This September we’re thrilled to be holding our annual APJ Canada lunch in Toronto again. The Bovet 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Lunch presented with Roots will be held on Sunday, September 8th at the magnificent Budman Family Residence during the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival. In years past the lunch has been a huge success and we are looking forward to another amazing afternoon!

This year’s lineup includes co-hosts Pascal Raffy, Michael Budman, Diane Bald and George Stroumboulopoulos, with celebrity guests Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody and Moran Atias (subject to availability).

The lunch is a gathering of leading Canadian and international philanthropists, business people, artists and entertainers who come together to help raise vital funds for the programs that APJ Canada supports in Haiti. This year’s event will feature live musical performances, cocktail and food stations, a live auction and the presentation of an APJ Canada short film. Proceeds from last year’s event covered the bulk of the operational costs at the Academy for Peace and Justice, which currently educates 1,400 underprivileged middle and secondary school students in Port-au-Prince and which will welcome a class of 400 additional students this fall.

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We’re also giving away two free tickets to this year’s event! Click HERE for more information on how to win.

For those unable to attend we hope you will still consider supporting APJ Canada’s work and donating today. Your donation will go directly to our programs on the ground in Haiti that are making a difference in the lives of thousands of kids every day.