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This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Is your philanthropy strategic?

Few things are as powerful as a group of informed individuals who feel the responsibility and willingness to act for the betterment of society. But your philanthropy is also deeply personal.

Sharon Avery: Talking about resilience means talking about equity

Most, if not all, of us will be impacted by the societal, environmental, and economic, stresses and shocks of the future. But, not all of us will be impacted in the same way due a number of factors, e.g. race, income level, education.

Innovative new Canadian initiative will mobilize unprecedented funds towards gender equality

Designed by women, for women, the Equality Fund brings together philanthropists, investors and government to deliver unparalleled resources supporting gender equality outcomes in Canada and around the world.

“I established my own Fund because I wanted to start my own legacy for giving back to the community. I greatly value all of the support provided by the Toronto Foundation for me as a Fundholder.”

Patty Fleming
Fundholder, Patricia J. Fleming (FBG) Fund