The Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation Inc.(WRCSF), established in 1994, and the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region. (CCFOWR), established in 1978, engaged in a friendly merger. This cooperation, supported by Bishop Crosby, Diocese of Hamilton, was formalized by the new combined board of directors in June 2020, and approved with the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services in September 2020. The new organization is based on an amended version of the original Letters Patent of the WRCSF and the new organization adopted the name of the Catholic Community Foundation Of Waterloo Region Inc. All legal and financial due diligence of the merger was facilitated through Sorbara Law and 3rd party accounting service providers. The new foundation is fortunate to benefit from a renewed commitment from the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to support administrative functions including an administrative assistant/financial clerk and facility use.
The new Foundation will build on the traditional good works and service offerings of the previous organizations, while adapting to address the ongoing changes and needs in our Catholic community.