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The Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund was established to honour Miriam Garfinkle’s lifetime of work for social justice. Its mission is to support projects and initiatives which aim to change the world in large ways and small, with the ultimate goal of building a world based on justice and community where people live in harmony with the planet.

The Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund prioritizes grassroots initiatives, with special emphasis on projects designed to raise awareness and stimulate organizing and action.

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Miriam Garfinkle (April 24, 1954 – September 15, 2018) was a Canadian physician and social justice activist. She described herself as a humanist and eco-socialist who believed that we have to rid the world of capitalism.

Raised in Toronto in a secular Jewish family by parents with a background in left-wing politics, she was politically active from an early age. Recalling her childhood in an interview, she said that she early on absorbed her family’s humanist values and their belief in acting on those values.

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We welcome your donations to help the Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund support projects and initiatives working to build a world based on justice and community where people live in harmony with the planet.

We will shortly offer the ability to make donations for the fund online. In the meantime, you can send a cheque, make out to the Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund, to:

Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund
c/o Connexions
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 410,
Toronto ON M5G 3A8

Please note that we are not a charity because we sometimes support causes which are considered political, so your donation to the Fund will not be eligible for a charitable tax credit.

Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund
c/o Connexions
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 410,
Toronto ON M5G 3A8