On November 6, 2017, War Child hosted 500 guests at our first ever gala. What If..? was a wonderful evening of music and inspiration to celebrate the promise and power of women everywhere.

We teamed up with three powerful Canadian voices: Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk and Ruth B. to raise much-needed funds for War Child’s work supporting vulnerable women and children in war-affected communities around the world.

Hosted by ET Canada’s Sangita Patel, and featuring stories from our Founder, Dr. Samantha Nutt and our Country Director from Iraq, Galawezh Bayiz, the evening was a resounding success. We raised $425,000 for our critically important programs.

This would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors, ET Canada and The Globe and Mail; our committee members and volunteers; and of course, our donors. Thank you!

Check out our highlight video – generously donated by Liz West and her team – to hear what many of our guests had to say on the night. Event photos – graciously donated by photographer Christopher Wahl – can be seen here.

We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next year!