The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds in a vibrant dialogue exploring critical ideas and concerns of our time.
As a Jewish organization, we value – and aim to foster – social justice, equality and inclusiveness while nurturing a passion for learning and understanding. We position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices to examine complex issues in a respectful, constructive way. We accomplish this through exhibitions, performances, discussions, publications and digital initiatives.
These principles support the Koffler’s engagement with the best contemporary creative minds in producing and presenting art that provides common ground for experiences shaping our shared cultural life and defining our social values.
The Koffler Centre of the Arts acknowledges the sacred land on which we operate as the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River.
This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
Image at top: Art Spiegelman, 2015. Photo: Ruth Titus/Koffler Centre of the Arts.