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The Art of

GIVING a publication of the Toronto Community Foundation.

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How We Grow Change ANNUAL REPORT 2012



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COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE We share our in-depth community knowledge to help donors identify Toronto’s greatest needs and the charitable organizations working on the solutions.

DONOR SERVICES We provide donors the opportunity to focus on their grantmaking activities as we take care of the “back office” requirements and financial stewardship for their Funds.


he Toronto Community Foundation loves Toronto. We help individuals and families leverage philanthropy to build the kind of city they want for generations to come – a city that is smarter, healthier, and more inclusive, creative, prosperous. More Toronto.

CITY BUILDING We are a catalyst for change, experienced in mobilizing donors, private enterprise, governments and community partners to collaborate on creative responses to key quality-of-life issues.

We are investing in the best and brightest solutions to transform lives and communities.

We also play a community leadership role by connecting our Fundholders, community organizations, government and private enterprise to create innovative solutions to address our city’s most pressing issues.

Each year, we publish our Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, a consolidated snapshot which examines the health of our city across 11 issue areas, including the gap between rich and poor, health and wellness, and the environment. We believe each issue is critical to quality of life for residents. In response to the findings in the Report: • We convene community leaders to discuss the Report findings and help generate madein-Toronto solutions; • We invest in these solutions through the endowment funds under our administration, our Vital Toronto Fund and special initiatives; • We leverage additional resources through partnerships and develop cross-sector collaborations to sustain impact.

Our Mission:

Our Vision:

To connect philanthropy to community needs and opportunities.

To ensure the vitality of Toronto and to make it the best place to live, work, learn and grow through the power of giving.

For more than 30 years, we’ve been in the business of strategic philanthropy. The hundreds of Torontonians we work with build their charitable legacies by establishing the equivalent of a private, family foundation with us; we provide them with a means to pool endowment resources to magnify impact and support the communities in which they live.

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At the heart of our work, we are touching the lives of almost everyone in the city as we connect philanthropy to some of the best and brightest ideas, people and organizations that are improving the quality of life in Toronto. With our donors, stakeholders and partners, we are on a journey of community leadership to help build a stronger city for all Torontonians. At the Toronto Community Foundation, we are seeing a growing spirit in the city that believes Toronto is lovable and deserving of this kind of leadership. We have worked very hard to develop a strategic approach to community leadership that is based on our robust knowledge of Toronto. But knowing what the issues are is only the beginning of the journey. It’s simply the diagnostic that helps tell a very important narrative about the city as it changes. What’s key, and is core to our mission, is our ability to engage others in identifying solutions to the issues raised in our Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and connecting our donors, stakeholders and partners to those solutions. In effect, we are leveraging all of our financial, human and social capital, towards building a better city. All of these elements combined are essential to our model of strategic philanthropy, that we call the “Art of Wise Giving”. It connects the head and the heart, as true leaders do, to build a better city. New for this year, you will see an Annual Report that is organized by, and tells stories about, community leadership and community building through the lens of the “Art of Wise Giving”. We appreciate that philanthropy is a part of our national identity and that communities are built by the people that live and work within them. We hope that you are inspired by the pages that follow and look forward to another year of serving you as Toronto’s Community Foundation.

Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO

John B. MacIntyre, Board Chair


Daniela Kortan is a Program Officer with the Community Initiatives team, and the steward behind the Community Knowledge Centre, helping community organizations tell their stories of transformational change. She also helps support leaders who are creating this change by administering the Vital People grant stream.

Nadien Godkewitsch engages groups across a variety of issue areas in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, exploring the quality of life in Toronto. Through her work as a Program Officer, she also identifies community assets for funding through the Vital Toronto Fund grant streams.

Rosalyn Morrison is Vice President, Community Initiatives. She is also Chair of the 2012 Ontario Summer Games Legacies Committee and the Advisory Group for Playing for Keeps, a new initiative of the Toronto Community Foundation with its many collaborative partners.

Simone P.M. Dalton is the Media Relations & Communications Manager Her work the gathers the many wonderful stories from all parts of the Community Foundation and shares them with our many audiences.

Toronto Community Foundation Staff From left to right: Simone P.M. Dalton, Patsy Bisson, Mini Alakkatusery, Anne L. Brayley, Nadien V. Godkewitsch, Marya Syed, Daniela Kortan, Rahul K. Bhardwaj, Carol Turner, Britt Adams-Lowe, Laura Rumble, Rosalyn J. Morrison, Ann Clark, Caroline Seto, Andrea Lockhart, Michael Salem

Residents mixing up a recipe for their community.

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Contents: Leadership Team pg 15 Funds pg 16 Strategic Partners pg 20 Grant Recipients pg 22 Legacy Society pg 26 Professional Advisors pg 27 Financial Information pg 28 Photo Credits: Laura Brown, Tanja Tiziana, SchoolBOX, Michael Salem, Laura Berman—GreenFuse Images, COSTI, Art Starts, Andrew Weir, Beth Hayhurst Photography, Jeffery Cato, Bryan McBurney, Katherine Fleitas





Insights on growing change

Once in a lifetime chance

Connecting the head & heart

Transformational philanthropy

Over the years we’ve come to learn that a healthy and thriving notfor-profit sector requires investment in the overall ecosystem of social purpose organizations shaping our city.

Even before the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games bid was won, Ontarians were talking about the tremendous opportunity the Games would provide for building a legacy of stronger and healthier communities.

Sue and Harvey’s story is one of many heartwarming examples of the mission of the Toronto Community Foundation at work connecting philanthropy to community needs and opportunities.

It started with a wellpublicized battle to save a beloved public institution. What happened next created a media storm and re-ignited the conversation about the use of private capital for public good.


How we

change Nadien Godkewitsch & Daniela Kortan

Over the years we’ve come to learn that a healthy and thriving

not-for-profit sector requires investment in the overall ecosystem of social purpose organizations shaping our city.” To survive, most plants need decent soil, regular watering, and some sunlight. But there’s a difference between surviving and thriving. Thriving takes commitment – and fertilizer. In the world of philanthropy, fertilizer is characterized as ‘capacity building’. Broadly speaking, capacity building activities include such things as helping organizations document their processes, promote their impact, and plan for replication. Organizations, as a result, are better equipped to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. These activities don’t often pull at our heart strings the same way as supporting youth in crisis or contributing to disaster relief. They are, however, smart, strategic and vital investments that have profound impact on our community over time. At the Toronto Community Foundation, we believe in capacity building. When

identifying opportunities for strategic investment in our city, our role is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to support those wheels of change and community impact that already have momentum addressing key issues. By bolstering their impact, we help them carve a trail of best practices, collaboration, and results. As these organizations begin to stand out as examples to the rest, we invest in solutions that enable the whole sector to advance. Over the years we’ve come to learn that a healthy and thriving not-for-profit sector requires investment in the overall ecosystem of social purpose organizations shaping our city. This means supporting well known established organizations, as well as smaller emerging ones with bright ideas. It means standing behind those who work on the front-lines. It means granting to umbrella organizations that provide sector-wide support, as well as those that have a deep local impact at the neighbourhood level. As a Community Foundation, our support of grassroots organizations and leadership often provides a pivotal point in their journey. We’re proud to have been early funders behind some of today’s most innovative solutions.

“Finding early adopters for a new initiative is never easy. Thanks to the Toronto Community Foundation’s networks and financial support, we were able to step back from the daily grind and establish communications and replication strategies for scaling The Stop’s unique approach to food to a national level. With two pilot sites on the ground in Ontario, the recent establishment of Community Food Centres Canada, and a strong expansion plan in place, we’re well on our way. Thanks to that early support from the Foundation, we’ve brought the knowledge and capacity we’ve built in Toronto to other parts of the country,” said Nick Saul, President and CEO, Community Food Centres Canada and former Executive Director, The Stop Community Food Centre (Vital Ideas recipient). Toronto as a global city is richer than most in terms of our diversity and community assets – but equally as complex in our challenges. Our annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report keeps us well-informed of these, identifying the trends we can be proud of and the issues that most need our attention. It acts as our blueprint, as grant-makers and city-builders, when considering our investments. We’re always asking ourselves ‘what’s the magic here?’ that will help this program, organization, or idea grow, flourish, and have a greater impact for all.

High-impact Grant-making1: Use these criteria to evaluate if the organization you are granting to is high impact: • Is it working for social change through education and/or advocacy (not a band-aid solution)? • Does it adapt and innovate to meet ever-changing needs and conditions? • Does it inspire program participants to become effective advocates? • Is it nurturing networks and partnerships with other organizations? • Does it have a diversified funding base, for example a social enterprise?; • Is it sharing leadership and best practices with others?

Our grant-making keeps us at the cutting edge of the trends shaping the sector. This year, we’ve received proposals from notfor-profit organizations looking to set up a social enterprise, offering platform support to enable grassroots groups to sustain themselves and grow, and those that use strategies like arts or fitness to address much more complex social problems like poverty and homelessness. In our 2011/2012 year, we were able to grant $612,118 to 40 different community organizations through the Vital Toronto

What’s the Magic? There’s no one thing over another that makes a grant more effective or have a greater impact on the community over time. When evaluating grant proposals to our Vital Toronto Fund, Foundation staff consider the following questions: • Are these the right people with the right idea and the right partners at the right time? • Does the proposal use an innovative approach to address inter-related social issues, making an impact in several aspects of participants’ quality of life? • Will the proposal touch and have a positive impact on many lives? • Will it have a deep transformational impact on a few select participants? Fund, our community endowment, to help them further their creative approaches to enhancing our city. Grants from the Fund are also leveraged by the generous support of Fundholders, donors and partners who come forward to invest in our grantees. For instance, an innovative partnership with KPMG, called Vital Impact: Vital Toronto, supports a Vital Ideas capacity building grant while connecting employees at its downtown Toronto office to volunteer opportunities in local community organizations. Cutting the cheque is where our support begins, not ends. We’ve heard from many organizations over the years that a stamp of approval from the Toronto Community Foundation is as helpful and meaningful to their organization as are the funds

How Fundholders Can Get Involved: • •

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Request to participate on one of our Vital Toronto Fund grant selection committees. Leverage your Donor Advised Fund grants to support some of the amazing and fully-vetted organizations we have identified as candidates to receive a Vital Toronto Fund award. Contribute a portion of your annual granting to support the Vital Toronto Fund. Use our Community Knowledge Centre ( to identify and support high impact organizations offering programs in the areas you care about the most. Speak to a Donor Services representative to learn more about how we can share our in-depth community knowledge with you, and help your philanthropy achieve the impact you desire while satisfying the passions in your heart.

that go with it. To that end our Community Knowledge Centre (CKC) showcases the stories, videos, and images of these organizations – sharing their impact with our Fundholders, Torontonians, and the media. The CKC showcases the collective community investments the Foundation is making, putting a spotlight on the innovative solutions in our community. We all want to live in a smarter, better, fairer city – one that treats people with respect and dignity, and creates pathways and opportunities for all. We’re fortunate that so many in our community work daily towards this aim. Through making grants that support the capacity of these individuals and groups, and helping share their stories, we make progress towards that goal. The results are seen in the trajectory of organizations like The Stop Community Food Centre. Capacity granting isn’t always the sexiest thing – but it’s an important arena where the head and heart come together to create effective grantmaking, and a better city for all. 1. Adapted from Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits; Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant. 2008

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A once in a lifetime chance at developing social legacies through the Games Rosalyn Morrison Even before the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games bid was won, Ontarians were talking about the tremendous opportunity the Games would provide for building stronger and healthier communities. Across the province, people were imagining how the Games could be a catalyst for developing a legacy of positive social change. Toronto Community Foundation’s President and CEO Rahul Bhardwaj was particularly interested in bringing community, business, and government leaders together to discuss the idea of collaborating on vision and aligning our common objectives. In June 2010, he led a special convening of 20 city-building leaders including representatives from Heart and Stroke Foundation, University of Toronto, YMCA, Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way, CivicAction, TO2015, Toronto Sports Council among others, as well as municipal, provincial, and federal representatives to discuss the opportunities presented by the Games. From our Community Foundation’s perspective, major multi-sport events have focussed mainly on developing the physical infrastructure and delivering the Games on time and on budget.

Considering the risks we were seeing of a deeply divided city, a diminishing sense of belonging, and sedentary lifestyles leading to a potentially “unhealthy” generation, we wanted to lead a significant and complementary dialogue on developing social infrastructure towards and beyond the Games. Rahul opened the meeting by observing that “Social and economic prosperity are always the twin pillars used to secure major, international games hosting opportunities, but these very real opportunities are seldom fully realized – the Toronto Region has an historic opportunity to raise the bar in this regard”. The dialogue participants were keen to address how to envision the possibilities for social capital development; identify ways to transform these possibilities into real and lasting benefits; foster the development of a working collaboration, and identify other parties who should be engaged and a clear path forward. A strong spirit of collaboration led to agreement on working together on a vision of developing social capital through the games.

