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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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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Creative Strategies Incubator 2016 delivers shared learnings

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Help Wanted Report a collaboration between Metcalf and Toronto Region Board of Trade, United Way Greater Toronto
In response to the Ontario government’s announcement this spring – that it would begin an extensive overhaul of employment services, social assistance reforms, apprenticeship and education programs – we collaborated with the Toronto Region Board of Trade and United Way Greater Toronto.
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New application process for Innovation Fellowship Program
The Foundation is pleased to announce updated guidelines for our Innovation Fellowship program.
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2019 Carbon Landscapes grants awarded
In June, Metcalf approved grants to Environmental Defence, Équiterre, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Smart Prosperity Institute, and Soil Conservation Council of Canada.
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Metcalf announces Performing Arts Internship grants

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Award-winning magazine The Local receives support from Metcalf
The Local began two years ago as part of the University Health Network and has recently become an independent publication, with a mandate is to cover some of the most pressing social issues facing our city.
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Indigenous-led conservation and carbon storage gathering in Guelph

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Staging Change participants engage in Small Experiments with Radical Intent

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What the Raptors’ victory can teach us about workforce development

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Critical forward movement for cycling in Toronto
On July 17, Toronto’s city council approved an updated Bike Network Plan that would see Bloor Street bike lanes extended and pilot bike lanes installed on the Danforth as early as 2020.
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The Nature and Climate Change Gathering
Forty environment sector leaders from across Canada convened in Toronto for The Nature and Climate Change gathering. This Metcalf-funded event was the first of its kind in Canada.
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New six-part collaboration with The Philanthropist looks at arts and culture philanthropy in Canada
A series of articles on how we can better harness the power of philanthropy to enhance the public value of the arts in Canada and further unleash our creative potential.
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Metcalf at 2018 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Conference

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Eight performing arts companies and organizations accepted into Staging Change Stage 2
We are pleased to announce the selection of eight Toronto-based performing arts companies and organizations for acceptance into Stage 2 of Staging Change.
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