The Gala

The power of higher learning

With a strong Caribbean community in Canada, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has initiated a successful Annual Benefit Gala that will continue to strengthen the relationship between Canada and the Caribbean for years to come.

The Gala has become a ‘sold out’ affair and much-anticipated event on the Toronto social calendar for the past 9 years. Over 350 scholarships have been awarded to outstanding academic achievers across the Caribbean region. The Gala has raised over 1 Million dollars over the past 9 years.

The event attracts almost 500 guests including heads of multi-national corporations, corporate executives, professionals, small business owners, and dignitaries.

  • The University of the West Indies (UWI) graduates are the next generation of leaders in the Caribbean
  • Education drives personal development; community development and as a result country development
  • Education is the great equalizer that transcends race, socio-economic and geographic conditions
  • UWI graduates have been and are contributing their talents at the highest levels in multi-national and local organizations