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 Canadians of all abilities. “It has changed the way we think about people with disabilities.” The Gala’s driving force has been Toronto businessman, philanthropist and CFPDP founder Honourable Vim Kochhar.

CFPDP has welcomed over 22,000 people at the Gala since it started in 1985 and the Foundation is thankful for the active involvement of many of Canada’s leading corporations. “The Gala is a great way to build awareness,” says Hon. Kochhar. 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 2023 supporters

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

National Media Sponsor

Travel Sponsor

Broadcast Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Con Di Nino

The Waugh



Anita & Ajay

Tombola Supporters

Mark Lecker

Rob Snoek

38th Annual Great Valentine Gala

Held virtually on Feb. 12, 2022


Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Mary Simon, Governor General
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada

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

Paula Allen
Raj Viswanathan

Past Honorary Chairs

Stephen Liptrap
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
Yves Landry
Rick Waugh
Michael Wilson

Gala Chairperson

Tony Wight

Foundation Chairperson

The Honourable Vim Kochhar