizabeth Fry Society – Youth NOW program
Family Adolescent Straight Talk (FAST)
Fareshare Foodbank Oakville 2020
Guide Dogs – Lions Foundation 2017
Halton Down Syndrome Association
Halton Food For Thought – student nutrition program 2014
Halton Multicultural Council – Settlement Support
Halton Learning Foundation 2015
Halton Women’s Place 2013 & 2019
Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY Oakville)
Habitat for Humanity Halton – Oakville project
Hope Place Centre
Hope Suite Hope 2017
Ian Anderson House 2015 & 2019
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
Kerr Street Ministries
Lighthouse for Grieving Children 2013/2020
Learning Disabilities Association of Halton 2020
Literacy South Halton
Nanny Angel Network 2015
Nelson Youth Centre
Oakville Meals on Wheels
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre 2017
Oakville Parent Child Centre – Parent education
Oakville Historical Society
Oakville/Milton Humane Society 2016
Nanny Angel Network 2015
Parents for Children's Mental Health - 2018
Prince Charles Place
Radius Child & Youth Services 2016
Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) – Oakville programs 2018
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention (SAVIS) – Oakville services 2018
Safetynet Services Child & Youth Charities - 2019
St. John Ambulance Oakville Branch – Therapy dog
STRIDE – Supported Employment
Support & Housing Halton 2016
Thrive Counselling Services Halton Inc – Oakville branch
The Women’s Centre of Halton – Oakville Office
Sources – Halton Nonprofit Network, Oakville Community Foundation, United Way Halton/Hamilton,
Volunteer Halton. Halton Community Services Database, Chimp and Charity Vault
how do charities get in the running?
Simple! Get women to sign up to be members of 100 Women Who Care Oakville!
- Only active members may nominate a local charity
- Nomination form needs to be completed and submitted prior to next meeting date
- The member who nominates speaks for the charity
- The charity that is selected to receive our group’s donation will be invited to speak at our next meeting about how the money was used.
- Nominated charities MUST serve Oakville residents and agree to allocate donation to only Oakville program/services.
Each member of 100 Women Who Care Oakville is allowed to nominate one local charity of their choosing for any given meeting. The charity must serve Oakville and area populations and must be a registered charity / cause, in good standing with the CRA (able to issue tax receipts to members) in order to be eligible for consideration. The member must submit her completed nomination form at least 7 days prior to the event in order to have it vetted as eligible and added to the “hat” from which we randomly draw three names at each meeting.
We know from other jurisdictions that there is a benefit to all three charity’s considered at each meeting, because of the exposure each one gains from this opportunity. These charities may expect to gain some volunteers and/or donations from people who simply did not know about them before! Remember, many of our members are joining so that they can learn more about our local charities. This is a great way to do it!
The charity that is selected to receive our group’s donation will be invited to the next meeting to give a 5 minute speech on how our donation was spent and the impact that was made.
What about National and International Causes?
We care deeply about many National and International causes, but our focus is here in Oakville. Did you know that Oakville has over 355 registered charities working hard for us every day? Well, we can only help 4 of these per year, so that’s what we are going to do. If we were to consider supporting a National organization, it would only be under the agreement that our donation would stay in Oakville to support our fellow neighbours.