The Academy for Peace and Justice

Built on a seven-acre campus in the capital of Port-Au-Prince, the Academy is the largest secondary school of its kind in Haiti. Born out of the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, it has grown annually and is now at full enrollment offering a secondary education to more than 3,500 students. The Academy is unique in seeking out some of the city’s most struggling and deserving youth, providing them with a middle and high school education. This truly is exceptional since most children in Haiti do not attend school past the 5th grade.

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APJ Festival Gala (Toronto)

The APJ Festival Gala has taken place during the Toronto International Film Festival for the last 12 years. Several awards are presented including The Peace and Justice Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Canadian Changemaker Award.

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APJ Gala in Montreal

The first Gala took place in Montreal in June, 2019 during the Montreal Grand Prix Weekend. Funds raised supported Artists for Peace and Justice and The KANPE Foundation.

Meet the Minds Behind

  • Board of Directors

    Canada Board of Directors
    • Natasha Koifman, Chairperson
    • George Stroumboulopoulos, Treasurer
    • Joanne Bull, Executive Director
    • Shantelle Bisson
    • Yannick Bisson
    • Suzanne Boyd
    • Dr. Reza Nabavian
    • Rose Mantella

  • Advisory Board

    • Simon Baker
    • Javier Bardem
    • Maria Bello
    • Alixe Boyer
    • Jeff Bridges
    • Adrien Brody
    • Josh Brolin
    • Pierce Brosnan
    • Jackson Browne
    • Gerard Butler
    • Jim Clark
    • Chuck Close
    • Daniel Craig
    • Jessica Craig-Martin
    • Russell Crowe
    • Penelope Cruz
    • David Daniels
    • Kate Daniels
    • Mary Demetree
    • Rose Mantella
    • Danny Mantella
    • Cesare Fazari
      • Clint Eastwood
      • Dina Eastwood
      • Johan Ernst Nilson
      • Shepard Fairey
      • Amanda Fairey
      • The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson
      • Frances Fisher
      • Jane Fonda
      • Dr. Henri Ford
      • James Franco
      • Cuba Gooding Jr.
      • Kristy Hinze
      • Jimmy Jean-Louis
      • Milla Jovovich
      • Nicole Kidman
      • Diane Lane
      • Jude Law
      • Dana Maksimovich
    • AnnaLynne McCord
    • David Mimran
    • Pascal Raffy
    • Hari Ravichandran
    • Rebecca Rigg
    • Brenda Robinson
    • Martha Rogers
    • Namrata Shroff
    • Vikram Shroff
    • Lekha Singh
    • Michael Stahl-David
    • Caroline Stanbury
    • Charlize Theron
    • Carlo Traglio
    • Peter Tunney
    • Amy Tunney
    • Keith Urban
    • Jonathan Vilma
    • Craig Watson

  • Ambassadors

    • Moran Atias
    • Douglas Bensadoun
    • Victoria Bousis
    • Matthew Cherchio
    • Roger Edwards
    • Kathryn Everett
    • Daya Fernandez
    • Madalina Ghenea
    • Gisella Marengo
    • Lola Schnabel
    • Eileen Greene

12 YEARS OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN TORONTO

PREVIOUS EVENT SPONSORS

AWARD RECIPIENTS

George Stroumboulopolos
Canadian Changemaker Award
2020

Shamier-Anderson-Norman Jewison and Stephan James

Norman Jewison
Lifetime Achievement Award
2019

Diane Bald & Michael Budman

Diane Bald & Michael Budman
Canadian Change Maker Award
2019

Drew Scott & Jonathan Scott

Drew Scott & Jonathan Scott
Peace & Justice Award
2018

DAVID & KATE DANIELS
Canadian Change Maker Award
presented by Birks
2018

GARY SLAIGHT
Canadian Change Maker Award
presented by Birks
2017

Jackson Browne
Peace & Justice Award
2017

Sean Penn
Peace & Justice Award
2015

Susan Sarandon
Peace & Justice Award
2015

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CANADA

September 11, 2021 – The annual APJ Festival Gala in Toronto was a success!  Thank you to all our Sponsors and Donors for your support.  Donations are still welcome.  Please stay tuned for highlights and information about next year.   info@apjnow.org