Crux believes in giving back locally and globally through supporting smart organizations doing something uniquely well that helps create lasting change in individual lives.
Board Member and Supporter
Founded in 2005, Windmill Microlending is Canada’s only national charity offering affordable loans to skilled immigrants and refugees. Their microloans help their clients pay for the costs of accreditation, training and career development. Funded by the public and private sectors, Windmill has delivered more than 8,000+ microloans to new Canadians, helping convert their potential into prosperity and driving remarkable outcomes: Incoems grow by 3.5x on average, unemployment drops from 41% to 8% and the loans have a 97% repayment rate.
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system. They raise and grant funds and develop high-impact programs that are delivered in partnership with 80 child- and youth-serving agencies across the country. With the support of donors and partners, they help children and youth involved with the child welfare system access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières is a Nobel Prize-winning emergency humanitarian medical organization that has helped tens of millions of people since its founding in 1971. Their values help them provide medical aid where it’s needed most. They are independent, neutral and impartial, providing curative and preventive care to people in danger, wherever they may be. They are a global movement with 40,000 staff across more than 65 countries.
WE Charity has been working with communities around the world for over 20 years, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty through a holistic development model that is based on five Pillars of Impact that address the root causes of poverty. From building their first school in Nicaragua to drilling their latest borehole in India to implementing sustainable agriculture in Narok County in Kenya, their goal has remained the same: to listen deeply to community leaders and members so that they truly understand their needs, and then to co-create sustainable solutions that will transform their lives, not just in the immediate future but for generations to come.
Crux Capital provides funding for the development and implementation of the Kisurani group of schools in Kenya, a place where the self-esteem of young people flourishes, empowering them to lead with confidence.
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. They have been serving the community for 40 years, validating the experiences of women and trans people regardless of outcomes. Community members come from diverse backgrounds and include women and trans people who are experiencing or have experiences with substance use and mental health issues, disability, trauma and violence, and immigration/refugee/undocumented status.
The Trebek Initiative
Council Member and Supporter
The Trebek Initiative, a joint collaboration of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and National Geographic, funds storytellers, educators, conservationists, innovators and researchers who are documenting and preserving Canadian and Indigenous land, wildlife, water, culture and history. They champion projects that include the exploration of unique ecozones in Canada, scientific research on Canadian wildlife, wilderness or water, a photography exposition on unique Canadian geographies and communities, and new tools to create a better understanding of our environment.
Founded in 1983, Daily Bread Food Bank has grown to become one of Canada’s largest food banks. From its 108,000 sq.ft. distribution hub, Daily Bread supplies food to nearly 200 food programs across Toronto with a fleet of five trucks. Daily Bread also tackles the issues of lost food and greenhouse gas emissions, starting at the farm level. Since launching its Farm to Food Bank program, Daily Bread has rescued hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh, “perfectly imperfect” produce from area farms and distributed them to food banks across the city. Through its research and advocacy, Daily Bread has become a key thought leader locally, provincially and nationally on issues about hunger, life on low income, housing, and income security. Daily Bread’s annual Who’s Hungry Report is the go-to resource for media, government and the non-profit sector, combining solid data and analysis about poverty in Toronto.