Since 2003, the Framework Foundation has worked to expand the capacity of thousands of nonprofit organizations by creatively connecting people to causes and causes to people. Through innovative programming Framework has delivered tangible results to artists, volunteers, nonprofit organizations and corporate sponsors and partners.

Timeraiser150 is a Canada 150 Signature Project supporting emerging Canadian artists and nonprofit organizations. 10 Timeraiser150 parties in 10 provinces allow Canadians to bid on original art with volunteer time, not dollars, to causes they care about. Online150 is an online extension of Timeraiser150. Through Online150 Canadians from coast to coast can acquire art by volunteering their time with a nonprofit organization in their local community. Artists are paid for their work, nonprofits find skilled volunteers, Canadians find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Timeraiser150, a Canada 150 Signature Project that will allow Canadians to give the gift of time while supporting emerging Canadian artists,  with the following confirmed artists/activations.

·         Interactive mural with Dahae Song

·         “Visit the Artist Workshops” with various artists, including Quinn Rockliff, Jonny Simpson, and Logan Salter – watch and get to know just what it takes to create!

·         Raccoon Portrait by Tara Noelle with Installation by Emily May Rose
We have also booked three food trucks: sushi burrito, Born 2 Eat and Bestia, a cotton candy/popcorn machine, and have confirmed the following beverage sponsors: Ace Hill Beer, Cupcake Wines, Absolute, Cold Brew Coffee Station and Jameson.

With support from the Government of Canada, Framework Foundation will host Timeraiser150 events in each of Canada’s ten provinces in 2017. The events come to life as large-scale art auctions that support emerging Canadian artists. Attendees can place bids by pledging up to 100 volunteer hours – in lieu of money – to be spent with local non-profit organizations.

The project is a recipient of $500,000 from the Government of Canada’s “Canada 150 Fund,” an initiative aimed at creating activities and special events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“Timeraiser150 is a win-win-win for everyone involved; it supports Canadians artists, matches nonprofits with skilled volunteers, and allows individuals to give back while acquiring beautiful artwork,” said Jaime Robson, Managing Director of Timeraiser150. “We are so appreciative to be part of Canada’s 150th celebration by providing this rewarding, cultural experience to Canadians while giving them an avenue to do good and have fun.”

“The Canada 150 Fund is creating engaging experiences for Canadians to celebrate what makes us proud and unique as a nation,” said The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “The Timeraiser150 event brings to life the Canadian spirit of volunteerism and civic engagement, highlighting the value everyone brings to their community, and showcasing the talent of Canadian artists.”

The Timeraiser150 event series kicks off during National Volunteer Week, on April 27th with events happening in cities across Canada’s provinces throughout the year. For those who cannot attend in person, Framework Foundation has developed “Online150”, a portal that will allow Canadians across the country to bid on art online and volunteer with local nonprofits.

About Framework Foundation 

Framework Foundation is a registered charity. Since 2003 Framework has raised over 150,000 hours of volunteer time for the nonprofit sector, and invested over $1 million dollars in the careers of up and coming Canadian artists. Timeraiser150 is a program of Framework.  Stay connected on upcoming events by following us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Through the Timeraiser150 initiative, Framework aims to collectively raise more than 150,000 volunteer hours for non-profits across Canada.  Timeraiser is a party for social good, supporting artists and nonprofits. Here’s your chance to kickstart your art collection by giving back to your community. Bid volunteer time, not dollars, for original art by emerging Canadian artists. Bidding starts at 25 hours and maxes out at 150 hours. If a piece you love reaches 150 hours, anyone can match that bid and a draw for a winner will be done at random from the max bids once the auction ends.

If you win, you have one year to finish volunteer hours and claim your piece of art. The best part? Volunteer with any nonprofit(s) you choose! Download the Timeraiser app to keep track of all your volunteer hours and send them directly to us!

Timeraiser 150 Toronto – May 24, 2017

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

7:30 p.m. Doors open

8:30 p.m. Art auction

9:30 p.m. Art auction closes

Live band

12:00 a.m. Last call

More info


Participating Artists

Alex Thompson
Amanda Clyne
Andre Kan
Angie Quick
Arwynn Davie
Brenna Griffon
Brian Rideout
Briana Tosswill
Chris Foster
Christina Mazulla
Cynthia O’Brien
Farihah Shah
Heike Reuse
Iskuhi Avagyan
Jordan Dunlop
Kesang Nanglu
Meaghan Barry
Michael Vickers
Nate Nettleton
Nathalie Quagliotto
Neil Barbisan
Nicole Charles
T.J. Brown
Hillary Brighthill
Mique Boisvenue
Patrick Hunter
Candace Linkie
Alex Kiselvitch
Luca Bogdan
Christine Noble
Darren Rigo
Diego De La Rosa
Georgina Lee Walker
Kristina Smith
Marina Nazarova
Saba Giani
Sarah Pearson
Shelby Fenlon
Simon Falk
Stephanie Avery
Steven White
Vlad Lunin
Zuza Fero Baczynski
Abigail Lomboy
Kate Rogers
Alex Murphy
Carly Whitmore
Cat Bluemke

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