Thames Valley Education Foundation

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With your support we raised over $57,000 in support of Thames Valley Education Foundation's Caring Fund!

Your amazing engagement and inspiration made our day!

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Thames Valley Education Foundation ensures every student has the necessary tools to learn. Students are supported through emergency financial assistance, enhanced learning opportunities and awarded for their achievements. 


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View a list of all secondary school student awards and scholarships available

Please select your school’s name in the drop down menu to view available awards.

Secondary School Student Awards and Scholarships

The Thames Valley Education Foundation is funded and supported exclusively through community 
contributions. We are so grateful to support students in Thames Valley District School Board within London, Middlesex, Elgin, and Oxford County. 

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TVDSB Schools


With your help, we are making sure that every student has the best chance to learn and grow

About Us

Established in 2001, The Thames Valley Education Foundation (TVEF) is a registered charitable organization affiliated with the Thames Valley District School Board. TVEF exists to build partnerships with the community that enhance opportunities in our schools and enrich public education. 

Our Mission
TVEF’s mission is to provide enhanced learning opportunities for Thames Valley students by fostering support from all sectors of society. 
Our Beliefs
TVEF believes that public education is a collective responsibility of the entire community. We all have 
a stake in building successful schools. We believe that community support and cooperation are key foundations on which an exemplary public education system can be built.  
Our Funding Priorities
TVEF’s is to support programs that address the following needs: 
  • initiatives to support parent and community involvement and participation in the education process; 

  • promotion of safe schools; 

  • citizenship and leadership development for all students; 

  • enhanced learning opportunities for students, particularly in the arts, health and fitness activities, environmental programs; 

  • intervention activities in response to child poverty, in collaboration with community partners; 

  • recognition of excellence in learning and teaching (includes scholarships and bursaries).  

Thames Valley Education Foundation Strategic Plan (PDF) 

Board of Directors

We are pleased to introduce the Board of Directors of Thames Valley Education Foundation. Our Board volunteers govern the work of the Foundation and ensure the Foundation is a solid steward of donations and an innovative fundraising force.

  • David Foster, TVEF President, Community Representative
  • Rick Doerr, TVEF Vice-President/Treasurer, Community Representative
  • James Stewart, TVEF Past-President, Community Representative
  • Carol Fortnum, Community Representative
  • Jawad Hossain, Community Representative
  • Mark Fisher, Director of Education, TVDSB
  • Cathy Lynd, Superintendent, Business Services, TVDSB
  • Sheri Pohill, TVDSB Trustee 
  • David Cripps, TVDSB Trustee
Financial Statements
Annual Reports

The 2022/2023 Caring Fund Impact Report is in!

The Caring Fund supports students’ basic personal needs, contributes to helping a student attend or stay engaged with school, and supports students who want to participate in a school activity where lack of funds prevents them from doing so.

Thank you to our donors who supported the Caring Fund and all its successes.


2022/2023 Caring Fund Impact Report


Ways to Help

We believe by supporting Thames Valley Education Foundation you are helping our students prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. 

Every dollar matters. A $25 donation packs a week of lunches for a student who didn’t have a lunch last week. A $100 donation keeps a student warm in the winter with a proper winter coat instead of the sweatshirt they were wearing. A $5,000 donation to the Caring Fund supports approximately 16 emergency requests.

A donation to Thames Valley Education Foundation gives hope to a student’s otherwise uncertain future.

TVEF must raise $500,000 to ensure every student that needs a little or a lot of support is cared for and given every opportunity to learn at their best and be their best.

Donate to support our priority needs

Your gift ensures every student has the necessary tools to learn. Students are supported through emergency financial assistance, enhanced learning opportunities and awarded for their achievements

  • General Donation
  • Best First Day
  • Caring Fund - The Caring Fund responds to emergency requests for students in need, or who are facing issues related to poverty.
  • Learning Enhancement Fund - Learning Enhancement Fund to provide TVDSB schools with the opportunity to apply for funding for their own unique priorities.
  • Awards and Scholarships 



Support an Event

Thames Valley Education Foundation hosts a number of fundraising events and providing opportunities for our community to interact, celebrate and make a meaningful impact. Everyone can make a difference.

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Best First Day

Provides backpacks and school supplies to students in need so all learners can have their #BestFirstDay

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Run for the Fund

Annually in June, hundreds of students register to support their peers who need with emergency financial assistance

toonie tuesday

Toonie Tuesday

Schools and families raise funds, $2 at a time, to supports student needs within Thames Valley District School Board

To get involved with an event or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Brittany Webb

Awards and Scholarships

Thames Valley Education Foundation hosts over 600 awards and scholarships that are available to eligible students of the Thames Valley Education Foundation

TVEF is sincerely grateful to the many donors who have established student award and scholarship funds. 

If you are interested in setting up an award/scholarship/bursary for TVDSB students, please fill out the intake form below and email to

Click here for intake form (PDF)

View a list of all secondary school student awards and scholarships available
Please select your school’s name in the drop down menu to view available awards.


Meet the Staff

Brittany Webb


Brittany Webb

Executive Director 
519-452-2000 ext. 20202 

Lindsay Walker


Lindsay Walker

Caring Fund and Awards Facilitator 
519-452-2000 ext. 20187

Cecile Klerks

Cecile Klerks

Chief Philanthropy Officer  
519-452-2000 ext. 20204


Thames Valley Education Foundation

Phone: 519 452 2000 x20202  

Location:1250 Dundas Street 
London, ON N5W 5P2 

Charitable Registration # 872481361 RR001 

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