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    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.  […]

Still don’t know who to vote for? 5 tools to help you choose based on your philanthropy

  On Monday five weeks of election campaigning will culminate in millions of Canadians heading to the polls for our country’s 43rd federal election. If you still haven’t decided who you are voting for – don’t panic! You have until Monday evening to learn more about your candidates and what’s at stake before casting your vote. There […]

Six inequality questions you should be asking your candidates

  Let’s face it – elections can be overwhelming. Information moves fast. Parties make big promises, and big claims. It can be tough for voters to sift through the high volume of information, and hone in on what truly matters to them. Fortunately, voters in Monday’s federal election can turn […]

#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 […]