Corporate Giving & Foundations

Gidon Saks in Boris Godunov. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002

As a leader in the cultural community, the COC not only strives for artistic excellence on the stage, we are also committed to our communities. Our celebrated Education and Outreach programs bring the joy of opera to thousands of children and youth each year.

By making a donation to the COC, you and your company will be enrolled in the COC Corporate Donation Campaign Membership Program. Each level of membership has exciting privileges that you, and others in your company, can enjoy all year long.

For more information, call Francesco Corsaro, Senior Development Officer, Foundation & Corporate Programs, at 416-306-2326, or send him an e-mail.

In appreciation of your generosity, we are pleased to offer the Corporate Donation Campaign members the following privileges:

Enthusiast $10 – $499


  • A tax receipt
  • A complimentary subscription to the COC newsletter, Prelude


Devotee $500 – $2,999

All of the above plus:

  • Acknowledgement on the COC website
  • Invitation for two (2) to a working rehearsal


Cognoscenti $1,000 – $2,999

All of the above plus:

  • Acknowledgement in the COC House Program, Performance
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend two (2) working rehearsals


Aficionado $3,000 – $4,999

All of the above plus:

  • Invitation for two (2) to attend the COC season announcement
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend three (3) COC working rehearsals


Impresario $5,000 – $9,999

All of the above plus:

  • Personalized ticketing services through the Corporate Sponsorship office
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend four (4) working rehearsals


Maestro $10,000 +

All of the above plus:

  • One VIP guided backstage tour after a working rehearsal
  • Invitation to select COC education programs, and performances by COC Ensemble Studio members
  • 10% discount on mainstage COC tickets for all employees
  • Invitation for two (2) to attend all seven (7) COC working rehearsals


Make a Donation

By Mail
Please make cheque payable to the Canadian Opera Company, and send it to:

Canadian Opera Company
Attn: Corporate Donation Campaign
227 Front St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 1E8  

By Phone
If you would like to make your donation with a credit card, please call Francesco Corsaro, Senior Development Officer at 416-306-2326.

If you have any questions about your annual gift, the Corporate Donation Membership Program or the programs your gift will support, please contact Francesco Corsaro, Senior Development Officer directly at 416-306-2326.

Corporate Donation Members

MAESTRO $10,000 +

OCC Lasik

IMPRESARIO $5,000 – $9,999

225490 Investments Inc. 
Local 58 Charitable Benefit Fund
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Unit Park Holding Inc.

AFICIONADO $3,000 – $4,999

COGNOSCENTI $1,000 – $2,999

Classical 96.3 FM
D'Avignon Freight Services Inc. 
Jarvis & Associates
LoyaltyOne Inc. 
Mercedes-Benz Canada
Milgram & Company Ltd.
Shinex Window Cleaning

DEVOTEE $500 – $999
Reitmans Canada Limited

Gidon Saks in Boris Godunov. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002

Why We Need Your Support
Donations ensure that the COC continues to remain at the forefront of Canadian culture. Your support today is the beginning of another 60 seasons of artistic excellence.
Your Gift in Action
Learn more about our Education and Outreach programs and see your gift in action.
Become a Member
Join the Friends of the COC or The President’s Council today! Provide critical support the COC and enjoy member privileges, including rehearsals and priority ticketing.