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A Legacy of Social Responsibility in York Region


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.  2022 will mark its thirteenth year of giving, celebrating individuals and raising awareness and resources for several charitable causes. 


As of this year, we will have celebrated over 145 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

"York Region is a better community because of Portraits of Giving."

Former York Regional Police Deputy Chief / Current OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique

Here are the 2021 Finale Presentation and York Region Tour Videos:

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