Help us celebrate former residents of Dr. Roz’s Healing Place. On October 19th, 2012 this charitable organization will be hosting its 4th annual “Celebrating Women Who Have Triumphed” Fundraising Dinner & Awards at the Queen Palace Banquet Hall in Scarborough. The event has two main components: Awards will be presented to women who have reinvented themselves by overcoming the violence in their lives and becoming independent and self-sufficient members of our community and funds will be raised for the Capital Building Campaign of the Changa House for Children, Youth and Youth at Risk.
Co-host of CTV’s Canada AM, Marci Ien will host the event. “There is nothing better than celebrating everyday heroes! These are women who are making a huge difference in their communities. I can’t wait to share their stories,” says Ien.
NDP MP Olivia Chow will present a special award to a member of the community who has devoted herself to the advancement of women’s issues. This award will be known as The Jack Layton Award for Community Service for the Advancement of Women.
Executive Director, Dr. Roz Roach, is the visionary behind the Healing Place. Her fundamental belief that all women should have access to a haven devoid of violence is the reason the Healing Place was created. She is now working to build The Changa House for Children, Youth and Youth at Risk. Community Outreach Officer Nicole Waldron describes The Changa House as “a centre that will assist youth of all ages from various backgrounds.”
Nicole goes on to explain, “There is a need to expand relatable, effective and long term programming for youth, we need to provide them with essential, life changing programs. Once the youth enter The Changa House, we will be following them all the way through to adulthood providing them with programming in the areas of education, physical fitness, spirituality, social interaction, economic development and mental health.”
In addition to fundraising and recognizing outstanding women, the event will help to raise awareness for an issue that is often overlooked. In 2010, violence against women affected roughly 100,000 Canadians directly. In addition to women, their families, children and our country at large are affected. This is why The Changa House is necessary. According to Dr. Roz “The time has come and the time is now, for us to take immediate action.”
Tickets for the “Celebrating Women Who Have Triumphed” Dinner & Awards are $125. The keynote speaker is Actress, Entrepreneur & Humanitarian Tré Armstrong. There will also be other distinguished speakers and entertainment in addition to the awards presentation, silent auction and dinner. Funds collected from the event will benefit The Changa House for Youth and Youth at Risk.
Event: “Celebrating Women Who Have Triumphed” Dinner & Awards
Date: Friday October 19th, 2012
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm. Dinner is served at 7:30pm.
Location: 1173 Brimley, Scarborough, ON M1P 3G5, Canada