Community organizations continue to carry a huge burden as the pandemic runs its course. Data from the inaugural Toronto Nonprofit Survey points to this and also to their resilience. Despite the mounting financial and emotional stresses, many nonprofits and other community-inspired efforts are shining through the crisis and point the way to a better future.
Join us as we explore four resilient and creative ideas that have the potential to scale up across the city: an Indigenous mental health crisis team pilot, an all-day in-school support program for high school kids at Jane-Finch, a new housing development with essential supports on the ground floor and, leveraging virtual reality to reconnect you to arts and culture.
Candice Dixon, Co-Founder & Creative Director, SugaCayne
Dwayne Dixon, Co-Founder & Managing Director, SugaCayne
Jeffrey Schiffer, Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Jeanhy Shim, President, Housing Lab Toronto
Tesfai Mengesha, Executive Director of Operations, Success Beyond Limits
An intimate conversation led by Toronto Foundation Fundholders Priya Vir and Paul Nagpal who have launched a giving circle to support Why Not Theatre (WNT). Join Priya, Paul, and WNT’s founder and Artistic Director Ravi Jain to learn more about this innovative company’s vision for “a world with limitless possibilities for all,” and what inspired Priya and Paul to get behind their work. This breakout will be of particular interest to donors who are considering starting their own giving circle or want to join one.
A giving circle is a form of collaborative philanthropy where groups of individuals donate to a shared fund, and together decide where to give their money. Members share the goal of increasing their impact on the issues they care about and engagement with charities they choose to support.