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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.

Our donors say it best:

“I am glad that Canadian Art is going strong. When I was starting out as an artist, there were all kinds of art magazines, with high quality writing…and regular art reviews in the newspapers. Information about art in Canada has always been very hard to come by and now is even harder with much of the information being very dispersed, often fleeting and mainly lacking in substance. Keep up the good work—it is appreciated.” – J. Buyers

“Thank you for giving focus to so many brilliant contemporary Indigenous cultural workers in Canada.” – J. Hassan

“Thoughtful, critical, interesting writing… a conversation with continuity.” – J. Cook



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.

Read our 2019 Donor Impact Report.


“I’m so happy to feel an affinity with this magazine. Thank you for the amazing work you do.” – J. Ross

“I am supportive of Canadian Art and all the interesting shifts of content and culture have not gone unnoticed.” – R. Castonguay

“Thank you so much for sharing this good cause and you are right, there is more than one way to tell a story, in hopes of initiating new perspectives.” – J. Luchese

“Gorgeous and ground-breaking…powerful and full of humour and delight.” – J. Williamson


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

Youth and Mentorships

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

School Hop Youth Art Program

  • School Hop offers much-needed support to public high schools, which lack funding and qualified teachers for art (People for Education report, 2018)
  • Help us bring meaningful encounters with art to 950 students from 40-50 high schools each year
  • Priority access and outreach is provided to under-served schools

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
  • Past participants have gone on to write or work for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the National Gallery of Canada, MOMUS, e-flux, the Guardian, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, the Huffington Post, and more

Wanda Koop Research Fund

  • For an artist, the research stage of their practice can be challenging to fund, especially when it entails travel or other cost-prohibitive activities
  • Launched in 2018, a $15,000 award is designed to benefit mid-career artists who are embarking on a phase of research
  • The inaugural prize was awarded by an independent jury to Tanya Lukin Linklater, an artist based in northern Ontario

Public Talks

Issue Launches

  • Held throughout the year, Issue Launches bring Canadian Art editors and contributors to cities across Canada 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
  • Recent speakers include: Andrea Fraser, Aruna D’Souza, Wolfgang Tillmans, Maggie Nelson, Hito Steyerl, Ben Lerner and Trevor Paglen 


All levels include a complimentary one-year subscription that extends any current subscription.

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.

Our charitable registration number is 132945908RR0001.


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

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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
If you own stock, it can be “tax-wise” to donate with stock rather than cash. Charitable gifts of publicly listed securities are now exempt from all capital gains taxation. Generally, donating qualifying securities is more tax-effective than selling the securities and donating the cash.

Given the complexities involved in donating securities, we advise seeking professional tax advice before making a gift.

To donate gifts of securities, please download the following form:

Release for Securities Transfer to the Canadian Art Foundation (PDF)

Charitable registration number: 132945908RR0001.


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, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

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

$75,000 +

$50,000 +
BMO Financial Group
Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan

Porsche Cars Canada Limited

Amanda Alvaro and Mark Pavan
Diane Bald and Michael Budman
Debra and Barry Campbell
EQ Bank
Ewing Morris Investment Partners
La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
Maxwell Gotlieb
Ronnen Harary (1-R32 Foundation)
Hal Jackman Foundation
Victoria Jackman
The Lowe Martin Group
John McMahon
Don Schmitt and Cheryl Atkinson
Mike Weber (in honour of Robin Anthony)
Victoria Webster and Gabe Gonda

Chestnut Park
Drake Hotel Properties
The John David and Signy Eaton Foundation
Rob Guenette and Daryn Sutherland
The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation
Ydessa Hendeles
The Lewis Cohen Family Foundation
Stratus Vineyards
Anonymous (2)

Denton Creighton and Kris Vikmanis
Brigitte Freybe
Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Susie and Vahan Kololian
OCAD University

Michael Angel
Sara Angel
Paul Bain
Richard Balfour
Jonathan Bloomberg
Diane Brown
Michael Deluce
Michael and Honor de Pencier
Charlotte Durand
Wendy R. Eisen Endowment Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
Yvonne and David Fleck
Fuller Landau LLP
Robert Graham
Jane Humphreys and Ron Lalonde
Richard and Donna Ivey Fund at Toronto Foundation
Rosamond Ivey
Dr. Eric Jackman and Mrs. Sara Jackman
Sue and Bill Kidd
Tanner Kidd
Tiana Koffler Boyman
Patricia Koval
Lee Matheson
Liza Mauer and Andrew Sheiner
Linda McCain and Dan Walshe
Darren McKiernan
Margaret McNee
Michelle Meneley
Abby Minuk
Bernadette Morra and Jimmy Molloy
Deanne Moser
Mark and Vanessa Mulroney
Fanny Patterson and Peter Rozee
Bruce Roher
Lauren Silverberg
Rob G. Sobey
Kathryn Tamaki and Tom Bogart
Bruce Wright