When Toronto won the bid for the 2012 Ontario Summer Games, we began to think about how we could test drive program ideas through 2012, towards 2015, and beyond. Key partners got to work and with the help of The Divinsky Group, branded the initia-

tive Playing for Keeps. Activities over the last year include: • •

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Growing the collaboration to over 25 organizations from all sectors; Consulting with over 400 representatives from the private, public, not-for-profit, multi-sport and academic sectors at four community design workshops held in Ajax, Toronto and Hamilton; Organizing Youth Conversations in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Toronto; Creating the Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games concept; Celebrating the announcement of Playing for Keeps as a key legacy of the Ontario Summer Games (OSG) at 100 Days to Go event on May 9, 2012. The OSG Organizing Committee was joined by Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday; Andrew Backer, Board Member, Sport Alliance Ontario to mark the progress towards the August 16-19, 2012 Opening Ceremonies and Games.

In June, Playing for Keeps brought 200 residents together newcomers, youth and long-time residents, over two weekends with our partners George Brown College and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship for special training in Leadership, Community Engagement, Citizenship, and Event Organizing, at no cost to the volunteers. These volunteers will become not only great hosts of the Ontario Summer Games, and a city they love, but they will also initiate the fun of Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games. Ketchum Public Relations Canada, a pro bono partner in the initiative, is helping to get the word out about all the activity. Playing for Keeps is working to build social capital legacies by leveraging the 2012 Ontario Summer Games and the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games to create a legacy of healthier, more active and connected communities. Along the way, we will nurture a deepened sense of belonging as we get to know our neighbours and our communities better.


The Art of Wise Giving™ —

Connecting the head with the heart Simone P.M. Dalton


there’s anything you can change, you can change it by starting with young children.”

Sue Griggs and I are chatting in the library of Sheena’s Place after a guided tour with Executive Director, Lee Giles. We keep our conversation to an audible whisper out of respect for the sanctuary that Sheena’s Place provides to support those with eating disorders and related issues, and their families. Sue, once a Sheena’s volunteer counsellor, is now one of their donors. “As a child, I remember being dragged by my mother, kicking and screaming, for regular visits to The Scott Mission. I was about 9 and didn’t have a clue what philanthropy or being philanthropic meant, but I knew we were helping people, feeding them, giving them clothes and such.” Even though she wasn’t always the happiest camper on those trips, Sue believes they planted the seed for her wanting to spend her life improving the lives of others, especially children and women.

Shortly after the Griggs established their Fund, the Toronto Community Foundation began working with the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and Toronto District School Board on a program called Beyond 3:30. The program provides highquality after-school programming free of charge to middle school students in some of Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. Beyond 3:30 aims to foster a greater sense of community among the participating kids, help them build leadership and academic skills, and allow them an opportunity to express themselves through art, music, dance or athletics. The Griggs were among the first Fundholders to be introduced to the program, and three years later, they continue to support Beyond 3:30 through their granting. Sue and Harvey’s story is one of many successful examples of the mission of the Toronto Community Foundation at work - connecting philanthropy to community needs and opportunities. By 1964, Sue had a husband, an English degree from the University of Toronto, and was in England teaching a classroom full of 11 year olds, 80% of whom could not read beyond a Grade 1 level. Her experiences while teaching ignited her interest in education and its impact on families. Sue and her husband, Harvey, came to the Toronto Community Foundation in search of something more for their philanthropy. They already had a long history of charitable giving as a family, small amounts here and there, but the sale of one of Harvey’s businesses in 2008 meant they could afford to give a bit more. Our Donor Services Officer at the Community Foundation, Britt AdamsLowe, has regular conversations with the Griggs about how they would like to direct their granting. She often connects them to lesser known but equally inno-

vative community programs, through guided tours, or site visits, and our online Community Knowledge Centre. Since 2008, the Griggs Family Foundation has granted locally to many registered Canadian charities. The Griggs are also engaged in philanthropy in Africa through their Fund (Sue is a Stephen Lewis Foundation “grandmother” working to raise money for and awareness of HIV/AIDS and the generations of children who have lost their parents to the disease) and in Nicaragua where they support SchoolBOX, a Canadian non-profit working to educate young children. “It’s fair to say that youth is a major interest for a lot of our Fundholders. They are particularly interested in making sure there are equal opportunities for all young people to have the best possible start to the future, no matter where they live in Toronto,” says Adams-Lowe.

“Beyond 3:30 is one of our favourite programs. What’s interesting is that it targets youth at that particular age when they are making some critical life choices. Whether they are mature enough at that point to do so or not is unclear, but it’s a time when kids can sort of go one way or another,” says Sue Griggs. Adams-Lowe knows first-hand what the support of Fundholders, such as the Griggs, means. “Beyond 3:30 has grown exponentially to serve more than 1,200 youth. In fact, Beyond 3:30 would not exist without the support of our Fundholders. Connecting them to the city’s pressing concerns through our annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and the solutions they can support, gives life to our vision for a better Toronto.” Pictured: Sue and Harvey Griggs, Griggs Family Foundation.

“What’s interesting about Beyond 3:30 is that it targets youth at that particular age when they are making some critical life choices.” 10

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Toronto’s Vital Signs® 2011

TORONTO’S VITAL SIGNS® 2011 About the Report: Toronto’s Vital Signs® is a consolidated snapshot of the trends and issues affecting the quality of life in our city. What you are about to read is compiled from current statistics and special studies. Each of the 11 interconnected issue areas is critical to the well-being of our city and its residents. What’s presented is a condensed version of Toronto’s Vital Signs®, specially designed for this publication. For an in-depth 360degree view of the progress we can be proud of and the challenges we all need to address, you can access the full report at About Toronto Community Foundation: We are an independent public foundation that for the past 30 years has been shaping the city of Toronto. Our mission is to connect philanthropy with community needs and opportunities, all with a vision to make Toronto the best place to live, work,

learn and grow through the power of giving. About solutions: Our unique position enables us to be a catalyst for change. We mobilize hundreds of individual and family donors, a vast array of highimpact community organizations, and cross-sector leaders to tackle complex quality-of-life issues in creative and inspiring ways to nurture our city’s soul. We facilitate this by identifying issues in our Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report, convening to explore and develop solutions, and supporting these solutions through our grant programs, special initiatives and our Community Knowledge Centre. Our business model is built on the belief that today’s philanthropy is not simply about the allocation of funding and resources, but more so about engaging donors and bringing together the private and public sectors to develop solutions to city challenges.



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HOW WE RANK ON THE WORLD STAGE The Toronto Region is near the top again this year on a number of international rankings of global cities: The Economist 2011 Livability Ranking. Tracks 140 global cities on livability indicators such as stability, health care, culture, environment and education. 1. Melbourne, Australia 2. Vienna 3. Vancouver, B.C. 4. Toronto 5. Calgary PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2011 Cities of Opportunity. Tracks 26 global cities across 10 areas. Among the 26 PwC Cities of Opportunity, Toronto

ranked second on “intellectual capital and innovation” and “health, safety and security.” Researchers conclude that the world’s most globally competitive cities are not necessarily those with the biggest economic clout, but those where the city’s creators and innovators are able to live safe and healthy lives. 1. New York 2. Toronto 3. San Francisco 4. Stockholm 5. Sydney After New York City, Toronto is the top destination for international visitors to North America.



ronto Region resides in the City of Toronto. Toronto’s population is aging, as the proportion of youth shrinks and the proportion of seniors climbs steadily: • The share of youth (under 15) in the city was 15.2% in 2010 (17.4% lower than in 2001). The proportion is well below Mono East that of the province as a whole (18%) Gwillimbury Tecumseth and of the country (17.7%). Uxbridge Newmarket • The percentage of seniors King (65 years and older) in the WhitchurchAurora Scugog Stouffville Caledon city population grew to Richmond 13.7% (from 13.2% in Hill Oshawa 2001). Pickering Vaughan Markham Below the 2010 naWhitby Clarington Brampton tional average of 14.1%, Halton the slower growth in Hills seniors’ share of population is likely due to Mississauga Greater Toronto high numbers of new Milton immigrants. Toronto CMA Oakville Still, by 2031, the number of Torontonians over 85 is City of Toronto Burlington projected to grow 85% from 2001.


TORONTO REGION 5.7 million

THE CITY - population: 2,720,024 “Toronto” or “the city” refers to the former Regional Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, which consisted of the former cities of Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, York and the Borough of East York. “City of Toronto” or “City” refers to the municipal government. THE REGION - population: 5,741,419 The “Toronto Region” or “Region” refers to the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), an area slightly smaller than the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the largest metropolitan area in Canada, stretching from Ajax and Pickering on the east, to Milton on the west and New Tecumseth and Georgina on the north. Almost half the population of the To-


Income trends projected to 2025 predict an almost complete disappearance of middle-income neighbourhoods in Toronto: • Analysis of income trends during the 35-year period 1970-2005, by researchers at the Cities Centre, University of Toronto, reveals that Toronto’s middle-income neighbourhoods are disappearing, as “Three Cities” emerge with markedly different social and economic prospects. • City #1 includes neighbourhoods where average incomes increased 20% or more between 1970 and




2.7 million

2005, compared to the average income for the entire Toronto Region. City #2 includes neighbourhoods where the increase or decrease was less than 20%, and City #3 includes neighbourhoods where incomes decreased 20% or more from 1970 to 2005. • More than 1,076,000 people (43% of Toronto’s 2006 population) lived in City #3. Compared to all of Toronto, City #3 consists of larger households, higher percentages of recent immigrant and visible minority residents, and a population with lower economic status and educational levels.

Canada’s urban regions play a critical role in the life of the country, comprising 15.3 million voters (two-thirds of all voters) and generating $910 billion annually in GDP. GDP grew in 2010 in Toronto for the first time since 2007: • Toronto contributes 10% of the national GDP and 27.5% of the provincial total. The Toronto Region led the country in economic activity in the first quarter of 2011: • Toronto ranks first on the CIBC economic activity index of 25 major Canadian metropolises. The momentum was credited to the Region’s diverse economy, and to robust activity in labour and housing markets. The number of business and consumer bankruptcies dropped sharply in 2010: • 10,996 personal bankruptcies in the Toronto Region in 2010 represented a 28.7% decline from the



Toronto’s largest liability? The inability to capitalize on a young, diverse and highly educated workforce. The Toronto Region continues to earn high marks for labour attractiveness on the Toronto Board of Trade 2011 Scorecard on Prosperity: • Toronto scored fourth out of 24 global metropolises, behind London, Paris and Calgary. • The young people from across Canada and around the globe who are drawn to the Toronto Region’s nine post-secondary institutions, and the highly skilled, well-educated immigrants who arrive every year in Toronto (an estimated 80,000 in 2011) help to maintain a highly attractive and relatively young labour force. • Currently 50% are between the ages of 25 and 44 (compared to 27% in that age group across Canada). Unemployment rates for youth and immigrants remain high, and employers are losing out on what they have to offer the city: • In 2010, the youth (15-24 years old) unemployment rate in the Toronto Region was 18.1% (22.3% above the national average), unchanged from 2009 and 7.6 percentage points higher than the 2000 rate. • Immigrants were more than twice as likely to be unemployed as Canadian-born workers in the Toronto Region, at the end of 2010. • Canadian-born workers made much larger gains in job numbers than immigrants in the Region between 2009 and 2010 (113,200 net jobs compared to 4,800).

