News & Events

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Dec 01, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Kathy Chute

Kathy is the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR). Her role is to research program...
Nov 30, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Carolyn Underwood

Carolyn Underwood is a Registered Social Worker with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM). She is responsible for providing one-on-one...
Nov 28, 2016

Brittany Kinchen: 2016 Vital People Award

Brittany Kinchen is a Wish Coordinator with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She is responsible for interacting with wish families, health professionals,...
Nov 25, 2016

2016 Ivey Award for Excellence: Jeff Macoun

The Ivey Award for Excellence recognizes a volunteer who has strengthened the community in London or Middlesex County. The award recipient receives a...
Nov 24, 2016

Breaking down Barriers to Care: Transforming the System Response to Mental Health

In order to create change we must do things that have never been done before. We must embrace uncertainty and think outside of the box. This is...
Nov 23, 2016

Hoarding Support Services Network reduces risk of homelessness through cross-sector collaboration

Hoarding is a serious mental health issue that hides behind closed doors in our community. Often invisible to outsiders, hoarding is a mental health...
Nov 18, 2016

London Community Woodshop Fosters a Sense of Belonging through Woodworking

Feeling a sense of belonging can have a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. It’s a human need that allows us to value life, cultivate positive...
Nov 17, 2016

Youth City: Empowering Youth with a Bright Future

For many youth in London, the Boys and Girls Club is a place of opportunity, acceptance, and hope. For years, the Club has offered accessible...
Nov 11, 2016

Foundation grants over $1 million and honours local heroes at Community Vitality Celebration

On Thursday, November 10th, London Community Foundation hosted its fourth annual Community Vitality Celebration. The Foundation unveiled over $1...
Oct 04, 2016

Vital Signs report finds mental health to be the single greatest issue facing our community

London Community Foundation releases biennial Vital Signs report with hopes of changing the state of mental health in our community
Jul 21, 2016

Scholarship Fund Helps Physically Challenged Students Reach Their Potential

Anonymous acts of philanthropy can sometimes be the most powerful. Providing scholarships to students with disabilities through her donor designated...
Jul 20, 2016

An Unsung Community Hero: East Village Animal Hospital

For many individuals, pets are valued members of the family. Offering companionship, warmth and security, pets can have a profound impact on our day-...
Jul 06, 2016

The Matthew Pieszchala Family Foundation

Giving back is something that’s been part of Kathleen Pieszchala’s value system since she was a young girl. The daughter of a poor Polish immigrant...
Jun 28, 2016

ALS and a Philanthropic Heart: Michael Halls' Story

It was 1997 when Michael Halls was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Still quite young, with a family and successful business, Mike...
May 30, 2016

David and Ann McColl Lindsay Fund

Community vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. 
May 25, 2016

Finding the Capacity to Give

Tom and Sue Allan both grew up in families where giving back was encouraged.  Although their capacity was limited, each family gave what they...
May 04, 2016

Lorraine Ivey Shuttleworth: The Journey from Donor to Legacy

The Ivey family have deep roots in the London region, with a strong philanthropic presence.  With a vast giving history to a diverse range of...
May 03, 2016

Leaving a Legacy: Sandy Fetterly & Michelle Hall

Londoners Sandy Fetterly and Michelle Hall diligently make annual contributions to the charities that they hold most dear to their hearts. With a...
Apr 21, 2016

Willoughby family makes a meaningful difference to the lives of adults with disabilities

The opportunity to personally touch the lives of families in need is a privilege and honour. The Willoughby Family had the pleasure of making a...
Mar 08, 2016

New Fund Supports Affordable Housing Unit for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new fund will support the development and operation of a 14 unit affordable housing project for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD ) who...
Dec 01, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Kathy Chute

Kathy is the Child and Youth Program Coordinator at the Learning Disabilities Association of London Region (LDA-LR). Her role is to research program...
Nov 30, 2016

2016 Vital People Award: Carolyn Underwood

Carolyn Underwood is a Registered Social Worker with the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex (ASLM). She is responsible for providing one-on-one...
Nov 28, 2016

Brittany Kinchen: 2016 Vital People Award

Brittany Kinchen is a Wish Coordinator with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She is responsible for interacting with wish families, health professionals,...
Nov 24, 2016

Breaking down Barriers to Care: Transforming the System Response to Mental Health

In order to create change we must do things that have never been done before. We must embrace uncertainty and think outside of the box. This is...
Nov 23, 2016

Hoarding Support Services Network reduces risk of homelessness through cross-sector collaboration

Hoarding is a serious mental health issue that hides behind closed doors in our community. Often invisible to outsiders, hoarding is a mental health...
Nov 18, 2016

London Community Woodshop Fosters a Sense of Belonging through Woodworking

Feeling a sense of belonging can have a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. It’s a human need that allows us to value life, cultivate positive...
Nov 17, 2016

Youth City: Empowering Youth with a Bright Future

For many youth in London, the Boys and Girls Club is a place of opportunity, acceptance, and hope. For years, the Club has offered accessible...
Jul 18, 2016

Brandon and Carlie: Rainbow Youth Leadership Recipients 2016

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, London Community Foundation and Pride London teamed up once again to present the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary. In...
Jul 11, 2016

Mental health at all ages: Construction and Validation of the interRAI 0-3

Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre & Western University: $167,000 over 2 years
Jul 04, 2016

Dianne Pearce: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

Dianne Pearce, Curator of Public Programs, Museum London
Oct 04, 2016

Vital Signs report finds mental health to be the single greatest issue facing our community

London Community Foundation releases biennial Vital Signs report with hopes of changing the state of mental health in our community
Jun 17, 2016

Middlesex-London is ready to fuel citizens forward.

