Our work depends on donations from our loyal supporters who share our commitment to the advancement of women and girls in Toronto. We are deeply grateful to all of our donors.

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Thank you message from
Heather M. McGregor, CEO

Thank you message from
YWCA Toronto
December 6 Fund

Thank you message from
Girls' Centre

Thank you message from
YWCA Toronto
Women's Shelters

Thank you message from

YWCA Toronto is proud of the 2014/15 Ruby Million Match – a $1,000,000 commitment from the Ruby family to match donations to the YWCA Toronto December 6 Fund. The Ruby Million Match has made it possible for YWCA Toronto to achieve the important milestone of reducing the Fund’s dependence on one-time grants and stabilizing the operations of the Fund. YWCA Toronto is also now able to provide larger loans of up to $1,000 to more women.

Recent 2015 Donors

Women Gaining Ground

CIRA’s .CA Community Investment Program
Donner Canadian Foundation Awards
Margaret Newall

Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Arthur Waters

Carolynne Boivin
Crowe Soberman
Fair Trade Jewellery Company Ltd.
Joan Gillespie
McCarthy Tétrault Foundation
MFS Investment Management Canada Ltd.
St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation

Suhuyini Abudulai
Aird & Berlis
Cina Aquilina
Frances Aspinall
Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
Avenue Collision
Dr. Michael Baker
Baird MacGregor 
Beneplan Inc.
Teresa Briggs
Ellen K. Campbell
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Nancy Coldham

Joanne Dwhytie
Lynne and Jordan Elliott
Environics Analytics
Julia Foster
George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
Lara Jensen
Tamara Kinsman-Berry
George Koller
Lowe’s Canada
Marion M. Lynn
Medhat Mahdy
Lorna Marsden
Joan H. McMillan
Lynda Palazzi
Reynolds and Reynolds (Canada) Ltd.
Jan Rush
Aleksandra Sagan 
Carmela Serebryany-Harris
Candace Shaw
Dr. Amy Sun and Dr. Chris Sun
Tyco Electronics Canada Ltd.
Leigh Tynan
University of Toronto Alumni Association
Beth Wilson
Rob and Nancy Wright
Yeager & Main Inc.

$1000+ Gifts-in-Kind
Kids Up Front
Loblaw Companies Limited
Loblaws - McLaughlin Road
LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Organic Connections
Tennis Canada

$1 million+

Ruby Family  


Bondfield Construction Company Limited
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Women's Foundation
DRI Capital
The Honourable Margaret McCain
RBC Foundation
Joan and Robert Wright


Linda Chu and John Donald
Margaret Newall, in memory of Ted Newall
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.,
   Johnston & Daniel Division
Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
The Sprott Foundation
Toronto Community Foundation


Bell Canada
Brydson Family
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
The D. H. Gordon Foundation
Deutsche Bank AG-Canada Branch
Goldcorp Inc.
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
The Harry E. Foster Charitable Foundation
The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
Bindu Jain
Lalit Jain
Mahendra Jain
Paloma Foundation
Nancy Ramalho and Jeff Graham
RAP Foundation
Shoppers Drug Mart
Tippet Foundation
Toronto Commercial Real Estate
   Women Foundation
Travelers Canada
Phyllis & William Waters
William & Betty Finch Fund at the Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Sally Wright


The Apotex Foundation
Cindy Blakely
Kristin A. Blakely-Kozman
Barry Campbell and Debra Grobstein Campbell
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
The Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan
   Charitable Foundation
Harriet and Jonathan Goodman
Sheryl L. Kerr
Leman Group
Ana Lopes
Ruth Mandel
Ian and Hilary McLean
North Toronto Business and
   Professional Women's Club
The Rainbow Foundation
Honey and Barry Sherman
Shum Vourkoutiotis Fund
Rosemary Speirs
Catherine Steele
Joan Tilt
The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund
Jane Wilson
Charles Winograd
The Woodbridge Company Limited


Aqueduct Foundation
Lindsay Blakely and Anthony Hammill
The BLG Foundation
Paul and Ann Brehl
CHUM Charitable Foundation
CIBC Children's Foundation
Crestview Investment Corporation
Dorothy and Oscar Rogers Foundation
Joan E. Eddy
Mary Englesakis
F. K. Morrow Foundation
Geoffrey B. Scott Memorial Fund
Helen Gurney
Gale Kelly
Michael W. Norgrove
The Peterborough K.M. Hunter 
   Charitable Foundation
REALTORS Care Foundation
Catherine J. Riggall
Royal LePage Signature Realty
S&E Sponsorship Group Inc.
Renee Stoute
TD Bank Group
Linda Tuck Chapman 


