A Legacy of Social Responsibility in York Region

Portraits of Giving Is About:

Giving Back    Building Community

Leadership      INSPIRATION

Collaboration  Celebration


Portraits of Giving is committed to celebrating York Region Leaders and individuals who demonstrate Social Responsibility. The annual initiative celebrates and inspires our community across York Region municipalities to “keep on giving.”

As the name suggests, Portraits of Giving is about giving, through leadership and inspiration. POG celebrates awarded honourees through a community tour in each respective town with a reception and photographic exhibit to capture the individual with a personalized portrait and story of the recipient’s philanthropic giving.  2020 will mark its eleventh year of giving, celebrating individuals and raising awareness and resources for several charitable causes. 


In addition knowledge sharing during the tour across social media, we introduced more Educational Resources and Tools in 2018 and a new POG Speaker Series to keep inspiring you to give back to your community.

As of this year, we will have celebrated over 100 honourees and many charitable organizations through their Portraits of Giving stories over the past eleven years.

Our goal has always been and continues to be:

To inspire our community about the importance and impact of social and corporate responsibility in our York Region community.

"What if you could impact the course of one person's life?"

Stephen Kearley, Benson Kearley IFG

Past Portraits of GIving Honouree