Toronto’s greatest asset? Toronto’s weakest link? Traffic Toronto’s finest attribute? Immigrants who make this city their congestion that prevents us from Creative capital that enriches the Toronto’s most critical long-term Toronto’s biggest challenge? home and want to contribute skills becoming a truly great global city. city and drives prosperity. investment? Nurturing active, Overcoming the widening income and experience. • The Toronto Region continues to Torontonians are making progress healthy communities. gap between its richest and poorest The Toronto Region’s immigration trail 20 other metros included in the in understanding culture as a major residents. Only 9% of boys and 4% of girls are levels rose by 11.5% in 2010, after Board of Trade Scorecard on Prosdriver of prosperity: in Toronto Region from meeting the new Canadian Physical The poverty rate rose 22% in one three years of declining numbers: perity, with an average round-trip • Almost all Ontarians polled in 2009 to 2010 Activity Guidelines, according to the year in the Toronto Region; the rate of • 92,184 new residents in the Region commute of 80 minutes. The Region 2010 (95%) believe that the arts 2011 Canadian child poverty was up more than 43%: represent half of all new immigrants continued to score last on commute enrich the quality of life; 81% approve down Health • The 2009 poverty rate was 13.2%, to Ontario and one third of total times, even with the addition of government investment in the arts; Meaup from 10.8% in 2008. immigration to Canada in 2010. The Tokyo and Paris to the study. and 80% of Torontonians polled in sures Region remains the top destination • Over a 40-year career, that adds 2009 said municipal investment in • The figure was 30.7% higher than Survey: for immigrants, receiving twice as up to more than 1.5 years just getting arts in public spaces was likely to the provincial average and 37.5% Total reported crime in Toronto • Canadian many as second-place Montreal to and from work. boost the local economy. higher than the national average of decreased by 9% (16,214 offenses) in children and (46,460) and two and half times as • In 2010, it took transit users about 9.6%. The city is well-positioned to be a 2010 to 169,878 offenses: youth continue many as Vancouver (37,336). The 20 minutes longer than car users, to Toronto has made no progress in a global leader in arts and culture: • Total criminal code offenses (exto receive a 2010 increase is still 7.7% below get to work (average one-way comdecade in eliminating child poverty: • The arts and culture sector concluding traffic offenses) in the city of failing grade 2006 levels. mute by public transit: 49 minutes, • 317,340 children (17 years and tributes $9 billion annually to the Toronto dropped for the fourth for physical by all other modes: 33 minutes). under) were living in low-income The underemployment of immiToronto Region’s GDP. A SPECIAL REPORT PRESENTED BY straight year to a rate of 5,864 per FOUNDATION activity. Levels • The annual expenditure on public families in 2009, unchanged from grants costs the Canadian economy • Cultural activities attracted four THE TORONTO COMMUNITY 100,000 population in 2010. The rate haven’t transit averages $338 per capita in 2008 (compared to 273,020 in dearly: times as many tourists to the Toronto was 8.9% lower than in 2009 and changed significantly in five years. the Toronto Region, placing it at 2001). • According to the 2006 census, not Region as sports events did in 2009. 29% lower than in 2006. Guidelines state that children and number 15 of 21 metros behind Moneven one quarter (24%) of employed The widening income gap between Municipal investment in the arts is youth should be moderately to vigortreal ($339) and Calgary ($381). The Toronto Region’s total crime university-educated immigrants Canada’s richest and poorest, is also vital in leveraging other public and ously active for at least an hour a day. London spends $1,113 per capita, Hong rate is still the lowest of any of the 32 were working in a profession that a growing health gap: private funding and the City needs to • Elementary school students in Kong $908 and New York $703 on metropolitan areas in Canada: matched their field of study (com• Based on 10-year Statistics Canamake a sustained investment in its Toronto who walk to school are twice their respective public transit sys• The Region’s overall crime rate pared to 62% of Canadian-born da health data, the difference in life artists and arts organizations: as likely to meet physical activity tems. dropped by 6% in 2010 over 2009 to workers). Among the 76% of misexpectancy between the poorest 10% • For every municipal dollar investlevels. 3,563 offenses per 100,000 popmatched immigrant workers, more Neighbourhoods with the highest of the Canadian population and the ed in artists and arts organizations, • 42% of Toronto residents report ulation. The rate across the country than three-quarters were working at incomes have almost four times richest 10% is 7.4 years for men and more than $17 is leveraged in earned being a least moderately active duralso dropped by 5% to 6,145 in 2010. jobs that don’t normally require better transit service than those with 4.5 years for women. revenues, private funding and investing leisure time (a decline from There were eight smog alert days in a university degree. the lowest incomes: A decades-long decline in crime ment from other levels of govern43.4% in 2009). However, surveys Toronto in 2010, but air quality is • After four years in • Low-income neighbourhoods have rates in Canada may be linked to ment. may considerably underestimate improving: Canada, only 28% of 19 local subway stops, compared to rising rates of high school gradua• In 2009, individuals, foundations sedentary lifestyles. • Air pollution contributes to an immigrants with the 40 stops locally accessible to and corporations contributed $91 tion: estimated 1,700 early deaths and Obesity levels have increased 20% foreign credenthose neighbourhoods with higher million in operating funding to City• A recent study suggests that high 6,000 hospital visits each year in in the city of Toronto since 2003: tials had incomes. funded arts organizations (in addischool graduates are more than 90% Toronto. The city experienced twice • 14.2% of Torontonians 18 years those cre• Toronto’s does ® AT: TCF.CA TO likely LEARN MORE, SEEoffending THE TORONTOʼS VITALrevised SIGNStransit FULLplan REPORT tion to the $1 billion in capital funding less to have an adult as many smog alert days in 2010 as in and older (15.4% of males and 13% of dentials little to address suburban “transit given over the previous decade). record than dropouts with similar 2009, but the 10-year average is 16.4 females) are obese. The Toronto recognized; deserts.” However, in Canada, private funding early life experience. smog alerts per year. rate is lower than the Ontario 39% had forItthe artsToronto’s generally depends on®the Ten years after the City adopted its is the Vital Signs Report obesity that keeps TCF ratepublished of 18% but twice the 7% rate in their foreign Progress is slow in the long-term up-to-date onthe life in Toronto. lead taken by public sector. This report, bike plan, less than 25% of the Vancouver. work experigoal of reducing water consumption: annually, identifies issues city residents. Call planned 495 km of bike lanes have The Toronto Publicthe Library hadaffecting its ence accepted. • Toronto’s total annual water conitbusiest a consolidated Thecity— percentage of Toronto housebeen created: year ever: snapshot of trends in this • The Conference sumption increased by 8% in 2010. highlighting progress thereporting challenges holds spending to access • By the end of 2010, there were • The libraryboth is thethe heart of manymade and that still neighbourhoods. need to be addressed. Board of Canada The rise follows several years of recreational facilities has dropped by 116.8 km of bike lanes and 168 km of Toronto Atten® The at Toronto's Vital programs Signs Report inspires civic 25% since 2002: estimates that if all reduced demand, and is still 5.3% more than bike trails in Toronto — a city with dance adult literacy The poor still pay more for food in engagement, provides focus for public debate, immigrants were embelow 2001. Canadian households’ • 36.7% and of the households in the 5,600 km of roads. increased by 28% in 2010. Ontario: At 216 police officers per 100,000 guides people who want to direct theirToronto time and money ployed at the full level of their qualwater usage is more than twice that Region reported spending to • Low-income households spend a population in 2010 (up 1.9% from 212 to areas of greatest need. It is compileduse from current facilities in 2009 ifications, it would add between $3.4 of many European countries. recreational proportionately higher percentage of in 2009), the per capita policing rate PUBLIC LIBRARIES statistics and special studies, looking at(6.5% eleven billion and $5 billion to the economy • In 2010, the City of Toronto began lower than the provincial level total income, buying food with lower in Toronto was 8% higher than the COMMUTING WOES interconnected areas critical to the well-being of each year, with the largest share in installing smart water meters. In of 39.1% and a 25.3% drop from nutritional content (more cured meat provincial average: Torontonians. It is TCF’s most valuable tool in Chronic under-investment in the Toronto Region. Amsterdam, where smart water 2002). visitors in 2010 to and canned vegetables, for example), • The police service now costs close understanding the state of Toronto and directing the transportation infrastructure has meters have been installed, water Four years after landing, only 7% of 99 Toronto branches — the activities. and have less access to healthy food. to $1 billion annually. The cost of providing long-term Foundation’s many philanthropic been identified as the Toronto officials report that consumption has world's busiest public new immigrants report dissatisfacthe city Social assistance doesn’t cover the High-rise apartment-dwellers in TCF’s donors relyurban on this knowledge care too. in They turnoftoToronto rose by Region's greatest threat to global decreased by 10-15%. library system tion with their life in Canada; almost between TCF for information, due diligence, and66% advice on 2000 and 2009 (adcost of food and shelter, forcing Toronto’s inner suburbs generally competitiveness half say that life is at least somewhat Less than half the waste generated justed for inflation), primarily due to specific charities they’re interested in. And when they eople hear “philanthropy” and they think of bigmany to rely on food banks: view their communities and buildbetter it to be: in the city is diverted from landfills, staffing salaries and stanminutes find the cause best served suited to them, TCFincreased helps remove the money donors. But some ofthan the they mostexpected important • On social assistance, a family ings as safe places to call home: programs • Almost 3 of 4 participants in a falling far short of a goal of 70% average round-trip commute in being done dards: barriers that typically prevent from reaching charitable work in Toronto is would need to spend 37% of its • Only 12.6% of tenants in a recent 790,000 children, youth, small donors of immigrants who came to diversion by 2010: the Toronto Region, worse than: the next step. partner with TCF •toIt support supported by peoplesurvey from all walks of life—men cost $209their to provide one longincome on food and 69% on rent, study of private-sector high rises felt adults Donors and seniors Vancouver at 67 minutes, • 47% of the 813,429 tonnes of Canada in the early 2000s city for the long-term by establishing anterm endowment and women with a little money to give, and a lot of were bed for a day in Toronto in leaving minus-$133 per month for all their apartment building was unsafe. anddesire Calgary, Boston, residential waste generated in Toronsatisfied withFoundation their lives. Most fund. It allows them the same degree of2009. involvement and to help. The Toronto Community (TCF)(87%) million other basic needs. Over half (54.3%) believed that San Francisco at 30 57 minutes to in 2010 was diverted from landfill reported after four in the counrecognition they would get from having Toronto’s a private aging population puts has spent years connecting such people to years the good items borrowed, including safety levels had not changed in the Poverty is increasingly concentrat— a slight improvement over the try that, faced with the same decision foundation, but without ‘back-office’ and financial causes that need them. books, CDs, eBooks, the DVDs, previous two years. About an equal pressure on the health-care system: ed in Toronto’s inner suburbs: % stewardship This is how great communities are built: by choose bring to imresponsibilities. that 8.7% part on thepopulation aged eResources and magazinesTCF — handles• Only 46% estimate for 2009. again, they would number (close to 16%) said the buildof the of full-time workers are stuck • A 2011 United Way Toronto study 1 million more in 2009 potential donor’s behalf. Thethan donor can focus his or her energies donors and charitable causes together; by migrate to Canada. Half of the population visits one of ing had become safer vs. less safe. 75 or over (180,470 in 2009) have in traffic jamsdonors every day. highlights the role that high-rise on creating positive change, while the Foundation making aware of the local challenges • Canada had therequiring third-best imToronto’s 1,500 parks at least once a Over a 40-year career, access to long-term care. That’s a rental housing plays in the growing 93% of Canadians report feeling million provides the support and services to make it happen. their help; and finally, by making giving easy. TCF, an out of 31 migrant integration policies, week; almost 14% make daily visits: that adds up to more than 10% enterprises, decline from 2005, as geographic polarization of poverty somewhat, or very satisfied with people useddonors free Wi-Fi services TCF brings together with private independent, public, foundation created for 2011 and Migrant by the Incountries, on the • 18.1% of the city surface is parkthe supply of beds lags and wealth. their personal safety: available at all branches, Youth from St. James Town take part in a three-on-three game organized by MLSE Team Up Foundation at the launch of the newly government and community partners to create some of people years of Toronto, does all three. Relying in-depth tegration Policyon Index. land and natural spaces (compared behindinthe growth an increase 65% overprograms. 2009 • Aging infrastructure makes life through “Recipe for Community”. • The percentage is unchanged from refurbished neighbourhood basketball court Toronto’s mostof innovative Thanks part to in the knowledge of the city in all its forms, TCF now holds getting to and from work to the 27.4% covered by roads and elderly population. difficult for many high-rise resi2004, although the number of very TCF, ‘Recipe for Community’ can help inner city residents more than 325 endowment funds and assets under highways). Most parkland is in the dents. in TTC’s Museum satisfied rose from 44% to 48%. come together and build a crucial sense of belonging, administration of more than $250 million, making it one ‘Arts on Track,’ TCFTenants, helped particularly transform the Building a better city means knowing the challenges, ravines that run north-south through highrises, de-in its own right, 83% report not being at all worried of Canada’s largest charitable foundations, and putting it while ‘Beyond 3:30’ provides high-quality after-school subway stationnot-for-profit into an art installation assembling change-makers who can find the solutions, the city — the largest urban network programming—free of charge—to students in some of reimagining what a public space couldup mean to people. and investing to make those solutions happen. This is in contact with hundreds of concerned Torontonians and scribed carrying groceries about being home alone at night. of ravines in the world. Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. And through These are but amany few flights examples. high-impact community organizations. “The Art of Wise Giving,” and TCF has mastered it. of stairs, and almost • Toronto has the largest number of ® Toronto’s Vital Signs is a consolidated 1 in 5 reported their children are certified green buildings in Canada, snapshot of the trends and issues sometimes late for school totaling over 3.5 million square meaffecting the quality of life in our city. The because of an elevator not tres of floor space. Toronto and its residents. impacts most, along with the areas of concern (as Report is compiled from current statistics working. This makes it easy for potential identified in Vital Signs) the organization helps address. and special studies. Each of the 11 donors like you to connect with these groups and start Most importantly, the profile tells you exactly how interconnected issue areas is critical to the to contribute. ArtReach will use your donated dollars to advance its well-being of our city and its residents. The process begins when an organization creates its good work. What you will see on pages 12 and 13 is comprehensive Community Knowledge Centre profile. You’ll find similar information about a wide variety of a condensed version of Toronto’s Vital The profile lets you learn all you can about the other organizations, like Greenest City: a communitySigns®, specially designed for this organization, then decide if it’s the one you wish to support. Today, a year after its debut, the CKC has based charitable organization that helps build healthy, publication. For an in depth 360-degree sense of belonging, at the average for average, a weaker sense of belonging ble — connecting people to causes. than the 49% who were struggling • The 2010 municipal election drew profiles for over 125 charitable organizations. inclusive neighbourhoods through community gardening view of the progress we can be proud of Everywhere you turn, there’s a good cause worthy of a communities across the country (and a than older adults, although the perBut it is showing signs of stress: in late 2010). out half of Toronto’s eligible voters ArtReach Toronto is onevisible of them. A unique and the celebration of food. donation. But resources are finite, and so is your time. and the challenges we all need to address, More minority 6.3% increase over 2009 when the centage reporting at least a somewhat • About 1 in 10 of the more than • The percentage of tax filers re(50.55%) compared to a much lower collaborative fundingleaders program, ArtReach Along with the hard facts are the human stories. A The Toronto Community Foundation’s online Community you can access the full Report at are in City Hallinvests in rate was 61.8%). The Ontario rate was strong sense of belonging rose in the 80,000 registered charities in Canada porting charitable donations de39% in 2003 and 2006; 1 in 10 was a quick click on ArtReach’s profile, for example, gives you Knowledge Centre (CKC) helps you maximize both. creative arts initiatives developed young people There are more than 300 after the 2010 by municipal higher at 67.7%. to 65.4%spread in 2010.across the 11 is located the Toronto clined 5.5% in the Region in 2009, to first-time voter. access to testimonials from real Torontonians—young The Community Knowledge Centrein( is theRegion. next In between 13- and 29-years old, living in vulnerable statisticalcity indicators election. 44%Developed of charities in were having 22.8%. A thrivingbest charitable sector helpsato • Young adults (aged 20-34) have, onareas.Participation in municipal elections is men and women whose lives have been enriched by thing to visiting charitymid-2011, in person. communities in Toronto. It has been developed as a lowissue on the their mission make our city healthy, safe equitaparticipating in art through its programs. “What would I partnership withand IBM, it givesdifficulty you thefulfilling chance, from your (fewer barrier funding program offering a high level of support Take a tour ofrise: the 2011 Toronto’s Vital be doing if this program wasn’t here?” asks one young own home, to learn about community organizations to youth organizations and young artists. Signs® Report and doing great work in Toronto. Through pictures, videos Visit ArtReach’s profile and you will find more man. “I can’t really answer that on camera.” get connected to information on its mission; a review of its history and After only twelve months, the Community Knowledge some organizations in and text, you can feel the passion these community A group of Tibetan newcomers harvest vegetables from their awards won; financial and contact information; and Centre has already become the ‘YouTube of your city working on groups bring to their work—and assess their results. Greenest City Community Garden plot, as part of their ESL summaries of its programs. The CKC states plainly Philanthropy,’ making a difference for local charitable solutions on the The CKC is a natural complement to Toronto’s Vital what class activities. organizations and the thousands of Torontonians they online Community Signs®, TCF’s annual report identifying issues affecting areas of need are served by the charity, e.g. youth, help. Visit today and find out how you can make a Knowledge Centre. city residents. Vital Signs highlights concerns, while the solutions to them. Participation in the website is people with disabilities, and members of the LGBT difference too. CKC highlights Toronto organizations working on extended to registered charitable organizations serving community. It also lists the neighbourhoods ArtReach




