Entries by Sherri Armstrong

Oakville Rotary Clubs Help Students During School Closures

Oakville’s four Rotary Clubs are stepping up to ensure vulnerable students in the community are supported during school closures caused by the pandemic. The clubs have donated more than $2,600 to the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) to help provide food and school necessities for students of the Halton District School Board (HDSB). -The Rotary Club […]

Eliminating Barriers During School Closures

HLF’s offices are closed due to the coronavirus. However, we are continuing to monitor email and will take requests for Eliminating Barriers funds from principals and social workers during school closures. School staff, please continue to contact us via email for support on behalf of your students who need some support. We will make arrangements […]

Requests to Support Halton Students up 40%

Since the beginning of the school year this September, the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) has witnessed a 40% increase in the number of elementary and high school students who need some financial help. HLF has provided support for food, clothing, school supplies and learning opportunities for over 700 students of the Halton District School Board […]

HLF Grants $128K to HDSB Schools

Students across the Halton District School Board will benefit from more than $128,000 in school grants recently awarded by the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). The grants will support programs and learning resources in Media Literacy, Numeracy, Mental Wellness, Physical Education, Arts and Music and the Environment. Sixty-one elementary and secondary schools across Halton received at […]

AIM Recycling Hamilton Donates $250,000 to Support Halton Students

The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) celebrated its 15th Annual Benefit Bash on November 1 with a momentous announcement – a donation of $250,000 from American Iron & Metal, and its local division AIM Recycling Hamilton,  in support of low-income students in the Halton District School Board (HDSB). AIM Recycling Hamilton’s gift is the single largest one-year […]

Back to School Campaign Helps Level the Playing Field for Kids

Parents know that sending kids back to school can come with a hefty price tag for new clothes, school supplies and activity fees. For low-income parents, however, these additional costs are often beyond their means. Before the bell rings on day one of the new school year in September, the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) will […]

Burlington Girl Aims to Raise $1,000 to Help Halton Students

Madison Doering is on a mission to help students in need. So far the 11-year-old Burlington student has raised $450 selling snow cones, and she plans to continue fundraising over the summer. Her goal is to raise $1,000 for the Halton Learning Foundation (HLF). Madison’s efforts will support HLF’s Eliminating Barriers Program through the Mark […]

School Grants from HLF Support 21st Century Skills

  Until this year, 10-year-old Nidal had never even held a hand tool. Now, he is one of more than 900 students at Milton’s Anne J. MacArthur Public School who have embraced the opportunity to wield a hammer and junior hacksaw in the classroom. “The tools are exciting to use,” he says, “and they can […]

Adam and Christine Doering Pledge $25,000 to Ensure No Student Left Behind

January 10, 2018 — A Burlington family has made a multi-year pledge of $25,000 to the Halton Learning Foundation’s Eliminating Barriers to Education fund in support of Halton District School Board students in need. As lifetime Burlington residents, the Doering family believes the incredible spirit of giving back is one of the things that make our community […]