The Atkinson Foundation promotes social and economic justice. Inspired by the Atkinson Principles, we are grant makers, advocates and investors who have been working to make Ontario more equitable, inclusive and prosperous since 1942. Ours is a long story. We’ll be posting a timeline with milestones soon. Here are our most recent chapters.
Joseph Atkinson and Elmina Elliott were life-long partners in the fight for social and economic justice in the 20th century. They were principled and pragmatic journalists, activists and civic leaders. They were also faithful philanthropists who established the Atkinson Foundation to continue their fight when they no longer could. Joseph was the editor and later the publisher and owner of the Toronto Star from 1899 to 1948. This is their story.
Created in 2001, the Atkinson Economic Justice Fellowship provides support for a talented progressive thinker or community leader who is making a significant difference but does not have institutional backing. Past Atkinson Economic Justice Fellows include: