Saturday April 25, 2020
An evening in support of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.
On Saturday April 25, 2020 the Toronto Don Valley Hotel will host the inaugural Survivors Fund Gala Dinner.
An opportunity for Toronto Corporations and Residents to support the victims of human trafficking that happens in our neighborhood.
A Charitable Tax Receipt will be issued for all those purchasing a ticket(s). Tax receipts will be emailed after May 1st 2020.
Big thanks to our event sponsors
This is an opportunity to be prominently recognized in advance of and during the Gala Dinner. The gala dinner is targeting to raise over $200,000.00 in net dollars to be used in 2020 to provide interest free loans to survivors of human trafficking and/or domestic violence. To see the entitlements associated with the Platinum Sponsorship, please review the Sponsorship Entitlement Page. Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of many members in our community.
Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking both face a number of challenges as they work to rebuild their lives. Finding affordable housing is often one of those primary challenges and survivors often find themselves in shelters or housing that is insufficient for long periods of time. For some, shelter living can be a barrier to true healing and moving forward with their lives.
In November 2019 Project Recover, another grass-roots anti-trafficking support initiative, launched “The Survivor Fund”. Through corporate sponsorship and fundraising efforts, survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence will be able to access interest free loans to provide the funds necessary for first and last months rent. The Survivor Fund seeks to empower survivors, help them transition out of shelters and into a place of their own.
The National with Toronto Police
Toronto Star With Real Survivors
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One of TD Toronto Jazz Festival favourite bands, Koels Notes, will provide the background as the evening’s quests arrive. An opportunity to renew acquaintances and establish new relationships while supporting a common goal.
Enjoy the splendid arrange of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Ben West and his team.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The silent auction is an opportunity for gala guests to support the survivor’s fund allowing us to increase the number of individuals we can provide supportive housing to.
To donate an item to the silent auction please email us at [email protected] or call us at 416-873-6446.
Key Note Address - Cassandra Diamond
8:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Casandra Diamond is the founding director of BridgeNorth Women’s Mentorship & Advocacy Service; a survivor led charitable organization that seeks to restore the inherent dignity and value of those who have experienced sexual exploitation through prevention strategies, exit strategies, safety planning, and advocacy.
Casandra worked with the Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Committees studying our current law known as the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. She has spoken at numerous events trained numerous professionals and is the recipient of both the 2017 Ministry of Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction and 2018 Leading Women Building Communities Award, Ministry of the Status of Women.