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You can be a philanthropist too! It’s not all about the money – it’s about creating a better city. Here’s what you can do • Connect with your city by volunteering with the not-for-profit organizations and charities in your neighbourhood on the Community Knowledge Centre ( or with one of the many city-building initiatives in Toronto, such as the upcoming Ontario Summer Games ( • Contribute to the Vital Toronto Fund, the Toronto Community Foundation’s community endowment. It’s for now — and forever — for our city. • Establish your own Donor Advised Fund with the Toronto Community Foundation —it’s much easier and more cost effective than you think.


the 2010 municipal elections. Two-thirds of Torontonians reported feeling a sense of belonging to their local community in 2010: • 65.7% of Toronto residents reported feeling a strong or somewhat strong

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and not-for-profit sectors in the GTA, but at the current rate it will be 30 years before leaders reflect the racial/ ethnic diversity of the region: • The greatest increase occurred among elected officials, where visible minority leadership rose to 19% after

Building the City We All Want

LEADERSHIP, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND BELONGING What will be key to building the city we all want? A city that leverages our diversity and strengthens our sense of belonging. Leadership is becoming gradually more diverse across the private, public





in Toronto Region over 10 years

Toronto’s least-recognized achievement? A decade-long reduction in crime rates.


15,423 in 2009. (The decline mirrored an overall drop of 20.4% across the country.) • There were 714 business bankruptcies in the Toronto Region in 2010 (31.8% fewer than in 2009). • Building permits are an important marker of economic health, and Toronto has been closing the gap between the city and surrounding “905” municipalities in total value of permits issued. • 38% of the total City operating budget comes from property taxes ($3.579 billion in 2011). The portion of the total budget supported by property taxes, which are among the lowest in the province, was significantly higher (46%) in 1999. • Toronto has an ongoing financial deficit (estimated at $145 million per year for the next 10 years). To close that gap the City needs to find both revenue solutions and expenditure solutions.


The Toronto Region is Canada’s high-tech hub: • The Region’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector (representing 28.7% of Canada’s ICT firms), employs more than half of all Ontario ICT workers or 6% of the regional workforce, and generated $52.2 billion in revenue in 2009. • ICT companies represent almost 1 in 3 (31%) of the top 100 Canadian R&D investors in all sectors. Toronto Region ranked sixth globally from 2005-09 for ICT-related patents. • The ICT workforce is young — more than a third (36.4%) are under 35 — and highly educated (97% have a post-secondary credential, compared to 74% for the total labour force). • The erosion of mid-level jobs and the traditional career ladder makes many entry-level positions dead-end jobs, and increases Toronto’s social and economic polarization.



Toronto’s slowest area of progress? Addressing the city’s affordable housing crisis. The Toronto Region remains in the ranks of “severely” unaffordable housing markets — one of six in Canada: • The annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey ranked the Toronto Region the 75th least affordable housing market across 325 markets in seven global regions. Median house prices were 5.1 times median household incomes in 2010 (down slightly from 5.2 in 2009). A ratio of 3.0 or less is considered affordable. • Montreal (5.2) edged past Toronto in the top ranks of the severely unaffordable, to join Victoria (7.1) and Vancouver (9.5), the third least affordable market overall after Hong Kong and Sydney.





Toronto’s most significant change in a decade? Our efforts to become a more sustainable environmentally friendly city. In 2011, Corporate Knights ranked Toronto Canada’s most sustainable large city for the second year in a row: • Toronto scored 69%, 2% below Victoria and Vancouver (winners in the small- and medium-sized city categories). • In this sustainability review, Toronto is credited for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, limiting household waste, green transportation and local food production and access.



Toronto’s strongest advantage? A highly educated population. The 2010 post-secondary completion rate in the Toronto Region is 56.1% higher than in 1990: • In 2010, 55.4% of the population had completed post-secondary education (above the national rate of 51.8% and provincial rate of 52.7%). • The rate of high school non-completion in the Region has dropped by 92% since 1990. Children of immigrants, on average, acquire higher education than those with Canadian-born parents, but attainment varies significantly across student groups from different ethno-linguistic backgrounds: • Immigrant parents frequently view education as key to determining their children’s future. Second-generation Canadians have a university participation rate of 54.3% compared to 37.7% for higher generations. The Toronto District School Board will close eight schools beginning in 2011 — the most in a decade: • With enrolment declining by 4,000 students a year, the Board has 110 half-empty schools in Toronto. • 10 elementary schools will be converted to JK-Grade 8, as middle schools (Grades 7-8) close. • School closings generate immense concern in affected neighbourhoods over the potential loss of important community hubs. The City has licensed child-care spots for only 1 in 5 Toronto children, and the need for more is growing: • There was no increase in 2010 in the 24,000 child-care subsidies for Toronto’s low-income families (more than 20,000 children were waiting for a subsidy in August 2011). The Region is facing a 64% increase in adults with low literacy over the next 20 years: • By 2031, nearly 3.2 million adults in the Toronto Region may not have the English literacy skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century workplace. That’s a small decline in the proportion of the population with low literacy (from 50% in 2001 to 48%), but a large jump in total numbers. • Within 20 years, about 1 in 5 Canadian immigrants (1,033,600 people) with low English literacy will be living in the Toronto Region — a 79% increase in the current number of adult immigrants who have difficulty with written material in English.

• Momentum in the housing market in early 2011 pushed new home sales in the city up 42.8% to 4,289 in May, from 3,004 in May 2010. • The annual costs of owning a bungalow or two-storey house are typically far more than 30% of household income (the general measure of affordability). Housing starts in Toronto in 2010 increased by 12.6% over 2009: • In 2010, there were 13,425 new housing units being built — still well below the 2008 figure of 19,710. • 1,666 housing starts in the city in May 2011 represented an increase of 16.3% over the same month in 2010. But across the Region, housing starts were down 5.8% from 2010. The more than 66,000 households waiting for social housing reflects the impact of the recession, underscoring the need for more affordable housing: • In May 2011, the number of eligible households on the active waiting list for social housing stood at 66,460 (up 10.4% from May 2010 and a 34.3% increase since 2008). • 43.5% of the total households waiting for housing in Ontario are in the city of Toronto (which represents only 20.6% of the province’s population). The supply of seniors’ housing grew in the GTA between 2010 and 2011: • Seniors’ housing increased from 37.6 spaces per 1,000 seniors (aged 75 and over) in 2010, to 40 spaces in 2011. The number of residents living in seniors housing grew 8.6% between 2010 and 2011 (above the 8% provincial growth rate).




Community Knowledge Centre



Why it matters The Toronto Community Foundation asked some of Toronto's not-for-profit community leaders to reflect on the Toronto's Vital Signs issue areas and their importance on our city's quality of life. Read what they had to say in “Why it matters” under each issue on pages 12 and 13. To learn more about the organizations, visit their profiles on the online Community Knowledge Centre.



ur annual Toronto’s Vital Signs Report

Initiative, Green Innovation Awards, Arts on

presents a snapshot of how well, or unwell,

Track - Museum subway station, Get Active

the city is doing across 11 issue areas key

Toronto, Playing for Keeps, and others.

to our quality of life in Toronto. It reaches over a million people in the Greater Toronto Area through

The issue: Toronto’s Vital Signs reported that after

the combined efforts of our research, community,

3:30 p.m. unsupervised children are more likely to

academic, and media partners.

engage in gang-related or delinquent behaviour, or

The Report:

become victims of crimes.

Is a strategic guide for the hundreds of individual and family Funds under our administration

The response: Beyond 3:30 was created as an innova-

who want to direct their resources to areas of

tive program providing a safe place for middle school

greatest need;

students in high-needs neighbourhood schools.

Helps to define the priorities for our commu-

The free program offers students homework sup-

nity endowment, the Vital Toronto Fund, and

port, a healthy meal and the opportunity for physi-

its three grant streams (Vital Ideas, Vital Youth

cal fitness and specialty programming. Beyond 3:30

and Vital People), investing in charitable orga-

is a unique partnership between the Toronto Com-

nizations with solutions to issues raised in the

munity Foundation, Toronto Foundation for Student


Success, the Toronto District School Board, George

Provides the backbone data in the creation

Weston Ltd. and Wonder +, Loblaw Companies,



Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, Gildan, SAP,

Toronto Sport Leadership Program, Beyond

George Brown College and over 30 Community

3:30, Recipe for Community, Youth Micro-Loan

Foundation donors.




The Art of Wise Giving™ — /vitalinitiatives/vitalsigns


It started with a well-publicized battle to save a beloved public institution. What happened next created a media storm and re-ignited the conversation about the use of private capital for public good. In April, Torontonians woke up after the Easter long weekend to news of a family foundation making a bold move to increase donations in aid of the High Park Zoo. The Zoo had been a neighbourhood treasure - free to the public since the early 1900s - but with proposed City budget cuts looming, its operating budget was on the chopping block. Plans for a permanent closure in June were announced. That was all the motivation the Honey Family Foundation needed to step up and use their philanthropy to “put some money where their hearts were” in support of an immediate need. Although the family describes its Foundation as “quiet” (representatives of the Foundation have chosen to remain anonymous), they are passionate about encouraging others to take the lead in using philanthropy to support their communities. This resulted in the family making a generous three-year commitment to match dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum, donations made via the Toronto Parks and 12

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Trees Foundation towards the High Park Zoo’s operating budget. The Honey Family Foundation began its philanthropic journey at the Toronto Community Foundation a few years ago, working through their financial advisor to establish a Donor Advised Fund - essentially a “savings account” for their charitable giving. Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have become an increasingly popular choice for Canadians who want to maintain a hands-on approach to their philanthropy. With a DAF at a Community Foundation, a donor, (referred to as a Fundholder) can enjoy all the benefits and recognition of a private foundation, while the Community Foundation takes on all the responsibilities of administration, reporting, regulatory compliance and investment management of the endowed funds. Many Fundholders come to the Toronto Community Foundation because we take care of the work… the transaction. But, increasingly, they also want to make their charitable giving more strategic. Community Foundations add a unique dimension to the Donor Advised Fund by providing philanthropic leadership to those who want to broaden their reach and granting impact.

