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Talking Sector Strategies on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

2017

On May 25, TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin held a panel discussion on how social entrepreneurs are breaking down the barriers that many Canadians face in finding employment. Building Up Executive Director Marc Soberano explained the “sector strategies” approach employed by his organization,...

How the Danforth East Pop-Up Project moved grassroots practice to policy change

2017

Three strategies for systems impact Metcalf’s Inclusive Local Economies Program supports strategies that can create sustainable economic opportunities for low-income people and communities in Toronto. The Foundation is keenly interested in how innovations that succeed at the neighbourhood level can be scaled up...

Convening the Creative Strategies Incubator

2017

Reflections and Lingering Questions Metcalf’s Creative Strategies Incubator (CrSI) supports performing arts companies over a three-year period as they explore new strategies to address an intractable issue facing the sector. Each cohort of CrSI participants convenes throughout the year to share their learning and...

Introducing Artscape Daniels Launchpad. How can it help performing artists?

2017

In her introduction to Choreographing our Future, Metcalf Innovation Fellow Shannon Litzenberger observes that for the performing arts sector, today’s environment is radically different than in decades past. “New pressures to explore alternative funding and revenue sources have given rise to a new generation of...

Announcing the newest Cycle City Grantees

2017

The goal of Metcalf’s Cycle City Program is to help build a constituency and a culture that support cycling in Toronto. Cycle City funding supports public education and community organizing, network building and convening, research and public policy analysis, and other complementary efforts that can advance...

Metcalf Launches New Program for Professional Leadership

2017

The Metcalf Foundation has a long history of supporting the professional development of leaders in the non-profit sector. Building on this longstanding commitment, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Leading and Learning Program. This program replaces the Foundation’s Renewal Program. The Foundation...

Job Posting: Metcalf Programs Intern

2017

The Metcalf Foundation is one of Canada’s leading private foundations. Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. Our work is focused in three areas: Leveraging opportunities for new...

Enabling Solutions Guidelines Released

2017

Metcalf’s Environment Program has released its application guidelines for the 2017 Enabling Solutions funding stream. The goal of Enabling Solutions is to help advance the regulatory, policy, and economic actions required for building a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada. Funding will support...

National Housing Collaborative lays foundation for housing support

2017

The National Housing Collaborative (NHC) is a pan-Canadian coalition of non-profit and private housing associations and major foundations. The collaborative was created in response to the federal government’s focus on a national housing strategy. Housing affordability is a pressing issue facing millions of...

Performing Arts Interns Announcement

2017

Metcalf’s Internship Program seeks to strengthen the performing arts by investing in the sector’s most valuable resource — its people. The program provides paid work opportunities for artists, administrators, and production staff in the early to mid stages of their careers. Interns work closely with mentors and...

Making Electric Vehicles Happen in Canada

2017

In a recent article in the digital magazine Policy Options, Simon Fraser University Professor Jonn Axsen seeks to dismantle the popular narrative that electric vehicles will soon be commonplace on Canada’s streets. “One of the most dangerous beliefs about the electric vehicle revolution is that it’s in...

Cycle City Application Guidelines Released

2017

Metcalf’s Environment Program has released its application guidelines for the 2017 Cycle City funding stream. The goal of Cycle City is to support and strengthen an active constituency and a culture of cycling in Toronto. In 2017, funding will be directed towards public education and community organizing,...

Federal government ends the “4-in/4-out” rule for Canada’s migrant workers

2016

An important first step has been made in reforming Canada’s controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). On December 13, the government pledged to reverse the program’s cumulative duration rule—also known as the “4-in/4-out” rule—which was established by the previous government in 2011....

John Stapleton talks planning for retirement on a low income

2016

Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton has found that the fundamental assumptions we hold about retirement don’t apply to low-income retirees. For one, their incomes tend to increase after retirement due to government pensions. And as their new benefits are taxable, they often pay higher rates of tax than...

Canada’s Electric Vehicle Policy Report Card

2016

If the world is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the International Energy Agency suggests that 40 percent of new passenger vehicle sales must be electric by 2040. However, a frank new assessment released by Simon Fraser University’s Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START) and funded...

