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Join an unstoppable community of supporters Proclaiming the Gospel and investing in new and emerging ministries.

Help strengthen Anglican communities’ faith and future with your gifts.

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Tea with the Bishop

Coming this fall, we warmly invite you to join the bishop and fellow Anglicans for an afternoon of engaging conversations and insightful reflections on the power of legacy giving. Together, we’ll explore how our contributions today can sow seeds for a brighter, faith-filled future.

Stay tuned for details about this chance to be inspired and to consider how your legacy can have a lasting impact on our community and beyond. We look forward to sharing this meaningful afternoon with you!

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The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation is committed to nurturing innovative church programs that adapt to the evolving needs of our communities. Our new and emerging ministries fund empowers parishes to explore and implement new approaches that enhance their mission and outreach.

Your support helps projects that introduce unique approaches to ministry, addressing unmet needs within the community. These initiatives range from integrating technology in worship to developing new outreach methods. This support enables parishes to connect effectively with both existing members and the broader community.

At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to nurturing spiritual leaders for tomorrow. Through your generosity, we’re honored to offer bursaries for theological education, supporting those called to serve in both ordained and lay ministries within the Diocese of Toronto. These bursaries span a range of educational pursuits, from general theological training to advanced degrees and Doctor of Ministry programs, all aimed at enriching the life and ministry of our Church.

The bursaries are designed to ensure that financial barriers don’t hinder the spiritual and academic growth of potential leaders in our Church. They are need-based, focusing on helping students who otherwise might face challenges in completing their programs.

“To make a long story short, with the support of my parish, St. Peter’s Erindale, I eventually began to discern a call to the priesthood. As I prayerfully discerned this call, I also had to think of practical things like how I was going to pay to live and move through seminary! I am thankful that during my time in seminary I was awarded a bursary from the Bishop’s Company.” The Rev. Roshni Jayawardena

Your support not only aids in the academic and spiritual formation of future leaders but also invests in the ongoing vitality and growth of the Anglican Church. Let us work together to empower those called to lead and serve!

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.” – Proverbs 19:17

FaithWorks embodies our Anglican commitment to living out the gospel’s call to serve the least among us.

Our ministry partners are the hands and feet of Christ’s love in action, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, caring for the sick, and standing alongside the marginalized across the Diocese of Toronto.

“I’ve found a sense of safety and family I never had before. FaithWorks has been my beacon of hope.” – A grateful participant at The Dam

You gift supports faith in action, addressing the urgent needs of the most vulnerable while transforming societal attitudes and structures that perpetuate inequality and injustice.

Together, we can turn compassion into action, embodying the love of Christ and nurturing local communities.

“Tend the flock of God that is in your charge, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion but willingly, as God would have you do it—not for sordid gain but eagerly. Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock.” – 1 Peter 5:2-3

The bishop’s ministries play a pivotal role in supporting and developing the leadership and liturgical practices within the Diocese of Toronto. Through administrative support, resources for enhancing worship, and professional development opportunities for clergy and lay staff, you ensure our community’s spiritual and operational foundation.

Programs like Fresh Start and Momentum specifically address the needs of clergy at transitional points and at the outset of their ministries, fostering a well-prepared, supportive environment for all.

The bishop’s ministries reflect the heart of our diocesan mission, supporting the vital role of the bishop in nurturing the spiritual life and growth of our community, steering us towards God’s vision for the Church.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” – Psalm 23:1

Join us in contributing to a future where our Church continues to grow in hope, compassion and faithfulness.

“For in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:26-28

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation is committed to building bridges of understanding and reconciliation with our Indigenous siblings. We strive to listen deeply, learn from our shared history, and engage in meaningful actions that contribute to healing and unity.

Your support for Indigenous ministries helps by enabling vital programs like Toronto Urban Native Ministry to offer counseling, spiritual care and community services, fostering reconciliation and celebrating the rich spiritual traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across our Diocese.