Lisa Balfour Bowen (in honour of Carol and Morton Rapp and Jane and Eb Zeidler)
George and Martha Butterfield (Butterfield Family Foundation)
Rupert Duchesne
Kalaman + Demetriou
David and Alanne Kee
John McCaig
Arthur Peltomaa
Bernie Silverman
Mary Sinclair

Noor Alé
Kaye and Paul Beeston
Anne Brydon
Manuel and Cheryl Buchwald
Katharine and Andre Colenbrander
Michael and Diane Hasley
Mary and Paul Henderson
Frances Hogg
Royce Howland
David Jarvis
Ryan Keefe
Phil Lind and Ellen Roland
Noevie Macandili
Kyra and Jean Montagu
Stuart Payne
Richard and Annette Pivnick
Dennis Reid
Susannah Rosenstock
Emily and Greg Schmidt
Nancy Stevens
Steven Wilson and Michael Simmonds
Jack Wiseman
Tony Yue

Joy Abbott
Dilin and Diana Baker
Ron and Hannelore Balzer
Jill Birch and Gord Parker
Karen Brouwers (in honour of Harold and Maureen Fraser)
Anna Burwash
Caroline Chan
Mary Ciolfi-Kohn
Barbara Cole
Brian Fearncombe (in honour of Cheryl Berge)
Denyse Fishwick
Eleanor Gabriele
Alana Golding
Hartley Gorenstein
Martha Hanna
Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner
Peter Herrndorf and Eva Czigler
The Hnatyshyn Foundation
Natalka Husar
Rita Irwin
Margaret Jaques
Judy and Craig Jarvis
Amy Jenkins
Popsy and Robert Johnstone
Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner
Victoria Kent
Suzy Lake
Christine Laptuta
Sally and David Laren
Allan MacKay
Landon Mackenzie (in memory of D’Arcy Mackenzie)
Richard Matthews
Ann-Marie Metten
Karen Mills
Pari Nadimi
Stephen Ranger
Steven Rapkin
Kate Rayner (in memory of Gordon Rayner)
Milly Ristvedt
Judith Rodger
Benjamin Rondel
Jack Rootman
Anne Rubinoff
Beverly and Fred Schaeffer
Alfred Schmidt
Richard Singleton
Cecil Southward
Maia-Mari Sutnik
Ian and Marianne Tudhope
Joyce and Fred Zemans
Anonymous (4)

The Friends of School Hop
Dilin and Diana Baker
Kaye and Paul Beeston
Grace Bulaong
Caroline Chan
John Ezyk
Alexandre Gatti
Alana Golding
Natalka Husar
Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner
Alana and Harvey Kotler
Janine Laporte
Landon Mackenzie (in memory of D’Arcy Mackenzie)
Linda McCain and Dan Walshe
Stephen Ranger
Dennis Reid
Bruce Roher
Jim Ruyter
Clare Shields
Bernie Silverman
Mary Sinclair
Cecil Southward
Kathrin Van Den Enden
Kimberley White
Donna Wise
Anonymous (2)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our School Hop sponsors, ARTO LIFEWTR, EQ Bank and the Hal Jackman Foundation.

Art Toronto
Patrick Cruz

Social 2018 Artists and Galleries
Thank you to the artists and galleries who contributed to our annual art auction.

Shuvinai Ashoona
Omar Badrin
Virgil Baruchel
Rebecca Belmore
Simon Bertrand
Sandra Brewster
Sarah Cale
Robin Cameron
Marie-Michelle Deschamps
Brenda Draney
Michael Dumontier
Neil Farber
Robert Fones
Qendrim Hoti
Simon Hughes
Spring Hurlbut
Jeremy Laing
Daniel Langevin
Glenn Lewis
Derek Liddington
Katie Lyle
Arnaud Maggs
Elizabeth McIntosh
Meryl McMaster
Sandra Meigs
Aude Moreau
Michael Morris
Nadia Myre
Nick Ostoff
Veronika Pausova
Brian Rideout
Ooloosie Saila
M.E. Sparks
Dan Starling
Karen Tam
Jacob Robert Whibley
Margaux Williamson
Elizabeth Zvonar

Art Mûr
Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran
Galerie Hugues Charbonneau
Galerie René Blouin
Parisian Laundry
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

Shorefast Foundation

Birch Contemporary
Christie Contemporary
Clint Roenisch
Daniel Faria Gallery
Division Gallery
Erin Stump Projects
Feheley Fine Arts
Franz Kaka
Georgia Scherman Projects
Olga Korper Gallery
Paul Petro Contemporary Art
Stephen Bulger Gallery
Susan Hobbs Gallery
Zalucky Contemporary
Estate of Arnaud Maggs
Estate of Ben Portis

Catriona Jeffries
Franc Gallery
Wil Aballe Art Projects

If you have any questions about this listing, or if your recognition wishes have changed, please contact (416) 368-8854, ext. 110, or