Our Work

Enrichment Workshops

ART | LIFE: Workshops in arts, life skills and human diversity

Designed by the Foundation to enrich curriculum for all grades, ART | LIFE is a hands-on learning series that brings 140 workshops to over 5,000 students in the Avon Maitland District School Board.

The annual total cost of supplying these workshops to the schools is $40,000. These funds are raised through the generosity of private donors through the Foundation’s annual Gala and special fundraising campaigns.

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Funds we annually make available to schools

Donate Now red Canadian Reading Fund

Children across Avon Maitland register with the Ontario Library Association to vote on their favourite books from the Canadian authors. The Foundation supplies funding for schools to acquire books. Expand reading programs & encourage more bookworms!

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The Small Project Fund is designed to provide encouragement for teachers to develop creative and innovative ways to enrich the curriculum for their students. To receive funding an activity must be deemed by the selection committee to be enrichment.

“Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this fund and for the many other great things the Foundation has done for our school.” Kristene McCurdy, Romeo Public School

Donate Now red Epilepsy Life Enhancement Fund

NHL star Boyd Devereaux created this fund to help local youth with epilepsy lead an independent and fulfilling life.
Two sponsorships to a maximum of $500 each are available for youth, up to the age of 18, to assist them in participating in sports, camp, and education, cultural or recreational activities etc., which will enhance their development as individuals.

Donate Now red Helen L. Roszell Estate Grants

The estate of Helen Lenore Roszell made a bequest to the Foundation for Education many years ago and was designed to provide encouragement for teachers to develop creative and innovative ways to enrich the school experience for students with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Fund Development & Consultation

The Vision and Mission for the Future

The Foundation continues to develop its fund potential in the private sector by diversifying and extending its fundraising initiatives.

Charitable Receipting

The Advantage of Giving through the Foundation

The Foundation processes all charitable receipts for Avon Maitland school fund raising campaigns, sending out the receipt with a personalized letter of acknowledgement to each donor. We process approx. 2500 receipts a year for both school campaigns and Foundation fund raising campaigns.

The receipting of gifts-in-kind continues as awareness on the part of the public of this particular mode of support grows. In addition, the Gift-to-Honor continues to attract the attention of parents wishing a new way to acknowledge their children’s teachers.

Special Projects

Projects we lead or support in Community and schools

Donate Now red Baby Literacy Project

Every baby born in our Perth and Huron hospitals has, for many years, received a book from the Foundation For Education to begin their journey towards learning. Now, in partnership with KidsFirst Huron-Perth, we are able to improve and expand the contents of the ‘bundle’. Over 1300 bundles per year are assembled by volunteers and then sent to hospitals and midwives across Huron & Perth for distribution.

“A comprehensive, thoughtful package.” J. Waringer, Dashwood

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A Foundation assisted project led by The Rotary Club of Grand Bend whereby unneeded school supplies are shipped to parts of the world where children have almost no learning aids. Shipping and Equipping Brighter Futures for Schoolchildren in Need.

Donate Now red The HERO Project | In-School Mentoring

Through a partnership with Big Brothers/Sisters, the Foundation continues to support the In-School Mentoring program in Stratford and area schools with $5000 a year from the sales of Nevada tickets. The Hero project is also a high energy, multimedia, interactive assembly program aimed at elementary age students. The Hero team comes alongside schools to help show kids how to do the right thing at all times and be people of good character.

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Science and technology is alive and growing across Huron and Perth! Through the partnership with the Avon Maitland and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Boards, Sci-Tech Encounters provides a venue for 100’s of students from 40 schools to explore scientific activities of personal interest through the Regional Science Fair, the Junior Science Fair, and two TechnoChallenges. Five students are annually sent to the Canada Wide Science Fair event in May.