Such was the case with the Honey Family Foundation. While news of their donation dominated the airwaves, it was the behindthe-scenes conversations between a representative of the Honey Family Foundation (also called a Donor Advisor) and staff at the Community Foundation that made all the difference. Donor Services staff have the expertise to transform a donor’s desire to “pay it forward” into real, high-impact giving that provide the maximum benefits to both the organization and the donor. The broader value of working with the Community Foundation becomes the donor’s access to in-depth community knowledge and the Foundation’s ability to act as a strategic advisor to help the family reach its philanthropic goals. James Vandewater established his family’s charitable foundation in 1998 with goals different from the Honey family, but also knowing that the Toronto Community Foundation was the right fit. “My dad’s choice to use the Toronto Community Foundation over a private foundation initially was a monetary one as the costs were more reasonable, especially for smaller foundations. In time, the additional services and expertise that the Community Foundation offers became

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apparent and we have worked with them to expand our understanding of where the needs are in Toronto,” said Tom Vandewater, James’ son, who became the primary contact for the Foundation after his dad passed away in 2009. The “zoo moment” for the Vandewaters was the Toronto Sport Leadership Program. Initiated by the Community Foundation, TSLP provides the opportunity for young people to gain skills and certification as sporting coaches and as instructors. It’s helping young people find the confidence, skills, and experience to obtain employment and become leaders in their communities. Knowing of their interest in helping youth, the Community Foundation introduced the program to the Vandewaters. The young people who benefit from TSLP often live in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of poverty and lack access to opportunities. Youth selected for the program demonstrate leadership potential, and have an interest and some proficiency in a selected sport but cannot afford the training to become certified coaches. Thanks to the Vandewaters, and many other donors and partners (YMCA of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto,

City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Toronto District School Board) TSLP has grown into a remarkable collaboration and achieved tremendous impact. More than 800 youth are now certified as sport coaches and instructors and part of a roster of diverse, qualified sports staff for public and private employers. The importance of both giving to those less fortunate and committing to volunteerism was instilled in Tom and his sister, Lisa, from a young age. “It was always a family decision,” Tom recalls, “we all had to bring our giving ideas to the dinner table.” Tom remembers thinking it was a fun experience to be in charge of a $500 donation as a teenager – knowing now that these little exercises his father orchestrated have had a profound effect in shaping him and his sister’s current philanthropic practices.

gic philanthropy by employing all of the tools and knowledge they have access to through us. The result is a Donor Advised Fund that can be used to provide grants that create transformative change. Through the powerful tool of a Donor Advised Fund, the Honey and Vandewater families have both been able to pool their resources with hundreds of others as well as to magnify the impact of their charitable giving in support of the communities and causes they care about. For both, what began with the simplicity of setting up a Donor Advised Fund has become their journey to transformational philanthropy.

“The point of change for me happened when I began leading those granting conversations with my family around the dinner table. I started to see the real opportunity we had to transform the lives of youth and families.” That change is common when donors working with the Toronto Community Foundation become engaged in strateThe Art of Wise Giving™ —


the back pages In the pages that follow, we report on our financial performance for the fiscal year, April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012. We also celebrate those who partnered with us to make a difference in our city. Our Fundholder base remains strong and unique – a true reflection of the diverse city we operate in. We continue to invest in organizations providing city-building solutions. Twelve highimpact community leaders received one of our Vital People grants of up to $5,000; 12 community organizations were each awarded up to $30,000 for their Vital Ideas; and 16 programs increasing access to recreation and leadership opportunities for youth were supported with Vital Youth grants of up to $15,000. In addition to granting to their chosen charities, some of our Fundholders expanded the Vital Toronto Fund grants with additional donations from their Funds that enabled us to invest in more not-for-profit leaders, build the capacity of more organizations and support more youth-focused recreational programs. We specially thank the Griggs Family Foundation, Peter & Elizabeth Morgan Fund, Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation, Bhalla Fund, Ada W. Slaight Fund, Lucille Pratt Music Award, Adrian & Reta Hudson Fund, Peter & Elizabeth Morgan Fund. We also wish to thank the Andy & Beth Burgess Family Foundation for its gift. In total, more than 500 of the city’s best and brightest organizations received grants through us and from our Fundholders totalling over $7.1 million.





Board of Directors

Funds at the Foundation

Community Organizations

Financial Information

The Toronto Community Foundation Board of Directors is made up of a cross-section of leaders, each bringing their specific skills and insights to the table as the Community Foundation charts its path forward.

The Funds at the Toronto Community Foundation are an integral part of how we respond to the community needs in Toronto. Our family of Funds forms the basis of a strong philanthropic movement in Toronto.

The hundreds of community organizations we grant to annually are the ones on the ground providing solutions to the issues highlighted in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report.

A summary of the Toronto Community Foundation’s financial information.

2011/2012 Committees Community Initiatives Randy McLean (Chair) John Barford Martin Connell Nathan Gilbert Siamak Hariri Jennifer Koss Nancy Love John B. MacIntyre Lola Rasminsky Natalie Townsend Rahul K. Bhardwaj (ex-officio) Rosalyn Morrison (staff) Anne Brayley (staff) Mini Alakkatusery (staff) Nadien Godkewitsch (staff) Daniela Kortan (staff)

2011/2012 Board of Directors John B. MacIntyre Chair, Toronto Community Foundation Partner, Birch Hill Equity Partners Mohammad Al Zaibak* President & CEO, CDM Information Inc. John Barford President, Valleydene Corporation Robert Bertram* Corporate Director Ian L. T. Clarke Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. Martin Connell Past Chair, Toronto Community Foundation Jon Dellandrea* International Advancement Consultant Nathan Gilbert Executive Director, Laidlaw Foundation Rick Goldsmith Partner, National Risk Management, Advisory Services, KPMG Management Services, LLP Siamak Hariri* Partner, Hariri Pontarini Architects Richard Ivey Chairman, Ivest Properties Limited Jennifer Koss Senior Investment Associate, Teachers’ Private Capital

Alison Loat Executive Director, Samara Nancy Love* Community Volunteer Bill MacKinnon Vice-Chair, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Randy McLean Acting Director, Strategic Growth and Sector Development, Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto J. Robert S. Prichard* Chair, Torys LLP Lola Rasminsky Founding Director, Avenue Road Arts School Natalie Townsend Managing Partner, NorthRock Capital Edward J. Waitzer* Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP Greg Wilkinson Third Oak Associates, Strategy, Communication and Advocacy André Perey (Corporate Secretary) Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP Rahul K. Bhardwaj President & CEO (Ex-officio)

Finance & Audit Richard Ivey (Chair) John Barford Ian L. T. Clarke Nathan Gilbert Elizabeth Gitajn Dan Golberg John B. MacIntyre Bill MacKinnon Randy McLean Robert Bertram (ex-officio) Rahul K. Bhardwaj (ex-officio) Carol Turner (staff) Governance Edward J. Waitzer (Chair) Martin Connell Richard Ivey Nancy Love John B. MacIntyre Randy McLean J. Robert S. Prichard André Perey (Corporate Secretary) Rahul K. Bhardwaj (ex-officio) Investment Robert Bertram (Chair) Mohammad Al Zaibak Martin Connell David F. Denison Susan Latremoille John B. MacIntyre Robert MacLellan Amy Tong George Vesely Richard Ivey (ex-officio) Rahul K. Bhardwaj (ex-officio) Carol Turner (staff)

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Connecting Philanthropy A Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation gives Fundholders all the flexibility, involvement and recognition of a private charitable foundation without the “back office” and financial stewardship responsibilities. Individuals and families can choose to establish a Donor Advised Fund, a named Vital Toronto Fund, Field of Interest Fund or Designated Fund. Each option is an endowment that can be created through gifts of marketable securities, cash, life insurance policies, RRSP/RRIF designations and bequests. Our total assets include the Agency Funds established by other charities. For many charitable organizations, an endowment fund is a way of building capacity and ensuring longevity for their organization. The Toronto Community Foundation has the mission, charitable tax structure and specialized staff to support registered charities in building and sustaining endowments. Total assets also include Consolidated Funds. All of the Funds under our administration benefit from our professional investment management, donor administration and grantmaking expertise. Responsibility for managing the Toronto Community Foundation’s investment portfolio is vested in the Board of Directors with the guidance of the Investment Committee.


New Funds Andrea Miller Fund Van Biesen-Zimakas Family Fund Brayley Family Fund Clarke Family Foundation Coady Nyman Family Fund Martin Connell & Linda Haynes Fund Common Ground Co-Operative Endowment Fund Michael B. Decter Foundation Goring Family Foundation Joan McCalla Fund Don and Shirley Martin Fund National Theatre School (NTS) Theatre & Community Engagement Fund Pamensky Family Fund Princess Alexandra Bursary Fund Glenn Tompkins Memorial Fund Townsend Family Foundation Edward I. Unger Fund Vulpe & Pelenyi Charitable Fund Shelagh and David Wilson Fund Anonymous (1) Bond With Toronto contributor Funds Altair Fund Andrea Miller Fund Anne Y. Lindsey Fund Paolo Ardizzi Fund Murray & Susan Armitage Foundation Tony and Anne Arrell Fund Ashbridge Fund AstraZeneca Canada Inc. Endowed Research Fund Augustine Family Fund Dr. I.L. Babb Fund Marsha & Aubrey Baillie Fund Torunn and David Banks Fund John and Jocelyn Barford Family Foundation Karen and Bill Barnett Fund Peter Barnard Fund Francine & Robert Barrett Fund Bay Street Invitational Fund Bruce Beauchamp Memorial Fund Begonia Fund Brent & Lynn Belzberg Fund Roy Bennett Memorial Fund Bhalla Fund Birch Island Foundation Van Biesen-Zimakas Family Fund Bruce Blackadar Last Call Fund Greg Bond Musical Theatre Fund Brayley Family Fund E.E.T. Briggs Family Fund Bronwen’s Rainbow Fund Wendy Buda “Help Needy Kids” Foundation Kevin Burke Foundation Manny Cabral Memorial Fund Calamor Fund Miller-Cammidge Fund Donna Cappon Memorial Breast Cancer Fund Dr. John Carey Fund Carruthers Family Fund Jack and Rita Catherall Scholarship Fund Cavelti Family Foundation CFNY Youth Fund Cheesbrough Family Fund Jonathan and Stephanie Clarke Memorial Fund Clarke Family Foundation

Coady Nyman Family Fund Stewart R. Code Memorial Scholarship Fund Martin Connell and Linda Haynes Fund Glen Colborne Fund Coloured Development Fund Raymond and Irene Collins Foundation Collombin Family Fund Anthony & Elizabeth Comper Fund Community Foundation Environmental Fund Gerald Conway Fund Elizabeth Cooke Endowment Fund Rev. Frank P. Corless Fund Dan & Mary Cornacchia Charitable Fund Bonnie Cox Fund Canada Post Literacy Fund J. Douglas Crashley Fund Frank and Sheelagh Creaghan Fund Peter Creaghan Fund Toronto CREW Foundation John and Christine Currie Foundation Janet and Douglas Davis Fund Martin Davies Memorial Fund Peter and Pauline Dawson Foundation Colonel F. H. Deacon - Memorial Fund Adelle and Paul Deacon Nanton Fund Michael B. Decter Foundation Denham Family Fund Michael and Honor de Pencier Fund Distinguished Mature Artist’s Fund Jim and Doreen Doherty Fund DOMAC Fund Robert A. Donaldson Family Fund Harold “Pat” Dooley Educational Fund Sherry and Edward Drew Family Fund Alex and Carolyn Drummond Foundation Duboc Family Foundation Du Sablon-Lank Family Foundation Stephen Eby Memorial Fund Mary Ecclestone Nutrition Scholarship Fund Art Eggleton Fund Emmett & Leo Fund Fran Endicott Equity Fund Norah Faye Foundation Findlay Family Foundation Fitness Institute Foundation Fund in Memory of Lloyd Percival Margaret and Gordon Fleming Fund Rob Ford Football Foundation Fund Foundation for Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Endowment Joan and Roy Frankel Charity Fund Gartley Family Foundation Sheila Hall Van Gijn Scholarship Fund Ben Globerman Memorial “Running to Daylight” Foundation Morgan Goldberg Memorial Fund Goring Family Foundation James Rutley Grand Memorial Fund Douglas and Ruth Grant Fund Griggs Family Foundation Sandra Fraser Gwyn Foundation Don Haig Foundation B & B Hamilton Fund Duncan and Lesley Hawthorne Fund Barry and Jane Hayes Memorial Fund Elizabeth Ann Heacock (nee Prince) Memorial Fund Jennifer Headley Fund for a Living Planet Heal Family Trust Elspeth Heyworth Bursary Fund Paul and Evelyn Higgins Fund

