November 2019 Major events in Toronto

Toronto Business-Networking Events

 

  • CANADIAN GERMAN GALA BALL (CANADIAN GERMAN CHAMBER OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE INC.)

Do not miss out one of the most anticipated events of the year!

Guests get to enjoy a top-notch entertainment program as well as a gourmet dinner. This elegant black-tie night includes a musical show act, a raffle, a silent auction and a live band, packing the dance floor.

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th floor,

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  • TRADE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

A dynamic, hands-on six-week workshop for small to medium-sized enterprises, providing essential knowledge, resources and coaching to scale up, develop and execute an export plan. TAP provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.

Date: Monday, November 4th, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade

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  • INVESTING FOR GENERATIONS WITH CPPIB CEO MARK MACHIN (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

This year, the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board celebrates 20 years of investing for generations. Don’t miss your chance to hear how a world class investment group navigates today’s turbulent and increasingly connected global economy to help support the well-being of generations of Canadians to come

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto

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  • COMMONWEALTH SPEAKERS SERIES AND AGM (ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY TORONTO BRANCH)

The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union in October 2019. What effect will this have on the British economy? What role can the Commonwealth play in Britain’s future?

The evening’s speaker, Martin Buckle, is the President of Björklund & Company of Canada Ltd, a specialist Management Consultancy providing business improvement and reorganization services to companies experiencing challenging commercial environments. Born in the UK, he immigrated to Canada in 2001 first to Montreal and has lived in Toronto since 2010.

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Royal Canadian Military Institute 426 University Avenue,Toronto, ON M5G 1S9

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  • CROSS BORDER EMPLOYEE RELOCATION SEMINAR (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Join the Toronto-GTA Chapter on the morning of Tuesday, November 5 for a seminar on Cross-Border Employee Relocation. For further details, please contact Carmina Jimenez, Events and Communications Manager at cjimenez@amchamcanada.ca

Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Venue: KPMG,333 Bay St. Toronto, ON

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  • POWER BREAKFAST SERIES – THE NEXT SMALL THING: SMALL MODULAR REACTORS (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

Nuclear power provides the bulk of Ontario’s energy needs, but there’s room for growth. Small Modular Reactors are the nimble technology that could fuel it by meeting the needs of remote communities, mining sites or even scaling up to provincewide demand. Hear from the experts how Canada stacks up in the global race to deploy this emerging energy solution.

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade, Room: 4th Floor Lennox Hall

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  • BOARD-HOSTED CALL — BOARD RECRUITMENT TECHNIQUES (TORONTO CREW)

Strong leadership and governance is critical for your chapter’s long-term success. On this call, we will share board recruitment techniques, selection and transition successes, succession planning and the importance of building strong committees. We will also touch on effective chapter governance, including bylaws, policies and procedures, strategic plans and implementation plans.

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM

Venue: Conference Call

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  • THE HONOURABLE ROD PHILLIPS, MINISTER OF FINANCE (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

The Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario Minister of Finance will be joining Toronto Board of Trade for an important event on the morning of Thursday, November 7, 2019 to discuss the Fall Economic Statement.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Venue: Fairmont Royal York

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  • FALL NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT EVENT (TORONTO CREW)

Join them for lunch in the offices of Bennett Jones LLP, and meet current and potential members. It is a great way to Network.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Venue: First Canadian Place, Suite 3400

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  • REMEMBRANCE DAY (CITY OF TORONTO)

Each November 11, the City of Toronto hosts Remembrance Day ceremonies to remember and pay respect to those who have given their lives in service to our country.  In serving their country and making the ultimate sacrifice, they created and shaped the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

Date: Monday, November 11th, 2019

Time: 10:45 AM

Venue: Toronto Old City Hall

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  • TASTE OF CALABRIA (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

The Region of Calabria, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, invites you to “Taste of Calabria”. Traditional cuisine paired with exceptional wines presented by the best chefs of the region and by local vendors. Join us for an evening of all things Calabria!

