LaMarsh Gala Fundraising Event benefits work to end child exploitation

York University's LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research will be hosting a very special Gala benefit; everyone is invited to join in a unique opportunity to support this work, and raise awareness about child exploitation, Feb. 27.

  • 40 million children globally suffer maltreatment each year
  • 1 in 3 students between the ages of 13 and 15 worldwide experiences bullying on a regular basis
  • Teen suicides have tripled since 1970: the rates for Canadian Aboriginal youth are now among the highest in the world

You can make a difference in the lives of children and youth by supporting researchers whose work focuses on improving the life chances of children and youth everywhere.

You are invited to join us in a unique opportunity to support this work, and raise awareness about child exploitation.

Attendees will enjoy an award-winning play, The Sound of Cracking Bones followed by a questions and answers period with the play’s director and actors, a keynote address by former child soldier Michel Chikwanine, a cocktail reception including coffee and dessert with musical interlude by Kristin Lindell, and an opportunity to bid on one of several exciting research talks focused on positive development and well-being.

Most importantly, there will be an opportunity to contribute to critical research that supports children and youth. Donors who are interested in supporting child and youth research will be able to select from several ways of contributing; including attending the event, becoming a sponsor for future events, or bidding on a research talk at the silent auction.

We hope that you will join us on February 27th at the Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue in downtown Toronto), and will also encourage your colleagues, friends and family to attend! Reception is at 6:30 pm; Keynote Address at 7:15 pm; Play begins at 8:00 pm. Please encourage your colleagues, friends and family to attend!

Tickets are $160.00 each Please RSVP and purchase your Gala tickets online.

For more information about this event, to make donations, or to inquire about sponsoring youth to attend this event contact: lamarsh@yorku.ca, 416-736-5528