Solitary Confinement Series

2016

The Resilient Neighbourhood Economies (RNE) project focused on building sustainable economic opportunities for low-income people and ran from 2012 to 2015. The project was a partnership between Metcalf’s Inclusive Local Economies Program and two community-based organizations. During RNE’s three years, both...

Opportunities Fund Letters of Interest Due November 21

2016

Metcalf’s Inclusive Local Economies Program focuses on improving economic livelihoods for low-income people in Toronto. The program’s Opportunities Fund is an open call for innovative ideas and compelling approaches that can contribute to building a healthier, more equitable city by: making precarious jobs better...

How cooking together can build trust and spur creativity

2016

Metcalf’s Creative Strategies Incubator makes a substantial ask of its participants. Each year, it brings together a group of performing arts companies to address an issue currently facing their industry. Over a three-year period, they share their learning, build upon each other’s solutions, and embrace...

Scarborough Cycles: building a culture of cycling in the suburbs

2016

On October 8, City Council voted to install bike lanes on Woodbine Avenue. As the first separated bike lanes east of the Don Valley Parkway, they’ll soon provide a safer cycling route connecting the edge of Scarborough with downtown Toronto. According to Dr. Marvin Macaraig, Project Coordinator at Scarborough...

Climate News Roundup

2016

In the past month, three Metcalf grantees from the Environment program released timely research examining Canada’s positions and policies on climate change. what do canadians think about climate change? A Nanos Research poll commissioned by Clean Energy Canada examined Canadians’ attitudes towards...

Stories from the Inc. 2016 Learning Network

2016

From an exploration of cross-border resources, to a residency for Indigenous theatre artists, six new projects are being launched as part of our 2016 Learning Network. Click on each company’s logo to read about their initiatives.

Announcing the 2016 Opportunities Fund Grantees

2016

The Opportunities Fund is an open call for original ideas and compelling approaches that contribute to creating sustainable economic opportunities and generating wealth for low-income people and communities in Toronto. Four grants have been approved in the second round of 2016, all of which build upon previously...

Metcalf’s newest Performing Arts Interns

2016

Metcalf’s Internship program seeks to strengthen the performing arts by investing in the sector’s most valuable resource — its people. The program provides paid work opportunities for artists, administrators, and production staff in the early to mid stages of their careers. Interns work closely with...

Introducing the Toronto Sector Skills Academy Cohort

2016

Metcalf, in partnership with the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program and with support from the Counselling Foundation of Canada, is pleased to announce that the 2016–17 Toronto Sector Skills Academy begins on October 14, 2016. The Toronto Sector Skills Academy is a ten-month learning and leadership...

Gabriel’s Story: How the TFWP Impacts Canada’s Migrant Workers

2016

When greenhouse employee Gabriel Allahdua was forced to live in a house with 62 other workers, he knew there was nothing he could do to criticize his conditions. Allahdua was a migrant worker from St. Lucia who had entered Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). If he spoke out about this...

Video Stories from the 2013 Creative Strategies Incubator

2016

In the Creative Strategies Incubator, performing arts companies explore strategies for addressing longstanding sectoral issues in meaningful new ways. The focus issue of the 2013 Creative Strategies Incubator cohort was “new approaches to, or alternative sources of, revenue.” Five companies participated in the...

Fay Faraday talks Migrant Dreams and the TFWP on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

2016

Through reports such as Canada’s Choice and Made in Canada, Metcalf Innovation Fellow Fay Faraday has extensively documented how exploitation and inequality are embedded within the design of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). On September 14th, Faraday joined filmmaker Min Sook Lee and...

Are We There Yet? Report Talks Transit Investment in the GTHA

2016

As anyone who’s crammed into a subway car or tried to drive the Gardiner during rush hour will know, when it comes to transit in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, we’re all in this together. Yet the debates around public transit funding often split people into opposing camps — transit users against those...

Application Information for the Toronto Sector Skills Academy

2016

To address the growing interest and need for sector-focused workforce development, the Metcalf Foundation is establishing the Toronto Sector Skills Academy. Its goal is to build the capacity of local leaders to grow, strengthen, and sustain sector strategies within the city. This leadership program is the first of its...

Do you have the talent to lead?

2016

The vitality of the cultural sector is dependent upon the strength and diversity of its leadership. But as a generation of cultural managers approaches retirement age—and young workers struggle to find their footing in an often-precarious industry—how will we ensure that vital knowledge and skills are shared...

