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09-18-2017, 03:18 AM
Bloomberg Elders of Zion & Municipal Slush Funds

During a talk at Elevate Toronto, the City of Toronto announced the official launch of its Civic Innovation Office with Paula Kwan as its director.


The city first announced its intention to launch the Office in March 2017, after being the first Canadian city to receive a $500,000 multi-year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which provides municipalities with funding to build out innovation teams.
The Civic Innovation Office is currently made up of Kwan, former head of global expansion at Pivotal Labs and We Are Wearables co-organizer; Jay Vidyarthi, Muse’s former head of UX Design; and Todd Orvitz.

Toronto, Canada distribution to the chosen ones:

The Lawrence And Frances Bloomberg Foundation

Receiving Organization Amount
Sinai Health System Foundation $500,000.00

The Holy Blossom Temple Foundation $215,000.00

United Jewish Appeal Of Greater Toronto $128,335.00

Royal Institution For The Advancement Of Learning Mcgill University $108,000.00

Holy Blossom Temple $13,427.00

Friends Of Simon Wiesenthal Center For Holocaust Studies $8,334.00

Miriam Foundation / Fondation Miriam $5,000.00

Concordia University-Universite Concordia $2,500.00

Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation/Fondation Canadienne De L'hopital Shaare Zedek $1,000.00

The Hospital For Sick Children Foundation $1,000.00

Canadian Friends Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra $1,000.00