24 HOUR FAST @ • Fast wherever you would like – home, school, choose
Apr 7 – Apr 8 all-day


The Season of Lent starts on February 26, 2020 – a season for prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Fasting will connect us to our neighbours who are in need – those who are forced to fast by their poverty. People of many cultures and religious traditions – including Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Taoists, Jains and Hindus, to name a few – practice fasting. The goal may be religious purification, self-discipline, sacrifice, deepening one’s prayer life, raising consciousness of hunger in our world and acting in solidarity with the poor.

As Christians, we recall the forty days Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert and generally combine our fast with almsgiving or fundraising. Our Baptismal promise is to show Christ’s love to those in need. Fasting can help us to understand the suffering that our neighbours experience, and lead us in our efforts to alleviate that suffering.

We are inviting members of the Halton community to join the “HCCEF 24 Hour Fast” on April 7th to 8th, to help raise much-needed funds for HCDSB Students & Families in Need.

Fasting can take many forms, including fasting from food or fasting from electronics. Participants can choose how they would like to “fast”.

Schools (students, staff & parents), parishes and other community groups/individuals are invited to join a team, ask their friends and family to sponsor them, and help a GREAT cause – HCDSB Students & Families in Need.

Register as part of your school team. Each school will be able to set their own Dollars Raised Goal.

Similar to a Walk-a-thon or Run-a-thon, participants would get pledges (online & paper) from friends and family.

Pick your own “Celebration” or “Incentives” if your school reaches your goals – i.e. Principal and Vice-Principal will get a pie in the face, or get dunked in a dunk tank……  Be creative!



Registration begins in February

9th ANNUAL HCCEF Charity Golf Classic @ Piper's Heath Golf Club
Jun 10 @ 11:00 – 20:00


What a day we had in 2019!


Spending the day at the golf course…..check!

Helping students & families in need…..check!


Golfers, sponsors, dinner attendees, donors (prizes and financial), volunteers and community members all came together to help low-income HCDSB students to overcome financial barriers to learning, so they can succeed in school.

Mark Wednesday June 10, 2020 on your calendar to join us at the spectacular Piper’s Heath Golf Club.

Registration will start on March 2, 2020.


Contact Marc Clare, Executive Director for more information

905-632-6314 x248



Nov 4 @ 17:30 – 21:30


“We all need to know that we are loved, and affirmed, and supported, and encouraged.” – Bishop Douglas Crosby


Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school. Low-income students in Halton face financial barriers to learning. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.

Plan to join this wonderful gathering of the Halton Catholic Community and friends of HCCEF, and help low-income students to succeed in school.

SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday November 4, 2020

Read about the 2019 event


For more information contact Marc Clare, Executive Director

905-632-6314 x248