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Give to the Creative School

Giving to the Creative School

By supporting The Creative School today you enable us to recruit the best students and faculty and offer a premier education.

The Creative School greatly appreciates the generous support shown by our alumni, friends, faculty and staff. Your gifts to our School directly support student scholarships, awards and bursaries, chairs and professorships, programs and research, new facilities, and the purchase of critical technology and equipment. Your continued support guarantees that our unique programs will remain at the heart of the evolution of cultural industries for generations to come.

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Tyler Small

Director of Development | The Creative School


New Awards & Scholarships


Rosemary Quinlan

Development Officer | The Creative School


Gifts in Kind & Annual Giving


Kieran Lynch

Development Associate | The Creative School

(416) 979-5000 ext. 554511

Donor Impact

Dean's Reflection

On behalf of The Creative School, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors. I am truly humbled by your support and the impact it will have on our students, faculty, and programs.

Your contribution plays a vital role in advancing our mission of providing exceptional education to the next generation of creative leaders. With your support, we can continue to create a transformative learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and personal growth.

Your dedication to The Creative School’s vision is inspiring, and we are committed to utilizing your donations effectively and efficiently. These funds are allocated toward initiatives that directly benefit our talented students, such as scholarships, research opportunities, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative academic programs. Your generosity helps us provide resources that prepare our students for the challenges of the future.

We understand the importance of your trust and confidence in our institution, and we pledge to be accountable for the impact your donation makes. This page is designed to keep you informed about the progress and achievements resulting from your support, demonstrating the meaningful difference your contribution has made in the lives of our students and the community.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to The Creative School and Toronto Metropolitan University. Your generosity inspires us all and strengthens our resolve to strive for excellence. Together, we can shape a brighter future through education.

With sincere appreciation,

Charles Falzon | Dean of The Creative School

2022-2023 Key Numbers


Awards & Scholarships


Award funds given out to students at The Creative School 

Donor Wall

Lifetime Donors of $1 Million+

  • Ted and Loretta Rogers
  • Esko
  • The Slaight Family
  • CTV Television Network Ltd.
  • Heidelberg Canada
  • Edward & Suzanne Rogers
  • Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund
  • Toronto Star
  • Rogers Communications, Inc.
  • Kodak Canada Inc.
  • Rogers Sportsnet
  • Loblaw Companies Limited

Lifetime Donors of $500,000 to $999,999

  • Rogers Media Inc.
  • Estate of Albert Le Ber
  • OMNI Television
  • DALSA Corporation
  • The Schulich Foundation
  • Sony of Canada Ltd.
  • Haivision
  • The Roloff Beny Foundation
  • Universal Studios Canada Inc.
  • The Woodbridge Company Limited
  • Cascades Inc.

Lifetime Donors of $100,000 to $499,999

  • HIFLEX Corporation of North America
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • JennAir Canada
  • Agfa Inc.
  • The Norman & Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
  • The Eaton Foundation
  • Andy Donato
  • Fuji Graphic Systems Canada Inc.
  • Business Information Group Inc.
  • Estate of Helen & Sulo Hutko
  • St. Joseph Corporation
  • Society of The Creative School
  • John A. Honderich
  • Ricoh Canada Inc.
  • Chris and Anne Twigge-Molecey
  • CHIN Radio/TV International
  • Enfocus Software, Inc.
  • Sun Media Corporation
  • TC Transcontinental
  • Sun Chemical Limited
  • In memory of Rosalie Zucchetto
  • Red Bull Canada, Ltd.
  • Myant Inc.
  • The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation
  • Howard & Carole Tanenbaum Family Foundation
  • Audible, Inc.
  • The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Family Charitable Foundation
  • David J., Jean E and Gillian Benitz
  • Quebecor World
  • CHUM Limited
  • Goethe-Institut Toronto German Cultural Centre
  • Kodak Graphic Communications Group
  • City Planning Employee Group Assoc., City of Toronto
  • RBC
  • Yabu Pushelberg
  • Ross Video
  • The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • William Heaslip and Nona Macdonald Heaslip
  • Xerox Canada Ltd.
  • Flint Group
  • The Jeffrey Family
  • Bulmash - Siegel Fund
  • Estate of Suzanne Gayn
  • The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation
  • PESA
  • Bowne of Canada, Ltd.
  • Rod & Sandra Campbell
  • Cenveo McLaren Morris and Todd Company
  • Elvino Sauro
  • Evertz
  • Martha G. Billes
  • Dejero
  • Fairchild Media Group
  • Unifor
  • Estate of Kathy Cleaver
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • Barry Avrich
  • Kino Flo Lighting Systems
  • Hostmann-Steinberg
  • Jon Wylie & Pamela Hackett
  • TD Bank Group
  • CTV Inc.
  • Lombard Canada Ltd.
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
  • R. Howard Webster Foundation
  • Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd.
  • AnnKM
  • ACG Canada A Division of American Color Inc.
  • Ron Lorenson
  • Alice Mitchell Whitley
  • Estate of Donald C. Marren

