NYO Canada expresses sincere appreciation to the following generous donors for establishing named scholarships and awards supporting the 2016 orchestra.  

Awards of Excellence
BMO Awards of Excellence (Lead Sponsor)
The Barbara and Peter Smith Award of Excellence
The Charles H. Ivey Foundation Award of Excellence
The Longinia Sauro Award of Excellence
The Mary Margaret Webb Foundation Award of Excellence
The S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award of Excellence
The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation Award of Excellence 


Educational Grants
The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Educational Grant
The Allard Foundation Educational Grant

Musical Instruments Grant
The Stikeman Elliott Musical Instruments Grant

Summer Training Institute Scholarship 

The Tim and Frances Price Summer Training Institute Scholarship
The Longinia Sauro Summer Training Institute Scholarship 

Other Scholarships

The Baird Knechtel Viola Scholarship
The Catherine Long French Horn Scholarship
The Charles and Pauline Hannan Scholarship
The Christian and Dan Morrison Scholarship
The Cynthia and John McBride Scholarships
The David and Lee Hetherington Scholarship
The Dr. K.P. Huber Scholarship
The Florence Barwell Scholarship
The Frank Morphy Scholarship
The Greg and Sue Irvine Scholarship
The Heathcliff Foundation Scholarship
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation Scholarship
The John Lawson Scholarship
The Leonard and Gabryela Osin Foundation Leadership Scholarship
The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Scholarships
The Longinia Sauro Scholarship for Strings
The Maria Knechtel Violin Scholarship
The McLean Foundation Scholarship
The Neal Gripp and Manuel Galego Scholarship for Strings
The Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation Scholarship
The Robin K. Long Scholarship for Cello
The S.M Blair Family Foundation Scholarship
The Siludette O’Connor Memorial Foundation Violin Scholarship
The Sophie Boulakia Dwosh Memorial Scholarship
The Vernon and Beryl Turner Scholarship

Other Awards

The Air Canada Audition Award
The Nick Atkinson Brass Award
The Payne-Lyon Prize for Excellence in Flute
The Sharman King Brass Award
The Stephen Sitarski Leadership Award funded by Karen A. Wilkinson
The Stikeman Elliot Faculty Award

For information on making a donation to name a scholarship or award in next year’s orchestra, contact Caroline Suri at or 416-532-4470 ext 231 


NYO Canada is pleased to recognize the following generous donors for their cumulative support between November 1st, 2015 and October 31st, 2016.


Mahler: $10,000+
Marina Kun Janet Sankey in memory of Dougals Barlow
Tim and Frances Price Longinia Sauro

Strauss: $5,000 - $9,999

Todd M. and Wendy Buchanan Barbara and Peter Smith
Thomas G. and Mary Jane Heintzman James and Jane Hunter

Bach: $1,000 - $4,999

Francis Astere Greg and Sue Irvine John Rudolph
Florence Barwell Dr. Elaine Keillor Charles and Mary Shasky
Tom Beechy & Brian McBurney Sharman King John W. Sheppard
Jonathan Boulakia Baird and (the late) Maria Knechtel Randall and Sandra Smallbone
Joyce Buck Kevin Latimer G.C. Smith
David and Valerie Christie John B. Lawson James Sommerville
L Col Ted Cosstick Robin Long Edda Stockton
Donna S. Finley and Framework Partners Cynthia and John McBride Wendy Suen
Hugh R. Franks John & Esther McNeil Lisa Sutton
John Godfrey Frank Morphy Paul and Eileen Tichauer
Neal Gripp Mrs. Christian and Mr. Dan Morrisson David L. Torrey
Charles and Pauline Hannan John and Sarah Nagel Vernon and Beryl Turner
Richard and Gail Harington Janice Payne and Russell Lyon Judith R. Wilder
David and Lee Hetherington Gabe Radford and Sarah Jeffrey Karen A. Wilkinson
Dr. C.P. Huber Julie Ranti Anonymous
Haydn $500 - 999
Adrienne Anderson Terry Holowach Angela Stirpe
Bruce Burgess Robert Johnson Daniel Tones
John Caldwell Dean and Leslie Kemper Andrew Volpe
Carolyn Christie Shouyi Ma Camille Watts
Mark Fewer Rachael Mccaig The Welmers Family
David Fisher Lynne Milnes Bob and Joan Wright
Wendy Franks  Kathleen and Alex Nichol Anonymous (3)
Danelle Hames and Matt Law David Oldham Christian Perry  


$500,000 +

Department of Canadian Heritage 

$100,000 - $499,999
The Estate of James D. Stewart
TD Bank Group 

$50,000 - $99,999
Air Canada Wilfriend Laurier University, Faculty of Music
Ontario Arts Council  

$10,000 - $49,999
The Azrieli Foundation Mary Margaret Webb Foundation
BMO Financial Group Ontario Arts Foundation
Bousfields Inc. The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Charles Frappier and Associates RBC Foundation
The Leonard and Gabryela Osin Foundation The S.M. Blair Family Foundation

$1000 - $9,999

Aplus General Contractors Corp The Marlies and Alan Clark Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation
The Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation The McLean Foundation
The Barraclough Foundation Musicians' Clinics of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians
The Chandisherry Foundation Orchestre symphonique de Montreal
The Charles H. Ivey Foundation The Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation
Classical 96.3 FM Places des Arts
The Dalgish Family Foundation S&E Services Limited Partnership
Heathcliff Foundation The Siudette O'Connor Memorial Foundation
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation SOCAN Foundation
Ingredion Canada Inc. The Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation Vira Curry Fund
IODE Canada Tom's Place
Jackman Foundation VIA Rail Canada
The Michael and Sonja Koerner Charitable Foundation Winberg Foundation
The Lloyd-Carr Harris Foundation The Women's Musical Club of Toronto Foundation
Long & McQuade Yamaha Canada

$500 - $999
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Society Reitmans (Canada) Limited
Musicians Association of Ottawa-Gatineau Vancouver Musician's Association, Local 145
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP