CFC Chair brings Smart & Caring message to Huronia

Terry Jackson had a lot to share with the Huronia Community Foundation.

The Chair of Community Foundations of Canada’s Board of Directors recently addressed the foundation’s Annual General Meeting, with a focus on Smart & Caring Communities.

“It’s not very often you get a direct request from the Governor General and we took it pretty seriously, especially since he had just become Community Foundations of Canada’s patron, the first in our history,” Jackson told the meeting.

He spoke about the two-pronged mission of the national initiative – connecting the country through Smart & Caring Community Funds, and ensuring every community is served by a community foundation by 2017. And how that relates to the way Huronia Community Foundation has been operating.

“We’re going to take a page from your book here in Huronia, and reach out to more communities,” said Jackson. “We know as well as you do that having access to a community foundation means having access to people and resources that are focused on making the community a better place to live, work and play.”

He said he’s inspired by happenings in Huronia, but that all foundations can extend their reach further.

“You’ve already done a great job reaching out to other communities. But there may be others you’d like to include in your network,” said Jackson (to see more, click here).

Jackson’s presentation got “excellent” reviews, and generated local media coverage.

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