“One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4
John Strachan, our visionary first bishop, made bold and courageous decisions that ripple forward hundreds of years. Over a century and a half ago, Bishop Strachan called for an endowment to fund the Bishop’s Office. He presented a vision of what might be possible, but it wasn’t something he could achieve on his own.
The John Strachan Trust is the endowment that helps fund the Office of the Bishop of Toronto. At present, the endowment is $2.5 million away from ensuring the Bishop’s Office is sustainable for generations.
With your financial support, we can act now to leave a legacy for the future Church and support the Bishop’s ministry as a leader, shepherd, teacher and advocate.
Glory to God from Generation to Generation . . .
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation invites our generosity. Your support of the Foundation will strengthen current ministries and create opportunities for the development of new ones.
Your gift to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation can support:
- Continued education for lay and ordained leaders
- Future and new clergy with their studies
- Indigenous ministries
- Opportunities to strengthen relationships within the global Anglican Communion
- The ministries of FaithWorks
- The works of your parish
Planning your gift
Through careful planning, you can create a gift for now or the future that reflects your values and enhances your financial benefits. Your gift to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation can be made in several ways:
You may wish to make a gift in memory or in honour of a loved one or special occasion.
Funds You Can Support
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation currently provides financial assistance through the following funds:
Anglican Community Development Fund
The income from the endowment fund will be forwarded each year undivided to a single parish or ministry within the Diocese to assist youth or families in need.
- Clergy and Theological Students Endowment
This endowment assists with theological education bursaries, research and leadership development, including support for the Malvern Bursary Program for first-year university students.
- The John Strachan Trust
This trust helps fund the Office of the Bishop of Toronto. At present the endowment is $2.5 million away from ensuring the Bishop’s office is sustainable for generations. The trust allows us to leave a legacy for the future Church and to support the Bishop’s ministry as a leader, a shepherd, teacher and advocate.
- FaithWorks Endowment
FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Diocese of Toronto, offering help and hope to people in need living in south-central Ontario and around the world. Services are provided to everyone in need, regardless of church affiliation.
- The Canon Robert L. Falby Memorial Endowment for Aboriginal Ministry
Canon Falby served as chancellor of the Diocese of Toronto and prolocutor of General Synod for many years. He also served with great wisdom and courage during the negotiations that led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This fund has been established through the Diocese of Toronto Foundation for those who wish to remember Canon Falby and honour the work of reconciliation with our aboriginal brothers and sisters and our church.
IN THE LAST 5 YEARS, NEARLY $1,400,000 HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED.
Generous Anglicans, such as you, have given to these ministries over the years. Our collective generosity has truly been a response to the call to live out God’s mission here at home and around the world.
“Christ has no body now but yours,
no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
he looks Compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which
he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands, with which
he blesses all the world.”
~ Teresa of Avila
Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of clergy and lay people. We are honoured by their commitment of time and finances.
About the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation
Incorporated in 1999, the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation, exists to provide financial support for the Diocese of Toronto or any parish of the Diocese. It is the key charitable arm of the Diocese of Toronto tasked with raising support for the Episcopacy, FaithWorks, diocesan parishes, and the wider needs of the church community.
For more information, please contact Michael Cassabon, manager of Major Gifts & Legacy Giving, 416-363-6021 ext. 242 (1-800-668-8932).
The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation
135 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Charitable Registration Number: 893884528RR0001