About tf.


"We are a group of business professionals that want to be on the playing field,  making a difference"

Project Terra Firma of Canada (tf.) | Project Terra Firma du Canada (tf.) is a registered Canadian charity organization focused on water infrastructure an capacity-building initiatives in developing communities and emerging countries. 


tf. has delivered more than US $1.5 million in capacity-building professional services to its partner companies in Nairobi, Kenya and Athi River, Kenya. 


For each project, tf. recruits a purpose-built team, which is staffed by experienced investment, business, and engineering professionals and tasked with delivering specific, capacity-building “work tracks” requested by our partners on a 100% volunteer basis


Marco Di Girolamo, the Co-Founder of tf., and a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management, served as a team leader on predecessor tf. capacity-building projects. 

We expect to allocated ninety percent (90%) or more of Canadian Donor Capital (donations) to direct project costs.

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Marco Di Girolamo

Co-Founder, Terra Firma Project of Canada

Marco is a Senior Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management (BAM), a private equity, alternative asset manager with $500 billion AUM, focused on investing across real estate, infrastructure, renewable power, and private equity. Marco manages select institutional, financial, and family office partner (LPs) relationships across Canada for Brookfield.

Marco has over 20 years of financial services and business consulting experience. Previously, Marco advised family offices as a Director/Portfolio Manager for a European global bank, managing discretionary portfolios on an absolute return basis and running business development activities. Prior to this role, Marco consulted companies in Silicon Valley with Gartner (NYSE: IT).


In 2006, he co-founded Terra Firma, a registered Canadian charity, focused on capacity building initiatives for businesses in emerging countries. Marco completed his MBA with distinction at the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western.

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Gord Frost

Principal, Mercer and Director, Terra Firma

Gordon Frost is the leader of Mercer's Career business in Canada and is a member of Mercer’s Canadian leadership team. He is responsible for a broad team of professionals that provide services across the spectrum of Mercer’s Career business.


Gordon consults across many aspects of the Career business, advising clients on how to strengthen the relationship between business strategy and talent strategy.  Gordon has extensive experience advising Boards of Directors and senior management on the design of executive compensation programs that align decision-making with shareholder value creation and are consistent with sound governance practices.  He has deep knowledge of the strategy, design, and financial impact of incentive programs, including equity-based incentive plans and sales incentive plans. He has also led broader projects related to talent management and leadership development with a specific focus on the needs of a globally mobile workforce.


Gordon first joined Mercer in 2000 and has been based in both Canada and the US. He then spent over 2 years as the Vice President of Global Compensation for a Canadian multi-national organization before re-joining Mercer in his present leadership role in 2013.


Gordon holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelors degree in Commerce with great distinction from McGill University.

Joshua Di Girolamo

Ambassador, Terra Firma Project of Canada

Joshua Di Girolamo is 14 years old and he currently attends Lawrence Park Collegiate in Toronto. Josh is interested in fiction, writing, design, gaming, and is curious about how the world works. Josh wants to help level the playing field and give children the same opportunities that most Canadian kids enjoy today. Josh recently filmed, edited and delivered a short video, promoting World Water Day (March 22nd) and is involved in general outreach with donors and potential sponsors. Josh also recently designed a corporate logo for a start-up nano-technology company in his spare time.