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

Acclaim Health

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

Heartache2Hope 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 Galleries

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


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

Smilezone Foundation

Support & Housing Halton 2016

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 and Charity Vault


Ready to nominate your charity of choice?


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.


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