WIFT Toronto Fundraising Reception@TIFF

The hottest ticket of the year! Celebrate women’s success in media during the Toronto International Film Festival . One free ticket for each member!

  • Walk the red carpet
  • Network with your peers & industry leaders
  • Support the Foundation for WIFT Toronto: Donate via our WIFT Stars campaign and silent auction!

The WIFT Toronto Fundraising Reception@TIFF is a FREE event for all current* WIFT Toronto members. This popular networking event and fundraiser held annually during TIFF brings together our community of members, partners, visiting filmmakers and special guests for a special catered event honouring the contributions of Canadian women in the entertainment industry. 

Funds raised through the Silent Auction and WIFT Stars campaign support the work of the Foundation for WIFT Toronto.

*You must be a member as of August 6, 2019 to receive an invitation to the 2019 WIFT Toronto Fundraising Reception@TIFF.

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Our annual silent auction is kicking off online via Bidding Owl.

Check out this year’s array of exciting packages! We have cultural passes and tickets, set visits, sporting events, gift certificates to top restaurants, once-in-a-lifetime career opportunities, fashion accessories, getaway experiences and much, much more! All proceeds raised support the Foundation for WIFT Toronto.

Your kind and generous donations enable WIFT Toronto to continue its 35 year legacy of empowering women in Canada’s screen-based media industry, and amplifying their voices and talents. Funds raised through the silent auction and other initiatives help subsidize our custom-tailored entrepreneurial and leadership development programs, and offers bursaries and scholarships to increase women’s access to career-advancing opportunities.

Thank you to our kind donors!

2019 WIFT Stars Fundraiser


Dedicate a WIFT STAR to someone who inspires you!

(Or, your wonderful self!)

WIFT Stars will be featured onscreen at WIFT Toronto's Reception@TIFF event on September 10, 2019. Donate $10 for 1 WIFT Star PLUS an entry into our draw. Donate $50 for 10 WIFT Stars PLUS 3 entries into our draw.

Proceeds enable WIFT Toronto to build on its 35-year legacy of supporting women's career development; increasing women's access to leadership and mentorship opportunities; and providing a platform for women's contributions to Canada's vibrant screen-based media industry to be recognized and celebrated. Together, we can FUEL THE CHANGE!

For every donation you make through the WIFT Stars campaign, you will be entered into a draw to win a 1-year WIFT Toronto membership, or the GRAND PRIZE of a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello! ENTER NOW!

“I’ve seen astonishing changes in the role of women in my career. The strength and talent of women in the industry is unprecedented. But there are still hills to climb, and WIFT Toronto’s help is needed as much as ever.”

— Trina McQueen, O.C., Donor; 2x Crystal Award winner

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