Canada

Welcome to Canada

What is The Ireland Funds Canada?

The Ireland Funds Canada connects people of Irish heritage to bring positive change within Canada and Ireland shaping culture, reconciliation and enhancing education.

We raise money through the generosity of individual donors and our signature fundraising events. Registered charities in Ireland and Canada receive funding which is then re-invested in local communities.

Our preference is to support charities where a small grant can make a big difference. The Ireland Funds Canada’s over 30 years of experience and common sense approach to reviewing funding applications make us the ideal Canadian solution for philanthropy in Ireland and to Irish charities in Canada.

Who do we support?

For grants made to Canada our main emphasis has been on:

  • Irish culture and heritage – We recognize the opportunity to share the unique gift of Irish culture. We are proud to support Irish theatre companies, celtic festivals, the Artist in Residence program at the University of Toronto and many others.
  • Education – We are proud of our academic partnerships including providing funding to Irish students to study in Canada and for Canadian students to study in Ireland. We are also committed to the preservation of the Irish language and provide funding to academic institutions providing courses in Irish language, culture and tradition.

For grants made to Ireland our main emphasis has been on:

  • Integrated education – bringing together Protestant and Catholic children from both sides of the community to learn together. Assistance has built and improve school facilities, purchased much-needed equipment for classrooms and helped improved the quality and range of services available.
  • Assisting Disadvantaged Youth – In both urban and rural Ireland, challenging environments and poverty are faced by many children. We assist organizations on the ground working with these at-risk children.
  • Advancing Education Through Access and Excellence – We partner with the universities in Ireland to provide education for economically disadvantaged students who might not otherwise attend university. We also provide support for programs such as the National Institute for Intellectual Disability which offers the only full-time third level course in Ireland for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Mission

The Ireland Funds Canada, part of the largest worldwide network of people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland, is dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development, in all of Ireland and in Canada.



Welcome to Canada

What is The Ireland Funds Canada?

The Ireland Funds Canada connects people of Irish heritage to bring positive change within Canada and Ireland shaping culture, reconciliation and enhancing education.

We raise money through the generosity of individual donors and our signature fundraising events. Registered charities in Ireland and Canada receive funding which is then re-invested in local communities.

Our preference is to support charities where a small grant can make a big difference. The Ireland Funds Canada’s over 30 years of experience and common sense approach to reviewing funding applications make us the ideal Canadian solution for philanthropy in Ireland and to Irish charities in Canada.

Who do we support?

For grants made to Canada our main emphasis has been on:

  • Irish culture and heritage – We recognize the opportunity to share the unique gift of Irish culture. We are proud to support Irish theatre companies, celtic festivals, the Artist in Residence program at the University of Toronto and many others.
  • Education – We are proud of our academic partnerships including providing funding to Irish students to study in Canada and for Canadian students to study in Ireland. We are also committed to the preservation of the Irish language and provide funding to academic institutions providing courses in Irish language, culture and tradition.

For grants made to Ireland our main emphasis has been on:

  • Integrated education – bringing together Protestant and Catholic children from both sides of the community to learn together. Assistance has built and improve school facilities, purchased much-needed equipment for classrooms and helped improved the quality and range of services available.
  • Assisting Disadvantaged Youth – In both urban and rural Ireland, challenging environments and poverty are faced by many children. We assist organizations on the ground working with these at-risk children.
  • Advancing Education Through Access and Excellence – We partner with the universities in Ireland to provide education for economically disadvantaged students who might not otherwise attend university. We also provide support for programs such as the National Institute for Intellectual Disability which offers the only full-time third level course in Ireland for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Mission

The Ireland Funds Canada, part of the largest worldwide network of people of Irish ancestry and friends of Ireland, is dedicated to raising funds to support programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development, in all of Ireland and in Canada.



Upcoming Events

Canada

TBD October 2017

Canada – Annual Day at the Races 2017
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Past Events

Canada

Friday May 5, 2017

Canada – Dinner with An Taoiseach 2017
Canada

Friday March 10, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Lunch 2017
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Upcoming Events

Past Events

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Objectives

To support the mission of The Ireland Funds Canada with specific focus on:

Fostering a community spirit amongst young professionals who are passionate about Irish culture, heritage and education

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Executive Committee

Oliver Murray : Chair, Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Client Services, Brandes Investment Partners LP

Eithne Heffernan : Vice Chair

Rodney Hill : Treasurer

Danny McCarthy : Chair, Nominating Committee, Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Dermot Muir : Secretary

Directors at Large

Philip Armstrong

Barry Columb

Terence Dobbin : Senior Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Colm Freyne

Joanne Kearney : Vice President and Partner, Smithcom

Brendan Maher

Tim McTiernan

Patrick Murray

Lorraine O'Connor

Tony Russell

Mike Smith

John Speers : Managing Director, Bank of Montreal

Contact Us

General

Jane Noonan

Executive Director

44 Victoria Street, Suite 1620 Toronto ON M5C 1Y2 Canada

T - 416-367-8311

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