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Halsall Family Foundation

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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Halsall Family Foundation

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For Barb and Peter Halsall the excitement of philanthropy is helping get a project off the ground that tackles an issue in a fresh way.

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP), led by Agazi Afewerki, does just that. Inspired by a Vital Ideas grant, the Halsalls stepped in with a multi-year gift of money and time. With this support from the Halsall Family Foundation at Toronto Foundation, YEP is turning the mentoring model on its head, linking youth mentors with immigrant adults to transfer literacy and computer skills.