For immediate release:
November 23, 2022

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 Bodies

November 23, 2022 (MISSISSAUGA, ON) – Yesterday, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced that Community Foundations of Canada alongside Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada have been selected to distribute funding to help a broad and diverse range of charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies adapt and modernize, so they can support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada.

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million that will help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to acquire the tools they need to adapt and modernize so they can better support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada.

Since the early phases of the pandemic, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies have struggled with increased demand for their services, reduced revenues, declines in charitable giving due to the rising cost of living, and a greater need to make use of digital tools as part of adapting and modernizing their operations.

Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to invest in their own organizational capacity to:

adapt the way they deliver services to support the needs of their staff and volunteers;

buy equipment such as computers and software;

create new ways of working, such as developing new fundraising approaches;

provide support for staff and volunteers, such as staff training, supports for mental health and wellbeing;

and develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources.

As a result of the investments provided by the Community Services Recovery Fund, charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies will be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility, and sustainability of the community services that they provide.

“Charities and non-profits are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of them are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of the Mississauga community. Through the Community Services Recovery Fund, The Community Foundation of Mississauga will be able to give organizations the support they need to serve our community.” - Glenn Gumulka, President and CEO, The Community Foundation of Mississauga

The application process is will launch on January 6, 2023. For more information visit

Media Contact at Community Foundation of Mississauga:

Lorraine Crow, Grants and Community Initiatives Manager, Community Foundation of Mississauga


Email: [email protected]


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:

For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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]


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

E: [email protected]


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.