Paul Higgins Jr. Fund Evelyn and Cecil Hoffman Charitable Foundation Honey Family Foundation Lee and Patrick Howe Family Foundation Ernest and Hilda Hubbard Foundation Adrian and Reta Hudson Fund Steven K. Hudson Foundation Imagine Fund Investment Properties International Limited Fund Richard and Donna Ivey Fund Isobel B. Jaffrey Heritage Fund Dr. John Jameson Memorial Fund Jennison Fund Johnson Family Fund Joan McCalla Fund Saul E. Joel Fund Dorice P. Johnston Memorial Fund Jo’s Snowflake Fund Joubin/Selig Family Fund David Kenny Fund John Kenny Fund Kideckel Robbins Family Foundation K.I.D.S. Fund Kiessling/Isaak Family Foundation Sheila Kirpalani Foundation Koehler Family Fund Kuttis Family Fund Lakhani Family Charitable Foundation Langford Family Foundation Michael La Patriello Fund The Susan, Sarah and Nicholas Latremoille Fund Ronald N. Leggett Memorial Fund Stacey Levitt Athletic and Educational Fund Lind Family Fund James Lindala Family Foundation Frances Lindenfield Fund Peggy C. Linton Fund A. J. & Margaret Little Charitable Fund

Duane Livingstone Family Fund Catherine Logan Fund Angela Longo Leadership Fund Jon and Nancy Love Foundation Love Family Fund John A. and Margaret K. Lowden Memorial Fund Linda and Steve Lowden Fund Lycklama Family Fund Neil and Shirley Macdougall Fund Frances MacDonald Fund MacFeeters Family Fund Stuart and Patricia MacKay Family Fund Margaret’s Joy Fund Main Family Marsh Memorial Fund Paul Martineau/Yamaha Canada Music Charitable Fund Don and Shirley Martin Fund Coral and Bill Martin Family Foundation H. Matheson Family Foundation Pauline and Dipak Mazumdar Fund David R. McCamus Endowment Fund McConnell Fund Eleanor McDougall Fund McKerroll Family Fund Robert McKinney Fund McLaughlin/Costigan Fund Don McQuaig Foundation McSherry Family Fund John & Dorothy McSherry Fund Gerry Meinzer Fund Melman Childhood Cancer Fund Norman Allan Middleton Fund Mrs. Joan H. Miller Scholarship Fund Jitendra & Anita Mistry Foundation Claire and Marty McConnell Family Fund Moir Family Foundation Gordon Mollenhauer Family Foundation Jack and Anne Mollenhauer Family Foundation

Peter and Elizabeth Morgan Fund Flora Morrison Choral Fund Flora Morrison Research Fund Moynes Family Fund Edna & Paul Munger Fund John Thomas Murphy Memorial Fund NAE Fund Natchiket Children’s Literacy Foundation National Club Fund Neighbourhood Innovations Fund New York Fries Kids Fund NigE Gough Shine On Foundation Brown-Nusbaum Family Fund O’Neil Leger Family Foundation Lady Ophelia Fund Ouellette Family Foundation Pacifica Fund Pamensky Family Fund Panda Family Fund James and Alfreda Parlee Fund Payne Family Fund Iva and Garfield Payne Fund Jean V. and Rodney C. Payne Memorial Fund Helen D. Phelan Fund Lucile Pratt Music Award Prichard-Wilson Family Foundation Charles and Joyce Ramsay Fund Mario Reale Fund Tawny Richard Fund John S. and Joan P. Ridout Fund Michelle Risi Dance Angel Scholarship Fund Dorothy and Oscar Rogers Foundation Rose Family Fund Constance and David Roseman Fund Jeffrey B. Rubinoff Fund Roy Russell Memorial Fund Sadler Fund Sandala Emery Family Fund SAP Canada Fund Savoy Pitfield Foundation Elvino and Linda Sauro Fund

A legacy of community leadership - Angela Longo Leadership Fund and the Vital People grant program

Cancer took Angela Longo away from her family, friends and colleagues much too soon. In a public service career spanning three decades, it is no exaggeration to say that Angela left a profound and lasting impression on nearly every person she encountered. Though she was known for a tenacity that made her a thor-

oughly effective public servant, it was her prodigious strength of character, generosity, joie de vivre and compassion that turned many a professional colleague into a personal friend. Upon news of her cancer diagnosis, Angela was flooded with cards from these many friends and well-wishers. After she passed away, it was her family who received the influx of sympathy and condolences. While this sentiment was greatly appreciated, the most striking emotion expressed came as little surprise to those who knew Angela — gratitude.

To celebrate Angela’s remarkable life is to remember her for the friend and mentor she was. As one friend and former colleague said so succinctly, “She cared, and for that, she is missed.” It’s a life that will continue to be celebrated through the Angela Longo Leadership Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation. The Donor Advised Fund was established primarily to support the Vital People grant program supporting the development of leaders who are making outstanding contributions working at not-for-profit organizations.

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Schachter Family Fund Russell & Sharon Schmidt Fund Charles Schwab Corporation Foundation Advised Fund Geoffrey B. Scott Memorial Fund Scott Family Fund Michael & Christine Selim Foundation Marjorie J. Sharpe Fund Gerald Sheff Fund Eleanor & Francis Shen Family Fund Michael and Jackie Shulman Family Fund Shum Vourkoutiotis Fund Simon Family Fund Douglas Maurice Simmonds Charitable Fund Paramount Pallet, Inc. Skids for Kids Foundation Ada W. Slaight Fund Gerry and Anita Smith Family Foundation So Family Foundation Lola Somers Foundation for Animals W. W. (Peter) Southam Fund Spem In Alium Fund G. W. Squibb Family Endowment Fund Stacey Family “Aurora” Fund Starcan Fund Wally Stefoff Art Scholarship Fund Lola Steiner Fund William Ida Leon Dolrine Steinberg Fund Stratton Fund Albert C. Strickler, M.D. Scholarship Fund N. James Swan Memorial Scholarship Fund Michelle Tanenbaum Fund Janet & Herb Tanzer Charitable Fund Howard and Diane Taylor Family Fund Taylor Irwin Family Fund John & Marian Taylor Family Fund Tony and Caley Taylor Family Fund Teow Family Foundation Robert Tetley Fund Jack Thomas Fund Keith, Tanja and Kiera Thomson Fund Tom Thomas Music Scholarship Fund Timothy Fund Phillip & Maureen Tingley Fund Glenn Tompkins Memorial Fund S. Chum Torno Fund Toronto Life Fund Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Fund Edward A. Tory Fund Townsend Family Foundation Ravindranjali Trivedi Charitable Foundation George and Mary Turnbull Family Foundation Edward I. Unger Fund Unwin Family Fund William M. Vaisey Arts Foundation Vandewater Charitable Foundation Vas Family Fund (Canada) Viva Vitalita Gala Fund Vulpe & Pelenyi Charitable Fund Waddington Family Fund Waisberg/Bellwood Charitable Fund Waitzer Family Fund S. Marguerite Walker Memorial Fund Betty and Chris Wansbrough Family Foundation Orly Watkin Fund Ken & Ann Watts Foundation Dr. William A. Weir & Dorothy Elliott Weir Memorial Fund Richard Wernham and Julia West Family Fund Wilkinson Family Fund

Steven & Alberta Williams Memorial Fund Shelagh and David Wilson Fund Windswept Farms Fund Women’s Fund Women’s Habitat Endowment Fund Jane & Donald Wright Fund Yano-Shuttleworth Fund Anonymous (8)

“The Toronto Community Foundation gives us the opportunity to connect with a like-minded community of people dedicated to building a better future.” Ping and Kha Sin Teow, Teow Family Foundation

Agency & Consolidated Funds Abbeyfield Houses Society of Canada Endowment Fund AIDS Committee of Toronto Endowment Fund Amici Camping Charity Arden Preston Caregiver Respite Fund BBPA Harry Jerome Scholarship Fund Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation Campbellford/Seymour Municipal Foundation Canada Company Scholarship Fund Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour • Doris McCarthy Award Fund • Ethel Raicus Award Common Ground Co-Operative Endowment Fund • Veronica Peake Memorial Fund Community Foundation of Durham Region Fund Community Foundation of Mississauga Downsview Community Renaissance Fund Dr. Elgin McCutcheon Fund in Support of FreeSchools World Literacy Fund Elizabeth Cooke Endowment Fund Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Endowment Fund Foundation for Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Endowment Friends of CAMH Archives Fund George Brown College Foundation Haynes-Connell Foundation Helen McCrea Peacock Foundation Hope for Children Foundation Huronia Community Foundation Imagine Canada - Margery Warren Bequest -John Hodgson Library Fund Joseph W. Atkinson Scholarship Fund

Junior League of Toronto Fund Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Fund Muskoka Community Foundation Napanee District Community Foundation Fund National Theatre School (NTS) Theatre and Community Engagement Fund National Theatre School of Canada Fund Niagara Community Foundation Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Red Barn Theatre Endowment Fund Roots of Empathy Endowment Fund Rosedale Park Playground Renewal Fund Sheela Basrur Centre Fund Swim Toronto Fund The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Princess Alexandra Bursary Fund Toronto Community Foundation Zoo Trust Fund • Canavan Family Endowment Fund • Coca-Cola Wildlife Research Fellowship Fund • Conservation & Research Endowment Fund • Gus Harris Zoo Share Fund • Ralph Kirk Endowment Fund • Reproductive Physiology Fund • Veterinary Residency Fund • Volunteer Fund • Window to the Wild Capital Projects Fund Toronto Japanese Language School (IJIKAI) Fund Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee Endowment Fund Unison Health & Community Services United Way of St. Catharine’s and District United Way Toronto Women’s Habitat Endowment Fund

The Vital Toronto Fund

The Vital Toronto Fund is where the mission of the Toronto Community Foundation – connecting philanthropy to community needs and opportunities – is brought to life.

Named Vital Toronto Funds ACE Bakery Fund Tony and Anne Arrell Fund Brent & Lynn Belzberg Fund Birchall Family Foundation BMO Financial Group Fund Calamor Fund Martin Connell Fund Sue Corlett Fund Susan Crocker & John Hunkin Fund Dominion of Canada General Insurance Fund Duboc Family Foundation Evans Family Fund John Honderich Fund Richard & Donna Ivey Fund Mary Rowell Jackman Fund Carol Oliver Fund Pita Break Fund Ada W. Slaight Fund Anne Swarbrick Fund Taylor Family Fund Keith, Tanja & Kiera Thomson Fund Waters Family Fund The Hon. Hilary M. Weston Fund Anonymous (2) Vital Toronto Fund Donors Catherine Thomas & Fraser Baillie Anne L. Brayley Robert Buchanan Nicole d’Ombrain Antony d’Ombrain Susan Ditta Couto Fortunato Thomas & Annemarie Palombo Patricia Ann Kadrnka Colin Lacey Nancy Smith Lea Ruth Mandel Bob McArthur Rosalyn J. Morrison Charles Novogrodsky R. Jackie Rumyee

Archana Sridhar Nan Shuttleworth Carol Turner Jason Wagar Lawrence Crawford & Andrea Walker Ontario Trillium Foundation Community Builders* Anthony & Anne Arrell John & Jocelyn Barford Brent & Lynn Belzberg Suresh P. & Nutan Bhalla William & Catharina Birchall Grant & Alice Burton Martin Connell & Linda Haynes Sue Corlett § Susan Crocker & John Hunkin Michael C. & Honor de Pencier Samuel & Claire Duboc Dr. John & Gay Evans Douglas & Ruth Grant John Honderich Richard W. & Donna Ivey Greg Kiessling & Pam Isaak Jon & Nancy Love John B. & Janet MacIntyre Wilmot & Judy Matthews Senator Michael & Kelly Meighen J. Robert S. Prichard & Ann E. Wilson Barbara Shum & Manos Vourkoutiotis Nan Shuttleworth & Bill Switzer Ada W. Slaight Natalie & Geoff Townsend G. Wayne & Maureen Squibb The Taylor Family Keith & Tanja Thomson Edward Waitzer & Smadar Peretz Dr. William R. & Phyllis Waters The Hon. Hilary M. Weston Anonymous (2) Fondly remembered

It is a community endowment supported by our Fundholders, city builders, individual donors, and the public and corporate sectors. The Fund supports our Toronto’s Vital Signs Report, our strategic grant programs (Vital Ideas, Vital Youth, and Vital People), our collaborative initiatives, and our Community Knowledge Centre. The individuals, families and corporate partners listed here all contribute to the cumulative progress toward building a city that is smarter, healthier, more inclusive, more creative and more prosperous. *Community Builders are civicminded Torontonians who have contributed $100,000 or more to the Vital Toronto Fund, our strategic community endowment.



