Wilf created this Foundation in 1999. It was originally the LewFam Foundation but over time evolved into the Lewitt Family Foundation.  Wilf was a visionary who believed strongly in educating oneself to the fullest and in the concept of lifelong learning.

His wife Anne and his three children Paul, Jane and John have continued on the work Wilf started and they strive to build upon Wilf’s legacy by reaching out to others in a way that will make a difference.

Lewitt Family Foundation

The largest grant given so far was the creation of The Wilfred G. Lewitt Chair in Pancreatic Cancer Research at The Princess Margaret Hospital, which was the first, and only, chair in Canada dedicated to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

The following is a list of charities that have been past recipients of the Lewitt Family Foundation:

  • The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall
  • Musicounts
  • Pathways To Education
  • Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
  • Canadian Music Therapy Fund
  • First Robotics Canada
  • Avenue Road Music
  • Canada Learning Code
  • Rainbow Songs
  • Marsh Street Community Centre
  • T.O. Live
  • Toronto Biennial of Art
  • Holiday Helpers
  • University of Waterloo
  • The Shoebox Project
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Jessie’s Centre
  • Daily Bread Food Bank
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • True North Aid
  • SHAD Canada
  • Regent Park School of Music
  • Artscape Daniels Launchpad
  • Sistema Toronto
  • Canadian Opera Company
  • Furniture Bank
  • Gardiner Museum
  • Georgian Cycle and Ski Trail Association
  • MaRS
  • New Circles Community Services
  • Pancreatic Cancer Canada
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Shaw Festival
  • Toronto General & Western Hospital
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • University of Toronto