Date: Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Liberty Entertainment Group,25 British Columbia Road

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  • ONTARIO ECONOMIC SUMMIT 2019 (ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

As the global business environment is rapidly changing, Ontario is faced with an unprecedented opportunity to position itself as a leader in the new economy. At OES, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and public policy officials will meet to debate and discuss how we can ensure Ontario is prepared for success and growth, and explore opportunities to navigate our unique advantages.

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop solutions to current economic challenges and explore new ways to build prosperity with visionary leaders from across North America.

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Canada

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  • GUSTO CULTURA! TASTING DINNER (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

Experience the excellencies of the Southern Italian region of Calabria with the participation of three renowned chefs, Michelin Star Chef Antonio Abbruzzino, Chef Pino Barbino and Chef Giovanni De Luca, that will represent their region and its excellent food and wines. This event is a multi-course dinner with wine pairing prepared by the visiting chefs from Calabria.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 633 King Street West Mezzanine. Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

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  • ONTARIO BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (ONTARIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

For over 30 years, the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAAs) have been celebrating business success in Ontario, and is now the most recognized industry gala in the province. OBAAs are awarded to businesses for their achievements in many areas, including innovation, market expansion, exporting, and corporate citizenship.

Date:  Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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  • PENTOLA D’ORO (THE ITALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF ONTARIO)

PENTOLA D’ORO is ICCO’s awards gala event that celebrates culinary arts, and recognize the extraordinary expertise and experience of individuals and organizations in Ontario’s food and beverage industry.

The gala is the perfect way to sum up our week-long event “Centitalia: Gusto Cultura!” where prominent chefs, food and wine experts, restaurateurs, influencers, educators, journalists, and foodies come together to celebrate the charm and simplicity of the Italian cuisine, showcase the authenticity and traceability of its ingredients and demo regional Italian dishes and specialties, while enhancing their qualities and uniqueness.

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: The Arlington Estate, 8934 Huntington Road

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  • 27TH ANNUAL RBC CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS GALA (WOMEN OF INFLUENCE)

The annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala is the premier event of the year. Nominees, applicants, finalists, judges and guests have the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in style on November 20th at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

After an elegant cocktail reception spent mingling with celebrity guests, dignitaries and past award winners, guests will move into the grand ballroom for a three course dinner, entertainment and the official Awards Show where the winners of six award categories will be announced live.

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 100 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada

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  • INVEST IN EUROPE! (BELGIAN CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

Business with Belgium (BWB) are Trade and Investment official Seminar Series offering practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. Save the date ~ Business with Belgium Seminar “Invest in Europe”

Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 77 King Street West, Suite 400, Toronto-Dominion Centre

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  • CANADA’S MOST POWERFUL WOMEN: TOP 100™ AWARDS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT BY WXN)

The Leadership Summit brings together our Top 100 Award Winner community, corporate partners, members and guests to deliver a powerful day of learning and inspiration to align leaders, develop solutions to problems and introduce new strategies. We encourage you to invite your top talent to this inspiring day for professional development. Seats can be purchased and are on a first come, first served basis. The dress code for this event is business professional attire

Date: Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Time: 9:15 AM – 2:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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  • U.S. THANKSGIVING DINNER AND SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS (AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)

AmCham Canada, Toronto-GTA invites you to celebrate U.S. Thanksgiving and the winners of our Social Impact awards.

Date:  Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue:  National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto ON

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  • BEYOND TOURISM: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF TORONTO’S “VISITOR ECONOMY” (THE TORONTO REGION BOARD OF TRADE)

More than 45 million people will visit Toronto this year, spending more than $9 billion across a diverse range of businesses. Join Tourism Toronto and the Toronto Region Board of Trade for the release of a landmark economic study by Oxford Economics on Toronto’s tourism sector, followed by an expert panel on the connections between tourism and economic development.

Date: Monday, November 25th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Venue: Toronto Region Board of Trade Room: 4th Floor, Lennox Hall

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  • ICBE – IRANIAN CANADIAN BUSINESS EXPO (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

The Iranian-Canadian Business Expo (ICBE) will take place on November 29th and 30th, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. It’s the second annual trade show and convention that showcases the economic strength and importance of Iranian-Canadian entrepreneurs and business leaders to a global audience.