Anonymous (9)
Jane D. Allen
Rebecca Ruth Allen and Jeffrey Levitt
Sally Armstrong
N. J. Austin
Tanya Babalow
Allison Bain
Tina Bakin
Deborah Barrett
Maureen Bell
The Boiler Inspection and
   Insurance Company of Canada
Broadview Produce Company Inc.
Donna-Jean and Peter Brown
Holly Brydson
Jessica Butt
Susan Carson
The Charitable Gift Funds Canada Foundation
Christian Science Society, Scarborough
Cisco Canada
Brian Clarke
S.M. Clarkson
Susan Cochrane
Collier Fitness & Nutrition
Sarah Corman
Costa Leclerc Design Inc.
Ruth Crammond
Kathy Cunningham
Ellen Denoon
Marg Dickson
The East York Foundation
Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Wendy Ens
eyereturn marketing Inc
Angelique Filax
Lois Fine
Margaret Fischer
Jacqueline Friedland
Frances Gallop
Gandy Charitable Foundation
Lee Gold
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Catharina Goldnau
Gregor Grant
John and Judith Grant
Katherine Gurney
Sandra Halim
Margaret Hardman
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
Marion Holmes
Valerie Hussey
Adina Isenberg
J.S. Cheng & Partners Inc.
Maruja Jackman
Sylvia Jones
Jan Kestle
Cathryn Klassen
John Krzysz
Sarah Kurash
Nancy Lang
Leapfrog Capital Corporation
Julie Y. Lee

Anne Macdonald
Judith Mandel
Martha McCain
Barrett and Joan McDonald
Robert McDowell
Heather McGregor
Eric McKnight
Ian McLachlin
The McLean Foundation
Joe Minialoff
Rosemary Moodie
Mary Pat Moore
Mary Mowbray
Mary Mullens
Nancy's Very Own Foundation
Marianne O'Leary
Mary Ann O'Rourke
Sally Palmateer
Heather Patterson-Lovely
Sandra Pearson
The Philip Smith Foundation
Jennifer Polo
Frances Price
Marli Ramsey
Linda Rapson
Raschkowan Foundation at the
   Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
Beatrice Riddell
Marilyn A. Robertson
Gail Robinson
Lucille Roch
Rogers Communications,
   Credit Operations Department
Kathryn Shaw and Giovanni Strazzullo
Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation
Maureen Simpson
Sandra and Crawford Spencer
Status of Women Committee,
   Elementary Teachers of Toronto
Andrea Stewart
Susan Scott and Associates
Phyllis Tanaka
Christine and Robert Tekker
Jan Ruby and Mary Thomson
Pamela Thomson
Kathleen and Roger Timms
Bessy Triantafyllos
William Trojan
Marilda Tselepis
UBS Global Asset Management (Canada) Inc.
Surinder Uppal
Upper Crust
Jackie Van Mels
Catherine and Milan Voticky
Diane Walker
Lenore Walters
Joan White
Lorraine Williams
Anne Wood
Patricia Wood
YWCA Canada
Kathleen Zimmer

$1,000+ Community Fundraisers

Bang & Olufsen Yorkville
Centennial College Student Association Inc.
Fiera Foods Company
Green Lotus Donate & Learn
International Divas
Shagg Salon
Toronto Education Workers, CUPE Local 4400


Central Technical School
City View Alternative Sr. School
East Alternative High School
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Greenwood Secondary School
Humberside Collegiate Institute
The Linden School
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
North Toronto Collegiate Institute
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
Ryerson University (Women in Leadership)


Air Canada Leisure Group
Annual Gift Basket Drive
Bliss Events
Building Industry and
   Land Development Association
Energizer Canada
Fossil Group Canada
Hard Candy Fitness
The Humphrey Group Inc.
J. Crew
J. Crew Eaton Centre
J. Crew Fairview Mall
J. Crew - Markville Shopping Centre
J. Crew Pacific Centre
J. Crew Sherway Gardens
J. Crew Vancouver
J. Crew - Village at Park Royal
J. Crew Yorkdale
Jaytex Group
Junior Academy
Megan Kirkwood
Paul Maranger
Noman Hardie Vineyard and Winery
Sandra Coelho Paulo
Porter Novelli Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
Shoebox Project
Sky's the Limit
Sleepking/Crown Design
The Sterling Hall School
The Toronto Toy Tea
Waxon Waxbar
Youth Winning Youth 

2014 Women of Distinction Sponsors

Sun Life Financial

Elmwood Spa/Bangkok Garden
Shoppers Drug Mart
TD Bank Group

Ernst & Young
The Globe and Mail
The Home Depot
Warren’s Waterless Printing

The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain   

WIND Mobile
IBEW Local 353
Ryerson University
Yacoub Elite Search
Chalkboard Media


Two Oceans

Monarch Society

Anonymous (3)
Zanana Akande
Carroll Allen Dale
Kristin A. Blakely-Kozman
Ellen K. Campbell
The late Earla May Downing         
Debbie Dykes
The late Sylvia M. Erickson
Nancy Foster
Helen Gurney
Sharilyn Hale
Julia Haylock
Martine Johnson
Julie Y. Lee
Frances Mendez Barcelo
Jannie Mills
Mary Pat Moore
Lorna Pike
Anne Reynolds and Derek Meehan
Catherine J. Riggall
Marilyn A. Robertson
Gail Robinson
Jeanne Rowles
The late Lloyd David Smith
Beverly Stager
Vera Ingrid Tarman and Cathy Schwartz
Marilda Tselepis
Arthur Waters and the late Ruby Waters
Joan White


Mollie Eileen Christie
Cornelius Anderson Silber
Margaret (Grim) Smith
Robert H. Switzer