Children's Aid Foundation Canada

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair

Always an affair to remember, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair is an evening of elegance and inspiration in support of families, children, and youth whose lives have been involved in the child welfare system. This exclusive, black-tie event brings together like-minded philanthropists and leaders from across the country who believe, as we do, that all kids deserve a chance to live their dreams, to heal, to hope, and to thrive.

This year the Foundation collaborated with The Indigenous Spirit Fund at the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto to produce the Gala. Looking through the lens of Indigenous-Futurism, an artistic movement that imagines what an Indigenous future might look like, the evening was a celebration and reflection that honoured the richness, perseverance, and dynamism of Indigenous communities – one that supports a brighter future for them and all children who have experienced care.

Thanks to our Honorary Chairs, Gala Chairs, sponsors, volunteers, partners and committed donors, $1.83 million (our third highest fundraising result in our 37-year history!) was raised to support children, youth and families involved with child welfare.




Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Attire: Black-tie

2023 Honorary Chairs

2023 Gala Host

2023 Photos

About the artist and artwork

Teddy Bear Raffle


2023 Gala Chairs

Jamie Watt
Executive Chairman

Nitin Jain
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sienna Senior Living

Sean St. John
EVP, Managing Director & Co-Head of Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities Group
National Bank

Contact Information

Event Contact
Katharine Chen
Senior Manager, Events
[email protected] | (416) 923-0924, ext. 227

Sponsorships and Donations
Judi Steadman
Senior Manager, Corporate and Community Partnerships
[email protected] | (416) 923-0924, ext 241

Media Inquiries
Tonya Reid
Senior Manager, Communications
[email protected] | (416) 923-0924, ext 298

Lisa Lipkin
[email protected] | (416) 988-4189