How SummerWorks’ mobile app is connecting art with audiences

2016

Offering up a unique blend of theatre, dance, music, and live art, the genre-fusing SummerWorks Festival is renowned for encouraging its artists and audiences to take risks, explore unexpected collaborations, and venture into new territory. It’s also famous for its scope. SummerWorks is Canada’s largest...

Nancy Webster on the value of internships, mentors, and female leadership in the performing arts

2016

An arts manager and theatre champion whose career spans decades, Nancy Webster has made an incredible mark on Toronto’s theatre community. She has held key leadership roles at the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Factory Theatre, and is now the executive director at Young People’s Theatre (YPT). In...

Introducing the 2016 Creative Strategies Incubator

2016

Metcalf’s Creative Strategies Incubator program is designed to help professional performing arts companies explore new strategies for addressing longstanding sectoral issues. Through an accompanying Learning Network, participants are encouraged to nurture the organizational change that comes from developing and...

Green Prosperity Papers

2016

Metcalf commissioned the Green Prosperity Papers to connect university-based researchers in Ontario with timely public policy challenges that bridge the environment and economy. Each paper identifies opportunities for building a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient southern Ontario, through topics such as...

Prototyping in Practice: How Designing Effective Social Services Begins and Ends with People

2016

Metcalf Innovation Fellow Sarah Schulman and her organization InWithForward are driven by a singular idea: that effective social service design begins and ends with people. It’s a deceptively simple concept. Their “Grounded Change” philosophy promotes a thorough understanding of a target...

Nick Saul Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson University

2016

In recognition of his commitment to community organizing and social justice, Nick Saul has been awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from Ryerson University’s Faculty of Community Services. During his 15-year tenure as executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre, Saul transformed the organization...

Toronto’s Cycling Network is Growing

2016

It’s been a great bike month for Toronto cyclists. On June 9th, City Council voted 38-2 to approve Toronto’s 10-year Cycling Plan, which will add hundreds of kilometers of bike infrastructure across the city. Council also voted to double the City’s cycling budget to $16 million a year. Click to view the...

2014/2015 –
Intersections

2016

Click here to read our 2014/2015 Biennial Report.

Our Future King: Rethinking Toronto’s busiest surface transit corridor

2016

Toronto’s King Street is a commercial and creative hub, and it has long acted as a critical artery for the thousands of daily commuters who move through the city’s downtown core. But as its surrounding population swells, and traffic slows to a standstill, how can we design a more functional, free-flowing...

5 Key Takeaways from Demo-Day with InWithForward

2016

On May 12th, the Metcalf Foundation and InWithForward hosted a public event to share the results from the Learning Circle, our 6-month experiment in social sector capacity building. The Learning Circle was a network of 23 non-profit leaders and policy makers who came together every two weeks to learn to apply the...

Celebrate Bike Month with our Partners and Grantees

2016

Bike Month is an annual celebration of cycling in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Featuring hundreds of community events throughout the month of June — including group rides, guided bike tours, festivals, workshops, art exhibitions, and film screenings — it’s an opportunity for cyclists of all skill...

Metcalf Innovation Fellow Fay Faraday to Receive the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award

2016

In recognition of her work in human rights and social justice law, Fay Faraday has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award. The award is given to a Canadian woman who has made a demonstrable contribution to increasing women’s access to safety and justice. “Fay’s commitment...

Angus Reid Poll Shows City-Wide Support for Cycling Infrastructure Investment

2016

An Angus Reid Forum poll shows that Torontonians from across the city strongly support a safe cycling network—and they want it built as soon as possible. The poll, commissioned by Evergreen in partnership with Cycle Toronto, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, and the Metcalf Foundation, found that 86% of...

Inclusive Local Economies Symposium Strengthens Sector Learning

2016

Metcalf’s Inclusive Local Economies program was created to improve the economic livelihoods of low-income people in Toronto. Now four years into the program, Metcalf and our community of grantees have tested several new approaches and identified important strategies and areas of focus. On April 20th, many of...

