As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, the United Way of Greater Toronto is dedicated to creating opportunities that people need to improve their lives and build a better future. The United Way’s work is fuelled by groundbreaking research and powerful partnerships, which allow them to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact: effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work and raise our families.
The Ontario Ministry of Education’s Student Success /Learning to Eighteen strategy has made a significant impact on school-based mentoring programs in Ontario since 2008. Impacting thousands of children and youth, this partnership has provided the opportunity for these young people to access services often not readily available to them, resulting in improved educational outcomes and increased social and emotional well-being. Supporting the critical engagement of a caring adult into a child’s life within existing school-environment supports, has greatly contributed to overall student success. We are privileged to have the commitment of the government of Ontario in striving for better outcomes for children and youth, providing a strong foundation for school engagement and life-long adaptation
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. They do this by promoting a labour force that is highly skilled. They also promote an efficient and inclusive labour market.We are privileged to have the commitment of the ESDC in support of our Big G(randparent) program to positively impact the lives of both seniors and youth. Through positive, intergenerational relationships, ESDC is empowering both Canadian seniors and our young people to thrive.
As one of North America’s largest developers, owners and operators of commercial real estate we recognize the opportunity to help shape the communities that we serve. Through our philanthropic partnerships we are investing in making meaningful change across Canada, with a strong focus on empowering and inspiring youth to make a positive impact in their community and the lives of others.
To date, Manulife has donated over $2,500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada which has been used to create local recruitment campaigns across the country. This very successful program has resulted in our ability to recruit over 6,000 volunteer mentors that were matched directly with children and youth throughout Canada. In 2017 Manulife amalgamated funds to assist Big Brothers Big Sisters in producing a National Marketing that has consistent artistry and messaging across the country in line with Strategic Vision 2020 and embodying our newly developed Core Proposition: “The confidence to achieve more.”
Established in 2008, The Slaight Family Foundation is committed to making a difference. The Foundation supports projects related to health care, social service initiatives, arts, and culture. The Foundation is particularly supportive of projects that help at-risk or disadvantaged youth. To date, the Slaight Family has supported over 100 projects within Canada and overseas, assisting at-risk youth, supporting various health research initiatives, encouraging new works of art and providing bursaries and endowment for students in need of financial support to continue their studies.
Scotiabank supports organizations and programs that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential, particularly in the areas of health and well-being and education. Young people are our future leaders and it’s crucial to provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Scotiabank’s community investment strategy is used to help identify the organizations that Scotiabank can most effectively partner with to advance our philanthropic goal of supporting young people in the communities where we operate.
TD’s purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues. We see the value in strengthening local communities. Through strategic community investments, innovative programs and employee volunteering, we are working to foster positive, lasting change in our society.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. The mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives.
The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation believes that individuals and communities should be healthy, confident, inspired, successful, and have access to healthcare, mental wellbeing & health, housing and educational supports. The foundation aims to build resilience for at risk populations and reduce the number of vulnerable youths by supporting community support systems. AMDF is currently supporting our community-based mentorship program with a specific focus on the Rexdale community. We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to our work.
Penny Appeal Canada is a relief and development organization with a really BIG vision for the world. They aim to create meaningful change in communities and break the cycles of need and poverty for good with a long term sustainable solution approach. Our partnership with Penny Appeal Canada will focus on providing quality and inclusive mentorship programming to Muslim-identifying youth in The City of Toronto across all of our programs. We are very excited about this partnership and we believe that together we will make a big difference.
Since launching in December 2009, MLSE Foundation has invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities. Using the power of sport as a unifying force, we’re committed to helping youth reach their potential and creating more equal playing fields for all. MLSE Foundation’s vision is to change lives through the spirit and power of sport by building facilities, supporting sustainable programs and by empowering youth through sport and recreation. BBBST’s partnership with MLSE Foundation is focussed on our !mpact Program (formerly the Boys Empowerment Program), which focuses on improving the mental and physical wellbeing of male-identifying youth by utilizing the power of sport.
Stephen D. McDonald
Christopher J. Hodgson
Martine M. Irman
Henry Wu & Connie Lee
The Waugh Family Foundation