Being accountable to the community we serve is a fundamental value of the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the national organization, Community Foundations of Canada, of which we are a member. One of our ten values states:
We are responsive and accountable; We are reputable stewards of community resources and are committed to being accountable, responsive and transparent. We continually look for the best ways to invest our assets to meet our mission. We are open and accessible, fair and objective, flexible and timely as we work with grant seekers, donors, volunteers and others in the community.
Increasingly, stakeholders are looking for accountability from the charitable sector... but what does that mean? Each individual finds different aspects of this concept relevant to how they might measure accountability. On this page of our web site, we will provide some links and information which we feel might help best inform you of how we commit to and demonstrate our accountability. But by all means, we would like to hear from you. If there is something you are interested in learning more about, please Contact us and let us know your thoughts.
Our Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of nine volunteers from the community who provide a range of business and personal leadership and expertise to the organization.
We now post our annual Audited Financial Statements and Annual Reports online and make them available to the public.You can see a listing of the latest grants made by the Foundation in the Annual Report.
Mission and Vision
The Mission and Vision are statements that communicate the “what” and “why” of our organization’s activities.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) registers qualifying organizations as charities, gives technical advice on operating a charity, and handles audit and compliance activities. Donors can find helpful information on their web site including the ability to search any charitable organization for their latest T3010.
The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT) plays a role in protecting the public interest in charitable property. This web site gives basic information to people who use, run, or donate to charities.
The Foundation is a member of Community Foundations of Canada, the national organization that provides resources and guidance to a growing network of Canadian community foundations.
There are a wealth of web sites that offer news and articles on topics relevant to the charitable sector. We are providing links to a few that we think might help in building a greater understanding of the charitable sector.
(The information above is provided for informational purposes only and any links are not to be considered as an endorsement on the part of the Foundation for any products or services offered through these sites. If you have a site that you think would be helpful for others interested in learning more about the charitable sector, we invite you to send it to us.)