Equity Framework

This policy document aims to articulate and codify the Foundation's key equity principles and practices.

The concepts laid out in the Equity Framework have been informed by the Foundation's daily experience of partnerships, programming and awards administration as well as regular communication and consultation with Toronto’s diverse arts constituency. The Framework draws primarily from the Toronto Arts Council’s Equity framework developed and approved in 2017.  Finally, the Framework document integrates current best practices observed in various Canadian non-profit institutions and sectors (including health, social services and education).

Since the Foundation views equity as a continuous process, the Equity Framework should be perceived as a “living” document that will be regularly updated in response to the shifting needs of the Toronto arts sector and to the latest research and proven methodologies in equity implementation.

For more information on the Foundation's Equity Framework and its implementation, please contact Rupal Shah, Director, Policy & Programs at rupal@torontoarts.org.


Equity at Toronto Arts Foundation & Toronto Arts Council: A Brief History

Equity Guiding Principles

Equity Priority Groups

Key Equity Policies and Practices

Implementing Equity