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Job Posting: Director, Community Impact

Are you a creative producer, changemaker and bridge builder? Does your leadership journey in philanthropy cross issues, functions, sectors and communities? If you are a big picture thinker with a solid track record of getting results this role could be for you. Toronto Foundation is seeking a seasoned professional who […]

Pandemic Giving Guide

  Read the guide:   Last year, Vital Signs authors Steve Ayer and Gobika Sriranganathan heard from over 300 sector leaders to glean their insights for the Fallout Report. What emerged from those conversations was a common thread on how giving perspectives and actions need to change – and quickly. […]

Writing for women of colour

When I was seven, I attempted my first novel by tracing my favourite book. I still have the pages, their edges now frayed and yellow. But it took me a long time to pursue my writing professionally. Though my parents nurtured my early love of books, it was tough to […]

Request for Proposals: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Toronto Foundation

Thank you to those who submitted letters of intent and questions. Those who submitted by the due date have been invited to submit written proposals, which are due Wednesday, January 13 at 5pm. See the RFP below for more details. Toronto Foundation is seeking services to help us embark on a comprehensive […]

Five Fundholders Fighting for Racial Justice

Clockwise from top left: Nadine Spencer, Ray Williams, Isaac Olowolafe Jr., Donald McLeod, and William Wallace.   We’ve heard the words “unprecedented times” a little too much this year. Even though many things didn’t go quite as planned in 2020, the adverse realities and injustices that are coming into the […]

Job Posting: Community Relations Officer

Applications for this position are now closed. Thank you to all those who have applied.  Toronto foundation is seeking an engaging and well-rounded Community Relations Officer to further our work in listening, learning and working in partnership with communities. Reporting to the Manager, Community Initiatives, the Community Relations Officer will […]

Indigenous Toronto & COVID-19: Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society

Indigenous women in Canada face disproportionately high rates of incarceration. According to the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls, Indigenous women make up 4% of the Canadian population, yet account for roughly 40% of the federal prison population. And these incarceration rates […]

COVID-19 and the Environment: ClearWater Farm

Whether you’re in a big city or a rural area, COVID-19 has exposed some our most serious challenges, like food security and environmental justice. Located on Lake Simcoe in the town of Georgina, ClearWater Farm is an educational farm that aims to deepen young people’s connections with the environment. In […]