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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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Board of Directors

Richard Peddie
Board Chair
Consultant, Author, Speaker
Neala Barton
Director
Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations Canadian Institute for Health Information
Michael Brooks
Director
Chief Executive Officer, Real Property Association of Canada
Ian L. T. Clarke
Director
Financial & Strategic Consultant
Claire Duboc
Director
Managing Partner, CBT Management
John A. Francis
Director
Managing Director, Fraser Kearney Capital Corp.
Rick Goldsmith
Director
Partner, National Risk Management, Advisory Services, KPMG Management Services, LLP
Edward Greenspon
Director
President & CEO, Public Policy Forum
Sue Griggs
Director
Leadership Coach, The Coaching Project Inc.
Sandy Houston
Director
President & CEO, Metcalf Foundation
Brenda Lee-Kennedy
Director
Partner, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Bill MacKinnon
Director
Corporate Director
Nancy McCain
Director
Chair, Arts Access Fund
Dennis Mitchell
Director
Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management
André Perey
Corporate Secretary
Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
Director
City of Toronto Corporate Equity and Diversity Manager (Retired)
Lola Rasminsky
Director
Founding Director, Avenue Road Arts School
John Sherrington
Director
Investment Banker
Natalie Townsend
Director
Managing Partner, NorthRock Capital
Greg Wilkinson
Director
Managing Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Martin Connell
Chair Emeritus
Sharon Avery
President & CEO

 COMMITTEES

Community Initiatives
Natalie Townsend, Chair
Julie Frost
Rick Goldsmith
Ed Greenspon
Sue Griggs
Nancy McCain
Bill MacKinnon (Ex-officio)
Richard Peddie (Ex-officio)
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
Lola Rasminsky
Greg Wilkinson
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Julia Howell (Staff)
Sara Krynitzki (Staff)
Tyler Demers (Staff)

Finance & Audit
Bill MacKinnon, Chair
Michael Brooks (Ex-officio)
Ian Clarke (Ex-officio)
Elizabeth Gitajn
Dan Golberg
Brenda Lee-Kennedy
Richard Peddie (Ex-officio)
Andre Perey
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Mark Heazle (Staff)

Governance
Michael Brooks, Chair
Ian Clarke (Ex-officio)
Bill MacKinnon (Ex-officio)
Richard Peddie (Ex-officio)
André Perey (Ex-officio)
John Sherrington
Natalie Townsend (Ex-officio)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)

Investment
Ian Clarke, Chair
Bob Bertram
John A. Francis
Michael Herrera
John B. MacIntyre
Bill MacKinnon (Ex-officio)
James Meadows
Dennis Mitchell
Richard Peddie (Ex-officio)
Jane Rowe
Andrew Spence
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)

Social Impact Investment Committee
John Sherrington, Chair
Neala Barton
Claire Duboc
Rick Goldsmith
Sandy Houston
Andre Perey
Richard Peddie (Ex-officio)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Nadien Godkewitsch (Staff)