News & Resources

News & Resources

AllPress ReleaseInformation SessionsCharitable Giving Series

Posted on

Community Foundation of Mississauga Rebrands as Mississauga Foundation

June 10, 2024 (MISSISSAUGA, ON) – The Community Foundation of Mississauga is proud to announce its relaunch and rebranding as the Mississauga Foundation. This significant transformation reflects the foundation’s unwavering commitment to better serve and represent the dynamic and diverse community of Mississauga. Alongside this rebranding, the Mississauga Foundation is excited to unveil its new…

Posted on

The 2024 Grant Information Session

The 2024 Grant Information Session gave a comprehensive overview of our funding streams, new changes, grant application process, application timelines, eligibility rules and guiding principles.

Posted on

Community Services Recovery Fund

Government of Canada announces National Funders selected to support charities and non-profits. The Community Foundation of Mississauga and Community Foundations of Canada will help distribute the Community Services Recovery Fund to charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing BodiesNovember 23, 2022 (MISSISSAUGA, ON) – Yesterday, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced that…

Posted on

Session 5 - Donations of Insurance

Would you like to learn more about how to support your favourite charity through the gift of an insurance policy? What is involved? What are the benefits? Learn about the process and the tax benefits of gifts of insurance from Kam Chari, MBA, CPA, CFP, RFP. Zahid Syed, CLU, MFA-P, will also join us to look at the specifics involved in donating to a Foundation.

Posted on

Golden Horseshoe Community Foundations join Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

For immediate release:Sept 13, 2022TORONTO – 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…

Posted on

Session 4 - Tax Minimization Through Strategic Philanthropy

Tax Minimization Through Strategic Philanthropy

Mark will explain little-known strategies for generous donors to maximize giving and minimize taxes – often by converting taxes to charity.

Mark Halpern, CFP, TEP, MFA-P, is widely recognized as one of Canada’s top life insurance advisors. Mark and his team work closely with lawyers, accountants, bankers and financial advisors to provide their clients with unique insurance products and comprehensive estate planning solutions. Mark is on a mission to create $100 Million of new philanthropy annually working with clients, non-profits, and foundations, and collaborating with allied professionals in law, tax, insurance, investment, and estate planning.

Posted on

Session 3 - Why not make a Will?

If you think you are too busy to take the time to put your estate planning in place, and to make a Will, join our expert panel as we examine the many risks and disadvantages of not making a Will, including the added cost, delay and uncertainty for the family left behind. Hear case studies about things you might not expect, including bonding requirements, who stands to inherit the assets, who can take over the administration of the estate, and what happens to minor children, married and common law partners, and other vulnerable dependents.

Posted on

Session 2 - Starting the Philanthropic Conversation

Join our expert panel as we examine why, when and how to have meaningful conversations with clients on giving to charity as part of an overall plan. Hear case studies on having these important conversations. And our experts will discuss issues that play a role in planning for philanthropy for current and future charitable giving.

Posted on

Session 1 - Gift Planning in Wills and Tax Considerations

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is committed to building a healthy, dynamic, successful community where everyone has an opportunity to thrive and no one is left behind. We are well known for our robust granting program built on our endowment funds.