The ICBE brings together Iranian-Canadian professionals and also companies from other business communities in Canada in various diverse fields including information Technology (IT), manufacturing, finance, real estate and construction, as well as healthcare, law, education, entertainment and media. It enables participants to expand their collaboration to break new ground.

Date: Friday, November 29th and Saturday November 30th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Toronto Social Events

 

  • PUMPKIN PARADE (CITY OF TORONTO

Bring your carved pumpkin to Gibson House Museum for one last chance to showcase your design. Pumpkins will be lit up and displayed outside throughout the evening so community members can see their neighbour’s Jack-o-Lanterns shine once more and celebrate the end of Halloween together. Explore the historic house and discover what your future holds with Victorian-style divination, create a children’s craft to take home, play parlour games and enjoy some warm apple cider. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Halloween programming. Gibson House is one of 10 Toronto History Museums where Toronto’s past, present and future meet. This Georgian farmhouse offers visitors a glimpse of 19th-century rural life in North York.

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: 5172 Yonge Street

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  • THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR  (EXHIBITION PLACE)

For 97 years The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has brought country to the city.
Every November, Toronto, Ontario hosts the largest indoor agricultural and equine event in the world. Enjoy ten days of world-class livestock and horticultural competition, dining, shopping, kids’ attraction, entertainment and the country’s best Horse Show on historic Exhibition Grounds. Make sure to catch the breathtaking RCMP Musical Ride on opening weekend.

Date: Friday, November 1st, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Venue: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd

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  • DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (SCHOOL OF FLAVOURS LTD)

Don’t miss last chance to enjoy an outdoor event before it’s all white in snow. From the creators of Taste of India, they are proudly presenting you, the ‘Festival of Lights.’

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square

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  • ALBANIAN SHORT FILM NIGHT 2019 (ALBANIAN FILM ASSOCIATION)

The Albanian Film Association Presents the 3rd Annual Albanian Short Film Night! Join them at Innis Town Hall at UofT in celebrating some of the best of contemporary Albanian language short film – for free!

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5

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  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s largest and longest-running festival of words and ideas. Since 1974, it has hosted over 9,000 authors from more than 100 countries, including 22 Nobel Laureates and countless other award winners. Mandated to advance the art of literature, TIFA connects curious readers of every kind with leading authors and provides forums to showcase Canadian talent to the world.

Date: Thursday, October 24th to November 3rd, 2019

Time: 07:00 PM

Venue: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2G8

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  • DAY OF THE DEAD (HARBOURFRONT CENTRE)

Join for the 16th anniversary of our Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration: an exploration of the ancient and contemporary traditions of Mexico’s oldest cultural celebration of life, heritage and family histories. This free, two-day, family-oriented festival is Toronto’s longest running celebration of one of Mexico’s most important holidays.

This year, they focus on the evolution of the ofrenda, offering a contemporary look through the vision of local and international Mexican artists as they bring new perspectives to the traditional form

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Venue: 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario

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  •  ST. LAWRENCE MARKET PRESENTS EVENING AT THE MARKET

Evening at the Market is back for another night of food, drink and entertainment in the historic St. Lawrence Market!

On Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7 pm-10 pm guests will be treated to a culinary adventure featuring the unique food dishes of South Market merchants, drinks, fun and a few special surprises.

Tickets include all food and drink for the event. All 63 St. Lawrence Market merchants will prepare a feast for the senses, bringing back the food event experience of the season.

Date: Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: St. Lawrence Market

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  • TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET (DISTILLERY DISTRICT)

The Toronto Christmas Market takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. The event, celebrating its 10th year, recreates the romance and magic of traditional European Christmas markets which date back to the early 1400s.

