Creative Trust

     Thank you Creative Trust

“Imagine what Toronto would be without its creative theatre, music and dance companies. They originate the most vibrant work in the city, break new artistic ground on a daily basis, and welcome a cross section of society to their theatres.”

Ballet Jörgen Canada was extremely fortunate to be part of the first group of mid-sized companies invited to participate in Creative Trust’s Working Capital for the Arts program which promotes the belief that the artistic vision is at the heart of every successful arts organization, economic balance is essential to allowing us to advance and sustain missions, and we should be encouraged and assisted to find an appropriate path to a sustainable future.

The program’s success has made it a model for capacity building in the cultural sector. For Ballet Jörgen Canada, it has allowed us to develop Anastasia and our new Nutcracker set in Canada and inspired by Group of Seven Paintings. We are already presenting these new ballets in communities across the country and this new work could not have been possible without the support of Creative Trust.

Creative Trust was born out of a desire on the part of mid-size dance, music and theatre companies to work collectively to improve their financial standing. After a successful three-year drive to raise endowment funds, Creative Trust turned its attention to the organizational health and sustainability of participating companies through the Working Capital for the Arts program which has now assisted numerous companies in eliminating deficits, creating working capital reserves and improving governance, planning and management skills.

Creative Trust is currently engaged in a drive to engage companies in a comprehensive audience development program. This goal, like the Working Capital for the Arts program, is to ensure a thriving performing arts community whose work is available to inspire audiences for years to come.

We sincerely thank Creative Trust’s supporters whose generosity has made it possible for this important organization to provide meaningful and lasting assistance to Ballet Jörgen Canada and our creative performing arts company peers in Toronto.

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Creative Trust warmly thanks its supporters, whose generosity has made it possible for it to provide meaningful and lasting assistance to Toronto’s creative performing arts companies.

Department of Canadian Heritage
Ontario Arts Council
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Culture
City of Toronto, Economic Development Sector Initiatives Program

George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
Samuel and Saidye Bronfman
Family Foundation
John McKellar Charitable Foundation
Henry White Kinnear Foundation
The McLean Foundation
The Harbinger Foundation
Toronto Community Foundation
Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation
T.R. Meighen Family Foundation
Laidlaw Foundation
Percy R. Gardiner Foundation
The J. W. McConnell Family Foundation
The K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
The Ed Mirvish Family Foundation
The Bennett Family Foundation
Harold A. Kopas Charitable Foundation
The Geoffery B. Scott Memorial
Flowthrough Fund
R. Howard Webster Foundation
Rotman Family Foundation

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
RBC Foundation
TD Financial Group
Brookfield (Brascan) Foundation
GJP Advertising
Sun Life Financial
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
BMO Financial Group
Brimstone Holdings
Rogers Communications
Dinnick & Howells
CIBC Mellon
Cole & Partners Ltd.

$100,000 and over
Jim and Sandra Pitblado
Tim and Frances Price

Gail and Bob Farquharson
Margaret Marshall
Wilmot and Judy Matthews


Roger and Kevin Garland
Hon. Margaret McCain

J. Alexander Houston
David and Sheryl Kerr
Goulding and Elizabeth Lambert
Phil Lind
Brett Ledger and Patricia Olasker

Mark and Ann Curry
Michael and Honor de Pencier
John and Gay Evans
Scott and Krystine Griffin
Derek C. Hayes
Roger D. Moore

Ernest Balmer
Margaret Bindhardt
Peter D.R. Brown
Rupert Field Marsham and Lindsay
Dale Harris
Claire Hopkinson
Jini Stolk and John Gladki
Maureen and Phillip Tingley

And many other generous individual donors.

Visit the Creative Trust website at to view the full list.

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