Slaight Family Foundation

Slaight Family Foundation

March 11, 2021
by Karen Bliss

The Slaight Family Foundation, one of Toronto’s most wide-reaching and generous philanthropic family foundations, is divvying up $30 million to 19

Gary Slaight — photo credit: Evaan Kheraj.
March 9, 2021
by FYI Staff

MusiCounts has named Gary Slaight, president/CEO of the Slaight Family Foundation, as this year’s recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award.

The Allan Slaight Auditorium, Massey Hall. Rendering courtesy of Massey Hall / KPMB Architects
November 4, 2020
by David Farrell

The Slaight Family Foundation’s total donation to the revitalization of Massey Hall is $10M.  

The Allan Slaight Auditorium, Massey Hall. Rendering courtesy of Massey Hall / KPMB Architects
November 2, 2020
by External Source

The Slaight family is a beacon of hope and generosity in a world tightly held in the grip of anxieties. Today, the Slaight Family Foundation has bequeathed $5-million to a fund established to refurbish and modernise Massey Hall. That's $5M on top of a previous donation of $5M made in 2017. That's amore, and music to all our ears.

May 8, 2020
by FYI Staff

The first of its kind in Canada, the Fund is committed to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace musical forms and artists and demonstrates Canadian music’s role in the world, organizers say.

Slaight Communications' CEO Gary Slaight
April 1, 2020
by FYI Staff

When the going gets tough it seems that the Slaight Family Foundation is there to help.

Pic: John Matychuk
March 22, 2020
by FYI Staff

With the generous $250K donation from the Slaight Family Foundation, the Unison Benevolent Fund has announced the Unison COVID-19 Relief Program.

iskwē (front left) with students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School.  Photo: Lindsay Miller
October 18, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Slaight Family Foundation's $5K Band Aid Program instrument grant is marked with an event featuring the Juno-nominated singer/songwriter.

Gary Slaight, Daniele Zanotti, Emmanuelle Gattuso, and Beth Wilson hold an #UNIGNORABLE poster representing social isolation, at United Way's AGM — photo credit: Nicholas Jones.
August 2, 2019
by Karen Bliss

Not every senior wants to play bridge or bingo. Not every senior wants to use a walker or scooter.

At the mixing board at Slaight Music.Photo - Bill King
April 19, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The Slaight Family Foundation has provided more than $200-million in grants to humanitarian and cultural organizations in Canada and beyond. SamaritanMag's Karen Bliss sat with the Foundation's CEO for a frank discussion about the family's philanthropy and his own unbridled passion in supporting Canada's upcoming tier of musicians and songwriters.

On behalf of the family foundation, Gary Slaight receiving his award from AFP Greater Toronto President Krishan Mehta. Photo: Joel Nadel, Event Imaging
November 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Slaight Family  Foundation has been honoured for its philanthropy, along with seven other individuals and organizations.

November 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.