Strategic Partners The Toronto Community Foundation is pleased to have worked with many partners this year in a collaborative effort to connect philanthropy to community needs to improve the quality of life in Toronto. We acknowledge and thank all of our strategic partners as our work would not be possible without their support. Our partnership projects include: • Beyond 3:30 • Recipe for Community • Playing for Keeps • Get Active Toronto • Toronto Sport Leadership Program • Vital Toronto celebration • Toronto’s Vital Signs Report launch





Every year, millions of dollars in grants from our Fundholders and our Vital Toronto Fund fuel the work of hundreds of organizations. Grants from Funds at the Toronto Community Foundation may be directed to any Canada Revenue Agency registered charity operating locally, nationally or internationally. Last year, more than 500 organizations were supported by our Vital Toronto Fund and grants from our Donor Advised Funds.


About Face Access Alliance - Multicultural Community Health & Community Services ACCESS Community Capital Fund Adult Disabled Downhill Skiing African Medical & Research Foundation Aga Khan Foundation Canada Agincourt Community Services Association Agricola Finnish Lutheran Congregation AIDS Committee of Toronto Aim for Seva Alberta Aviation Museum Association Alberta Theatre Projects Society Albion Neighbourhood Services Algoma University All Saints Church Community Centre Alli’s Journey Alpine Canada Alzheimer Society of Canada Alzheimer Society of Ontario Alzheimer Society of Toronto Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto Amnesty International Canadian Section Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada Armour Heights Presbyterian Church Art Gallery of Ontario Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre Arthritis & Autoimmunity Research Centre Foundation Arthritis Research Foundation Arthritis Society Arts for Children & Youth (AFCY) Arts Manitoba Publications Inc. Ashoka Canada Athabasca University Atlantic Salmon Federation (Canada) Ballet Jorgen Canada Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Baycrest Centre Foundation Baycrest Hospital BC Cancer Foundation Beit Halochem Canada/Aid to Disabled Veterans of Israel (Canada) Benjamin Foundation Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Toronto Big Sisters of B.C. Lower Mainland Billings Township Bishop Strachan School Black Business & Professional Association Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church B’nai Brith Canada Senior Citizen’s Residential Program Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention Boundless Adventures Association Branksome Hall Bridgepoint Health Foundation Brigantine Inc. British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Bruce Trail Conservancy Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Cabbagetown Youth Centre Inc. Camp Cucumber Camp Oochigeas Canada Company: Many Ways to Serve Canada-Israel Children’s Centres Canada’s National Ballet School

Canada’s National History Society Canadian Art Foundation Canadian Associates of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev Inc. Canadian Association for Participatory Development Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario Division Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust Canadian Council of Provincial & Territorial Sports Federations Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Canadian Feed the Children Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth & The Law Canadian Foundation for the Prevention of Family Violence Canadian Friends of Meir Panim Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University, Inc. Canadian Friends of the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind Canadian Friends of Yad Eliezer Canadian Friends of Yad Sarah Canadian Friends of Yeshivat Aish Hatorah Canadian Institute For Advanced Research Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel Canadian Mental Health Association - Ontario Division Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Canadian Opera Company Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society Canadian Public Health Association Canadian Red Cross Society - Ontario Zone Canadian Red Cross - Toronto Region Canadian Society For The Weizmann Institute of Science Canadian Stage Company Canadian Technion Society Canadian UNICEF Committee Canadian WildLife Federation Inc. Canadian Women’s Foundation Canadian Yachting Association Cancer Research Society Canuck Place Children’s Hospice CARE Canada Carleton University - Awards Office Centennial College - Office of Development & Advancement Centennial Infant & Child Centre Central United Church Centre for Addiction & Mental Health Foundation Centre For Community Learning & Development Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples Chalice (Canada) Chartwell Baptist Church CHATS-Community Home Assistance to Seniors Child Development Institute Child Haven International Children’s Aid Foundation

Children’s Book Bank & Literacy Foundation Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada - Ontario Chapter Choirs Ontario Christian Horizons (Canada) City of Burlington - Burlington Performing Arts Centre City of Toronto Cloverleaf Foundation CODE Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie Colin B Glassco Charitable Foundation For Children Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation Columbus House (Pembroke) Inc. Community Association for Riding for the Disabled Community Foundations of Canada Community Living Ontario/Integration Communautaire Ontario Community Living Toronto Community Matters Toronto Community Social Planning Council of Toronto Concrete Hoops Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology - Awards, Bursary, & Scholarship Conrad Grebel University College Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre - Sud Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT) COSTI Immigrant Services Covenant House Toronto Crescent School CSJ Research & Education CultureLink Settlement Services CUSO-VSO

Daily Bread Food Bank Foundation of Toronto Dalhousie University Dancer Transition Resource Centre David Suzuki Foundation Developing Countries Farm Radio Network Dignitas International Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario Distress Centres of Toronto Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine Dixon Hall Doctors Without Borders Canada Dorothy Ley Hospice Dress for Success Ottawa National Capital Region Dufferin County Museum & Archives Dying with Dignity Earthroots Fund East Toronto Family Community Centre Ecologos Environmental Organization Ecology Action Centre Elizabeth Fry Society Toronto Branch Environmental Defence Canada Inc. ERDO Evangel Hall Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth Evergreen EYA Environmental Youth Alliance Society F.A.S.T. Family Adolescent Straight Talk Inc. Faith Baptist Church Family Day Care Services Family Service Thames Valley Family Services of Greater Vancouver Fatal Light Awareness Program Inc. First Three Years - Parenting Resources & Training Floyd Honey Foundation FoodShare Toronto For Youth Initiative Framework Foundation Fraser Institute

Fred Victor Centre Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies Friends of the CAMH Archives (Museum of Mental Health Services) Frontier College Frontiers Foundation Inc. Gates of Mercy George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Georgian Bay Forever Georgian Bay Trust Foundation GiveMeaning Foundation Good Shepherd Ministries Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society Greenest City Environmental Organization Greenwood College School Habitat for Humanity Toronto Inc. Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation Harbourfront Corporation Havergal College Foundation Headwaters Health Care Foundation Heart & Stroke Foundation of British Columbia Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario HelpAge Canada Helping with Furniture Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation Hope Air Hospice Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Hot Docs Human Rights Watch Humane Society of Canada for the Protection of Animals & the Environment Humanitas Foundation Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Humber River Regional Hospital

Vital Toronto Fund Grant Recipients

Vital Ideas - Capacity building grants for organizations with great ideas.

Vital People - Professional development grants for not-for-profit leaders.

Vital Youth - Program grants to increase access to recreation for youth.

Access Community Capital Fund, Amadeusz, CUE, East Scarborough Storefront, FoodShare Toronto, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Small Change Fund, St. Stephen’s Community House, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development, Living City Foundation, Not Far From the Tree

Tamara Balan Sarah Blackstock Carmen Brown Harper Michelle Coombs Liz Forsberg Amanda Grainger-Munday Dave Harvey Farrah Khan Erin Luther Dena Maule Olalekan Olawoye Roberta Wong

Agincourt Community Services Association, De-Railed Theatre Collective, Arts 4 All, Arts for Children and Youth, Toronto Lords Community Association, Greenest City, Art Gallery of York University, Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Hospice Toronto, COSTI Immigrant Services, Lost Lyrics, The Massey Centre for Women, We Help Youth, Psychology Foundation of Canada, ParaSport Ontario 23

Humber Valley United Church Humbercrest United Church Huntsman Marine Science Centre Images Festival Immaculate Conception Church Incarnation Ministries Inn from the Cold Society Inter Pares Intercordia Canada Interval House Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Israel Cancer Research Fund Jane/Finch Community & Family Centre JAZZ.FM91 Jewish Family & Child Service of Greater Toronto Jewish Women International Foundation of Canada Jews for Judaism John Howard Society of Toronto Jumblies Theatre June Callwood Centre for Families & Women Junior Achievement of Central Ontario Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Ken & Ann Watts Memorial Scholarship Foundation Kidney Foundation of Canada Kids Can Free the Children Kids’ Health Links Foundation Kids4Peace (Canada) Kohai Educational Centre Ladies of the Lake Conservation Association Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Lake Simcoe Arts Foundation Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Foundation Lakefield College School Foundation L’Arche Canada Foundation Lawrence Park Community Church LEAF Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forest Learning Enrichment Foundation Leaside Presbyterian Church Les Jeunes Entreprises du Québec Inc. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Licensed to Learn Lions Foundation of Canada Little Voice Foundation Living City Foundation Loads of Love Humanitarian Aid & Mission Society LOFT Community Services Macaulay Child Development Centre Madonna House Incorporated Maharashtra Seva Samiti Organization Maison chance Canada Majengo Canada Make A Wish Foundation of Toronto & Central Ontario MaRS Discovery District Massey Centre for Women Massey College Master & Fellows of Massey College Maytree Foundation McMaster University - Office of Student Scholarships Medical Mercy Canada Society Military Family Resource Centre of the Nation Mon Sheong Foundation Moorelands Community Services

Mosaic Institute for Harnessing Diversity Mount Allison University Mount Sinai Hospital Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto Movember Canada Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ottawa Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) Musicians in Ordinary Muskoka Heritage Foundation National Ballet of Canada National Service Dog Training Centre Inc. National Ski Academy / Collingwood National Theatre School of Canada

“Toronto would not be the vibrant global destination it is today without the arts they’ve introduced our city to the world and the world to us; but most importantly they have introduced us to each other.” Chris McDonald, Executive Director, Hot Docs Native Child & Family Services of Toronto Nature Canada Nature Conservancy of Canada Nature Conservancy of Canada - Ontario Region New Circles Community Services New Haven Learning Centre for Children Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council North York General Hospital North York General Hospital Foundation Northern Secondary School Foundation Oakville Hospital Foundation OCAD University Ontario Clean Air Alliance Research Inc. Ontario College of Teachers Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants Ontario Forestry Association Ontario Headwaters Institute Ontario Heritage Trust Ontario Society for Crippled Children Ontario Special Olympics Inc. Oolagen Community Services Open Studio Operation Springboard Opportunity International Canada ORT Canada Osteoporosis Canada Over the Rainbow Foundation Owen Sound Family YMCA Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation Parkdale Community Food Bank

Parkinson Society Canada Parkway Bible Church Pathways to Education Canada Peacebuilders International PEACH (Promoting Education & Community Health) Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research People for Education Pickering College Pink Tulip Foundation Plan International Canada Inc. Planned Parenthood of Toronto Pollution Probe Foundation Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of Canada Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society Presbyterian Church in Canada Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation Project Chance Africa Psychology Foundation of Canada Pueblito Canada Inc. Queen’s University Rainbow Songs Foundation Redwood Shelter for Abused Women Reena Reena Foundation Regent Park School of Music Regina’s Adult Learning Centre Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled - Ontario March of Dimes Renascent Foundation Inc. Ronald McDonald House (Toronto Children’s Care Inc.) Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta Roots of Empathy - National Office Rossbrook House Inc. Royal Conservatory of Music Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning Royal Ontario Museum Foundation Royal Victoria Hospital Royal York Road United Church Ryerson University - Office of University Advancement - Student Financial Services Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto Save A Child’s Heart Foundation Save the Children Canada Scarboro Foreign Mission Society SchoolBOX Schools Without Borders Scott Mission Second Harvest Food Support Committee SEDI - Social & Enterprise Development Innovations Selwyn House School - Veritas Fund Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto Incorporated (SPRINT) Serve Canada Youth Service Organization Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation Canada Sheena’s Place (Hospice for Eating Disorders of Toronto) Shepherds’ Trust Sherbourne Health Centre

