As an agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has offices all across the province. In between meetings, I’ve used the Trail on many occasions. It’s a great way to explore a community—the Trail takes you past the river where people fish, and to the sports field where kids play soccer—it gives you the inside view of the life of a community. As a proud Canadian organization, we want to do something concrete to create a legacy around 2017. When we celebrate our 150th anniversary as a country, having a Trail that stretches to all three of our coasts will be a tangible way of honouring Canada as a united nation. In 2015, we partnered with the TD Bank Group to fund three Trail sections in northern Ontario. It’s a good combination: When private and public sectors collaborate, we can deepen the impact we have in Canadian communities.
Brookfield Partners Foundation, Tim Price and Jack Cockwell
C.M., Group Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management