2023 Highlights

With 2024 underway, we are reflecting on our achievements in the past year. Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional programs to benefit the community. We have embraced challenges and transformed them into opportunities for growth. 

Looking back on 2023, we are filled with gratitude for the unwavering support of our volunteers, sponsors, donors and partners. Their trust and collaboration have propelled us forward, enabling us to achieve significant milestones. 

Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey. Together, we remain committed to making a positive impact in the community and aspire to reach even greater heights!

Technology Improvements

We have received $100,000 from the Community Services Recovery Fund. We are making changes at the Varley Art Gallery to enhance your visitor experience! 


The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt and modernize their organizations.

Art Acquisitions

Purchased for the Varley Art Gallery collection with funds from the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation. 


Katherine Takpannie, “Amauti”, 2018, archival pigment ink print, 91.4 cm x 137.2 cm. Collection of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. Purchased with funds from the K. M. Hunter Foundation, 2023 


148 volunteers dedicated 4110 hours to supporting Varley Art Gallery programs. 


Our Gallery Animateurs engaged with 9,088 Varley Art Gallery exhibition visitors. 475 people enjoyed free tours offered in English and Cantonese.  


TD Bank – Free Admission, Exhibition, and Program support at the Varley Art Gallery 


Respon Wealth Management – Summer 2023 Exhibition Sponsorship 

Wallace Joyce Scholarship 

The 2023 Wallace Joyce Scholarship was awarded to Jenny Wang.  


Since 2008, 13 scholarships have been awarded to students in York Region. 

Glitter and Gold

We closed the year with an incredible fundraising event and raised over $27,000. Thank you to our supporters, sponsors, donors and volunteers for your incredible contributions!