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 “Awards” has become a “sold out” affair and much-anticipated event on the Toronto social calendar for the past 12 years. Over 650 scholarships have been awarded to outstanding academic achievers across the Caribbean region. The Gala has raised almost Three Million dollars over the past 12 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