As Canadians continue to adapt to the realities of COVID-19, local governments and community partners across the country are adapting their spaces and services to keep residents safe and healthy, support economic recovery, create jobs, and build vibrant, resilient communities.
Program Highlights During the in-class JA Economics for Success program, students used games and multimedia to: Learn why it’s important to stay in school and explore post-secondary options Gain an understanding of what life is like after high school Map their interests, skills, and passions to possible careers Learn how to network, identify a mentor,… Continue reading Junior Achievement South Western Ontario Program Feedback
The Aylmer Area Community Foundation was proud to grant money to the Supper Bag program which is a meal kit for East Elgin Secondary School(EESS) families. There is a tremendous team of EESS staff volunteers that help to put the meal kit ingredients in the bags, order the groceries and deliver the food to the… Continue reading EESS Supper Bag Program
Thank you to Dennis and Lana O'Neil from O'Neil's Fine Jewellery, for stepping up in 2020 and launching the final angel ornament in support of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation. The proceeds of the angel sales were donated to the AACF to give back to the community.
Board member, Dave Dykeman presented a cheque to St. Thomas - Elgin Second Stage Housing for their project initiatives. Thank you to our donors who continue to give generously so we can make a positive impact in our community.
Board member Dennis Boadway presented a cheque to Catfish Creek Conservation Authority for $1,000. The organization is looking for new ways through this virtual project to connect with the community.
The Aylmer Area Community Foundation 2020 angel is now available for purchase at O'Neil's Fine Jewellery! This will be the final collectable ornament and this year's angel is definitely fitting for the year. It will make a beautiful keepsake to show our community spirit and perseverance. The angel is only $20 (cash only please) and proceeds… Continue reading AACF 2020 Angel is here!
Aylmer Area Community Foundation board member Larry Jeffery presented a cheque for $1,500 to the Aylmer Malahide Museum in support of a project they are undertaking. Users will be able to walk through Aylmer and use their device to view what the buildings used to look like 'then and now' and learn some history. The… Continue reading Supporting a great local project
We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the Town of Aylmer, Municipality of Bayham and the Township of Malahide. Launched on May 19, 2020, we’ve invested $40,000 through the ECSF towards local charities and… Continue reading Emergency Community Support Funding Allocated Locally
#ECSFUND Aylmer Area Community Foundation activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast. Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on… Continue reading Aylmer Area Community Foundation launches new Emergency Community Support Fund