LEARN ABOUT THE ACADEMY

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.

Meet the Minds Behind

  • Board of Directors

    Canada Board of Directors
    • Natasha Koifman, Chairperson
    • George Stroumboulopoulos, Treasurer
    • Joanne Bull, Secretary
    • David Belle
    • 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

11 YEARS OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN TORONTO

PREVIOUS EVENT SPONSORS

AWARD RECIPIENTS

DREW SCOTT & JONATHAN SCOTT
Peace & Justice Award
2018

JACKSON BROWNE
Peace & Justice Award
2017

SEAN PENN
Peace & Justice Award
2016

SUSAN SARANDON
Peace & Justice Award
2015

DIANE BALD & MICHAEL BUDMAN
Canadian Change Maker Award
2019

DAVID & KATE DANIELS
Canadian Change Maker Award
presented by Birks

2018

GARY SLAIGHT
Canadian Change Maker Award
presented by Birks

2017

NORMAN JEWISON
Lifetime Achievement Award
2019

UPCOMING EVENTS IN CANADA

  • JUNE 2020

    MONTREAL
    Ritz Carlton

    After the success of our gala hosted during Formula 1 weekend in Montreal, we will be returning to Montreal in 2020. We are currently planning the event with our team in Montreal and will post information in the coming weeks!


  • SEP 2020

    TIFF
    Windsor Arms

    Our 12th annual APJ Festival Gala will be taking place during TIFF 2020. To receive the most up to date information on the event, subscribe to our mailing list and we will be in touch with sponsorship and ticket opportunties.