Watch as Naomi Azrieli, OC, D.Phil, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, explains the importance of this initiative.
The INfinity Prize launches to recognize Canadian social enterprises employing neurodivergent people.
The Foundation reaches a milestone in disbursing more than $80M per year.
The Foundation drives breakthroughs in science and clinical medical research by investing in world-class institutions.
The Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP) launch to help recognize the vital role music and the arts play in Canada.
The Azrieli Fellows Program is developed to fund researchers at Israel’s leading academic institutions and promote scientific innovation.
The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is created. This program has now published 120+ survivor stories.
The Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment is developed. Today, it has reached more than 70,000 children in Israel.
The Azrieli Foundation is established by David J. Azrieli, z"l, and begins to implement his philanthropic vision in Canada and Israel.
The INfinity Prize is the first competition to focus on employment social enterprises for Canada’s neurodivergent community. The prize will help create employment equity and opportunities, boost awareness and help to create a more diverse and inclusive society.
In January 2022, the Azrieli Foundation challenged itself to increase the rate of employment and ensure meaningful and equitable career opportunities for neurodivergent adults. We identified the employment social enterprise sector as a key to enhancing employment.
The expert panel of judges is comprised of five people who provide unique experiences, skills and perspectives, including: Wanda Deschamps, Garth Johnson, Caroline von Hirschberg and Erica Barbosa Vargas.
The prize winner will receive a $100,000 award, professional coaching and support from the Azrieli Foundation.