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Mission Statement
To promote social and economic justice
in the tradition of our founder
Joseph E. Atkinson.

The Atkinson Charitable Foundation is a private Canadian foundation established in 1942 by Joseph E. Atkinson, former publisher of The Toronto Star newspaper.

In the categories of health, social welfare, economic justice and education the Foundation has given more than $55 million since its inception.

The Foundation has three priorities in 2009

Early Childhood Education and Development: Innovative projects that demonstrate how to improve the futures of children and youth at risk through more effective early years programming and policies.

Economic Justice: Innovative projects—including community organizing, research and educational activities—geared to increasing community and policy capacity to reduce poverty.

The Canadian Index of Wellbeing: A new approach to measuring how Canadians' lives are getting better – or worse – in areas that matter: health, standard of living, quality of the environment, time use, education and skills, community vitality, civic engagement, and arts and culture.