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Founding Message
Our Philanthropy at Castlepoint Numa is driven by our engagement with and participation in the social and cultural Stakeholder networks that sustain our Communities. For us, it is not only a question of giving but also of receiving. We seek a meaningful dialogue with these Stakeholders where we learn and receive a deeper understanding of their work. In this way, we know that Social enterprise, Community support groups and the Arts are to Cities and their Neighbourhoods what air is to the human body. These vital networks sustain us socially and spiritually. They provide pathways for inclusion and support where institutional mandates are not enough. Castlepoint Numa is committed to supporting the tireless efforts of the many individuals and groups that shape and add so much value to the Communities where we live and work.Alfredo & Moira Romano
Our Partners2007 - Present
AKIN CollectiveCastlepoint Numa subsidizes 20 working artist studios of AKIN Collective, offering extended rent relief to artist tenants at the AUTO Bldg. AKIN Collective is a Toronto-based arts organization that provides creative studio space as well as arts-based programming.
Arts in the Parks TorontoArts in the Parks brings free, family-friendly arts events and activities to a park near you, encouraging community building, enjoyment of local parks, and offers arts events for residents and tourists of all ages.
Artscape YoungplaceArtscape Youngplace nurtures creation, learning and collaboration through innovative programs, experiences and events in an inspiring, social environment in order to strengthen and grow our community.
BIG On Bloor BIG: Bloor Improvement Group is a non-profit coalition of community groups, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), politicians, artists, schools, service providers, institutions, gardeners, small businesses, residents and neighbours coming together to advance the economic, physical, cultural and social life of the targeted Bloor Street West community by creating opportunities and events that improve and celebrate the area.
Black Creek Pioneer Village Black Creek Pioneer Village is a department of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, an authentic recreation of a historic country village of the Toronto region. Their programs and exhibits focus on experiential learning and encourage people to draw connections between the mid-1800s and contemporary life.
Canadian Friends of Sheba Medical CenterCanadian Friends of Sheba Medical Center is a registered charity based in Toronto committed to supporting the work of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer. Dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training, Canadian Friends of Sheba has continued to grow and contribute to healthcare around the world.
Canadian StageCanadian Stage's mission is to be one of the leading contemporary performing arts organizations in the country. A collision of disciplines and cultures, Canadian Stage reflects the dynamism and complexity of Canada and is a vital artistic force locally, nationally, and internationally.
City of Toronto Artworx.TOArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022 was a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it. This exciting new initiative supports artists and art projects that reflect Toronto's diversity and creates more opportunities for the public to engage with art in their everyday lives.
Chabad Romano CenterFollowing the inspiration of Castlepoint Group Founder Mario Romano and motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad Romano Centre sets into motion an array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life with unconditional love and acceptance.
Christmas Food Drive Weston Baptist ChurchCastlepoint Numa supports the annual food drive in the Weston community to support those most in need.
Evergreen Brickworks City BuildersFor over 30 years, Evergreen Brickworks has been facilitating change in communities through connection, innovation and sustainable actions to solve some of the most pressing issues cities face: climate change, housing affordability, and access to nature and public spaces.
Foodshare Toronto FoodShare is a food justice organization, advocating for the right to food, and working to challenge the systemic barriers that keep people from accessing the food they need to thrive.Foodshare: Addressing Food Insecurity in the GTA
FrontlinesFrontlines addresses the pressing needs of children and youth in Weston and surrounding communities. Through inclusive initiatives, Frontlines amplify their voices and empower them to achieve their fullest potential.Frontlines Community Kitchen Naming
Grimsby Benevolent Foundation GBF Community Services provides assistance to members of our community to meet their basic needs and to achieve self-sufficiency.
ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival & Industry Day Founding Lead SponsorThe Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) has developed into a multidisciplinary and multicultural organization that embraces all facets of the arts, promoting Canada as a dynamic cultural and artistic destination. Having just celebrated its 10th edition, Castlepoint Numa is a Founding Sponsor of the ICFF.
Jazz.FM91 CJRT-FMJazz.FM91 is Canada’s only 24/7 jazz radio broadcaster and listener-supported charitable organization. JAZZ.FM91 is committed to entertaining, inspiring and uniting our local community and the global jazz community we serve through programming, live performance, education and storytelling.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation is committed to creating highly effective fundraising campaigns to ensure the continuation of the MMFA’s mission of pursuing the production of major exhibitions and its cultural programming as a whole, preserving and promoting its diverse collection of more than 45,000 artworks.
Museum of Contemporary ArtArtists, relationships, and experimentation are at the centre of everything MOCA does. MOCA Toronto presents rotating exhibitions and programmes that prioritize twenty-first-century artistic production, primarily through commissioning new work. They foster active dialogue, participation and celebrate complexity in order to serve as an inclusive cultural hub in this hyper-diverse city and world.
