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Learn about our impact, donor benefits, ways to give and partners and supporters.

Canadian Art is published by the Canadian Art Foundation: a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to develop more inclusive spaces to understand, debate and be inspired by art.

In a time when both publishing and arts funding are facing unprecedented challenges, Canadian Art is one of the few organizations that has continually expanded its news presence to ignite a vigorous national debate. Our goal is to continue to expand our regional coverage and be the definitive source for contemporary art information across the country.

Become a supporter and join a passionate group of individuals who care deeply about creating a space for dialogue about contemporary art and culture.



Canadian Art has grown to become the largest and most widely read art magazine in Canada’s history. All our programs—including public talks, gallery tours and youth engagement—exist to create meaningful encounters with art and help lift our collective understanding of culture and its place in our lives.

It’s thanks to the impassioned support of our donors that all this is possible.

Our Reach

Print readers: 94,568
Online audience: 157,562
Public programs: 3,215

Mentorships and Education

Canadian Art has a passionate institutional commitment to education and nurturing the next generation.

School Hop Youth Art Program

Every year Canadian Art welcomes students into galleries and artists’ studios as part of our annual School Hop, a youth initiative aimed at providing education and outreach to secondary-school students in Toronto.

Annual Mentorships Programs

Through our annual editorial internships, residencies and Writing Prize award, five gifted young writers and cultural critics gain invaluable early career experience. 

Wanda Koop Research Fund

Launched in 2018, The Wanda Koop Research is an award of $15,000 that recognizes a mid-career visual artist and is designed to fund research activities related to their artistic practice. 

Events and Public Programming

Issue Launches

Held throughout the year, Issue Launches bring Canadian Art editors and contributors to national audiences for free talks and performances themed around each issue

Canadian Art Encounters

We bring visionary and influential artists, writers and thinkers from around the world to audiences across Canada, and pair speakers with Canadian interviewers to create unprecedented encounters


Donors are vital members of the Canadian Art family. Make a donation today and enjoy unique benefits including complimentary subscriptions, advanced access to talks and invitations to exclusive events.

See a complete list of Donor Benefits according to levels of support.

All gifts are appreciated and charitable tax receipts are issued for amounts of $10 or more.


Your gift ensures that urgent, challenging and impactful stories on art can inspire a growing audience of over 230,000 people.

Donate Online

Donate through our Canada Helps page

Donate by Mail
Download our donation form. Print and mail it with your payment information to:

Canadian Art Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 330
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

Gifts of Securities

By donating a gift of securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that applies when securities are sold and with the proceeds donated. Securities can include stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds, bonds, flow-through shares, and employee stock options.

Giving is simple. Download the Release for Securities Transfer to the Canadian Art Foundation form and consult your financial advisor to decide which investments make the most financial and philanthropic impact.

Canadian Art Foundation charitable registration number: 132945908RR0001.

Contact Joyce Byrne for support with your donation.


Canadian Art is grateful to its partners and supporters for helping us achieve our mission of empowering diverse audiences to understand, debate and be inspired by art. This list below recognizes contributions between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Canadian Art 2020 Donors

Government partners

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada; the Canada Council for the Arts; and the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Creates.



TD Bank Group

BMO Financial Group


Debra and Barry Campbell
EQ Bank
Susie and Vahan Kololian
Eleanor and Francis Shen

Gabe Gonda and Victoria Webster
The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
Ydessa Hendeles
Shanitha Kachan and Gerald Sheff
Lee and Lindsay Matheson

Denny Creighton and Kris Vikmanis
Maxwell and Heather Gotlieb
Rosamond Ivey
Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Lewis Cohen Family Foundation

Sara Angel
Richard J. Balfour Foundation
Beate Bowron
George and Martha Butterfield (Butterfield Family Foundation)
Neil Chander
Michael and Honor de Pencier
Yvonne and David Fleck
Robert Graham
Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation
Richard and Donna Ivey
Patricia and Alan Koval
Linda McCain and Dan Walshe
Fanny Patterson and Peter Rozee
Kathryn Tamaki and Tom Bogart
Anne and Lawrence Ullman

Lisa Balfour Bowen in honour of Carol and Morton Rapp and Jane and Eb Zeidler
Colette and Tom Barber
Maxym Choptiany
Maggie Dickson
Jane Humphreys and Ron Lalonde
David Jarvis
Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner
David and Alanne Kee
Madeline Lennon
Stuart Payne
Arthur Peltomaa
Dr. Bernie Silverman
Mary Sinclair

Kathleen and Paul Beeston
Gary Davidson
Andrew Dunn
David Franklin
Harriet Fear
Frances Frisken
Eleanor Gabriele
Michael and Diane Hasley
Alexander Herman
Brooke Hunter
Jenny Judge
Georgina Langs
Christine Laptuta
Phil Lind and Ellen Roland
Judith Lindsay
Lillian and Billy Mauer
Liza Mauer and Andrew Shiener
Marianne McKenna and Ian Tudhope
Michèle Pearson Clarke
Richard and Annette Pivnick
Dennis Reid
Marina Roy
Maia-Mari Sutnik
Evan Thor
Hajra Waheed
Steven Wilson and Michael Simmonds
Jack Wiseman
Tony Yue
Joyce and Fred Zemans

Jill Birch and Gord Parker
Anne Brydon
Anna Burwash
Eric Clement
Pamela Dinsmore and Robert Desjardins
Barbara Fischer
Gustel Fischer
Denyse Fishwick
Anne Fleming
Hartley Gorenstein
Martha Hanna
Mary and Paul Henderson
Vicki Henry
Peter and Eva Herrndorf
Patricia Hinton
Laura Hohertz
Royce Howland
Vid Ingelevics
Popsy Johnstone
Victoria Kent
Michelle Koerner
Brett Ledger
Flavio Marcocchio
Divya Mehra
Abby Minuk
Dell Pohlman
Steven Rapkin
Judith Rodger
Beverly and Fred Schaeffer
Alfred Schmidt
Emily Schmidt and Greg Burns
Sujeet Sennik
Kristina Small
Carol Small
Kate Wivell


If you have any questions about this listing, or if your recognition wishes have changed, please contact Joyce Byrne at