IMPACTS+ December Issue

Published December 5, 2018




“This family has been in a horrible domestic dispute. Funds will  help the family (mother, son, daughter) transition from having two wage earners in the house to one. After discussing with mom, funds will be used to pay for rent and food for the family.”
– HCDSB Social Worker

“The student and her mom are new refugees in the country. The youth settlement worker reached out to the Principal and requested financial assistance in regards to winter clothing and regular assistance.”
– HCDSB Principal

“A request for financial support is being made at this time on behalf of a single parent of a Grade 3 student, who is unable to cover the transportation costs associated with participation in the weekly Nelson Youth Centre Intensive Half Day Program. It is designed to help students with severe social/emotional issues to learn strategies which will enable them to maintain their school placement and function effectively in the home and community.”
– HCDSB Principal


Donors & Supporters Make a Real Impact….Thank you!

Congratulations, you helped these students to succeed in school.

Thank You!


Wednesday November 7, 2018 – Le Dome Banquet Hall, Oakville


“We all have something we can share with others” – Bishop Douglas Crosby

Another great evening to help Students in Need

Read more about the evening, and to view photos – click here

Thank you to all who supported the evening.

Mark Wednesday November 6, 2019 on your calendar for the 9th Annual HCCEF Evening with Bishop Crosby. 


Thank You!


Charity of Hope recently donated $5,000 to the HCCEF Student Guardian Program.

  • 10.5% of Halton children live in low-income households – an estimated 3600 HCDSB students
  • Income is one of 12 Social Determinants of Health identified by The Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school.

This donation helped 22 HCDSB students including newcomers to Canada, high school students living on their own, and this family:

“The family lives paycheck to paycheck and recently encountered a health situation that required mom to miss a few days of work. This has caused undue stress on the family as they are concerned that the loss of wages will mean a choice between rent and groceries.”

Too often HCDSB families are forced to choose between paying rent or purchasing food.

This donation from Charity of Hope helped to ease this burden for a number of students and their families. Thank you for your kindness, and for giving hope to students in need so they can stay engaged and thrive in school.



Recently Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School and The Assumption Grade 12 Business Leadership Class made donations to the HCCEF Student Guardian Program

What a great way to show students in need that their community cares about them. It was wonderful to meet students who are so engaged in their community.

Thank you for your generosity.

Keep up the great work!




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March 7-8, 2019

The Season of Lent starts on March 6 – 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.

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” to help raise much-needed funds for HCDSB Students & Families in Need.

We invite schools (grades 7-12, staff & parents), parishes and other community groups/individuals to form a team, ask their friends and family to sponsor them, and help a GREAT cause.

Registration begins January 9, 2019


For more information, contact Marc Clare –; 905-632-6314 x248




We are an independent charitable organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

We partner with the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) to help their students in need, through the HCCEF Student Guardian Program. The program offers students & their families financial assistance with basic necessities like food & clothing as well as being able to participate in all aspects of school life (i.e. school trips/experiences). Donors & supporters make this possible.

Visit for more information.

Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation (HCCEF)

c/o 3230 Woodward Ave.

Burlington, ON | L7N 3P1 | 905-632-6314 ext. 248 | HCCEF |


The need is growing – Donate today.

We have signed the AFP Code of Ethics & follow the Donor Bill of Rights

HCCEF’s Audited Financial Statements – audited by KPMG each year.

Charitable Registration # 86895 7622 RR0001