For immediate release:
Sept 13, 2022

Golden Horseshoe Community Foundations join Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022
TORONTO - All nine community foundations of the Golden Horseshoe region are coming together to help fund Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022. This year, the educational program produced by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) will feature an in-person gathering held in Mississauga for 5,000 high school students across the region. A portion of the foundations’ contribution will support this new aspect of the week’s programming.

“Community foundations are proud to support the next generation in transforming relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. The journey towards Truth and Reconciliation started with the TRC but there is still work to be done before we see parity for all those living from coast to coast to coast. Educating our youth is a crucial piece of this work,” said Glenn Gumulka, CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.

The NCTR welcomes the financial contributions of the nine community foundations and is pleased to call them a partner in this initiative. The community foundations serve Brampton and Caledon, Burlington, Halton North, Mississauga, Durham Region, Hamilton, Niagara, Oakville, and Toronto.
“Advancing reconciliation would not be possible without the participation of our communities,” said Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the NCTR. “Like the NCTR, community foundations are at the forefront of the movement towards a just and sustainable future for all. This future would not be possible without Reconciliation. This partnership represents a step in the long journey towards the future we all aspire to.”

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022 will take place from September 26-30, 2022 and have both virtual and live in-person components for all grade levels. Educators from across the country are encouraged to register to participate virtually in the free program. Teachers in the Golden Horseshoe region will have the opportunity to apply to attend Gidinawendimin - We are all related, the in-person component of the program with their high school students on September 29, 2022 in Mississauga, ON.

More information on registration is available at: https://nctr.ca/gidinawendimin/.

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For more information or for media inquiries, please contact:
Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation: [email protected]
Burlington Foundation: [email protected]
Community Foundation for Halton North: [email protected]
Community Foundation of Mississauga:[email protected]
Durham Community Foundation (Region of Durham and Northumberland County): [email protected]
Hamilton Community Foundation: [email protected]
Niagara Community Foundation: [email protected]
Oakville Community Foundation: [email protected]
Toronto Foundation: [email protected]

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Community Foundation of Mississauga Announces New President and CEO

Mississauga, ON – November 1, 2021: The Community Foundation of Mississauga is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Gumulka as its new President and CEO. Glenn brings more than 25 years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors into this role, making him the ideal candidate to carry the Community Foundation of Mississauga into the future.

“Glenn is passionate about supporting the growth and development of a vibrant Mississauga,” said Erica Teklits, Board Chair. “As a Board, we were particularly impressed by his vision for growth and the potential he sees in our future. We are fortunate to have secured Glenn, a resident of Mississauga, and are looking forward to introducing him to the community at our 2021 Vital Signs webinar on November 4th.”

Glenn received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Ryerson University. He was a member of the Deans Honour List and Recipient of the J.L. Beaton Scholarship for Academic Excellence. He later went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Environmental Studies from Simon Fraser University and York University respectively. Glenn spent the last 15 years with SustainMobility as their Executive Director and prior to that he held roles as senior researcher with Proctor and Gamble Canada and Imagine Canada.

Community Foundation of Mississauga

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is a registered charitable public foundation that seeks to build community vitality by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community initiatives and provides leadership in understanding and responding to current and emergent community needs. Incorporated and registered in 2001, the Foundation is a member of the national network, Community Foundations of Canada, and has experienced significant growth in endowed funds. The first grants from these funds were made in 2006. The Community Foundation of Mississauga is now managing over $23 million in endowed assets and has made over $20 million in cumulative grants, with $3 million in 2020 supporting the community through the pandemic.

Media Contact at Community Foundation of Mississauga:

Erica Teklits, Board Chair

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Mississauga, ON, November 6, 2019: The Community Foundation of Mississauga hosted their seventh annual gala fundraiser, made possible by many sponsors who extended their support including LiUNA Local 183, Goldblatt Partners, Cavalluzzo LLP, Grant Thornton, and BDO. Collectively from donors, stars and guests the Foundation raised just over $115,000 net dollars. Over the years the event has raised more than $620,000!

More than 440 guests attended the event fashioned after the popular TV show, this red carpet affair extended an exclusive evening complete with glitz, glamour, show-stopping dance numbers and more sequins then you can count. Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, the cocktail reception kicked off the festivities at 5:30 p.m. Well known emcees for the evening Adrienne Fish and Norm Murray took the stage at 6:30 p.m. as VIPs and guests took their seats around the dance floor to enjoy a gourmet dinner. Mayor Bonnie Crombie and former Mayor Hazel McCallion were also in attendance.

The six high-profile executives stepped up to the competition including; David Shaw, Owner & Managing Director of Nurse Next Door; Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council; John Digby, Senior A/M Commercial, Retail & Business Services at RBC; Jaime Cortez, Executive Board Member, CECOF Coordinator at LiUNA 183; Dr. Ian Dawe, Chief, Mental Health at Trillium Health Partners; and Joty Pannu, General Manager of Sauga Radio 960.

 

On Thursday, July 4th, at Michael’s Back Door Restaurant (1715 Lakeshore Rd W., Mississauga), the Community Foundation of Mississauga will host its Star Reception and Launch Party, sponsored by LiUNA Local 183. This Meet & Greet function will introduce our Star Lineup for the 7th annual “Dancing with Mississauga Stars,” which will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. The event is fashioned after the popular TV show and is a red carpet affair complete with glitz, glamour, show-stopping dance numbers, and more sequins than can be counted!

The media is invited to attend this Star Reception and Launch Party to meet the six high-profile executives who have stepped up to this year’s challenge including: David Shaw, Owner & Managing Director of Nurse Next Door; Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council; John Digby, Senior A/M Commercial, Retail & Business Services at RBC; Jaime Cortez, Executive Board Member, CECOF Coordinator at LiUNA Local 183; Dr. Ian Dawe, Chief, Mental Health, at Trillium Health Partners; and Joty Pannu, General Manager of Sauga Radio 960.