The work of registered charities and not-for-profits in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region could not happen at the level it does without the support of the Community Foundation and the funders who so generously give. These are real people with real stories, sharing the difference the grants have made in their lives and the opportunities they might not otherwise have had. - Judy Underwood, in response to the June 2016 Granting Ceremony

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thank you Thomas Sill Foundation

Our Directors and staff traveled to Winnipeg for the Manitoba Regional Gathering of Community Foundations, this on October 21 and October 22 at the Victoria Inn. We took the opportunity to say thank you to the Directors of the Thomas Sill Foundation, for their wonderful 2016 challenge gift of $25,000. Left to right: Community Foundation…

Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award 2016

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the following nominees for their Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award. Each individual has contributed in a major way to improve community living and the quality of life, in the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Region. The nominees will be formally recognized and thanked for their contributions…

Launch of Smart and Caring Community Volunteer Award

Kenora – As we approach our country’s 150th birthday in 2017, Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, Patron of Community Foundations of Canada, has challenged Canadians to imagine our country as it could be – a Smart and Caring Nation that holds promise for all. In recognition of this call to action, the Kenora and Lake…

Keewatin Legion donates $75,000 to the Community Foundation

The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is the grateful recipient of a total of $75,000 in legacy gifts from the Keewatin Legion. Jerry Lava, Royal Canadian Legion Kenora Branch 12 President, explained that due to declining membership and lack of volunteers, the branch was forced to surrender its charter and disperse…