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 fund raising 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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This fund is designed to provide encouragement for schools to develop creative and innovative ways to build environmental awareness and conservation practices with their students ie: recycling, naturalization of school grounds, etc.

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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



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 SOCDOCS Film Festival

This documentary film festival celebrates and enriches young filmmakers in their pursuit to creatively promote equality, democracy, and solidarity for a just, peaceful and compassionate society.

It offers students a chance to grow in filmmaking skills and gives a creative opportunity to make statements in a compelling way on social justice issues. The festival is made up of a film contest juried by professionals and a day of film-based workshops, banquet and keynote address held at University of Waterloo Stratford campus.

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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.

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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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Through a partnership with Big Brothers/Sisters, the Foundation continues to support the In-School Mentoring program in Stratford and area schools with $6000 a year from the sales of Nevada tickets.

Donate Now red The HERO Project

The Hero project is 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.

Donate Now red SciTech Encounters

Science and technology is alive and growing across Huron and Perth! A joint-Board initiative involving four events: the Regional Science Fair, the Junior Science Fair, and two TechnoChallenges. Boasts participation of 600 students from 40 schools.