Open Roof FestivalOpen Roof Festival is Toronto’s only outdoor event that combines film, local music and beer, making it a summer experience like no other! With innovative and exciting programming, we highlight independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world.
Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative MovementPia Bouman School offers programs for all ages and for all levels, from the very young to pre-professional and mature students. Students can receive a complete education in Classical Ballet, enriched by Creative Movement, Contemporary Dance, and National Dance.
Philpott FoundationPhilpott Children’s Tennis is a not-for-profit organization that offers free tennis programs all year round for children aged 6-15 in priority neighbourhoods that would not otherwise have the opportunity.
Plan Canada Plan Canada is part of a global organization that works with children, families and communities around the world to remove barriers, so everyone has a fair chance at a good life.
Royal Ontario MuseumROM Royal Ontario Museum transforms lives by helping people to understand the past, make sense of the present, and come together to shape a shared future. They build and share global collections, create knowledge, inspire learning, encourage gathering, and spark exchange on topics within the intersecting worlds of art, culture, and nature that matter to people and communities. In addition to various programs, The Romano Family supported the creation of the Roman Antiquities Gallery.
Scarborough ArtsScarborough Arts offers diverse, engaging, and high-quality arts programming for all ages, in all disciplines, and in all areas of Scarborough.
Shakespeare in ActionShakespeare in Action is a professional Theater and arts education company that nurtures and develops the next generation of performing artists, arts workers, educators, and audiences through the exploration and performance of classical and contemporary stories that are relevant to our community. 
SickKids HospitalCastlepoint Numa and the Romano Family continue to support Sick Kids Foundation, whose mission is to inspire communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.
Tennis CanadaTennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation.
TIFF Talent Lab Founding SponsorTIFF Filmmaker Lab, the successor to Talent Lab, is a talent development programme that takes place during the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Each year, 20 Canadian and international directors receive an exceptional professional development experience, and an introduction to the global community of filmmaking.
The Meridian Hall (Former The Sony Center)Meridian Hall, formerly known as the Sony Center for the Performing Arts, is a major performing arts venue. In 2012, in partnership with Castlepoint Numa, following a two-year refurbishment of its infrastructure and performance space, the Sony Centre re-opened its doors to the Public.
The Stop Night MarketThe Stop has blossomed into a thriving community hub where neighbours participate in a broad range of programs that provide healthy food, foster social connections, build food skills, and promote civic engagement.
Toronto Biennale of Art Toronto The Toronto Biennial of Art’s mission is to make contemporary art accessible to everyone. For 10 weeks every two years, local, national, and international Biennial artists transform Toronto and its partner regions with free exhibitions, performances, and learning opportunities.72 Perth Avenue Adapted for Toronto Biennial of Art
The Design Exchange Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage.
The Mayor’s Evening For The Arts As an ardent supporter of the arts, Castlepoint has supported the Mayor's Evening for the Arts to benefit the Toronto Arts Foundation since the event's inception.
Thornbury The Kindness Gala The Kindness Gala hosted by the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club will raise funds th provide the initial funding for their club’s new community initiative.
W.A.E.S. to CAREWeston Area Emergency Support (“WAES”) is a critical part of the community infrastructure in the Weston Village neighbourhood in Toronto. As a food bank, WAES is instrumental to ensuring that folks have their basic food needs met.Weston Area Emergency Support
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Foundation The West Lincoln Memorial Hospital foundation raises funds for new equipment as well as the development of our new hospital.
West End Phoenix Community Newspaper West End Phoenix is a local periodical community newspaper for Toronto’s West End whose readership stretches across the city and the country. Dreamed up by musician (Rheostatics), writer and publisher Dave Bidin, WEP is a reimagining of the community newspaper with some of the country’s greatest writers and photographers articulating their experiences throughout their neighbourhoods.
Weston Community CoalitionThe Weston Community Coalition is a grass roots, non-partisan organization comprised of a voluntary group of residents, business owners, and representatives from community associations, schools and faith groups.
West Toronto Railpath The Friends of the West Toronto Railpath is a volunteer group committed to expanding, protecting and improving the WTR, a 2.1-kilometre trail that connects Toronto’s West End.
Weston Village BIA The Weston Village BIA, established in 1979, is one of the oldest BIA’s in Toronto. Situated in the north-west end of Toronto minutes from both the 401 & 400 highways, it is next to the Humber River with its extensive bike trail and walking paths.
Weston Village Resident AssociationThe Weston Village Residents’ Association (WVRA) was founded by 2008 by like-minded neighbours who wanted to bring the community – residents and the various groups – together to have a voice on issues affecting Weston Village.
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