May 13, 2015

Literacy: at the root of our community's most pressing issues

John* worked at McCormick's as a floor supervisor for almost 30 years. He was respected by his colleagues, earned a good living and supported his...
Apr 01, 2015

Helpful Hints for Grant Proposal Writing

Helpful hints that assist you before writing your application, while writing your application, and after you have written your application. When...
Feb 18, 2015

Collaboration: the key to a vibrant community

“We’re a big small town.” If you’ve lived in London for any length of time, you’ve likely heard the phrase from more than a few of your friends and...
Feb 03, 2015

Beyond strategy: Engage! London teaches how to make a difference

In 2009, when Jodi Simpson asked me to become part of Engage, I was honoured, but a bit puzzled. In the years since my return to London after over a...
Jan 21, 2015

Income inequality: a troubling but growing trend

Income inequality is increasing at a staggering rate. According to a new Oxfam report, half of global wealth is held by 1% of the population! The gap...
Dec 11, 2014

Happy Holidays from London Community Foundation!

On behalf of the staff at London Community Foundation I would like to wish you a happy holiday season and all the best for the New Year!
Oct 29, 2014

Civic engagement begins with YOU!

Have you ever heard the expression, “Somebody ought to do something about that?”  Public participation, community engagement – it goes by...
Oct 24, 2014

Affordable Housing is a scarce reality for many

Safe and affordable housing is a priority for all members of our community and something that is so often taken for granted. With a good supply of...
Oct 21, 2014

London, the food city? Some food for thought

When George Bernard Shaw noted that, “there is no love sincerer than the love of food,” he could easily have been speaking about the London region –...
Oct 17, 2014

Poverty and mental health: addressing challenges one step at a time

Many of our lives, and the lives of our friends and family, are touched by illness. Both physical and mental illnesses can have a significant impact...