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#TOVitalSigns Summaries and Media Coverage

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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#TOVitalSigns Summaries and Media Coverage

    In this year’s Toronto’s Vital Signs report we’ve compiled more data than ever before and the evidence is clear: Toronto is not working for all – and inequality has become the new normal. The report tracks 10 key determinants of quality of life in Toronto and references more […]

Manager, Financial Reporting – Job Posting

The Role We are seeking a highly technical, professional accountant with superior analytical skills who has experience with project management and implementation of financial systems. Reporting to the Vice-President, Finance and Administration, the Manager, Financial Reporting, is a member of the Operational Management Team and contributes to operational planning. The […]

A Letter to Toronto from Grassroots Leaders

The 17th Toronto’s Vital Signs report shows that inequity is pervasive in this city and growing. This does not surprise us. Inequity means that some of us do not benefit from the opportunities that others in our city take for granted. And this holds us all back. We are grassroots […]

2019 Toronto’s Vital Signs Report Launch

  Please join Sharon Avery, President & CEO, Toronto Foundation; Jay Pitter, award-winning placemaker, author, and John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning, University of Toronto; and Steven Ayer, lead author and researcher, Common Good Strategies, for the release of the 2019 Toronto’s Vital Signs Report. Vital Signs has long been regarded as the […]

Sharon Avery: Talking about resilience means talking about equity

It’s easy to lose sight of your destination when you’re consumed by “the busy” of getting there. Sometimes you just need a moment to reflect on how far along the journey you’ve come. I got a chance recently to not only think, but to write about my perspective on urban […]

Is your philanthropy strategic?

Philanthropists are a force. Few things are as powerful as a group of informed individuals who feel the responsibility and willingness to act for the betterment of society. But your philanthropy is also deeply personal. The satisfaction that comes from helping others fuels us to do more, think about what […]

The Angela Longo Leadership Fund

A meaningful tribute born out of partnership Cancer took Angela Longo away from her family, friends and colleagues much too soon. In a public service career spanning three decades, she left a profound and lasting impression on nearly every person she encountered. To celebrate Angela’s remarkable life, her family and […]

Vital Toronto Fund grants are changing

A new grant stream for visionary ideas and leaders tackling inequities in our city launches in October Living in this city we get used to change – it is as they say, the only constant. And as our communities evolve, we are continuously challenged to find new ideas, insights, and […]

Sharon Avery: Going far means going together

Every evening, I sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to my son. Even on days when I work late, I make sure I’m always home by bedtime to participate in our nightly ritual. It’s an important routine for us, not only because it helps my son fall asleep, but because it […]

Announcing our 2019 Vital Ideas & Leadership grantees!

The following ten organizations were chosen by our selection committee to receive one-time grants of up to $50,000 to support innovative initiatives, professional development and program evaluation. The group reflects a depth and breadth of critically important work in the city. We hope you will consider them in your giving […]