Celebrating Canada

About Celebrating Canada

Each year, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association honours men and women who courageously contribute to the advancement of human rights, human dignity, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Canada and worldwide. We recognize extraordinary human rights activists, lawyers, artists, filmmakers, writers, athletes, journalists, and business professionals for their passionate, fearless and unwavering commitment to human rights and human dignity.

We invite you to be part of our third annual gala dinner, Celebrating Canada…

Wednesday 29 May 2013
The Fermenting Cellar
Distillery District, Toronto, Canada

5:30 pm         Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 pm         Dinner and Program, followed by Dessert Reception
Dress code:  Cocktail Attire

All proceeds raised from Celebrating Canada will go towards supporting the work of the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust. Tax receipts will be provided for the maximum allowable amount.

Event photos will be coming soon! Click here for a sneak preview:

2013 Celebrating Canada Honourees

Mme Michèle Audette, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
Ms. Nahlah Ayed, Foreign Correspondent for CBC’s The National
Mr. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival
The Hon. Ian Binnie, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Counsel at Lenczner Slaght
Mr. Alan Broadbent, Chairman & CEO of Avana Capital Corporation and Chairman of the Maytree Foundation
Mr. Paul Cavalluzzo, Senior Partner at Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish and Special Advocate in security certificate cases
The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, journalist, writer and co-founder of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Mr. David Cronenberg, Award-winning Filmmaker
Mr. Andrew Coyne, Columnist at Postmedia News
Ms. Sarah Harmer, Award-winning Singer-Songwriter
Mr. Colin K. Irving, Co-founder of Irving Mitchell Kalichman, and Chairman of the Board of the Tyndale St. Georges Community Centre
Ms. Barbara Jackman, Immigration & Refugee Lawyer, Founder of Jackman Nazami & Associates
Ms. Michele Landsberg, Writer, Social Activist, and Feminist
Mme Monique Leroux, Chair of the Board, President & CEO of Desjardins Group
Ms. Danielle McLaughlin, Director of Education & Administration at the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust
Mr. Haroon SiddiquiColumnist and Editorial Page Editor Emeritus at the Toronto Star 
Mr. Chris Taylor, Entertainment Lawyer at Taylor Klein Oballa and founder of Last Gang Records
Special Recognition
Cliff Pilkey, Former President of the Ontario Federation of Labour and NDP MPP (1922-2012)


Many thanks to our generous Table and Event Sponsors…


Many thanks to our Silent Auction Donors…

889 Yoga
The Art Gallery of Ontario
Barque Smokehouse
Château des Charmes
Crush Wine Bar
Ella’s Botanicals
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Gardiner Museum
Gladstone Hotel
Helitours Inc.
Medieval Times
Mill St. Brew Pub
The National Ballet of Canada
Purdy’s Chocolatier
Pusateri’s Fine Foods
Soulpepper Theatre
The Stratford Festival
Taboo Resort, Golf, Spa

Previous Galas

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