Thank you to our Champion sponsor:
DISMANTLING PREJUDICE TOGETHER
We were joined by some of Canada’s most influential leaders, contributors and community members to raise critical awareness and funds for our mission of dismantling prejudice and paying tribute to a Canadian who has championed our shared purpose to advance peace, equity, and prosperity for all.
This evening was so much more than a fundraiser - it was an opportunity to advance meaningful social change at a critical time in our society, and to connect with like-minded leaders and individuals working to create a more inclusive and united society where everyone can feel safe and thrive.
Your presence and support fueled dynamic and effective education, programs, dialogue, research, policy and training to equip people with the tools they need to dismantle prejudice. Thank you!
A cocktail reception
A program featuring an “In Dialogue With” with Wes Hall, our 2023 Peace Patron
Cocktail reception and dinner
Program followed by a dessert and drinks gathering
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Congratulations to Wes Hall,
our 2023 Peace Patron Honouree.
2023 PEACE PATRON
Our 2023 Peace Patron honouree was Wes Hall, the Executive Chairman and Founder the BlackNorth Initiative, Kingsdale Advisors, and WeShall Investments Inc.
As the Chairman and Founder of WeShall Investments Inc, a private equity firm supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs, Wes Hall comes from humble beginnings in rural Jamaica.
Today, Wes is a staunch philanthropist, and deeply committed to community upliftment. He founded the ambitious and highly successful BlackNorth Initiative to help end systemic anti-Black racism in Canada. He has instructed Black Entrepreneurship & Leadership at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a first-of-its-kind course in North America.
I'm honoured to be selected as Mosaic Institute's 2023 Peace Patron. Like Mosaic, I believe everyone has a right to be free from discrimination and prejudice. A society that proactively works to dismantle prejudice at all levels provides pathways to increased prosperity for us all.” – WES HALL
Wes sits on the Board of Directors for SickKids Foundation, TIFF, Pathways to Education Canada and SickKids Foundation.
Launched a podcast in partnership with the Toronto Star, "Between Us with Wes Hall," and is also on the hit CBC series, "Dragons' Den."
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce awarded him the Canadian Business Leader of 2022
Wes and his wife Christine are founders of the Wes and Christine Hall Family Foundation
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to our community partners and friends who make the 2023 Peace Patron Award & Celebration possible.
Champion Sponsor - $75,000
Ambassador - $6,000
Dundee and Patricia Staunton and Decision Point Research
Chadha Family Foundation
Table - $4,000
AGF Financial Ltd.
Donna and Gary Slaight
LUMINOR Environmental Inc.
TD Bank - Private Giving Foundation
Toronto Metropolitan University
Vahan and Susie Kololian
Trailblazer - $10,000
FORMER PEACE PATRONS
Margaret MacMillan, CC, CH
General John de Chastelain, CC, CMM, CD, CH
Edward Burtynsky, O.D
His Worship, Naheed Nenshi
Senator Murray Sinclair, O.C
Louise Arbor, O.C