We convene people around areas of shared interest, host workshops and events, and help amplify the important work of Metcalf grantees. In this section we profile stories about our efforts and that of our partners, highlight notable gatherings, and share updates through quarterly foundation newsletters.

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David Maggs named inaugural Metcalf Fellow on Arts and Society

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Public Policy Forum shines a spotlight on precarious work through Brave New Work project

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Government of Canada commits $340 million to Indigenous-led conservation

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The Narwhal launches in Ontario with all-star bureau of journalists

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Toronto Workforce Funder Collaborative — an opportunity to learn together for greater impact

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Tackling climate change and biodiversity loss with integrated solutions

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Thank you, John Stapleton — celebrating over a decade of innovation and impact

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Impact investments enable Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust purchase of 36 affordable housing units

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Landmark study underscores the importance of natural climate solutions for Canada

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The Narwhal’s Carbon Cache series receives a swell of national recognition

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Meet the organizations accepted into Stage 2 of Staging Change 2020

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Introducing Metcalf’s 2021 Opportunities Fund grantees

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Creative Strategies Incubator 2017 cohort present their work at Toronto Fringe’s Next Stage Community Booster

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Metcalf’s COVID-19 2020 grants
This year has been devastating for many members of our community and the people they serve. The Foundation created a COVID-19 response strategy, flowing $3 million to 82 organizations.
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Farmers for Climate Solutions release recommendations for COVID-19 recovery in Canadian agriculture
Farmers for Climate Solutions, a Metcalf grantee, is quickly emerging as key farmer-led coalition focused on advancing climate solutions in agriculture. In response to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, the organization has produced a set of recommendations for how farmers can play an important role in the context of a green recovery.
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New report on financing conservation in Canada
A new Metcalf-funded report from Rally Assets and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, explores what level of funding is required to achieve Canada’s ambitious conservation targets. The co-authors estimate that in Canada alone the additional funding needed for conservation is $15-20 billion US a year.
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Government of Canada announces $3.9 billion investment in Nature-Based Climate Solutions

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Annual Green Budget Coalition recommendations feature nature-based climate solutions
The Green Budget Coalition released 'Recommendations for Recovery and Budget Actions in 2020-2021', its annual report. It focused on a set of recommendations for how the federal government can follow-through on its commitment to a green recovery.
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Participants in Staging Change 2020 selected
Ten Toronto-based performing arts companies and organizations have been accepted into Stage 1 of Staging Change 2020, Metcalf’s multi-year strategic funding program in the Performing Arts
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Next round of Staging Change announced
The Metcalf Foundation’s Performing Arts program is pleased to announce the second round of Staging Change. Offered in partnership with EmcArts, the next edition of Staging Change will take place online in the fall of 2020 into early 2021.
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Metcalf Innovation Fellow David Maggs writes about arts and COVID for new collaboration with The Philanthropist

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