Recent Projects

Red Bull Gaming Hub

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The new space in the Rogers Communications Centre (RCC) is in the heart of a city already embracing massive growth in the video game and esports industries. The unique setup allows for research and instructional content, and integrates interactive student engagement and competitive play. The faculty is excited about the potential for new forms of interactive and online learning that extend beyond traditional lectures and push the boundaries of education in a way that only video games can.

The Society of The Creative School support student passion projects

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The Society of The Creative School (SCS) spent a record breaking high of $500,000 investing back in the students in the 2022/2023 academic year. Each year, the money the Society gets reinvested back into the students to assist in developing projects, make and produce films and get access to grants, scholarships and more. The group represents the students and programs of The Creative School, hosting events and giveaways, and allocating funding to allow student passion projects to come to life.

SIKOSE Unveiled

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First open-source encyclopedia for Indigenous culture, history, and language of its kind

Since its inception in 2017, Saagajiwe at The Creative School has served as a transdisciplinary Indigenous centre for research and creation at the frontier of Indigenous renaissance. Carrying on with this commitment the team behind Saagajiwe was eager to unveil its newest and boldest initiative to date: Saagajiwe Indigenous Knowledges Open Source Encyclopedia - SIKOSE, a comprehensive, open-source encyclopedia centred around Indigenous culture, history and language.

JennAir provides renewable scholarship for Black, Indigenous and racialized students

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On November 1, 2022, JennAir announced the JennAir Scholars Award at the School of Interior Design at The Creative School as part of their Disrupting Design program, which aims to create access and opportunities for racialized designers in the industry.

The JennAir Scholars awards, with a total value of $375,000, are awarded to Black, Indigenous and racialized Interior Design students at The Creative School who demonstrate financial need, with the aim of increasing racial representation within the program and industry at large.

Ways to Give

When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support. It is a gift of lasting impact, providing ongoing opportunity at the university. Invested for the long term, an endowment generates annual interest income which is used to support the donor’s preferred initiative – a student award, a research or teaching chair, a professorship, or other priorities. The endowment provides the university with a reliable foundation of support, ensuring for the donor that the impact of their giving will be sustained.

An endowment fund is established when a donor(s) makes a contribution of $25,000 or more. Donors may make a gift of any size to strengthen an existing endowment fund that reflects their interests.

A planned gift is a charitable donation that can be arranged during your lifetime, but is not available to Toronto Metropolitan University until sometime in the future. Planned gifts often enable donors to make significant gifts while also fulfilling important tax and financial goals. The most common type of planned gift is a bequest, but there others including: charitable remainder trusts, gifts of residual interest, life insurance, and gifts of RRIFs and RRSPs.

A gift to Toronto Met in honour or in memory of someone is a meaningful way to support the university. You may honour a colleague or friend, commemorate a life event, or pay tribute to someone special.  

Many companies set up charitable giving programs to match employee donations because they want to support the causes that are important to their employees. It’s a great way to get more bang for your philanthropic buck. Double or even triple the impact of your gift to Toronto Met with the help of your employer. Some companies will even match gifts contributed by spouses or retired employees. Does your company offer matching gifts?  

The donations you have made as a faculty member or staff person have made all the difference to the university. Your generosity supports hundreds of students who require financial assistance each year plus many other important priorities across campus. Your ongoing support will continue to have enormous impact.