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This is an outstanding city.
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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Vote to Give Away $1 Million to Fight Inequality in Toronto!

  Hosted By: Marivel Taruc, Weekend Anchor, CBC Toronto News Host, CBC’s Our Toronto Event Details: Thursday March 5, 2020 5:30pm-9:30pm Isabel Bader Theatre WHAT IT IS: Spend your Thursday doing something extraordinary! Help us distribute $1 million in grants to 10 high-impact community organizations addressing chronic stresses facing Toronto. […]

First comes philanthropy, then comes marriage

  In our ongoing series about love and philanthropy, we spoke with Lars Boggild and Samantha Luc, who launched the Hygge Fund during their time in the two-year Vision 2020 philanthropic learning program. After moving to Toronto from Halifax in 2014, it took Lars and Samie some time to find […]

How philanthropy brought this couple closer

As a foundation, we know a thing or two about love. Philanthropy, after all, means “love of humanity” when translated from its original Greek. So, throughout this season of love, we’re celebrating relationships that have been strengthened through philanthropy. First, we spoke with married couple Alicia Mathlin and Jarel Cockburn, […]

Spotlight on: Stella’s Place

  Stella’s Place is a Toronto-based organization created to help young adults get the mental health supports they need. Located in the heart of the city’s Queen West neighbourhood, Stella’s offers a place for anyone aged 16-29 to receive support from peers with lived experience of mental health issues. “We […]

Welcome to our new Board members

  Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Board of Directors Jarel Cockburn and Salima Rawji. We are thrilled and honoured that Salima and Jarel will be sharing their expertise and leadership with us.   Jarel Cockburn is the Vice President of Strategy at the Athlete Institute. He was […]

Announcing our first-ever Toronto’s Vital Signs grantees!

  Congratulations to our 2020 Toronto’s Vital Signs Grants grantees! The Toronto’s Vital Signs Grants aim to surface and support high-impact organizations and their visionary leaders working to tackle the ten issue areas highlighted in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report. The grant includes a one-time $10,000 unrestricted donation along with […]

Five Powerful Things We Learned in 2019

  This year, you taught us so much. Here’s what we learned.    

Three ways your holiday giving can go further this year

  The final season of 2019 is upon us. Snow has fallen, twinkling lights are going up, and the end of year lists are making their rounds. But most notably, it’s the season of generosity, when we all look for ways to give back. While every effort helps, some options […]

Join Vision Next

    Apathy is no longer acceptable. You already know this. That’s why change starts with you.     Toronto is a city of great wealth, but it’s also the income inequality capital of Canada. We face a growing divide between those who benefit from wealth, and those whose prospects […]

Staff Announcements

  We are thrilled to welcome the following new senior management staff: Alec Stevenson, Vice-President Finance & Administration Alec is a CPA/CMA, with an MBA from Schulich School of Business (dual specialization in management information systems and financial accounting).  Most recently he was the VP Finance & Administration at Artscape.  […]