Fiera Capital Foundation

Charitable giving made easier and more impactful.

The Fiera Capital Foundation is a public foundation (CRA registration # 84948 5321 RR0001) that provides a framework that allows you to build your legacy by creating a plan that improves the efficiency of your charitable giving.

The Fiera Capital Foundation is designed to offer a more focused and strategic approach to philanthropy, while also providing for efficient tax and estate planning.

While many generous individuals embrace the idea of creating a philanthropic legacy, most charitable giving is done without the benefit of a long-term plan. As a result, donations are typically made on an ad hoc basis. By implementing a long-term giving plan, the impact of your donations will multiply and create a powerful legacy.

Features of Fiera Capital Foundation

Donor Advised Fund


Create your account with a donation of as little as $100,000. You may also add further contributions anytime in the future.


You decide the name given to your Fund (e.g., John Smith Family Fund; ABC Endowment, etc.).


You decide the charities that will benefit from your generosity, as well as how much they will receive from your Fund. Your recipients must be Canadian registered charities or other qualified recipients.


Your Fund operates similarly to a private foundation, but without the upfront costs and administrative responsibilities.


You decide on the appropriate succession options for your Fund.
Wind Farm

Flow through donations

You can also use the Foundation for your annual giving by flowing through (donating) appreciated securities and units of Fiera Capital pooled funds to the Foundation. The Foundation liquidates the securities with no capital gains tax impact, and the proceeds are sent to your charities of choice.

Benefits of Fiera Capital Foundation



The Fiera Capital Foundation allows you to shape and define your legacy. Whatever your interests, whatever your passions, you can make a real and sustained difference.


The Fiera Capital Foundation provides a mechanism that involves your family in your charitable plan. This assists in the reinforcement of the values you pass on to future generations, including the importance of giving back to society.


The Fiera Capital Foundation gives you the flexibility to:

  • Incorporate a variety of different assets into your plan to support your charitable giving in a tax-advantaged manner
  • Support various charities close to home, across the country, and/or around the world
  • Decide on how you want your legacy to be managed well into the future
  • Choose an investment strategy that better reflects your philosophy and time horizon

Granting Highlights

Water First

In numerous Indigenous communities across Canada, the tap water is not safe to drink. Water First works with Indigenous communities across Canada to help address local water challenges through education, training and meaningful collaboration. Water First believes that skills training is critical to building sustainable solutions to water challenges, and that collaborative programs with First Nations communities should integrate Indigenous values, knowledge, customs and traditions at every opportunity.

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Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is focused on ending family violence and abuse in the lives of women, children, youth and men. Taking a Stand Against Family Violence in the community since 1974, the agency has helped close to 230,000 Calgarians build safe lives and healthy relationships.

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The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre

The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (CCAC) has been providing thousands of children with quality music and art instruction for 30 years. The CCAC is one of the longest running registered charitable organizations of its kind in the city of Toronto. Their role in the community is to provide high-quality arts and musical programming to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

Visit the site The Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (Opens a new window)

Red Cross: India Covid-19 Response Appeal

Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Red Cross has supported Red Cross Movement partners on the ground in some of the most vulnerable countries, including Bangladesh, Haiti, Honduras, India, Afghanistan, and Syria. Money raised will enable the Red Cross to support COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response and recovery activities.

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CAMH is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field, providing a wide range of clinical care services for patients of all ages and families. CAMH believes that mental health is health and works to provide a better future for anyone living with mental illness or addiction. For mental health support, Access CAMH makes it easy for patients, families, friends, and healthcare professionals to find the help and services they need with a single phone call.

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Up with Women

Up with Women is a national charity on a mission to help recently homeless and at-risk women build a sustainable pathway out of poverty. Up with Women’s proven program will help change over 1000 lives over the next three years.

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Daily Bread Food Bank

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.

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SOS violence conjugale

SOS violence conjugale is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence and that of their children throughout Quebec, by offering free, bilingual, anonymous and confidential referral services.

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Sunnybrook Foundation

Sunnybrook Foundation exists to support the advancement of a world-class health sciences centre, through active fundraising in support of research, education and equipment initiatives at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The Sunnybrook Foundation creates meaningful philanthropic experiences to help save and transform lives. Their mission is to secure the philanthropic support SBHSC needs to invent the future of healthcare.

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The 519 (Advocacy for the Inclusion of LGBTQ2S Communities)

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.

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Breakfast Club of Canada

Since 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada has been working with partners from all sectors to help children access a nutritious breakfast and reach their full potential. Accredited by Imagine Canada for its effective governance and recognized by Aliments du Québec for its promotion of local food products, the Club helps reach more than 425,000 children in over 3,000 school nutrition programs across the country. The ultimate goal: breakfast for every child, every day.

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Fiera Capital Foundation Directors


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In 2023, our clients donated over $4.5M to Canadian charities.
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