Friends of Leacock

At the Leacock Foundation, we are fortunate to have support from long standing community partners and recent supporters alike who share our vision for inspiring youth to become leaders of tomorrow. We offer our sincerest thanks to Friends of Leacock who help make our enriching literacy and leadership programs possible.

Ontario Trillium Foundation







We are absolutely thrilled to share news that we have received a $115,200 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in support of our Take the LEAD – a Social Justice Club program.

This funding over a two year period will not only allow for Take the LEAD to reach more underserved youth in Toronto, it will also fund curriculum changes which will result in a greater focus on community action. This fall, Take the LEAD is offered to Grade 7 and 8 students in the communities of St. James Town, Keele-Finch, Tuxedo Court (Scarborough) and the First Nations School community, inspiring youth to see community challenges as opportunities to make a difference.

We are so grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, for their investment in community leadership in Toronto’s at-risk communities. Thank you!

Canada Post Community Foundation







The Leacock Foundation is grateful to receive a grant of $15,000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation.

This grant will support our Saturday Morning Club program facilitated in some of Toronto’s most underserved communities. This literacy-based program for Grade 2-6 students runs from October to May and focuses on further development of reading, writing and oral communication skills for children in a fun way that boosts enthusiasm and confidence.

Thank you to the Canada Post Community Foundation for your generous support of our work!










President’s Choice Children’s Charity






The Leacock Foundation was pleased to partner with the President’s Choice Children’s Charity this past summer. Thanks to their generosity, over 250 junior students enrolled in our LEAP into Literacy Summer Day Camp enjoyed nutritious snacks to fuel them for a day of learning and fun. We are so thankful for their support!

TELUS Community Board





The Leacock Foundation is honoured and grateful to be a recipient of the TELUS Community Grant in support of our young entrepreneurs club, LEAD into Innovation. This grant will allow us to continue to provide an enriching program focused on innovation and creative problem solving to Grade 7-9 students in our partner communities.

TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Pocket Fund


Made possible through support by the Pocket Fund, students from the Saturday Morning Club program at Rose Avenue Junior Public School and Derrydown Public School had the opportunity to visit the interactive Digi PlaySpace exhibit at the TIFF Bell LightBox this past March. It was a fun-filled morning of experiential learning as students worked with motion sensors, a giant green screen and the augmented reality sandbox.