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2018 Sponsors


Community Rocks Leadership

Each member of the Community Rocks Committee is a connector, advisor and friend of Community Living Toronto.

Honorary Chair: Duncan Jackman
Chairman of the Board, E-L Financial Corporation Limited

In 2003 Duncan became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of E-L Financial Corporation, an investment and insurance holding company. At the same time he was also elected Chairman of the Board of The Empire Life Insurance Company. Duncan is also Chairman of Algoma Central Corporation, the largest Great Lakes bulk shipper as well as Chairman and President of Economic Investment Trust Limited and United Corporations Limited, two Canadian listed closed-end funds, and a member of the Boards of Directors of several other public and private companies.

Duncan is Chair of the Patron’s Council for Community Living Toronto. Community Living Toronto provides support to thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability searching for accessible and meaningful ways to live in the community.

He graduated from McGill University in Montreal.

Event Chair: Don Roger

Don is a partner in the commercial real estate group at Torys LLP. Don’s practice focuses on real estate and infrastructure with an emphasis on commercial real estate, energy related projects and secured financing. He was recognized as a leading lawyer in energy and real estate law in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Best Lawyers in Canada and they named him 2014 Toronto Energy Lawyer of the Year. Don graduated from Queens University with a BSc in Chemical Engineering and from Dalhousie University with an LLB. Don articled at Torys LLP and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980. He has practiced law at Torys LLP for over 36 years. Torys LLP and Community Living Toronto have had a close relationship for over 50 years. Don has worked with, and provided legal advice to, Community Living Toronto his entire career. Don has been a member or chair of the sponsorship committee for all five Community Rocks and he was involved with Community Living’s Night of Stars on many occasions prior to that.

Sponsorship Committee
Lisa Ellis, BMO Financial Group
Mark Johnson, CIBC
David Gottlieb, Jones DesLauriers
Edward Lau, ME & Lau Family Foundation
Rick Taylor, HUB International

Catering & Décor
Nelly Joaquim, E-L Financial Corporation
Edgardo Spano, Seventh Heaven Catering

Charitable no. 10769 4143 RR0001