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Top Philanthropists in Canada

Jeffrey Skoll

No.1: Jeffrey Skoll

Skoll is a noted philanthropist and has been honoured many times for his generosity.

He has given the eponymous Skoll Foundation approximately $1 billion of eBay stock since its formation in 1999.

The Foundation supports "social entrepreneurship".Skoll chairs the Foundation and today makes grants in excess of $80 million per year

Stewart Lynn “Stu” Blusson

No.2: Stewart Lynn “Stu” Blusson

2007- $12-million (Cdn) to the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University

2006- $10-million (US) to Archon X PRIZE

2006- $10-million (Cdn) to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre which houses ICORD, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Rick Hansen Institute, and is backed by activist Rick Hansen

Marcel A. Desautels

No.3: Marcel A. Desautels

$40 million to date in additional gifts to advance the Rotman School’s.

$33 million in total to McGill University for new courses and programs at the Marcel Desautels Centre.

Ivey Family

No.4: Ivey Family

In 1947, he founded with his father, Richard G. Ivey, the Richard Ivey Foundation

it had assets of over CAD $62 million in 2002 and has given away over CAD $56 million.

Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight

No.5: Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight

Ms. Gattuso and her husband, broadcast mogul Allan Slaight, are donating $50-million to Princess Margaret.

Jim Balsillie

No.6: Jim Balsillie

Jim Balsillie is a philanthropist who supports numerous local and national initiatives.

In recent years Balsillie has made a number of donations across Canada and abroad anonymously.

Bill (Wiliam) and Susanne Holland

No.7: Bill (Wiliam) and Susanne Holland

The Holland Family contributed $20 million to the No Limits campaign

which comes on top of $6.2 million his family has already given to the centre

Aubrey Dan

No.8: Aubrey Dan

Dan has donated millions to various charitable organizations including: $5 million to the Baycrest Centre Foundation

His $5 million contribution to Western's Faculty of Social Science ...

Arthur and Sonia Labat

No.9: Arthur and Sonia Labat

The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre.

The establishment of this interdisciplinary research and training centre was made possible with donations

Joey and Toby Tanenbaum

No.10: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum

The Tanenbaums gave a $3 million donation to help build the new gallery of Chinese art, as part of the Renaissance ROM project.

Lorne Abony

No.11: Lorne Abony

In 2012, Abony gave $250,000 to fund the Abony tennis center in Fredericton, NB.

In April 2012, Abony gave $500,000 to The Weiss School [35] the premier school for gifted education in Florida

Galen & George Weston

No.12: Galen & George Weston

By 2015 Galen Weston and family’s net worth was estimated at $9.6 billion by Forbes Magazine. It made them the second richest family in Canada and the 131st richest in the world.

To date the Garfield Weston Foundation in the UK has given away more than £785 million to charities, while the W. Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada has donated in excess of $100 million to conservation causes alone.