Giving back to to communities whether on a local or international platform has always been, and continues to be paramount to Robert and Sylvia Mantella and the Mantella Corporation.
Sylvia Mantella is dedicated to helping children and youth through her personal involvement in organizations such as Sick Kids Hospital, Boost Children and Youth Mental Health Organization, Suzanne Rogers Presents benefiting The Covenant House Sex Trafficking Safe House.
New date: September 9, 2020
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research will unite business and philanthropic leaders for a luncheon in support of ending HIV in Canada at its annual fundraiser, Can You Do Lunch?
Presented by Birks, this year’s luncheon will be chaired by Jean-Christophe Bédos of Birks Group Inc., and Jeanne Beker, with the theme Celebrating our Creative Community.
We have made the bold decision to celebrate the creative community as an expression of our sincerest gratitude. The creative community has been on the forefront in the fight to end HIV since the beginning, and was among the first to have to battle the stigma associated with AIDS.
The event will feature a conversation with guest speakers, and we will present one leader in the creative community with a lifetime achievement award for their tireless efforts to raise HIV awareness in Canada.
Purchase tickets online: www.canfar.com/cydl
New date: September 17th, 2020
Recognize outstanding and driven women in our community!
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) is pleased to invite you to the 19th Annual Women of Action Luncheon at The Royal York Hotel in Toronto. At this event, ICRF will honour four extraordinary women for their achievements in health sciences, community philanthropy and business.
Visit ICRF to learn more.
New date: September 24th, 2020.
Now in its 19th year, Scrubs in the City has become one of Toronto’s most anticipated social events of the season. To date, the event has raised $5.7 million in support of some of the most critical needs at The Hospital for Sick Children.
Visit www.skscrubs.ca to learn more
New date: November 1st, 2020
CAFA will host its seventh annual red-carpet Awards Gala on November 1st, 2020 – a unique evening that unite Canadian talent and fashion leaders from all over the world. Honouring established and emerging designers, models, image makers, stylists, beauty artists and influencers, the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry.
New date: November 11, 2020
Come together for an intimate evening with Canada’s top authors to support Toronto Public Library, the busiest library system in the world.
Coming November 12, 2020
The Imagine the Magic Gala will attract 800 of Greater Toronto’s top ‘movers and shakers’, social conscious urban professionals who want to help gives kids with and affected by childhood cancer what they need – the chance to be kids! The evening celebrates the challenges our campers have overcome through inspiring testimonials shared over a pre-dinner cocktail reception, a gourmet sit down dinner and live auction. The evening also includes Ooch’s signature Paddle Project Auction, featuring canoe paddles artistically designed by famous artists and celebrities like Charles Pachter and Chris Hadfield. The Imagine the Magic Gala will raise an anticipated $1 million net. Funds raised enable Camp Ooch to provide magical camp experiences to kids with and affected by childhood cancer across Ontario.
New date: November 24, 2020
The annual gala evening attracts luminaries from the cultural, social, fashion and corporate spheres. Since MAD HOT BALLET was established in 2007, the National Ballet has raised a total of $14.5 million thanks to the generosity of sponsors, donors, volunteers and ticket buyers.
Coming November 25, 2020
On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, Bloor Street Entertains brought together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists to host a beautiful evening for guests and raised $1.1 million for vital Canadian HIV and AIDS research. This year marks the 23rd Anniversary of Bloor Street Entertains and 31 years of CANFAR. Mantella Corporation returns for a 5th year as Leading Sponsor. Our Chief Marketing Officer Sylvia Mantella was honoured to return to BSE’s dynamic committee, Co-chaired by Vonna Bitove and Jenna Bitove Freda. There are over 63,000 people in Canada living with HIV and it is estimated that six people in Canada become newly infected with HIV each day, or nearly one person infected every four hours.
Mantella Corporation sponsored the Polar Bears International at the Polar Bear Affair this past February 2020.
