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But you don't just take.
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Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Social Capital Research

Toronto Foundation & Environics Institute embark on research together We are undertaking primary research with Environics Institute to better understand quality of life in Toronto. This survey is part of Toronto Foundation’s 2018 Vital Signs program, and looks at residents’ lived experiences and how they connect with other people across the […]

Leave a Legacy Series

  Organized by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Leave a Legacy is a free information series educating individuals about the benefits of estate planning, how it works, and what’s involved in leaving a legacy gift to charity. Join Sharon Avery, Toronto Foundation CEO at a session titled Estate Planning for […]

Vital Ideas & Leadership Grantees 2018

  Vital Ideas & Leadership supports high-impact initiatives in Toronto with a proven track record of success to achieve deeper impact and build capacity within the not-for-profit sector. These one-time strategic grants support organizations addressing quality of life issues in our city, as highlighted in Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and […]

A New Holiday Tradition

It’s not yet December 21st, but it certainly feels like winter is here. I don’t think I’m alone in wanting to stay inside with my loved ones. And that’s a luxury that I’m grateful to have. Families have all kinds of traditions this time of year – skating at Nathan Phillips […]

Holiday hand up: on Giving Tuesday, Torontonians can have big impact on small, local charities

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ – This Giving Tuesday, Torontonians can give a hand up to struggling families in their communities by giving to the local charities in Toronto Foundation’s Good to Give Guide.  The Guide is a catalogue of small Toronto charities doing life-changing work to support the city’s most vulnerable people, making it […]

Welcome to Bill MacKinnon as new Board Chair

  After a period of reflection, Richard Peddie has resigned from the board and his role as Chair of Toronto Foundation. Richard is pursuing his individual city-building work, particularly in the run-up to municipal elections next year. We thank him for his many contributions, especially for his leadership in the creation […]

In Conversation With: Eugenia Duodu

To chemistry & beyond! Tapping into creativity and community through STEM Do you remember going to your first science fair? Have you made a volcano or bottle rocket with baking soda and vinegar? I wonder how many of us were inspired enough by those classic experiments to continue in Science, Technology, Engineering […]

Town & Country Event Highlights

Big city issues make up the headlines we see every morning. But there are many more communities that deserve our attention. More than boats and ski slopes, central Ontario has a rich, fragile environment and complex social and economic issues.   On August 25th nearly 40 friends and Fundholders gathered […]

In Conversation With: Leticia Boahen

Who gets the harvest? Fall begins in less than a month, but the evenings have already cooled. Photos of apple picking have started to fill our social media timelines. As we break out the decorative gourds for our dining tables we are grateful for our access to the fruitful Green Belt. […]

Welcome to our new Board members

  On June 13th at our Annual General Meeting we welcomed two new members to our Board. Get to know Brenda and Dennis! Dennis Mitchell is the Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott Asset Management. He has his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. […]