Suzanne Rogers is a dedicated supporter of Canada’s fashion industry, a champion for young people, and a devoted leader of causes that strengthen and shape Canadian civic and cultural life.
After decades of committed support for a wide range of notable causes in the arts sector, in 2016, Suzanne proudly launched The Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute (SRFI) at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), a ground-breaking program that educates, supports, promotes and advocates for the next generation of Canadian design talent.
Deeply passionate about issues related to children’s welfare in Canada and beyond, through the spectacular “Suzanne Rogers Presents” (where Suzanne collaborates with some of the industry’s most respected names, including Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, and Diane von Furstenberg), Suzanne combines the world’s fashion and philanthropy to raise funds to better the lives of underprivileged and endangered children. To date, The Edward and Suzanne Rogers Foundation has raised over $4 million to combat child poverty.
Suzanne has further contributed her leadership skills to initiatives and organizations, including but not limited to, the LOOK Gala, Covenant House’s “Just Like a Girl You Know” campaign, the Butterfly Ball, and the Governor General Performing Arts Awards. Finally, since 2006, Suzanne has been an active, dedicated committee member with SickKids Foundation’s “Scrubs in the City” event and joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors in June 2020.