The Toronto Christmas Market features non-stop entertainment, European food delicacies, unique gift items from around the world, outdoor heated beer and mulled wine gardens, and a 50+ foot Christmas tree decorated with more than 40,000 lights and ornaments

Date:  Every Saturday November 14th, 2019 – December 22nd, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Distillery District, 9 Trinity St

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  • NATIONAL WOMEN’S SHOW 2019 (METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE)

The ultimate girl’s day out! Shop for exclusive products at hundreds of exhibits! Sample delicious food and wine, get tips on healthy living, indulge in free mini makeovers, watch cooking demos, and find fun travel ideas! See the hottest styles and incredible fashions on the catwalk from the best brands and local designers.

Date: Friday, November 15th, to Sunday November 17th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: South Building 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

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  • TORONTO SANTA CLAUS PARADE (THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE)

Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade is the longest running children’s Parade in the world, broadcast across North America, as far away as New Zealand, Norway and Ireland.

See you on Sunday – and don’t forget to come cheer on the runners for The Holly Jolly Fun Run before the Parade too!

Date: Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM

Venue: Parliament and Bloor to St Lawrence Market, Toronto

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  • FREE ADMISSION TO ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Monday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 permanent galleries excluding special exhibitions.

Date: Monday, November 18th, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Royal Ontario Museum, Queens Park, Toronto

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  • TORONTO AURORA WINTER FESTIVAL 2019 (CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION)

The CNE is presenting this year’s Aurora Winter Festival. Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities. Experience Canada’s largest winter festival this holiday season.

Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue: Canadian National Exhibition, 210 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON

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  • VEG HOLIDAY MARKET (BY TORONTO VEGETARIAN ASSOCIATION)

For the 3rd year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is excited to host the Veg Holiday Market – a fully vegan market with gifts that give back! Start the day by pursuing unique cruelty-free wares with your friends and family, attending a veg workshop or two, and staying into the evening to enjoy a delicious treat, fireside, with your favourite seasonal music playing in the background.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street,Toronto, ON M6G 4C7

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  • CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS (CITY OF TORONTO)

The Cavalcade of Lights event will mark the official start to the holiday season in Toronto. The 53rd annual celebration will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s 60-foot (18-metre) Christmas tree, live musical performances, circus arts, a skating party and a spectacular fireworks display.

Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2,

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Toronto Fundraiser Events

 

  • TORONTO EAST ROTARY CLUB’S 10TH ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE (TORONTO EAST ROTARY CLUB)

The Toronto East Rotary Club is holding its 10th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale with 45+ diverse Artisans selling their creations.
Delicious baked goodies, hot chili and samosas will be available, together with live music, face painting and a draw.
Proceeds raised go to a number of community projects including the Out of the Cold Program at East minster.

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: East-minster United Church, 310 Danforth Ave

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  • NONPROFIT DRIVEN 2019 (BY ONTARIO NONPROFIT NETWORK)

Ontario’s non-profit sector is a positive force on the front-lines of community challenges and opportunities, providing on-the-ground solutions to improve people’s lives.

Date: Wednesday, November 27th  and 28th, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 222 Bremner Blvd.Toronto, ON M5V 2T6

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  • PATHWAYS FORWARD: DCGT ANNUAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS CONFERENCE (BY DISTRESS CENTRES OF GREATER TORONTO)

Pathways Forward: DCGT Annual Survivors of Suicide Loss Conference

Each year, there are 4000 suicides in Canada. For every suicide loss, there are at least 10 family members, friends, co-workers and others forever impacted by that death. The impact of that suicide leaves unanswered questions, isolation, uncertainty and often no clear path forward.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Venue: St. Michael’s Hospital,209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8

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  • SANTA COMES TO BAY STREET – 16TH ANNUAL GIFT GIVING EVENT (BY SANTA COMES TO BAY STREET)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with this year’s event! It is sure to be a success with all your help!

On November 24 – November 25 Santa’s helpers will be bundling up donations of warm clothing, necessities, and customized gift bags with toys and requested items from wish lists. These gift bags are then packed into Santa’s sleigh where they will be taken to shelters and outreach programs in the GTA for the holiday season. Santa Comes to Bay Street helps support 15 different shelters and over 1,700 women and children, during this time.

Date: Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Venue: Design Exchange 234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5K 1B2

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