Sheridan College of Applied Arts & Technology Silent Voice Canada Sistema Toronto Academy Sistering - A Women’s Place Sketch Working Arts for Street Involved & Homeless Youth Skills for Change of Metro Toronto Skyworks Charitable Foundation Small Change Fund Smoking & Health Action Foundation Social Planning Toronto Sopar-Limbour Soulpepper Theatre Company South East Asian Services Centre Southern Alberta Pediatric Hostel Society (Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta) St. Andrew’s College Foundation St. Christopher House St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital St. Jude’s Anglican Church St. Luke’s Anglican Church St. Matthew’s United Church St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux Centre St. Peter’s Church St. Stephen’s Community House Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada Step by Step Organ Transplant Association Stephen Lewis Foundation Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada Street Haven at the Crossroads Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation Sunshine Centres for Seniors Tapestry New Opera Temple Emanu-El The 519 Church Street Community Centre The Angel Foundation for Learning The Board of Education of School Distict No. 63 The Board of Education of School District No. 39 (Vancouver) The Board Of Management Of The Toronto Zoo The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf The Centennial Infant & Child Centre Foundation The East York Foundation The Elizabeth House Foundation/ La Fondation Maison Elizabeth The Kathleen Kavanagh Salmond Women’s Scholarship The Kensington Foundation The Kidsafe Project Society The Military & Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in Canada The Milton District Hospital Foundation The Ottawa Hospital Foundation The Peel Museum of Ontario’s History The Prince’s Charities Foundation in Canada The Robert Land Community Association The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre The Smile Train Canada The Southdown Institute The Speech & Stuttering Institute

The Stop Community Food Centre The Toronto French School Foundation The Upper Canada College Foundation The Vancouver Out On Screen Film & Video Society The Vancouver Volunteer Centre/ Vantage Point Theatre Passe Muraille Theatre Smith-Gilmour Tides Canada Foundation Tides Canada Initiatives Tim Horton Children’s Foundation Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Tori’s Buddies Research Fund Incorporated Toronto Centre for Community Learning & Development Toronto Atmospheric Fund Toronto District School Board Toronto Foundation for Student Success Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation Toronto Humane Society Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (TIFF) Toronto Japanese Language School Toronto Jewish Film Foundation Toronto Lords Community Association Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Toronto Public Library Foundation Toronto Summer Music Foundation Toronto Suzuki (Music) Association Toronto Symphony Orchestra Toronto Wildlife Centre Toronto Youth Development Toronto Youth For Christ (Youth Unlimited) Toskan Casale Foundation Town of the Blue Mountains Trails Youth Initiatives Inc. Trans Canada Trail Trent University Trinity College Trinity College School Tropicana Community Services True Patriot Love Foundation for Support of Military Families True Sport Foundation United Jewish Appeal of Metropolitan Toronto United Way Toronto United Way of Oakville United Way of York Region United Way Toronto University of Western Ontario University of British Columbia, Faculty of Applied Science University of Guelph - Awards Office, Student Financial Services University of Manitoba - Financial Aid & Awards University of New Brunswick University of Ottawa University of Saskatchewan - Awards Office University of Toronto - Awards & Admissions Office - Faculty of Physical Education & Health - Faculty of Social Work - Glomerulonephritis

- University College - Victoria University - Wycliffe College University of Toronto Schools Foundation University of Waterloo - Student Awards & Financial Aid University of Western Ontario - Student Financial Services USC Canada Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) Ve’ahavta: The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian & Relief Committee Vermont Square Parent - Child Mother Goose Program VIDEA - Victoria International Development Education Association Volunteer Canada Volunteer Centre of Calgary Volunteer Centre of Toronto Volunteer Ottawa Walrus Foundation War Child Canada Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation West Coast Environmental Education Society West Hill United Church West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation Wilfrid Laurier University Willing Hearts International Society - Canada Windfall Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke Women’s Hostels Incorporated World Society for the Protection of Animals World Vision Canada World Wildlife Fund Canada Foundation Yeshivas Nefesh Dovid YMCA of Greater Toronto Yonge Street Mission York Central Hospital Foundation York University - Division of Advancement - Student Financial Services York University Foundation Young Women’s Christian Association Youth Assisting Youth YWCA December 6 Fund of Toronto YWCA of Greater Toronto Zareinu Educational Centre


Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is made up of people who believe in the Toronto Community Foundation’s long-term vision for Toronto. Each member has designated the Toronto Community Foundation as a recipient of a portion of their estate. Matthew & Phyllis Airhart Joan Anderson Robert & Margaret Anglin Elinor Beauchamp Mary Bieniewski § W. Donald Black § Ruth Bradshaw Anne Brayley Al Brown Dorothy Bullen § Beverley Burke Gordon § & Kim Cheesbrough Winnifred Bruton § John Carey § Una Coghlan Dr. Sue Corlett § Rev. Frank Corless § Dan Cornacchia Bonnie Cox § J. Douglas Crashley § Jeffrey Dawson & Janice James Gregory & Oksana Deacon Adelle Deacon Frances Deacon Walter Donovan Alexander & Carolyn Drummond Patricia Dunham Frederick Dunn § Ross & Marilyn Durant Margaret Fleming Gabrielle Fong Roy H. Frankel § Angela Fusco Janet Gadeski & Gary Fisher Ann Garnett Diana Gillespie § Kenneth Goldberg

William & June Gooch Alison Gordon James R. Grand § Elizabeth (Betty) Hamilton § Cecil Hoffman § Allison Hough Mary Rowell Jackman § Isobel Jaffrey § Franc Joubin § Dr. Anish Kirpalani Mark Krakowski Merle Kriss Christe-Maria Kujus-Fuhrmann Michael La Patriello § Jim Lawson Susan Latremoille Anne Lindsey Catherine Logan Jon & Nancy Love Frances Anne MacDonald § Neil & Shirley Macdougall Soren & Sheila Madsen Irene Magill Marcia McClung Eleanor McDougall § Florence McEachren § Norman Middleton Jack Mollenhauer Peter & Bette Morgan Flora Morrison § Dr. Saroja Narasimhan Douglas Neal Eva Neumayer Hoanh & Nina Ngo Dr. Mary L. Northway § Daryl Novak & Brian Harrison Steve O’Neil & Colette Leger

Alfreda Parlee § Michael Pearl § Helen Phelan § Lucile Pratt § Robert Ramsay John & Pamela Richardson Oscar Rogers § Dr. Charles Roy § John & Judy Rumble William Schultz Brian & Annabel Slaight W.W. Southam § William & Jean Stager Joseph Stauffer § Anne Swarbrick Max Tanenbaum § Dr. Gaétan Tardif Catherine Thomas & Fraser Baillie Gertrude Thomas § Keith Thomson Barbara Tolson Jean Tompkins § Timothy & Anne Unwin William Vaisey Kevin Vance Joan VanDuzer Joanne Waddington Shannon Waller Ken Watts § Steven Williams § John & Peggy Withrow § Anonymous (20)

Fondly remembered


Professional Advisors


Professional Advisors play a vital role in helping a broad range of individuals to develop a strategy for fulfilling their long-term philanthropic goals. The Toronto Community Foundation is here to help them achieve those goals. Malcolm Archibald , Weir Foulds LLP (Retired) Nino Ardizzi , Dundee Wealth Management Anthony Arrell , Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. Rick Claydon , Stonegate Private Counsel, LP Frank Creaghan , Creaghan McConnell Group Ltd. Sheila Crummey, McMillan LLP Douglas Davis , Davis-Rea Ltd. Jeffrey Dawson , Jeffrey Dawson Insurance Agencies Ltd. Gregory Deacon , Gregory P. Deacon & Associates Kiki Delaney , C.A. Delaney Capital Management Ltd. Joanne Dereta , Stonegate Private Counsel LP Michael Ellis, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Heather Evans, Deloitte Margaret Franklin, Kinsale Private Wealth Inc. John Fuke , Cedarmint Consulting Inc. Jamie Golombek, CIBC Private Wealth Management Geoffrey Gouinlock , Nexus Investment Management Inc. Scott Gibson, E.E.S. Financial Services Ltd.

Gwen Harvey, BridgeWater Family Wealth Services Elena Hoffstein, Fasken Martineau LLP Jamie Johnson , Signal Hill Equity Partners Ltd. Michael Lakhani , Assante Financial Management Ltd. Susan Latremoille , Richardson GMP Limited Duane Ledgister, Goodman Private Wealth Management Ian Lord , Weir Foulds LLP William Martin , William D. Martin Barrister & Solicitor Robert Matthews , Longview Asset Management Jill McAlpine, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Tom McCullough , Northwood Family Office Maureen Monaghan, Monaghan, Barristers and Solicitors Chris Molloy, Assante Financial Management Ltd. James Myers , Myers Tsiofas Norheim LLP Mark Opashinov , McMillan LLP Margaret O’Sullivan, O’Sullivan Estate Lawyers Nino Pannozzo , Assante Capital Management Sara Plant, BMO Harris Private Banking

Marvi Ricker , BMO Harris Private Banking Mike Saron, CIBC Wood Gundy Russell Schmidt , Informoney Financial Planning Michael Shulman , Birchwood Group Leslie Slater, Chartered Accountant Irene So , RBC Dominion Securities Inc. John Stacey , NexGen Financial LP Keith Thomson , Stonegate Private Counsel LP Meta Tory  Tim Unwin , Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Tom Vandewater , ScotiaMcLeod Inc. Ed Waitzer , Stikeman Elliot LLP Shelley Williams, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Karen Windischmann, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. Fundholder Legacy Society

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The Toronto Community Foundation’s (the “Community Foundation”) most recent fiscal year ended on March 31, 2012. The following pages provide a summary of the Community Foundation’s financial results for the year, beginning with a description of our different types of Funds.

Fund Balances and Fundholders

Fund Balances by Type

Endowed Funds are endowed either permanently or for a specified period of time (generally 10 years), and their granting is restricted to levels determined annually by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, in compliance with Canada Revenue Agency requirements. The principal of (“Restricted Flowthrough”) Funds may be granted at any time. Operating Funds represent the amounts of unrestricted gifts or income which are available to the Community Foundation for its operations.


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In addition to Endowed and Flowthrough Funds, which are assets of the Community Foundation, total assets under management also include assets of other charities which are pooled with the Community Foundation’s own assets for investment purposes (“Consolidated Funds”). The number of individual and corporate fundholders with named Endowment and/or Flowthrough Funds continues to grow steadily, from 289 in 2008 to 343 in 2012, a 19% increase. In 2012, the Community Foundation opened 20 new Funds, of which 17 were Endowed and 3 were Flowthrough. In total, the Community Foundation now has 340 Endowed Funds, 98 Flowthrough Funds, and 20 Consolidated Funds for a total of 458 active Funds.

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Operating Funds Consolidated Funds Flowthrough Funds Endowed Funds Note: In 2008, United Way Toronto’s funds, which were consolidated for investment purposes, were moved into a separate pool, and are not shown in the Community Foundation’s Fund balances.

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Assets under Management



Total assets under management, including United Way Toronto funds of $63MM, grew from $221MM in 2008 to $257MM at March 31, 2012, an increase of 16%.











Growth was generated by donations, which totalled $63MM over the past five years, and by Consolidated Funds which increased approximately 13% from $111MM to $126MM over the period.

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Donors may contribute to named Endowed or Flowthrough Funds at the Community Foundation or to the Community Foundation’s own endowment for the community, the Vital Toronto Fund. Annual donation amounts received over the past five years have been relatively steady despite economic downturns. Although the number of donors declined in 2012 relative to previous years, the amount of total donations remained largely the same. This was partly due to the receipt of a $6MM fund in 2012, the assets of which are to be held in trust by the Community Foundation until 2021.

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Investment Returns All Endowed Funds and Consolidated Funds are invested in pooled funds managed by different investment management firms. Pooled fund investments returned 2.5% in 2012, compared to a benchmark return of 2.7%. The return over the ten-year period was 4.8%, compared to a benchmark of 4.7%. The Community Foundation’s Investment Committee monitors the performance of the investment managers and the asset mix against targets, with the goal of earning sufficient income to allow granting in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Revenue Agency and funding the Community Foundation’s operations, while maintaining the real value of the Endowed and Consolidated Funds. Flowthrough Funds are invested in short-term investments, and any income earned on these funds is applied by the Community Foundation to its operating expenses.

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Grants Made Total grants made by the Community Foundation from Endowed and Flowthrough Funds have declined in value over the last four years from their highs in 2008. This is due to the effect of the market declines in 2009 contributing to lower Fund balances, and to a corresponding decline in amounts made available to grant. In 2012, grants totalled $7.1MM, compared to $8.2 MM in 2008.

The table below shows the number of organizations who have received grants from the Community Foundation in recent years.

2008 484

2009 454

2010 546












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Number of grants

Total grants


2011 520

2012 539

Operations The Community Foundation is managed by a team of 17 staff under the direction of the President & CEO. In addition to managing the assets and the grants of the Foundation, as well as providing philanthropic services to Fundholders, staff are actively engaged in initiating and managing community initiatives including Toronto’s Vital Signs Report and the Vital People, Vital Youth, and Vital Ideas grant streams, as well as numerous city-building initiatives with various collaborative partner organizations. Total operating expenses for the fiscal year ending March 31 were $3.1 MM, which includes $0.6MM in fees paid to external investment managers. These costs were funded in large part by philanthropic services fees and fees levied on invested assets. The Community Foundation also receives specific grants from Endowed and Flowthrough Funds to offset operating expenses, as well as donations from external sources.

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The Toronto Community Foundation's 2012 Annual Report.