At the heart of the Values & Guiding Principles that drive St. Joseph Communications is a deeply rooted sense of social responsibility. This sense of giving back instilled by our company founder, Gaetano Gagliano, always believed that his life and business could only be successful if the community in which he lived and worked was thriving. Here are some of the ways St. Joseph Communications contributes.
The St. Joseph Family of Companies Foundation contributes to the welfare of the communities in which we work and live. The company supports a wide variety of organizations and causes, including the environment, the arts, health and education.
To help commemorate our 50th anniversary in 2006, St. Joseph Communications announced a multi-million, multi-year donation to Canadian arts and cultural organizations. The donation is used towards advertising in St. Joseph Media consumer magazines. Through the Arts Partner of Choice initiative, we hope to increase public awareness of the arts, help develop cultural facilities and artists' spaces, and encourage new talent and artistic excellence.
Luminato is an annual 10-day celebration of the arts that infuses Toronto's stages, streets and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts and design. St. Joseph's CEO Tony Gagliano is co-founder and chair of Luminato, and St. Joseph Communications is proud to serve as a major media partner.
Our volunteer day initiative began in 2006, when we were trying to decide how to involve associates in the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Volunteering in the communities seemed like the perfect choice. Every year, St. Joseph associates, families and friends join together for St. Joseph Communications’ Values in Action Volunteer Days with projects that include tree planting, gardening, helping at seniors’ centers and pitching in at community events.
With a permanent collection of more than 73,000 works of art spanning more than 1000 years, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. The unprecedented growth of the AGO’s permanent collection is a focal point of the gallery—from the much-loved Group of Seven and the art of world cultures to David Altmejd’s monumental installation The Index and Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of the Innocents, a highlight of the internationally acclaimed Thomson Collection of more than 2,000 works.
The Canadian Centre for Diversity's mission is to mobilize a generation of young Canadian leaders to stand up and speak out for a society that celebrates difference, diversity and inclusion.
The Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada, and one of the largest in North America, and enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation. The company’s home, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, is Canada’s first purpose-built opera house.
Nationally and internationally acclaimed, The Canadian Stage Company is Canada’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre company. Founded in 1987 with the merger of CentreStage and Toronto Free Theatre, the Company is dedicated to programming international contemporary theatre and to developing and producing landmark Canadian works. Many of the company’s productions have been awarded some of the country’s most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including the Governor General’s, Chalmers and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University is world-renowned as a centre of excellence in community leadership education. The Institute promotes community self-reliance and innovative ways to improve the lives of people around the world. Coady’s more than 5,000 graduates and partners are working with millions of people in 130 countries to build a fair, prosperous and secure world.
Culture Days is an open, collaborative, volunteer movement to increase everyone's engagement in the arts & cultural life of our communities through free, concurrent, participatory events. Everyone is invited to join the network and become part of the movement
The Gardiner Museum offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal art forms—ceramics. The Museum is known for its extraordinary collections, special exhibitions and clay classes. It also boasts a destination restaurant with Jamie Kennedy as its executive chef, and an award winning shop.
Gilda’s Club has pioneered a model of community-based support for individuals, children, and families living with cancer. Gilda’s Club is a free meeting place where men, women, teens and children living with cancer, as well as their families and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as a supplement to their treatment of choice. Gilda’s Club offers support and networking groups, lectures, workshops, and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting.
L'Arche is an international organization of faith-based communities creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities. As a service organization, L'Arche espouses a "community model" of living, rather than a medical or social service model of care. As a faith-based organization, L'Arche recognizes the spiritual and religious needs and aspirations of its members, and respects those who have no spiritual or religious affiliation. At L'Arche, people with disabilities, and those who assist them, live together and are equally responsible for the life of their home and community.
For 10 extraordinary days in June, the vibrant city of Toronto’s stages, streets and public spaces are illuminated with the arts and creativity. Luminato is an annual multidisciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, design and more.
The Montreal Neurological Institute is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. Multidisciplinary teams of basic and clinical scientists generate fundamental information about the nervous system and apply that knowledge to understanding and treating neurological diseases. In 2007, the Canadian government named the MNI a Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, in recognition of its innovative and outstanding work. The MNI is an institute of McGill University and a hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s foremost showcase for the performing arts. It is the only multidisciplinary, bilingual performing arts centre in North America and one of the largest in the world. The NAC is a leader and innovator in each of the performing arts fields in which it works—classical music, English theatre, French theatre, dance, variety, and community programming.
