CFNS news & updates
December 17 | Fall/Winter 2019
Meet the Team
The CFNS Crew - working hard for you
Over the past nine months, CFNS has been working on some improvements to the way we work, and adding some new members to our team. In addition to Stephanie who is still acting in the Interim CEO role, and John Cooke who has been our , Emma Cruddas has joined us as our full-time Program Manager, Stacey McCarthy has been managing our communications for the past 15 months, and Henry Devries and Beth McKay are looking after all of the accounting functions.

We invite you to learn a little more about our dedicated crew by visiting our staff page on the CFNS website.
Remembering Peter Kohler
On December 2, 2019, Peter Kohler, found of the Peter Kohler Scholarship for aspiring engineering students, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Peter immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1965 where he attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1968. He founded his first business in 1978, and then founded Kohler International Ltd (present day Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems) manufacturing vinyl windows in 1982.

In 2013, Peter launched the Peter Kohler Scholarship with CFNS which has enabled many students to pursue a career in engineering who may not have otherwise been able to do so.

Our sincere condolences are offered to his family and friends. Though he is gone, the legacy he has left behind with continue for many many years to come.

His obituary can be read here Peter Kohler Obituary .
RBC Future Launch Challenge
Five NS Projects Receive Funding
On November 13, five youth-focused initiatives in three areas of the province were awarded funding through the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge.

This challenge was designed to empower Canadian youth for the jobs and community realities of the future by issuing grants and learning opportunities to youth-led initiatives through Community Foundations in 150 communities from coast to coast to coast.

Congratulations to the following groups who received funding:

  • the South Shore Public Libraries, Human Library project
  • YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia, South Shore Intergenerational Conversation Podcast
  • Laing House, Yarmouth Mental Health Awareness Day
  • Lighthouse of Cape Breton (Undercurrent Youth Centres), After School Supper Program
  • Ring 73 Amateur Boxing Society, Cape Breton Sport Heritage

We look forward to seeing the results of these engaging projects!
Strait Region Launches New Vital Signs Report
We are excited to share the launch of a new Vital Signs ® report from the Strait Region, which encompasses Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond Counties. The Strait Region Vital Signs report was developed to foster community awareness, engage readers in strengthening supportive conversations, and inspire actions that ensure all children, youth, and families can access the vital resources they need to not only survive but thrive in our communities.

The full report can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
New Funds
Embracing Wellness
The Embracing Wellness Fund was established to provide the financial ability to support mental health services for individuals, family and community.
New Canadian Education Award
The New Canadian Education Award was established to help new immigrants and their children get access to training, education, or accreditation for interrupted careers.
The Ruby Fund
The Ruby Fund was created with a vision of transforming the Canadian healthcare experience. The fund desires to support initiatives that are passionate about empowering the patient to be a stronger advocate for themselves.
South Shore Hospice Palliative Care Society Fund
The South Shore Hospice Palliative Care Society was formed to meet palliative care needs of residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The fund that promotes the enhancement of community and staff knowledge related to current palliative care practice and services.
Fund Update
The Marigold Community Arts Foundation
The Marigold Community Arts Foundation was established in 2018 to support artistic activities in the Town of Truro, Colchester County and the Province of Nova Scotia.

Funds raised so far have gone to provide bursaries for kids and there are plans for programming in the future that will continue to foster the arts in this region. We look forward to supporting this fantastic community initiative!
The Marigold Cultural Centre
Truro Sports Hall of Fame
A Year in Review
We have been fortunate to have met with so many of our supporters and fund holders this past year and attended some great events. We wanted to share with you a look back in photos to our amazing year. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of it!
Community Foundations of Canada
SHARE Investor Summit 2020
Join pension funds, Indigenous trusts, foundations, endowments and other investors to forge alliances, address global challenges, design solutions and build a sustainable, inclusive and productive economy.
Note: Early bird pricing ends Feb. 1, 2019.

Date: February 19, 2020 — February 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 am — 4:00 pm daily
Location: Vancouver, BC
For more information visit the  SHARE Investor Summit 2020 website .

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