PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE – $50,000 – $100,000 +


As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, the United Way of Toronto and York Region is dedicated to creating opportunities that people need to improve their lives and build a better future. The United Way’s work is fuelled by groundbreaking research and powerful partnerships, which allow them to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact: effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work and raise our families.


The Ontario Ministry of Education’s Student Success /Learning to Eighteen strategy has made a significant impact on school-based mentoring programs in Ontario since 2008. Impacting thousands of children and youth, this partnership has provided the opportunity for these young people to access services often not readily available to them, resulting in improved educational outcomes and increased social and emotional well-being. Supporting the critical engagement of a caring adult into a child’s life within existing school-environment supports, has greatly contributed to overall student success. We are privileged to have the commitment of the government of Ontario in striving for better outcomes for children and youth, providing a strong foundation for school engagement and life-long adaptation


To date, Manulife has donated over $2, 500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada which has been used to create local recruitment campaigns across the country. This very successful program has resulted in our ability to recruit over 6,000 volunteer mentors that were matched directly with children and youth throughout Canada. In 2017 Manulife amalgamated funds to assist Big Brothers Big Sisters in producing a National Marketing that has consistent artistry and messaging across the country in line with Strategic Vision 2020 and embodying our newly developed Core Proposition: “The confidence to achieve more.”


Established in 2008, The Slaight Family Foundation is committed to making a difference. The Foundation supports projects related to health care, social service initiatives, arts and culture. The Foundation is particularly supportive of projects that help at risk or disadvantaged youth. To date, the Slaight Family has supported over 100 projects within Canada and overseas, assisting at-risk youth, supporting various health research initiatives, encouraging new works of art and providing bursaries and endowment for students in need of financial support  to continue their studies.


Scotiabank supports organizations and programs that are committed to helping young people reach their full potential, particularly in the areas of health and well-being and education. Young people are our future leaders and it’s crucial to provide them with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Scotiabank’s community investment strategy is used to help identify the organizations that Scotiabank can most effectively partner with to advance our philanthropic goal of supporting young people in the communities where we operate


TD’s purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues. We see the value in strengthening local communities. Through strategic community investments, innovative programs and employee volunteering, we are working to foster positive, lasting change in our society.

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE | $25.000 – $49,999


Stephen D. McDonald

Mike Durland

Paul Henry

Christopher J. Hodgson

Martine M. Irman

Henry Wu & Connie Lee

John MacIntyre

The Waugh Family Foundation

Calvin Younger