Bike Lanes destined for Bloor Street

2016

In a 38-3 vote, Toronto City Council has approved a pilot project that will install separated bike lanes along Bloor Street. The 2.6-kilometre stretch of lanes will run eastbound and westbound between Shaw Street and Avenue Road. The lanes will be established in late summer, and will be in effect for a one-year...

Intermission Magazine Puts Toronto’s Theatre Community Centre Stage

2016

Driven by its mission to “tell the stories behind the stories on stage,” a new digital magazine is shining a spotlight on Toronto’s performing arts community. Intermission Magazine is produced by The Company Theatre and written by theatre professionals and arts journalists. It publishes feature articles on...

Plant-inspired material represents a strong step forward for renewable energy

2016

Clean, renewable, and increasingly affordable, solar and wind power present attractive alternatives to carbon-based energy sources. But weather patterns are erratic. Wind power is generally more effective at night when energy needs are lowest, and an overcast day can slow solar energy output to a standstill. Without...

Metcalf Innovation Fellow Dr. Sarah Schulman Shares Her “Grounded” Approach

2016

Drop-in centres are a vital resource for street-involved adults. They help address the immediate needs of people without stable shelter, and help them on their paths to establishing more permanent housing. But while the experiences of drop-in centre users—and the resources available to them—vary greatly based...

A New Standard for Sustainable Aggregates

2016

Sand, gravel, and crushed stone are used in virtually all commercial, industrial, and public works construction. As Southern Ontario’s population continues to expand, the demand for these versatile building materials grows with it. Yet the extraction of aggregate materials can pose substantial risks to the...

Metcalf Named a Cycling Visionary at the Toronto Bike Awards

2016

The Toronto Bike Awards are an annual celebration organized by cycling advocacy group Cycle Toronto and the City of Toronto that honour people and organizations that demonstrate leadership in encouraging cycling for employees, customers, and the community. At this year’s event, held on February 24th, the...

John Stapleton Addresses Rising Food Prices on BNN and CTV

2016

On Friday, February 19th, Metcalf Foundation Innovation Fellow John Stapleton appeared on Business News Network to discuss how rising food prices are affecting Canadian families, particularly those on low incomes. “The welfare diet is up 107% over that twenty-year period,” noted Stapleton, “even though...

2016 Environment Program information released

2016

Metcalf’s Environment Program has three focus areas. In 2016, applications to Cycle City and Electrifying Movement are by RFP and invitation-only. Applications to Enabling Solutions are due April 13, 2016. Enabling Solutions funds efforts to advance fiscal policy reforms, to research and communicate...

York University unveils solar-powered electric vehicle charging station

2016

In December 2015, York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies officially plugged in its new solar-powered vehicle charging station. The charging station is part of an initiative, funded in part by Metcalf, to craft an accessible and affordable electric vehicle strategy and to develop policy recommendations...

Missed Changing Lanes with Janette Sadik-Khan? Watch videos of the event.

2015

The Environment Program held an informative and lively event on December 1st featuring two visionary city builders: Janette Sadik-Khan and Jennifer Keesmaat. Drawing on her experience as New York City’s Transportation Commissioner and more recently as a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, Janette’s keynote explored...

Job Posting: Communications Specialist

2015

The Metcalf Foundation is one of Canada’s leading private foundations. Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. Our work is focused in three areas: Leveraging opportunities for new approaches...

Supporting Cycling in Canadian Cities

2015

A new Metcalf-funded report by Pembina Institute finds momentum and support for cycling is growing in Toronto, however the city still has the least cycling infrastructure per capita when compared to four other Canadian cities. The report highlights five key findings: Calgary has the most cycling infrastructure per...

Please welcome Michael Trent

2015

Michael Trent has joined Metcalf as Performing Arts Program Director. Michael brings with him extensive experience in consultation and collaboration with artists and arts organizations, at the local and national levels, on issues including strategic planning, transition, curatorial expertise, artistic assessment and...

Accelerating Urban Sustainability: Two new reports from Metcalf grantees

2015

Two Metcalf grantees have released timely reports addressing pragmatic ways to advance urban sustainability. Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission’s We Can’t Get There From Here: Why Pricing Congestion is Critical to Beating It outlines how congestion pricing can help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and...

