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Making a Difference

Featuring some of the amazing charities we have honored since 2013...


How to Nominate A Charity

how to nominate
Nomination Form



Any member may nominate a charity which meets our criteria simply by completing the information on the nomination form. Please note:

  • The form MUST be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to each meeting

  • ONLY members can advocate on behalf of the charity

  • Nominated charities MUST

    • be registered charities in good standing with the CRA

    • have operations within the Region of Halton

    • serve Oakville residents as part of their mandate

    • agree to allocate the majority of the donation to Oakville programs or services

    • be able to provide tax receipts by email

  • The 3 charities chosen to pitch our members at our quarterly meetings are chosen randomly in a draw. Charities not chosen as the Charity of Choice can be nominated for the dram repeatedly without restrictions.

  • The charity selected to receive our chapter's donation, our Charity of Choice for that meeting is invited to speak at the next meeting about how the money was used.

Nominations for our next meeting are accepted ANYTIME!

Communit Charities Listing

Community Charities Serving Oakville

Listed below are local charities which have either been nominated in past, OR presented to us at a meeting OR been awarded the Charity of Choice* at the meeting they presented at (purple font).  


We encourage everyone to learn more about these wonderful services in our community. 

Members are encouraged to identify a charity which speaks to you and endorse it in the meeting nomination process so they might be awarded as our Charity of Choice.

While the list is updated regularly by our volunteers we may have missed someone.  And of course, this is by no means a fulsome list of all the amazing agencies in our community.  If you know of an agency not listed which we should be aware of, please reach out by emailing our volunteer leadership team.

*Charities of Choice are the agencies chosen by vote to receive all donations from that meeting and may be nominated after a 3-year period.

  • Acclaim Health

  • Achev Connections  

  • ArtHouse for children & youth

  • Alchohol l Drug and Gambling Addiction  Assessment Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT)

  • After Breast Cancer

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Halton  - Oakville programs 2017

  • Black Mentorship Inc

  • Canadian Hearing Society

  • CharterAbility

  • 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 Youth - Halton 2020, 2022

  • Distress Centre Halton – Oakville Branch 2021

  • Elizabeth Fry Society – Youth NOW program

  • Family Adolescent Straight Talk (FAST)

  • Fareshare Foodbank Oakville 2020

  • Guide Dogs – Lions Foundation 2017 & 2022

  • 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

  • Heartache2Hope 2019

  • Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY Oakville)

  • Habitat for Humanity Halton – Oakville project

  • Heartache2Hope - 2018 & 2023

  • Hope Place Centre

  • Hope Suite Hope 2017

  • Ian Anderson House 2015 & 2019

  • Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre 2023

  • Kerr Street Ministries

  • Lighthouse for Grieving Children 2013/2020

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Halton 2020

  • Literacy South Halton

  • March of Dimes Halton

  • Meals on Wheels - Oakville 2022

  • Nanny Angel Network 2015

  • Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre 2017

  • Oakville Parent Child Centre – Parent education

  • Oakville Galleries

  • Oakvillegreen Conservation Society

  • Oakville Historical Society

  • Oakville/Milton Humane Society 2016

  • Oakville Strokers

  • Nanny Angel Network 2015

  • Parents for Children's Mental Health - 2018

  • Prince Charles Place

  • Radius Child & Youth Services 2016

  • Ready4Life

  • Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) – Oakville programs 2018

  • Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention (SAVIS) – Oakville services 2018

  • Safetynet Services Child & Youth Charities - 2019

  • Shifra Homes Inc - 2021

  • St. John Ambulance Oakville Branch – Therapy dog

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

  • STRIDE – Supported Employment 2021

  • Smilezone Foundation

  • Support & Housing Halton 2016

  • Thistleoaks Child Care Centre

  • Thrive Counselling Services Halton Inc – Oakville branch

  • The Women’s Centre of Halton – Oakville Office

  • Wellspring 2016

Sources – Halton Nonprofit Network, Oakville Community Foundation, United Way Halton/Hamilton, Volunteer Halton. Halton Community Services Database, Chimp,Charity Vault and CanadaHelps

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