Since launching in December 2009, MLSE Foundation has invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities. Using the power of sport as a unifying force, we're committed to helping youth reach their potential and creating more equal playing fields for all.
Vision: Changing lives through the spirit and power of sport.
Mission: Improving the lives of youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sport and recreation.
OUR COMMITMENT TO ANTI-RACISM, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
To fulfill our mission, we know that our work must engage with the systems of power and oppression which impact the communities we serve. In doing so, we recognize our own positionality and commit to transforming our work in ways that support the dismantling of systemic racism, amplify the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and other communities of colour, and hold us accountable to meaningful and lasting change.
As we move forward, we are mindful that how we serve our communities will evolve as we listen, learn, reflect and take action. We will continue to update this page with our efforts which you can find below.
Anti-Black Racism Statement
We know the game is fixed, that the playing field isn’t even, that the score doesn’t start 0-0. To support the communities we serve we must act. Let’s Change the Game.
WHO WE ARE
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Invested Since 2009
Neighbourhoods Reached in ON
Invested in Last Season
Youth Reached Last Season
Community Spaces Built
Leafs Fund for Kids is born, focusing on the endowment of arts and educational scholarships.
MLSE Foundation launches a full portfolio of programs, programming grants and refurbishment projects designed to provide greater access to sport
Building off learnings from Regent Park, MLSE Foundation embarks on
its most ambitious project to date. With a $7 million capital investment and an initial $2.5 million yearly operating budget, MLSE LaunchPad opens its doors, becoming the first facility
in Ontario to offer a space dedicated to Sport For Development for youth who face barriers.
The Raptors Foundation for Kids is founded as the charitable arm of
the Toronto Raptors, focusing on court refurbishments and community programming
MLSE Foundation is established, merging the Raptors Foundation for Kids and the Leafs Fund for Kids, as well as incorporating Toronto FC; three teams, one charity.
Construction on MLSE Foundation’s first large capital investment, the Regent Park Athletic Grounds, begins. A $2.5 million investment into the construction of a multi-sport space as part of the Regent Park Revitalization Project
MLSE Foundation launches Change the Game. A four year, 30 Million dollar campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness to address systemic barriers preventing youth from reaching their potential.
NEWS & MEDIA
The Foundation for Black Communities distributes $800,000 through the Ontario Youth Wellness Grant
In partnership with MLSE Foundation, the Ontario Youth Wellness Grant is funding Black-focused youth wellness initiatives across Ontario.
February 9, 2023
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