We envision a more inclusive and pluralist Canada where our differences are valued and engaged, and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive both socially and economically.
We work to promote inclusion and pluralism through media and arts, support for young change leaders and impact investing—specifically addressing discrimination based on ethnicity, race
The Inspirit staff is made up of settlers, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, or a combination thereof. Our roots are in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. The Inspirit office is located on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We are privileged to support and work with nations and partners across
Inspirit Foundation is a public foundation based in Toronto, Ontario. The asset base for the Foundation comes from the proceeds of the sale of Vision TV, a multi-faith, multicultural television channel licensed in 1987. At the time, Vision TV was the world’s only multi-faith network.
Inspirit’s assets are invested in both public and private investments. The Foundation relies on the financial returns earned through the investments to fund our granting, programming, and operations. Inspirit has charitable status and is governed by a Board of Directors, with a majority of members at arm’s length from one another.
Our historical timeline is a compilation of archival documents and footage showing our roots in Vision Television — a pioneering and courageous broadcaster – and the hopes and values that guide the Inspirit Foundation.