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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Important update from the Metcalf Foundation

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Metcalf Foundation joins Give5 Campaign

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CBC’s Michael Enright talks to Workers’ Action Centre’s Deena Ladd about the risks facing cleaners and janitors during COVID-19
CBC Radio One host Michael Enright speaks with Deena Ladd, the executive director of the Workers' Action Centre, a longtime Metcalf grantee. Cleaners and janitors are on the frontlines of our current public health emergency. Their work is vital for the public's protection and yet, for years, they been among the lowest-paid in Canada.
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Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit
In early February, over 400 leaders from across the country gathered in Ottawa for the Nature-Based Climate Solutions Summit. This two-day summit was organized by a collection of Canada’s leading nature and conservation organizations, and Metcalf along with the Government of Canada were the presenting sponsors. Representatives from Indigenous, federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments were in attendance, as were leaders from the not-for-profit, private, and public sectors.
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Data Policy Coalition seeks access to administrative data
Administrative data – the data collected by government and non-profits for operational purposes – isn’t the sexiest of subjects. Yet as the value of this information has become increasingly important in our knowledge-based economy, the need to share it, while balancing the privacy rights of those whose data is collected, is emerging as a hot topic.
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Job Posting: Metcalf Programs Intern. Deadline Extended to June 5!

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Staging Change participants attend five-day Incubating Innovation Intensive Retreat

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Inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes Celebration

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The Local wins gold for Best Interactive/Infographic Story at Canadian Online Publishing Awards

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Natural climate solutions to feature at 2020 Environment Funders Canada conference

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New series with The Narwhal on natural climate solutions

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Winners of Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes on TVO’s The Agenda

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Radio Canada interviews musician Njacko Backo and Metcalf’s Michael Trent

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CBC Radio’s Fresh Air features Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes winner Maryem Tollar and protégé Demitrios Petsalakis

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CBC Radio Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway interviews John Stapleton and Adriana Beemans

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The Prisoner Issue: The Local magazine examines how justice and health meet in Ontario’s prisons
The Prison Issue is The Local magazine’s second quarterly publication. The Local is an independent magazine exploring urban health and social issues in Toronto. Metcalf is supporting The Local over the next two years to help build its operations.
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Toronto’s Workforce Funders Collaborative is hiring an executive director

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Inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes announced
This new performing arts prize is named in honour of Johanna Metcalf, who was at the heart of the Foundation's work for over 40 years. The prize has been created to carry on Johanna’s legacy as a tireless advocate for the arts, and to celebrate artists in Ontario who have made a recognized impact on the field and the public, and show great promise in the ongoing pursuit of their ambitious and visionary practices.
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Environment Program commits 100% to natural climate solutions

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Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership launched

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Staging Change Stage 3 participants selected

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Metcalf Foundation activities are continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our response here.