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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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Board of Directors

Neala Barton
Director
Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations Canadian Institute for Health Information
Michael Brooks
Director
Chief Executive Officer, Real Property Association of Canada
Jarel Cockburn
Director
Managing Partner, Transcend Partners Ltd
Dr. Eugenia Duodo-Addy
Director
CEO, Visions of Science
Edward Greenspon
Director
President & CEO, Public Policy Forum
Brenda Lee-Kennedy
Director
Partner, Taxation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Nancy McCain
Director and Vice Chair
Chair, Arts Access Fund
Dennis Mitchell
Director
CEO and CIO, Starlight Capital
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
Director
City of Toronto Corporate Equity and Diversity Manager (Retired)
Salima Rawji
Director
Vice President Development, CreateTO
Ava-Dayna Sefa
Director
Manager, Social Impact | Generation Capital
John Sherrington
Director
Investment Banker
Andrew Spence
Director
CEO, Spence Strategic Consulting Group
Greg Wilkinson
Board Chair
Principal and Chair, Earnscliffe Strategy Group
Martin Connell
Chair Emeritus

 COMMITTEES

Finance & Audit
Brenda Lee-Kennedy, Chair
Michael Brooks
Teresa Catalano
Jarel Cockburn
Elizabeth Gitajn
Dan Golberg
Edward Greenspon
Janey Law
Bill MacKinnon
Greg Wilkinson (Ex-officio)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Alec Stevenson (Staff)
Andre Perey, Corporate Secretary

Governance
Nancy McCain, Chair
Greg Wilkinson, Vice Chair
Neala Barton
Brenda Lee-Kennedy
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
John Sherrington
Andrew Spence
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Andre Perey, Corporate Secretary

 

Investment
Andrew Spence, Chair
Michael Cheong
Robert Bertram
Mario Ferrara
Merle Kriss
John B. MacIntyre
Heather Mason-Wood
Dennis Mitchell
Brenda Lee-Kennedy (Ex-officio)
John Sherrington
Andrew Torres
Dannielle Ullrich
Donna Walwyn
Greg Wilkinson (Ex-officio)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Alec Stevenson (Staff)
Andre Perey, Corporate Secretary

 

Equality Fund Initiative Investment Subcommittee
Andrew Spence, Chair (TF)
Temilade Marcella Awogboro (EF)
Maria Cavalcanti (EF)
Carol Devenny (EF Observer)
Bonnie Foley-Wong (EF Observer)
Jessica Houssian (Ex-officio)
Shalaka Joshi (EF)
Merle Kriss (TF)
Ceta Ramkhalawansingh (TF)
Andrew Torres (TF)
Ilse Treurnicht (EF)
Dannielle Ullrich (TF)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Susan Hartnett (Staff)


Social Impact Investment Committee
John Sherrington, Chair
Harvey Griggs
Sandy Houston
Adam Jagelewski
Kia Kavoosi (MaRS support)
Merle Kriss
Ava-Dayna Sefa
Lola Rasminsky
Salima Rawji
Cathy Richards
Andrew Spence
Albert Tseng
Greg Wilkinson (Ex-officio)
Sharon Avery (Ex-officio)
Denise Arsenault (Staff)
Nadien Godkewitsch (Staff)
Alec Stevenson (Staff)
Andre Perey, Corporate Secretary