We’re excited to be holding the Gala again this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2022
TIME: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
LOCATION: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
ATTIRE: Black-tie

Attended by Toronto’s top philanthropists and corporations, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is one of the city’s most-anticipated black tie galas. The event illuminates the remarkable spirit and strength of children and youth involved with the child welfare system who have experienced abuse and neglect, and raises funds to address their most pressing needs. The Foundation Gala has raised over $36.5 million since its inception.

This year as we come together as one group, we have one wish for our children and youth – that they have access to what they need to thrive.



raised in 36 years

The use of paper cranes in this year’s Gala imagery is inspired by the symbolism of a crane, which is viewed as a strong sign of happiness and good fortune in Japanese culture. When cranes are folded into origami, it’s believed that your heart’s desire will come true. It is our hope to see the children, youth, and families we serve build strength and resilience to build successful lives for themselves, and the contributions of our generous donors will provide the critical resources and supports to help them do that.

*The Foundation Gala will follow any and all public health guidelines and regulations, as required by the provincial government at the time of the event.

Carole-Ann Hamilton and Susan Saunders, Co-Chairs

Dina Bantis, Jackie Cope, Christine Dunn and Susan Eickmeier

Event Contact

Katharine Chen
Senior Events Officer
(416) 923-0924, ext. 227

Sponsorships and Donations

Jessica Mason
Development Officer, Corporate and Community Partnerships
(416) 923-0924, ext. 222

Media Inquiries

Lisa Lipkin
Lisa Lipkin Communications
(416) 988-4189

Teddy Bear Fund