The June Callwood Endowment Fund supports the annual June Callwood Lecture at the Toronto Public Library. The Lecture honours the life, work and legacy of journalist, author and social activist June Callwood (1924-2007). It provides a platform for the exploration and discussion of contemporary social justice issues.
Sophie’s Studio supports creativity and the enhancement of reading and writing skills in children from a young age. Established through a bequest from lifelong library user and generous donor, Sophia Lucyk, each year Sophie’s Studio helps the Library expand its current collections, programs and services for children as well as supports the development of new initiatives like the Sophie’s Studio Writing Workshops and key components of the Library’s new KidsStops - interactive spaces in select library branches where children and their parents/care-givers can play, learn and have fun together in an environment that develops reading readiness skills.
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Named for Pauline Hinch a dedicated member of the Toronto Public Library staff, the Pauline Hinch Endowment Fund supports the Pauline Hinch Award for Staff Development. During her tenure at the Library, Pauline instilled a passion for public librarianship among her colleagues. Following Pauline’s example, the Award recognizes and encourages the endeavours of those who wish to take on the mantle of Librarian and provides a full or partial scholarship to staff members seeking to qualify as a librarian.
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The Muller Scholastic Endowment Fund, honouring Lawrence Muller, retired president of Scholastic Canada, celebrates the magic of Canadian literature for children, their families, teachers and all those who delight in creative endeavours. The endowment fund supports an annual Canadian Children’s Literature Festival, BookBash, to promote reading and - in particular - the reading of Canadian children’s books, while celebrating the accomplishments of the many talented Canadians who create books for children.
The Rita Cox Endowment Fund for Black and Caribbean Heritage supports The Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection at the Toronto Public Library. The Collection features more than 16,000 print and audiovisual materials for adults, children and teens about the black and Caribbean experience with special emphasis on Canadian material.
The Rose and Milton Kirsh Endowment Fund supporting high priority needs of the Toronto Public Library.
The Grayce Margaret Griffith Endowment Fund supporting the Home Library Services of the Toronto Public Library.
The Norman G. Hinton Endowment Fund supporting financial literacy and small business initiatives at the Toronto Public Library.
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