Fashion icon Victoria Beckham flew into Toronto this week (November 6, 2019) to attend Suzanne Rogers’s charity fundraiser, Suzanne Rogers Presents.
The event, held at the Toronto home of Suzanne’s mother-in-law Loretta, benefitted Camp Ooch and The Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation, and was co-chaired by philanthropist Sylvia Mantella.
Camp Ooch is an oncology centre that helps children who have cancer, while the Penelope Neuroblastoma Foundation supports families affected by cancer and also funds research brain cancer research.
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, five of the country’s most brilliant and innovative minds came together in support of one of Canada’s most creative charities, UforChange, for our second annual “The Talk” – a live panel discussion with producer and director Barry Avrich, award-winning writer and editor Sabrina Maddeaux, celebrity fashion designer Christopher Paunil, and CBC broadcaster and writer Amanda Parris, moderated by philanthropist and Mantella Corporation’s Chief Marketing Officer Sylvia Mantella, and hosted by Nicole Servinis of Breakfast Television.
The medical team at St. Michael’s NICU takes on some of the world’s toughest health challenges. They are leaders in caring for patients who are marginalized and struggling with challenges such as addiction and homelessness. They say ‘yes,’ when others say ‘no.’ They are, to put it simply, relentless. No matter who you are or where you come from – Rosedale or Regent Park – the NICU team always has the same way of thinking: They stop at nothing to provide the care babies and their families need.
Save the date for this year’s Malachy’s Soiree:
September 26, 2019.
The 5th Annual Salah Bachir Show was held on May 5, 2019.
The annual Salah Bachir Show raises much-needed funds for St. Joe’s. Over the past four years, the gala has raised over $2 million in support of the Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre.
Please join us for an evening of dinner and entertainment featuring the amazing Ben Vereen with special guests Jackie Richardson and Billy Newton-Davis.
CAFA was created to celebrate outstanding achievement and emerging talent in the Canadian fashion industry. Mandated to grow a stronger appreciation of Canadian talent both at home and abroad, the goal of CAFA as a national platform is to foster the next generation of Canadian talent through an annual awards show and year-round economic development initiatives.
CAFA hosted its sixth annual red-carpet Awards show on Thursday, May 30, 2019 – a unique evening that united Canadian talent and fashion influencers from all over the world. Honouring designers, models, image makers, stylists, and influencers, CAFA has established itself as a premier event in the Canadian fashion industry. Please check back periodically for more announcements.
SickKids has the doctors; Air Canada has the planes. At Wanderluxe, the complementary missions of the Air Canada Foundation and the Herbie Fund at SickKids meld. The Air Canada Foundation extends reach: enabling kids with challenges to reach their full potential, and enabling kids with complex medical issues to reach the right care. The Herbie Fund extends SickKids fight to make every kid a healthy kid to the world: bringing kids from around the globe to the hospital for life-changing surgeries. On April 12, 2018, our guests and sponsors joined us at Wanderluxe, completing the picture by raising over 1.2 million to make it happen. It’s philanthropy in synchronicity. Please check back periodically for more announcements.
Humour Me is a charity event where a group of committed sponsors, brave CEOs and Canadian and international stand-up comics come together to raise money for youth-related charities. Humour Me applies a twist to the standard stand-up routine by bringing together both professional comedians and influential, high-profile amateurs to perform together. The focus of the event is raising funds to support organizations that deliver vital services to young people. To date we have donated over $8,000,000 to some incredible groups who are working hard to make a real difference in the lives of young Canadians. This year the net proceeds of Humour Me will support children’s mental health programs at SickKids.