The Ontario College of Art & Design is Canada’s “university of the imagination,” engaging in education and research, and contributing to the fields of art and design, local and global cultural initiatives, and knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.
Opera Atelier holds a unique place in the North American theatre community, producing opera, ballet and drama from the 17th and 18th centuries. These productions draw upon the aesthetics and ideals of the period, featuring soloists of international acclaim, period ballet, original instruments, elaborate stage decor, exquisite costumes and an imaginative energy that sets Opera Atelier apart.
Reena is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to integrating adults with developmental disabilities into the mainstream of society. Reena was established in 1973 by parents of children with developmental disabilities, as a practical alternative to institutions. Reena strives to create and maintain an environment that respects and promotes dignity, individuality, independence and freedom of choice within a framework of Jewish culture and values.
The RCMP Foundation is the not-for-profit organization that manages the ocmmercial use of the RCMP's image through the RCMP licensing program. Since its inception in 1994, the RCMP Foundation has provided over two million dollars to over 450 community initiatives across Canada in areas such as drug awareness, youth programs, crime prevention, victim services and internet safety.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an internationally renowned museum and a popular public attraction in downtown Toronto, Canada. First opened to the public in 1914, the ROM has grown to become Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history, with some six million objects in its collections today.
Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in career-focused education, offering close to 90 PhD, masters and undergraduate programs through its diverse faculties-Arts Communication & Design, Community Services, Engineering, Architecture & Science-and the Ted Rogers School of Management. The university has graduate and undergraduate enrolment of 25,000 students, and with more than 64,000 registrations annually, its G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada’s leading provider of university-based adult education.
Established in 2003, the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada is dedicated to bringing our viewers current events and perspective of the Church into the home of Catholics and Christians around the world. From Vatican events to Salt + Light’s very own innovative and thought-provoking series and documentaries, the network offers multi-lingual programs that investigate, explain and celebrate issues related to the Catholic Faith.
Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers fun and exciting programs and adventure for boys, girls and youth ages 5 to 26. Scouting teaches youth about the active role they can play in helping to create a better world. 100,000 members enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs, which are provided by caring and dedicated volunteers. Scouts Canada is a members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), which has grown to 28 million members in 217 countries and territories.
Soulpepper Theatre Company is an artist-founded, classical repertory theatre company with a three-tiered mandate: to present the world’s greatest stories in vital Canadian interpretations; to provide classical training to a new generation of theatre artists; and to provide access and mentorship programs for young people using theatre as the vehicle.
St. Michael’s Hospital is a large and vibrant teaching and research hospital in the heart of Toronto. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital leads with innovation, and serves with compassion. Renowned for providing exceptional patient care, St. Michael’s Hospital is a regional trauma centre and downtown Toronto’s designated adult trauma centre.
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is the leading classical theatre in North America. Founded in 1953, the festival presents an inspiring season of 12 to 16 plays in four theatres, featuring the works of Shakespeare and other great classical writers, as well as the best in musical theatre and contemporary drama. It welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year between the months of April and November.
The Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at both Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital.
TIFF is a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world. Its vision is to lead the world in creative and cultural discovery through the moving image. TIFF generates an annual economic impact of $135 million CAD and currently employs more than 100 full-time staff and 500 part-time and seasonal staff, and counts upon the largesse of over 2,000 volunteers year-round.
An international classical music festival and academy, Toronto Summer Music (TSM) brings world-renowned perfoming artists to Toronto each summer for an unparalleled combination of performances and summer music education.
The Villa Charities family of organizations pioneered culturally sensitive care in the GTA and has become a model for caring through its various facilities and programs that enrich lives in ways that celebrate and strengthen Italian and Canadian heritage. Villa Charities includes Villa Colombo Services for Seniors, Columbus Centre, VITA Community Living Services/Mens Sana, Casa DelZotto, Caboto Terrace, Casa Abruzzo and the Villa Colombo Vaughan Di Poce Centre.
York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts is one of North America’s leading fine arts schools. The faculty offers professional training and studies in dance, design, film, music, theater and the visual arts. Its alumni are a major force in the arts and related research in Toronto, Danada and beyond.