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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Director of Finance & Administration – Job Posting

The Role The Director of Finance & Administration reports to the Chief Operating Officer (the “COO”), is a member of the Operational Management Team and contributes to strategic and operational planning.  The position is responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the Foundation, and provides support to the Finance […]

Director Fundholder Engagement – Job Posting

The Role   We are seeking a dedicated relationship builder with a curiosity for imagining the possible.  You will be part of a small but mighty team with an ambitious and diverse program of activities so your ability to marry strategy with creative execution is essential. If you are a […]

Public Relations Coordinator – Job Posting

The Role We are seeking a generalist communicator in early career with a passion for PR and mission-driven work. If you have a head for detail and the heart of a storyteller this is a role for you. You will be part of a small but mighty team with an […]

In conversation with Julie Frost

What, if anything, does Canada 150+ mean to young people? In times of political uncertainty and social tension, the arts deliver a strong voice for the people, voices of both dissent and unity. In our current climate, the themes of Canada’s 150th – belonging, inclusion, connection and reconciliation – are […]

Canada 150+ booklist curated by Toronto Foundation

  It seems to us that 2017 is a great opportunity to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. And, of course, how we can make this country a better place for everyone who lives here. With that in mind, we have pulled together just a few of the […]

What’s next for resilience?

Did you know that Toronto was selected as one of The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities? The City of Toronto recently hosted a forum for community leaders to come together to learn and discuss opportunities and challenges for Resilience in Toronto. We caught up with Olivia Stinson, Associate Director, City Relationships […]

Sharon Avery: In conversation with Wanda Brascoupé Peters

Through our recent grants program, The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, the Foundation had the opportunity to dive into meaningful national themes. Themes like diversity, reconciliation, and belonging that connect us and characterize our history, challenges, and values. One theme that resonates with me is reconciliation, particularly because it represents a […]

Toronto Foundation announces 2nd Social Impact Investment

Toronto Foundation is pleased to announce its 2nd Social Impact Investment, a $1M loan to Artscape Launchpad Inc. It’s a new model for creative space: part incubator, part co-working facility, part entrepreneurial centre as well as the proposed home for Artscape’s headquarters. Scheduled to open in 2018, the project has […]

Announcing the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th grant recipients

Through this nation-wide initiative led by Community Foundations of Canada, Toronto Foundation has made grants of more than $300,000 to community organizations across Toronto running special sesquicentennial programming that: Encourages participation in community activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Inspires a deeper understanding about the people, […]

Sharon Avery: In conversation with Jay Pitter

Last month I participated in a panel discussion organized by University of Toronto’s Urban Studies program that took a critical approach to identifying what our Vital Signs Report does well and what it and the Foundation can do better to up the ante on impact. It was invigorating to see a […]