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

Your gifts help to engage in dialogues, educational programs and collaborative projects that aim to support the well-being and thriving of Indigenous peoples within our Church and society.

“Walk about Zion, go all around it, count its towers, consider well its ramparts; go through its citadels, that you may tell the next generation.” – Psalm 48:12-13

Your support to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation directly contributes to the spiritual development of our clergy and laity through the Most Reverend Frederick James Hiltz Scholarship Fund. The scholarships offer the unique opportunity to study at St. George’s College, Jerusalem.

“I have returned from my pilgrimage as a changed person. I cannot pinpoint the change; however, I can say that I am more emotional in my faith, as if the words have leaped from the pages with life and deeper significance. The pilgrimage has given me an immeasurable improvement in my understanding and appreciation of scripture and the places of Jesus’ ministry.”  – 2023 scholarship recipient

In supporting the Foundation, you are gifting an extraordinary opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history, to study, reflect and pray in places of profound biblical significance.

“Sing to him a new song; play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.” – Psalm 33:3

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation helps to enhance the spiritual life of our communities through the power of music through the Douglas C. Cowling Bursary in Liturgical Music. This bursary, established in memory of a visionary musician and scholar, aims to inspire parish musicians and clergy to innovate and experiment with liturgical music and programming.

Your support empowers parishes to enhance worship and engage all age groups, ensuring music remains a vibrant and inclusive part of our spiritual life. Join us in honoring Mr. Cowling’s passion for accessible and creative liturgy, fostering a future of worship that celebrates community, creativity and inclusivity.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” – Colossians 3:16

This bursary is an investment in the liturgical life of our Church, ensuring that music continues to be a vibrant and integral part of our worship, celebration and reflection.

Ways to Give


To make a cash gift, you can transfer funds using various methods, such as bills, cheques, credit cards, e-transfer or other banking instruments. Conveniently, you can donate online or send your gift through the mail.

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A bequest in your will

Leaving a gift in your will to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation will ensure your legacy contributes to the ongoing mission and spiritual growth of our community. The Foundation has partnered with Willfora to provide you with a free resource that helps make creating or updating a will easier than ever.

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A life insurance policy

To leave a lasting legacy through your life insurance policy, you can transfer the ownership of an existing or new policy directly to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation.

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To give a gift of securities, simply transfer your publicly traded stocks or securities directly to the Foundation. This method allows you to receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value of the donation, while also avoiding any capital gains tax, offering a beneficial way to support the Foundation’s mission.

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How to apply

Apply for funding today

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation offers a variety of funding opportunities designed to support the diverse needs of its community through various programs. These programs range from supporting theological education and clergy development to initiatives aimed at social justice and community outreach.

By providing financial assistance, the foundation seeks to empower individuals and groups within the diocese to pursue projects that align with the Anglican Church’s mission of spiritual growth, education, and service to the broader community.

Each funding opportunity is tailored to encourage innovation and sustainability in ministry and community engagement, ensuring that the impact of these programs is both far-reaching and long-lasting.

Get in touch

Let’s connect

For more information, contact Mary Lynne Stewart, executive director of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation.

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation is dependent upon the generous support of donors and volunteers to fulfill our mission. We collect your personal information to process your donation and issue a tax receipt. Your personal information will not be sold or traded with other organizations. For more information about our privacy practices, view our privacy policy.

Our legal name is the “Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation” and our charitable number is 893884528RR0001.

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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.

John Whincup, ODT (Chair)

Stu Hutcheson, ODT (Treasurer)

Leslie Hadju, ODT (Secretary)

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Asbil

The Rev. Adrienne Clements

The Rev. Molly Finlay

Mary Pember, ODT

The Rev. Shelley Pollard

Ryan Ramsden, ODT

The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson

Stephen Rodaway, ODT

Vice Chancellor Gail Smith


Staff support is provided by:

Mary Lynne Stewart, Executive Director

Peter Misiaszek, CFRE (special advisor)

Patricia D’Souza, CPA (assistant treasurer)