Local groups launch Food Policy Council to create sustainable food system. (London, ON) - On the morning of June 16th, local groups took the...
Mar 16, 2015

Foundation backs city's request for affordable housing proposals

Foundation backs city’s request for affordable housing proposals Committed to investing in community-based affordable housing solutions, London...
Jan 13, 2015

Foundation grants first loan for affordable housing project

London Community Foundation tackles the dire need for affordable housing in the city by granting its first loan to support the creation of 30...
Feb 05, 2014

London Community Foundation invests $1 million into the Community

(London, ON, Feb 5th, 2014)- In 2014 London Community Foundation will grant up to $1 million through its Community Vitality granting program. Double...
Oct 10, 2013

Londoner chosen to be national face of Community Foundations of Canada

Local poet, Holly Painter will star in ‘community anthem’ ad in Toronto Oct. 19 (London, ON) October 10, 2013- London Community Foundation is excited...
Aug 01, 2013

Local Community Foundation Donors Give Funding Boost to Downtown Mural Project

(London, ON) July 31, 2013- London Community Foundation donors Lina & Chris Bowden give Artfusion’s giant Dundas St. mural project a funding...
Jun 19, 2013

Community Foundations launch search for faces of new national advertising campaign

‘Community champions are our most passionate spokespeople’ (London, ON) June 19, 2013 – Canada’s community foundations are launching a nationwide...
May 08, 2013

London Community Foundation Welcomes the Governor General to Inspire Smart & Caring Philanthropy

(London, ON)- London Community Foundation to host a visit from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as he...
Apr 02, 2013

London Community Foundation Launches Social Loan Fund

Affordable housing is one of the most critical needs we face in London. That’s why affordable housing is the first priority of the Loan Fund: London...
Jul 26, 2016

Foundation Grants First Loan for Affordable Housing Project

Safe and affordable housing is essential for our community to thrive. A home helps create a sense of belonging, identity and community; it makes us...
Jul 26, 2016

Back to the River: The Thames River connects Londoners to their history, their future, and each other

When London Community Foundation embarked on the journey of revitalizing London’s beloved Thames River, our hope was to mobilize the community...
Dec 01, 2014

Foundation donors give back to the community that gives to them for Giving Tuesday

London Community Foundation donors Paul and Bernadette Wainwright believe sincerely in the power of giving back to their community. This year on...
Dec 16, 2013

Help Salthaven Take Wing!

Striving to rehabilitate sick or injured animals back to health, Salthaven Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre is nothing short of amazing in the...
Dec 09, 2013

ReForesting the Forest City with the Million Tree Challenge

Due to urban an agricultural development over the past century, the majority of London’s original wetlands and forests have been drained or cleared...
Oct 25, 2013

City Art Centre: Finding Strength Through Artistic Expression

For those facing mental health challenges, artistic expression can be integral to well-being. A safe place to be true to oneself, for many, art can...
Oct 24, 2013

Growing Chefs! Inspiring a love for food

Growing Chefs is changing the way we think about food in London, Ontario. Based on the idea that education can change behaviour, Growing Chefs...
Sep 05, 2013

London Arts Council's Artists in Residence Program Puts Local Artists in the Classroom

Arts have always been an integral part of London’s culture. Thanks to funding from the Beryl Ivey Endowment for the Arts, the London Artists in...
Aug 15, 2013

Literacy London: Uplifting Lives Through Literacy Training

With the decline of the manufacturing industry in London we are seeing increasing rates of unemployment and skill mismatch. As a result, more adults...
Jul 11, 2013

Jeannette's Story of Strength

Life can change in an instant. For better or for worse, we may find ourselves in situations that we would have never dreamed of. Jeannette Lester, a...
Dec 07, 2016

Celebrating CIBC Miracle Day

Every year on the first Wednesday in December, CIBC’s Capital Markets team and CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions...
Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate #GivingTuesday!

Give back to the community that gives so much to you on this global day of giving.
Oct 28, 2016

Transformational Change Starts with a Vital Conversation

“Our community is only as strong as our most vulnerable person.” - Susan Macphail, My Sisters’ Place, Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex...
Jul 08, 2016

Finding our family groove through giving

Starting my new role at London Community Foundation felt like the perfect time to set in motion something I’ve been thinking about for a long time:...