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Dr. Roberta Bondar to Headline 2016 Philanthropy Forum

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is delighted to announce that Dr. Roberta Bondar has accepted our invitation to address participants at the 2016 Philanthropy Forum as our keynote speaker. The program will also include an opening plenary by Stéphane Grenier of Mental Health Innovations.

Philanthropy Forum brings Greater Peterborough’s non-profit sector together for professional development and networking. Last year, over 200 people from the philanthropic sector participated in 17 sessions over a 2 day period. This year, CFGP is planning even more sessions!

Philanthropy Forum will take place November 15-16, 2016 in Downtown Peterborough. You won't want to miss this exciting event so save the date!

More information about Philanthropy Forum will be added to the website throughout the summer and registration will open in September, so be sure to check for updates!

See the full media release here.


CFGP has annoucned the 2016 grant recipients for the Community Fund for Canada's 150th

On June 20th, 2016, CFGP announced the 2016 grant recipients for the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th have been announced, in addition to the recipients of the Donor Advised Funds and Agency Funds.

In all, 26 organizations received grants, bringing the total amount allotted to nearly $140,000. These grants bring the cumulative amount CFGP has invested in various organizations and community projects in the Greater Peterborough Area to more than $1 million since CFGP's first grants were made in 2011!

Congratulations to all those who recieved grants this year!

See the full list of recipients here.


CFGP announces the Ferne Cristall English Language Learner Fund

CFGP is proud to announce a new established fund: Ferne Cristall English Language Learner Fund! This honorary scholarship was created by colleagues and community members upon the retirement of Ferne Cristall from her position as ELL teacher with KPRDSB.

This Fund will generate an annual scholarship to a deserving ELL student from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, to be awarded in partnership with the New Canadians Centre.

The fundraising goal is $10,000 and donations can be made online through the CFGP CanadaHelps page, or by cheque made payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20.


CFGP announces $42,000 in grants in support of refugee settlement

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough is pleased to announce two grants to assist with refugee settlement in our community.

This grant was made with generous donations provided by the Kamerin Fund and from the Linda and Alan Slavin Fund – donor advised funds invested and managed by CFGP.

Presentations were made at the start of a Symposium exploring community support for Government Assisted Refugees hosted by the New Canadians Centre at Adam Scott Collegiate on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.