Inspirit Foundation is a public foundation based in Toronto, Ontario.
We promote inclusion and pluralism through media and arts, support for young content creators, and impact investing—specifically addressing discrimination based on ethnicity, race, or religion.
Our current strategic plan identifies two priorities: fostering reconciliation and addressing Islamophobia. These priorities, as well as a commitment to equity, fall within our overall mission of building a more inclusive and pluralist Canada.
The asset base for the Foundation comes from proceeds of the sale of the licence for 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.