The Daughter’s for Life (DFL) Foundation would like to announce that tickets and tables are now on sale for our annual gala that will commence at 6:00 on October 18, 2019, at the historical Carlu venue located in downtown Toronto. Join us to celebrate our brilliant scholars and recognize the work of extraordinary individuals who have created a lasting impact in the international community.

To mark this year’s gala, we would like to announce two recipients of the evening to receive this honour to be the Honourable Jean Augustine, PC, CM, CBE, and Dr. James Orbinski, OC, MSC, MD,MA,MCFP.

Ms. Augustine will receive the Trailblazer award. She has created large waves of change in her local communities and nationally as the first African-Canada woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Jean continues to help and create opportunities for her community through many initiatives such as the Jean Austine scholarship that aids single mothers and young entrepreneurs access post-secondary education.

Dr. Orbinski will receive the Leadership award. He is the inaugural Director of York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. As a medical doctor, humanitarian practitioner and advocate, best-selling author, and a leading global health scholar, Dr. Orbinski believes in actively shaping our world so that it is more just, fair, and humane. Prior to joining the Dahdaleh Institute, Dr. Orbinski provided medical humanitarian relief in situations of war, famine, epidemic disease, and genocide with Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Our annual Toronto Gala is an opportunity to bring together leaders in education, business and philanthropy to honour brilliant scholars and extraordinary individuals within the community. The gala also recognizes brilliant DFL scholars by providing them with a platform to share their stories and how our foundation has helped them in pursuing their educational dreams.

Ticket Purchasing information is as follows:

Tables will cost our regular price of $3,000, and individual tickets can be purchased for $300. All proceeds from the Gala will go to aiding ambitious young women from the Middle East to achieving their dreams through scholarships to educational institutions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond.

Daughters For life is pleased to discuss sponsorship packages and recognition opportunities designed to fit a variety of budgets and meet desired levels of engagement. Packages range from our silver level starting at $5,00 and premier sponsorship level of $30,000.

We look forward to welcoming you to join Daughters for Life for a remarkable evening of peace, hope and inspiration in support of helping young women achieve their educational dreams. Our awe-inspiring program has included DFL scholars inspirational stories segments, World Changers such a Margret Attwood and Christiane Amanpour, live entertainment from renowned artists such as Miriam Khalil and Amanda Martinez.

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For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our Gala Page or email . For all other inquiries, please contact Jacklin Ibrahim at or call (416) 630-0246.