Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships (TIGP)

Bringing Generations and Communities Together Since 1986

Toronto Intergenerational Partnerships Patron’s Council Members include:

Liona Boyd

Five time Juno award winner, Liona Boyd, "The First Lady of the Classical Guitar", has enthralled millions with her romatic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music.  She has performed solo and orchestral concerts around the world, had her own television speicals, and recorded twenty-seven albums, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum.  Her total views on YouTube are over four million.  A new album of original songs will be released later in 2017 by Universal Music.

Liona has played for dozens of world leaders including the British Royal Family and the US president.  She has recorded with Sir Andrew Davis and the English Chamber Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma and Georges Zamfir, and breaking with the classical tradition has toured with Gordon Lightfoot and Tracy Chapman as well as recorded with Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, and Roger Whittaker.  Liona has been a special guest on dozens of American television shows including The Tonight Show, Today Show, Boston Pops and Entertainment Tonight.  With her talents and role in Canadian culture, Liona has been given five Honary Doctorates, The Order of Canada, The Order of Ontario and the Diamond Jubilee Medal.  She is a five-time winner of the Guitar Player Magazine poll for best classical musician and has been inducted into their 'Gallery of Greats.'  Liona has composed and arranged hundreds of piecews for the guitar and also written a best-selling autobiography, "In My Own Key ... My Life in Love and Music'.  She is currently working on a sequel to the book, and an audiobook, both to be released in 2017.

Jim Devellano

Jim Devellano continues to be a driving force behind The Detroit Redwings, as well as a strong influence in the evolution and improvement of the National Hockey League itself.  

Jim Devellano was the team’s general manager for eight seasons before ascending to his current position as Senior Vice-President and Alternate Governor on the NHL’s Board of Governors. He is the proud owner of 14 championship hockey rings and a Major League Baseball American League championship ring with the Detroit Tigers in 2006.  

Jim Devellano did not play professional hockey, but rose through the ranks in various capacities in his native Toronto.  Jim is currently a member of the International Society of Hockey Research and is part owner of the Indianapolis (AAA) baseball team. He recently authored a book “The Road to Hockeytown”:  Jimmy Devellano’s Forty Years in Hockey”, that chronicles his more than 40 incredible years in the game of hockey.

Jim has been instrumental in many historical decisions in the National Hockey League and his litany of accomplishments while in Detroit earned him induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Kiwanis Club of East York

The Kiwanis Club of East York affords men and women the opportunity to become personally involved in helping to make this a better world for everyone 

The Kiwanis Club of East York was organized in 1943 and attracts members from the greater East York community. Inwardly, it offers its members personal growth through involvement and teamwork, plus the benefits of many strong friendships. Outwardly, it delivers an extensive program of civic and benevolent services. It's an outstanding example of comradeship and voluntarism in action. 

The club membership reflects a wide range of occupations and age groups. It offers new members an opportunity to become personally acquaint-ed with people of good standing in many career areas and with varied backgrounds and experiences.  

For information about becoming a TIGP Patron please call or email Sara Beretka, Executive Director at (416) 531-8447 ext. 1 -