Toronto Social Capital Grantees

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Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA)

Established in 1972, ANDPVA is Canada’s oldest Indigenous arts service organization. Through collaborative partnerships and mutual education, the organization works to increase civic engagement, trust and understanding of Indigenous peoples, as well as the trust Indigenous people have for non-Indigenous communities.

CHOICE 1 - ANDPVA Sponsors International Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Photo by Marissa Magneson
CHOICE 2 - Indigenous Legacy Gathering 2021
Facts (270 × 60 px)

87% of Indigenous adults in Toronto fall below the before-tax low-income threshold.

Source: Our Health Counts, Urban Aboriginal Health Database Research Project (2016)

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ANDPVA’s art performances and workshops provide income for artists and the houseless, and its Red Revue and Writers Room performances, workshops and feasts build community.


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Top Right: Aztec Dancers perform at the Indigenous Legacy Gathering at Nathan Phillips Square.

Bottom Left: The Red Bear Singers showcase Indian Residential School Survivors' resilience on stage at the Indigenous Legacy Gathering.

We acknowledge we are on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. While Indigenous communities in Toronto remain strong, vibrant, and resilient, they need support to address and overcome the impact of colonialism and systemic inequalities. Furthering Indigenous reconciliation and sovereignty are integral to achieving a more fair and just society where everyone can thrive.

We aim to be an ally and to fund local Indigenous organizations.