Michael Garron Hospital Foundation’s Laughter is the Best Medicine returns May 4, 2019 at the Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place to fill your prescription for laughter. We are thrilled to announce comedic superstar JIM GAFFIGAN and welcome back the eminently funny east-ender, Will Arnett, as our host! This high-profile gala, with a custom menu designed by internationally acclaimed MASTER CHEF, SUSUR LEE, will carry on our tradition of delivering unparalleled entertainment by continuing to showcase the best comedy the world has to offer. First there was comedic icon Jerry Seinfeld in 2012, who delivered side-splitting laughs and entertainment for more than 1,500 of the city’s corporate and philanthropic leaders. Next, there was stand-up great Chris Rock in 2014, whose unequalled brand of humour had the audience in stitches during an unforgettable evening. Together with Toronto-born comedian and “Honorary Doctor” host Will Arnett, they ensured no one left without a smile on their face. Please check back periodically for more announcements.
GMP, a leading Canadian investment dealer, is breaking ground for this inaugural event by being the first company to commit to donate the day’s trade commissions to help combat sex trafficking. Top business and philanthropic leaders will also come together to support substantive, long-term solutions to a critical local and national problem. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Covenant House Toronto and its five-year, comprehensive, $10-million anti-sex trafficking campaign, “Just Like a Girl You Know.” The Grand Commission promises high returns to support real solutions in our city. The event costs will be underwritten by corporate sponsorship to ensure that maximum proceeds can go right to the bottom line. The evening’s elegant gala, The Grand Ball, at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, will be the scene of a celebration of generosity and compassion. Please check back periodically for more announcements.
The Butterfly Ball took place May 23rd 2019
Now in its 22nd year, The Butterfly Ball® is a glamorous fundraising event for Toronto’s social scene and raises significant funds for Boost CYAC.
This 2019 Butterfly Ball was hosted by the fabulous Melissa Grelo and Lainey Lui, Co-Hosts of CTVs The Social.
Visit www.boostforkids.org/butterfly-ball to learn more
The 10th annual Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers with top name celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.
ONEXONE works with local organizations to help create and operate programs that help children – focusing on providing essentials such as water, food, healthcare, and education. OneXOne has raised over 20 million dollars since its inception 2007. Sylvia was invited to serve on the ONEXONE board in 2011. In 2012 ONEXONE opened a hospital in Haiti, with a prenatal care room named in the Mantella family’s honor for their support provided since 2008. At ONEXONE, we believe that Hope Belongs to Everyone, and that by creating countless tiny ripples of hope, one by one, we can truly change the world. We encourage you to help create more of these ripples by joining us at the ONEXONE Million Meals Challenge on May 23, 2014. During the last seven years ONEXONE has accomplished much, helping the world’s most underprivileged children attain better access to health care, food, clean water, education and recreation. These things should not be privileges, but basic rights, and we will not rest until they are. We have taken many steps forward, but our work is just beginning, and the road ahead is long. Our journey has reinforced our belief that helping another person is not a responsibility or an obligation, but a privilege. Join Us… Be Part of the Solution.
Alliston & District Humane Society Artists for Peace & Justice Arts For Children & Youth Beit Halochem Canada Bloor Street Entertains Boost for Kids Foundation Boost Child Abuse Prevention & Intervention Canadian Fabric Magazine – Celebrating Canadian culture, business, and philanthropy CANFAR The Caritas Foundation Colon Cancer Canada Country Toy Tea-Donation for Local Shelter Deeds & Dreams The Fashion for Passion Foundation Fashion with Flare HealthyKidsInternational Heart and Stroke Lottery Israel Cancer Research Fund Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Le Grand Bal benefitting Oolagen Youth Mental Health National Kids Cancer Ride Oakville Hospital Foundation Our Lady of Peace Church The Princess Margaret Hospital Ride for Sight Scrubs in The City Share the Power of Purple The Shoe Box Project SickKids Hospital Taste of the Kingsway TEGH Foundation/Brazillian Carnival Ball 2010 Terry Fox Foundation Toronto Police-23 Division Social Fund Village of Islington Business Improvement Area The Vitanova Foundation 519 Church Street Community Centre 10th Anniversary Oak Leaf Gala
Advocate for Etobicoke Youth Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame Kingsway BIA Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club Valentine Club 97-Braves Hockey team