Rethinking approaches to program design and delivery

2015

West Neighbourhood House’s Meeting Place is a drop-in at the corner of Queen and Bathurst. On any given day dozens of its members gather for food, company, warmth, and interaction. Many members experience mental health challenges, addictions, and are living with abuse and trauma. This is particularly true among the...

2016 Performing Arts Guidelines Released

2015

This Performing Arts Program focuses on leveraging opportunities for new approaches and shared learning. The Program seeks to reach this goal through two initiatives: Creative Strategies Incubator and Performing Arts Internships. The 2016 guidelines for each of these initiatives are now available. The 2016 focus...

precarious work and the federal election

2015

Job quality in Canada has steadily declined since the late 1980s with an erosion of full-time jobs and a rise of part-time and precarious work. Yet these conditions have barely entered the conversation in this fall’s federal election campaign. That’s the subject of a Toronto Star article which features comments by...

Stories from the Inc.
2015 Learning Network

2015

From an online theatre arts magazine to a leadership training program for women, four new projects are being launched as part of our 2015 Learning Network. Click on each company’s logo to read about their initiatives.

Tracking the Energy Revolution –
Canada

2015

Metcalf grantee, Clean Energy Canada, released their second Tracking the Energy Revolution – Canada report in September. Part of an annual series of publications that shine a light on key transitions toward a clean energy future, the 2015 report tracks key milestones in Canada’s clean energy sector, notable new...

Forum on Revitalizing Local Economies

2015

On November 10, Danforth East Community Association (DECA), a Metcalf grantee, is hosting an all-day forum: Building Vibrant Communities and Energizing Main Streets. Keynote Speaker Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner City of Toronto, with other guest speakers will discuss how local communities and businesses can work...

Upcoming: 2015 COMPLETE STREETS FORUM

2015

Metcalf is proud to be a lead sponsor for this one of a kind conference. The 2015 Complete Streets Forum, organized by Metcalf grantee Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, brings together community leaders, public officials, and professionals working across sectors to advance complete streets in Canada. Featuring...

Legislation includes Community Benefits

2015

Bill 6, The Ontario Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, was approved on June 4. The legislation includes provisions for Community Benefits: “Infrastructure planning and investment should promote community benefits, being the supplementary social and economic benefits arising from an infrastructure project...

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Director, Performing Arts Program

2015

The goal of the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation is to enhance the effectiveness of people and organizations working together to help Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. Across its three programs areas – leveraging opportunities for new approaches and shared learning in...

Tracking the energy revolution –
Global

2015

Metcalf grantee, Clean Energy Canada, released their second Tracking the Energy Revolution – Global report in early July. Part of an annual series of publications that shine a light on key transitions toward a clean energy future, the 2015 report identified ten notable trends in technology, policy, and...

Michael Jones Leaving Metcalf Foundation

2015

The Metcalf Foundation’s Performing Arts Program Director, Michael Jones, will be leaving the Foundation at the beginning of October to assume the role of CEO at the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Michael has made a significant contribution to the sector since joining the Foundation in 2007. He revamped Metcalf’s...

Producers’ Learning Network Launched in Toronto

2015

Metcalf adviser Meredith Potter, with the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council, is launching the Producers’ Learning Network. This collaborative network of individuals involved in producing contemporary artworks, particularly with small, independent companies, will hold weekly seminars beginning in...

Learning from Ontario’s coal phase-out campaign

2015

In 2014, the last coal-fired electricity station in Ontario was shut down, eliminating a significant source of air pollution in the province. Lessons from the 17-year campaign leading up to this moment are captured in a new report, Ontario’s Coal Phase Out, from former Metcalf grantee Ontario Clean Air...

Enabling Climate Solutions

2015

On June 3, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a Metcalf grantee, hosted an event in Toronto featuring an all-star line-up of speakers on the topic of Ontario’s climate action plan, specifically its commitment to implement a cap-and-trade system. Coinciding with this event, the Commission released a brief outlining...

Summer Fiesta Social

2015

In early July, Metcalf opened up its backyard to host an informal gathering and open house. Long-standing grantees, fellow funders, advisory committee members and staff mingled over appetizers by caterToronto, a community-based catering network seeded by Metcalf funding.

Shared Platform for the Arts

2015

Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, and the Metcalf Foundation are working together to advance the discussion around the topic of shared charitable platforms in the arts and to enable the establishment of a pilot project. As a first stage in this process, the funding partners...

