• Three generations of women

    A Mother’s Love

    After living in the Huronia area for 22 years, Barbara Jones isn’t quite sure if she is considered ‘a local’ or not, but for her, her husband, Ian, and their two children, this community is home. It’s a home that Barbara has given generously to since she married Ian and moved onto the Tay Township…

    Read More
  • A group of women doing yoga outside

    Mental Health in Motion

    For the past two years, the Huronia Community Foundation has made mental health advocacy a priority. With the support of HCF, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and the local community, efforts to dispel the stigma surrounding mental illness have flourished. This success can be seen through the increase in participation in mental health initiatives, increase…

    Read More
  • community-living-huronia-picture

    Community Living Huronia

    Thanks to a Huronia Community Foundation grant, eight people with exceptionalities in the Midland area are more confident and satisfied in their jobs. The Huronia Community Foundation responded to Community Living Huronia’s request for funding in the fall of 2011, after participants of the Supported Employment Program who worked in local offices had identified that…

    Read More
  • An older couple walking hand-in-hand along a trail surrounded by hardwood trees

    HGR Graham Endowment

    The Hacker Gignac Rice Law Firm (Now HGR Graham Partners LLP) recently completed their five year pledge of $25,000 to establish a Donor-Advised Endowment Fund to support charitable programs in Huronia. The Fund will be unrestricted i.e. not tied into any specific charity. HGRGP will identify their charities of choice each year. “We established this…

    Read More
  • Image of Butch in his green jacket on board his boat in Georgian Bay

    Butch LaFrance

    “Before he died in May of 2010, my husband Butch was an avid Georgian Bay sailor.  He particularly loved the North Channel and was saddened one year to discover new cottage development encroaching on the once unspoiled shore of his favorite anchorage.  He always felt strongly that special places like these should be protected.” –…

    Read More
  • Young man sitting on a bench with his hockey equipment on except his helmet

    K.J. Ramolla Memorial Fund

    The K.J. RAMOLLA MEMORIAL FUND was established to celebrate the passing of young Karl J. Ramolla in the early 2000’s. This is the largest fund established in our foundations history. Thanks to the Ramolla family and generous donors who knew and loved K.J. this fund will have a real impact on the wellness of this region….

    Read More
  • HCF Jacquie Black-35

    The Attitude is Everything Endowment Fund

    My late husband ( Stephan Kramp ) and I have learned over the years that attitude really is everything when it comes to navigating the waters of life.  A slight change in perspective can make all the difference in our community and in how we view your lives.  We have felt that building a community…

    Read More
  • _DSC1371

    LabX Media Group

    The Midland area was an easy choice for Bob Kafato when he decided to open his business in 1995. Fond memories of summers spent at his grandparents’ Balm Beach cottage drew him to this area permanently and his attachment to the region has continued to grow. What started as a small business when it opened,…

    Read More
  • A young female science student standing behind a groupp of three young students while they work on a science project

    Scientists in School

    Success is hearing “I want to be a scientist when I grow up!” Every time we enter a classroom or community setting, our goal is to encourage kids to dream big and think about a future or a career that perhaps they never thought was possible, until they had Scientists in School. We want children…

    Read More
  • A dark haired woman is sitting in front of a computer

    Gateway Centre for Learning

    Gateway Centre for Learning, a non-profit literacy and basic skills organization in Midland, was fortunate to receive a grant from HCF to help run a Hospitality Employability Leadership Performance (HELP) workshop. Six participants received training over a five week period in workplace communications, workplace math, providing excellent customer service, using tools of the trade such…

    Read More
  • A grey-haired woman wearing glasses sitting at a crafting table

    Quest Art School + Gallery

    Quest Art School + Gallery is a recipient of a Huronia Community Foundation Grant. With the support of the Huronia Community Foundation, Quest Art School + Gallery is running a series of multi-week visual art workshops for seniors. The SMART (Seniors Making ART) program started in December and will continue to the end of April….

    Read More
  • A group shot of young students all playing violins

    Sistema

    We are glad to share with you the work of Sistema Huronia, a Huronia Community Foundation grant recipient. Sistema Huronia provides free, orchestra-based music lessons to children in the Midland area in a safe and nurturing environment. These children, in Grades 3 through 8, who would otherwise be excluded from this opportunity: – learn to…

    Read More

© 2018 Huronia Community Foundation | La Fondation Communautaire de la Huronie. All Rights Reserved.
Registered Charity No. 89087 5727 RR0001