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Keisha – Young Person in Care

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History of the Children’s Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair

Twenty-nine years ago a small group of influential Torontonians set out to transform the lives of at-risk children for the better. Their mission was to provide hope, stability and security to children in need. Together, they created a memorable evening to benefit these children. With the teddy bear as their emblem, the first Teddy Bear Affair was held.

Today, the Children’s Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is widely recognized as one of Toronto’s most highly anticipated black-tie galas. The evening attracts over 1,000 of Canada’s most influential citizens and senior executives. Revenue generated from the event is used to support the Children’s Aid Foundation’s prevention, enrichment and education programs. We are deeply grateful for the loyal support of our sponsors. We are committed to our partnerships with corporate and community leaders in Canada and are proud to celebrate with them at this memorable affair every year.

About Children’s Aid Foundation

Children’s Aid Foundation is Canada’s leading charity that raises money to fund and deliver programs that improve the lives of thousands of children and youth across the child welfare system. These programs help young people build their confidence as well as a sense of stability and belief in life’s possibilities.

To learn more, please visit www.cafdn.org

2016
Honorary Chairs: Victor and Maureen Dodig
Co-Chairs: Claudia Fieder and Frances McCart
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.9M

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2015
Honorary Chairs: Andrea Weissman-Daniels and Mark Daniels
Co-Chairs: Lorraine Langlois and Frances McCart
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.4M

2014: Viva Italia
Honorary Chairs: John and Rita Gagliano
Co-Chairs: Lorraine Langlois and Kelly Osler
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.7M

2013: California
Honorary Chairs: Donald Guloien and Irene Boychuk
Co-Chairs: Christine Dunn and Heather Gotlieb
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $2M

2012: Les Années Folles
Honorary Chairs: Noella and Chris Milne
Co-Chairs: Christine Dunn and Tracey Barozzino
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.3M

2011: With Glowing Hearts
Honorary Chairs: Lynn Factor and Sheldon Inwentash
Chair: Christine Dunn
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.5M

2010: Best of Britain
Chair: Christine Dunn
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: over $1M

2009: Steppin’ Out
Chair: Frances McCart
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1M

2008: Beyond Bollywood
Chair: Frances McCart
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.4M

2007: Teddy Sings the Blues
Chair: Cookie Sandler
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.5M

2006: A Teddy Bear Story
Chair: Donna Evans
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.3M

2005: Come Aboard
Chair: Donna Evans
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.2M

2004: On Broadway
Chair: Donna Evans
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.2M

2003: White Ice, Blue Frost
Chair: Cookie Sandler
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: $1.1M

2002: The Year of the Teddy Bear
Chair: Gudrun Hackert
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: over $900K

2001: Bending Over Backwards for Kids
Chair: Gudrun Hackert
Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Raised: over $750K

2000: Teddy Goes to Hollywood
Chair: Cheryl De Ville
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $750K

1999: Teddy’s Magic Carpet Ride – Arabian Nights
Chair: Cheryl De Ville
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $750K

1998: Teddy’s Pacific Paradise
Chair: Nora Glass
Venue: Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre
Raised: over $750K

1997: Sir Teddy and the Knights of the Round Table
Co-Chairs: Christie Broad and Nora Glass
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $650K

1996: Teddy On Top of the World
Chair: Yvonne Crittenden
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $500K

1995: Teddy’s Magical Toy Box
Chair: Norma Meneguzzi
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $450K

1994: Teddy Shoots for the Stars
Co-chairs: Kathleen Blick Conroy and Susan Hayes Meade
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: $650K

1993: Teddy Makes a Splash
Chair: Kathleen Blick Conroy
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $700K

1992: Teddy Goes Bear Cirque
Chair: Kathleen Conroy Blick
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: over $600K

1991: Celebrate the Magic
Chair: Heather Reid
Venue: Royal York Hotel
Raised: over $450K

1990: Into the Enchanted Forest
Chair: Heather Reid
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: $315K

1989: Teddy Bear Affair Anniversary Event
Chair: Kathy Kamping
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: $300K

1988: The Teddy Bear Affair
Chair: P. Jane Nicholson
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: $270K

1987: The Teddy Bear Affair
Chair: Judith Loeb Cohen
Venue: Sheraton Centre
Raised: $100K

1986: Celebrity Teddy Bear Auction
Chair: Judith Loeb Cohen
Venue: Sun Life Building
Raised: $35K

PAST EVENTS

Teddy Bear Affair 2016

Teddy Bear Affair 2015

Teddy Bear Affair 2014: Viva Italia!

Teddy Bear Affair 2013: California

 

Teddy Bear Affair 2010: Best of Britain

 

Teddy Bear Affair 2009: Steppin’ Out

 

Teddy Bear Affair 2008: Beyond Bollywood