The #TorontoStrong Fund is a partnership between the City of Toronto and Toronto Foundation, advised by a volunteer steering committee, to help support the victims and survivors of the April 23 van attack on Yonge Street and the July 22 shooting on the Danforth.
This Fund will ensure that the generous outpouring of philanthropic support is collected and distributed to those affected in an accountable and transparent manner. The entirety of these donated funds will be distributed to the victims through a process established following the van attack and informed by models and best practices from around the world.
In addition to coordinating the collection and distribution of donations, the #TorontoStrong Fund is working to aggregate existing support mechanisms for victims of major violent events, and identify gaps and make recommendations for future efforts to combat violence and support local communities.
Those interested in supporting the #TorontoStrong Danforth Fund can donate online or by cheque. Donations can also be made using the Rogers initiated cross-carrier text-to-donate campaign through the Mobile Giving Foundation Canada, by texting TORONTO to 80100