Terry’s picks

What is President & CEO Terry Cooke reading? You can catch up with his personal top ten articles for the past week here.


Community Foundations: Aligning Investment & Mission

HCF is part of a group of North American community foundations who are forging the way in impact investing.  Hear from our EVP Annette Aquin and other leaders about how this learning circle is helping them to create strategies that will make a difference in their own cities.  Watch it here.


Governor General visits Hamilton to celebrate ABACUS

Read the Hamilton Spectator article here and an editorial on “why education is key to Hamilton’s prosperity” here.  Read His Excellency’s speech to Cathy Wever students here.


Dougher Community Fund

HCF announces latest round of Dougher Community Fund grants


Hamilton receives $250,000 for Syrian refugees

HCF is pleased to help facilitate the Welcome Fund through Community Foundations of Canada. Read more in The Spec.


Code club teaches middle school students computer programming skills

Funded by HCF’s ABACUS, the Hamilton Code Club introduces HWDSB students to coding and applications to build simple games. Read more on HWDSB website.


Why is ABACUS important to young Hamiltonians?

Terry explains on the Bill Kelly show.  Listen here.


HCF announces ABACUS: Advancing post-secondary access

Putting more young Hamiltonians on the path to post-secondary education – before they even get to high school – is the focus of the Foundation’s new community leadership initiative.  Read the media release, backgrounder and list of initial grants.


HCF loan fund helps create wildlife corridor

A loan from Hamilton Community Foundation has played a key part in helping to secure and safeguard nearly 100 acres of natural lands in Hamilton’s greenbelt.  “We are thrilled to have been able to play the part of catalyst in securing this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says President & CEO Terry Cooke.  Read more.


Is Hamilton Canada’s Brooklyn?

HCF’s Terry Cooke was one of four panelists, including the CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce who pondered this question at the recent Ambitious City 2015.  Watch the discussion here.