CFPDP’s No. 1 Fundraising Event

The Great Valentine Gala, held every February in Toronto, is the CFPDP’s No. 1 fundraising event. It has raised over $35 million and has become a glittering showcase for the unheralded achievements of physically challenged Canadians everywhere. “It’s changed the way we think about people with disabilities.” Its driving force has been Toronto businessman, philanthropist and CFPDP founder Vim Kochhar.

We’ve had over 22,000 people at the Gala since it started in 1985 and active involvement from many of our leading corporations. “It’s a great way to build awareness.” Great Valentine Gala revenues have helped support many organizations, programs, services, special events and homes for many physically disabled Canadians.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters

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37th Annual Great Valentine Virtual Gala

Originally Aired February 6, 2021


The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
OC, OOnt.
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Honorary Patrons

The Honourable Henry N.R. Jackman
The Honourable David C. Onley

Honorary Chairs

The Honourable Peter MacKay
Dr. Mohamad Fakih

The Honourable Peter MacKay
Dr. Mohamad Fakih
Duncan Sinclair
Donald A. Guloien
Pavi Binning
Sabi Marwah
Yezdi Pavri
Sonja Bata
Reid Bigland
Edwin Brust
Ed Clark
John Cleghorn
Tony Comper
Elvio & Marlene DelZotto
George Eaton
The Honourable
J. Trevor Eyton
Al Flood
Robert Gillespie
Bobbie Gaunt
Paul Godfrey
Peter C. Godsoe
Boris Jackman
Robert Johnson
Maureen Kempston
Darkes G.
Yves Landry
Rick Waugh
Michael Wilson

Gala Chairperson
Richard Rotman

Foundation Chairperson
The Honourable Vim Kochhar