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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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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. […]

In Conversation With: You.

  Over the last few months we’ve been making some changes at Toronto Foundation. You may be curious about what we’ve been up to, and we think it’s time to pull back the curtain! You’ll already know from our announcement last month that we have quite a few staff changes and promotions. […]

Announcing: Vital Youth 2017 Grant Recipients

Vital Youth 2017-18 Vital Youth supports charitable organizations in the city of Toronto that are working to increase access to high quality recreation activities for youth aged 12-18 years. Funding of up to $15,000 has been awarded to programs that meet the Vital Youth priorities with year-long grant activities that […]

CityViews Tour – Highlights

  Small & Mighty – Our First CityViews Tour From the desk of Sharon Avery   In my eight years at UNICEF Canada, I travelled with donors to many far-off locations so they could see for themselves the great work many small but mighty organizations are doing to truly change […]

In Conversation with Richard Peddie

Welcome to our new Board Chair   If you’ve been following our communications over the last while, you’ll notice there’s a lot going on at Toronto Foundation. Tomorrow, on June 13th, we say goodbye to our Board Chair John Barford and send him off with trumpets and our gratitude for […]

Announcement: Our Staff Changes

    We are delighted to share the news that Anne Brayley and Rosalyn Morrison have accepted new positions as Senior Advisors to our CEO Sharon Avery. This comes after many years of commitment to the Foundation and track records of success in their respective roles of Vice President, Philanthropic […]