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Sharon Avery: In conversation with Jay Pitter

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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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 […]

It’s all Connected: New Vital Signs companion report

Earlier this month we hosted a Fundholder event to launch a brand new companion report to the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, It’s all Connected. It connects the dots between deep diving data in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and thoughtful city-building philanthropy. It was a wonderful evening of stimulating conversation […]

Pillars of our city

More than just a beautification project, Pan Am Path’s Legacy Pillars project in Underpass Park tells the story of the people who hold our city up. With the project now complete, Friends of the Pan Am Path has released a fantastic video of the artistic process. Legacy Pillars from Path TV on […]

Full service professional advice includes philanthropy

This month, we were pleased to host an evening of networking and learning for young professional advisors in Toronto. It was a great opportunity to discuss philanthropy’s role in their own practices in Accounting, Estate Law, and Wealth Management. Toronto Foundation is proud to work with an ever-growing group of […]

What’s your plan for Toronto?

  Big thanks to our pro bono agency partner, Bensimon Byrne for their amazing work!     This week Toronto Foundation launched a new campaign that brings the possibilities of city-building philanthropy to life and asks you to consider the question, what is your plan for Toronto? The campaign has […]

Sharon Avery: My first 60 days have flown by!

My first two months at the Foundation have been a real whirlwind. Just 30 days in we released the 15th annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report – highlights from which you can peruse in this month’s newsletter. For me, one of the best parts of Vital Signs season has been the […]

Announcing the 2016-17 Vital Youth Recipients

Vital Youth recipients increase access to high-quality recreation activities for youth. This grant stream supports programming that helps youth build useful skills and connect to their communities through grants of up to $15,000. We are proud to announce this year’s Vital Youth grant recipients: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre […]

In case you missed it: Toronto’s Vital Signs 2016

October 4th we launched our 15th annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, the most comprehensive annual snapshot of Toronto’s quality of life. In case you missed it, there are still a number of ways you can engage with the Report and its findings: Watch our TVS primer video here Read the […]

Announcing the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Toronto Foundation is pleased to announced the establishment of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund.  The Fund is focused on cross-cultural education to support healing and recovery. The Fund will foster new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, while strengthening the voices and work of groups already making a […]