Simon Foster, Arnold Edinborough Award, 2011

Nominated by Framework

2011 Arnold Award winner, Simon Foster, SVP Digital Publishing and Business Development of GlassBOX Media, is described as a volunteer’s volunteer.  Though his volunteer activities began in his early youth, it is his last decade as Co-Founder and Chairman of Framework which has made the biggest impact to date.  Framework is a national group focused on delivering high quality volunteer engagement events.  Timeraiser is their program which connects young professionals with emerging artists and raises volunteer hours, while their Civic Footprint program helps people to plan and track civic engagement.  Under Foster’s leadership, Framework has raised 73,500 volunteer hours, engaged 6,500 Canadians to pick up a cause, invested over $389,000 in the careers of emerging artists, and worked with over 395 charities and nonprofit organizations.

Foster adds,“The Arnold Edinborough award is wonderful recognition of the success achieved in launching Framework and growing Canada’s Timeraiser program. I’m deeply gratified that my contribution has benefited so many artists and artist organizations, and encouraged thousands of Canadians to pick up a cause.”