Metcalf’s Adriana Beemans on TVO’s The Agenda

2015

The ability of small business to be a transformative force for cities was a topic on TVO’s The Agenda this week. Panelists discussed the resilience of local businesses and the vibrancy they bring to neighbourhoods. Inclusive Local Economies Program Director Adriana Beemans, raised issues of local micro...

Great Gatsby v. Zero Dollar Linda

2015

A new report by Munir Sheikh, published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, assesses the complex relationships between income inequality, social mobility, and the tax-transfer system. It highlights the research of Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton, notably his Zero Dollar Linda report, which examines the...

Metcalf Appoints Two New Innovation Fellows

2015

In response to our RFP around the topic of resourcing the performing arts sector, Metcalf is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Innovation Fellows: Elizabeth MacKinnon and Christine Pellerin. Working collaboratively, MacKinnon and Pellerin will explore the feasibility of social finance as a new revenue...

New report makes the case for investing in local food

2015

Dollars and Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System, is a groundbreaking study that assesses the economic and environmental impacts of regional food systems. It identifies how local food production and distribution can create jobs, improve environmental practices, and make healthy food...

Significant refinements to our Environment Program

2014

In 2015, the goal of Metcalf’s Environment Program will be to help build a low-carbon, resource efficient, and resilient Canada. Our funding will have three focus areas: Cycle City, Electrifying Movement and Enabling Solutions. We look forward to advancing pragmatic approaches in support of bold visions in each...

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission is launched

2014

On November 4, 2014, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission was launched with the release of their inaugural report. The commission was formed by a group of experienced, policy-minded economists from across the country, seeking to broaden the discussion of ecofiscal policy reform beyond the academic sphere and into the...

Toronto Star interviews Metcalf Fellow Tom Zizys about Better Work

2014

Metcalf Innovation Fellow Tom Zizys talked to Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar about his new paper, Better Work: The path to good jobs is through employers, which outlines the challenges that Ontario’s labour market faces and the deliberate strategies we can employ to address them. Read the article.

Pointers for Video Applications –
Performing Arts Internships

2014

In 2014, we added a new requirement to the application process for our Performing Arts Internships: a 60-second video featuring the prospective intern and mentor speaking together. It personalized the applications really nicely – but we also saw a number of common challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind. 1....

Stories From the Inc.
2014 Learning Network

2014

From a summer music academy to an online hub for participatory arts practice, six new projects are being launched as part of our 2014 Learning Network. Click on each company’s logo to read about their initiatives.

Metcalf Announces New Environment Program Director

2014

We are pleased to announce that Andre Vallillee is Metcalf’s new Environment Program Director. Andre joins us from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, where he worked as a Program Manager overseeing the province-wide environmental grants portfolio and serving as Strategy Lead for the environment sector. Andre...

Presentation on Shared Platforms in the Arts

2013

Metcalf Innovation Fellow Jane Marsland will speak to the findings from Shared Platforms and Charitable Venture Organizations at a joint presentation by Arts Consultants Canada and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres on the afternoon of Thursday, December 12, 2013. Click here to register for the...

Stories from the Inc.
2013 Learning Network

2013

Click on the company logos to read more about the group’s projects and achievements. You’ll also find short videos that document and reflect upon each funded initiative.

Creative Strategies Incubator Launched

2012

The Metcalf Foundation is pleased to launch our new Creative Strategies Incubator program. The program will support professional performing arts organizations as they work together to find strategic approaches to sectoral issues. Letters of interest for the first round of the program will be due March 11, 2013. To...

Metcalf Launches Inclusive Local Economies Program

2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Inclusive Local Economies Program. The world of work has changed. In the past, many low-wage jobs in Toronto were the first rung on an economic ladder that led to greater skills, meaningful vocations, and higher pay. But today’s low-wage jobs are often dead-end,...

50th Anniversary City-Building Grants Announced

2011

Metcalf is 50 years old this year, and to mark this anniversary we have made a small number of special one-time grants designed to celebrate and strengthen our city.  Over its history, the Foundation has made sustained contributions to the vitality of our urban life, most recently by focusing our efforts on enhancing...

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