The Atkinson Charitable Foundation is currently investing in the following non-profit organizations:
ACORN Institute Canada
ACORN Institute Canada works with its partner organization, ACORN Canada, to achieve social change through community outreach. ACORN is a membership-based organization of low-income and moderate-income families, which seeks to transform the conditions that adversely affect millions of Canadians through a national active membership of over 40,000.
The Atkinson Centre
The Atkinson Centre is housed at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) within the University of Toronto. In partnership with the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, the Atkinson Centre promotes research on child development and family support and informs early childhood policy and excellence in practice.
Better Child Care Education
Better Child Care Education is dedicated to expanding the public discussion of early childhood and family policy through research and education. They work in partnership with other charities, academic institutions, advocacy groups and community agencies to advise policy makers, to support activist research and to offer forums and publications to further the dialogue.
In partnership with Canadian Doctors for Medicare, Health Nexus promotes reform and innovation within the public medicare system and provides support for maintaining a universal public health care system. Its members include high-profile leaders in clinical medicine, policy and education residents, medical students, retired physicians and friends in other health professions.
The Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation
The Mowat Centre is a non-partisan and independent research organization that informs and revitalizes Canada’s public policy agenda. Their research focuses on the federal policy frameworks and strategies that will most strongly affect Ontario’s prosperity and quality of life.
Newcomer Women’s Services
Newcomer Women’s Services offers language skills, training, employment programs and settlement services to newcomer women, predominantly from Toronto's east end neighbourhoods.
Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win North South Partnership for Children
The North-South Partnership for Children responds to the identified needs of children, youth, families, and communities in the remote First Nations. They build caring and supportive relationships between voluntary organizations and individuals in the southern and the northern First Nations people.
Ontario Employment Education and Research Centre
A worker-based organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of people in low-wage and unstable employment. In partnership with the Workers’ Action Centre, the Centre provides information and education to enable workers to organize for change.
People for Education
People for Education is the strong voice for public education in Ontario. They conduct vital research, answer parents’ questions, make policy recommendations and ensure there is broad coverage of education issues in the media.
Social Planning Toronto
Social Planning Toronto is committed to independent social planning at the local and city-wide levels in order to improve the quality of life for all people in Toronto. They are committed to diversity, social and economic justice, and active civic participation in all aspects of community life.
The Stop Community Food Centre
The Stop is a grassroots hub of social justice activities that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
University of Waterloo
The University of Waterloo supports the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, an independent and non-partisan group whose mission is to report on the wellbeing of Canadians. They promote a dialogue on how to improve wellbeing through evidence-based policies that are responsive to the needs and values of Canadians.