The John Strachan Trust Launched at Film Gala

On May 23, The John Strachan Trust, named after the first Anglican Bishop of Toronto, had its official kickoff at the Eglinton Grand, a former movie theatre and historic landmark in midtown Toronto. The gala evening attracted over 100 attendees and included a short film and comments by Archbishop Colin Johnson.

John Strachan, our visionary first bishop, made bold and courageous decisions that ripple forward hundreds of years. Over a century and a half ago, Bishop Strachan called for an endowment to fund the Bishop’s Office. He presented a vision of what might be possible, but it wasn’t something he could achieve on his own.

The John Strachan Trust is the endowment that helps fund the Office of the Bishop of Toronto. At present, the endowment is $2.5 million away from ensuring the Bishop’s Office is sustainable for generations.

With your financial support, we can act now to leave a legacy for the future Church and support the Bishop’s ministry as a leader, shepherd, teacher and advocate.

For more information on The John Strachan Trust, visit or contact Michael Cassabon at 416-363-6021, ext. 242 or

The Right Reverend John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto

The Right Reverend John Strachan, Bishop of Toronto