Background | Philosophy |
True North Foundation's
mandate is to make a positive contribution to our cultural living
environment through organizing festivals, concerts, art exhibitions,
lectures, film screenings, and cultural exchanges from our offices
in Toronto, Canada.
We see the international aspect of our programs as an opportunity to
learn and share with friends abroad the artistic manifestations of
living in a way that connects globally with Canada's sense of place
in the world. For this reason, many of our projects have been
realized in countries that have a geographical affinity with Canada.
At home in the Greater Toronto area, True North runs The Boreal
Orchestra - a volunteer community-based ensemble that presents a
wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. As an
additional dimension of our local programming, the foundation also
offers its office as a site for monthly "Cultural Evening" seminars
on themes related to arts philosophy, musical creativity and
performance, visual design, architecture, and landscape, with a
specific emphasis on the global community of nordic countries as an
environment for living with culture. All of these programs are open
to our community.
We welcome input and encourage both local and international
proposals to utilize our facility through collaborative programs and
exchanges, through guest speaker presentations for our cultural
evening seminars, and through local volunteer services.