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Thanks for Clicking Over to Learn more about the Eminence Awards & Charity Gala on Thursday March 26, 2020
Paradise Banquet Hall
7601 Jane St., Vaughan, ON L4K 1X2
6am - 10pm
10th Anniversary
Toronto Women's Expo
Eminence Awards & Charity Gala
March 25th, 2020
  •  ​Support an incredible cause; is celebrating it's 12th year and growing and growing.  They put smiles on children's faces who fall under the categories of special needs, terminally ill and other.
  • ​Meet Keynotes; Jean Augustine and more, who will share their stories of how they have made an impact on other people's lives and how you can too!
  • ​Nominate someone in your community that you believe has made an impact.  See details below.  We will give out 2 awards, not gender specific.
  • ​We will have entertainment, auctions, amazing food and more!
  • ​Grab your ticket or grab a table with your friends and family, and enjoy a night out in support of an amazing charity and incredible people who have made an impact in this world!

NOMINATE SOMEONE (gender inclusive)

Nominate someone if they have made a positive impact on their community or greater.
They must;
- live in Ontario
- made an impact in Ontario
- be available to attend the Gala
- have attained the age of 18 at the time of being nominated
- must answer a skill testing question
- give permission to be nominated and posted on the website

You can make an unlimited number of nominations, including yourself. No purchase is required in order to make a nomination, however, in order to be eligible to win a prize, the Nominee must have a ticket and be in attendance at the Gala. 
The chance of becoming a winner will depend on the number of nominations.
Full rules & details can be found by CLICKING HERE
Our Keynotes;

Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine

The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada in 1993. As an energetic advocate of social justice, she worked as a teacher, vice-principal and principal at many elementary schools in Toronto before entering federal politics.
She has supported and engaged in numerous organizations involved with education and social justice, serving with the National Black Coalition of Canada, the Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR), the Board of Governors of York University, the Board of Trustees for The Hospital for Sick Children, the Board of Directors of the Donwood Institute, the Board of Harbourfront, and Chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority. She was also National President of the Congress of Black Women of Canada .
Among her many accomplishments as a Member of Parliament, was her introduction of a motion to have February proclaimed as Black History Month in Canada.
In 2009, the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada (CM) . In 2012, she was inducted as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ) for her academic achievements and invaluable contribution towards politics, education, women’s rights and multiculturalism.
Hon. Jean Augustine has received Honourary doctorates from seven universities across Canada. Dr. Augustine's journey is inspiring – from her humble beginnings in Happy Hill, Grenada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Her tireless journey continues through her work at the Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women's Empowerment in south Etobicoke helping and uplifting girls and young women to achieve success through leadership skills to create social change.  

Anna Lopes, Founder Million Dollar Smiles

Million Dollar Smiles is a non-profit organization that exists to put smiles on the faces of children facing life-threatening illnesses and medical adversity in their everyday life. Since 2007, this is being accomplished through a wide range of fundraising campaigns that support gift-giving and special MDS community events targeted to children up to the age of 18. 

In today’s world we often take many small precious moments for granted, those simple moments that instantly make our lives a little brighter and richer. With every smile given and received, our hearts get a little stronger and in return only bring true happiness.

SPONSORS / Check out our incredible Sponsors

Pearls and Dazzle Events Decor
Hamilton, ON
Phone 289 887 5876
Creative Director: Martha Ngwarai
Pearls and Dazzle Events is an events designing and décor rental company that caters to large and small events within the Hamilton, Niagara regions and the GTA. Created in 2017, Pearls and Dazzle Events believes in capturing the client’s ultimate experience through bespoke, luxury designs and décor.
P&D aims to grow in creating bespoke, luxury events as well as in supplying unique, luxury linens, florals and décor.
"Eye-Can" is a unique product designed to motivate and focus people.
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to an exciting new fundraising initiative, “Eye- Can”. This product, unlike any other out there, is capable of spanning the generation gap as it is as relative to adults as it is to young children. “Eye-Can” is the motivational tool that serves a dual purpose. It is not only designed to help the owner with a visual hands-on reminder that any goal is achievable but, when purchased, proceeds go to raise important and necessary funds for your organization.
Join us in supporting Million Dollar Smiles at the most fun Gala you will ever attend!!!
Dress up, have fun with your friends, dance, raffle prizes, auction items, pictures, great food and tons of fun!
Join the Bear drive while you are there too!

Maureen Tabuchi, Lawpreneur – Lawyer and Successful Entrepreneur

Challenged with self-doubt and low self-esteem, this awkward farm girl had only a dream of making it in the big city. She overcame huge personal and financial challenges to become a successful lawyer, entrepreneur, bestselling author and speaker, inspiring others with her passion.

Having spent an unfulfilling yet successful time in the corporate world, and she’s now rewriting the rules for success and setting an example of how women are changing the world. Maureen is passionate about helping other women achieve their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.

She worked her way up the ladder in the corporate world working on billion-dollar deals. Feeling trapped in a soul-less workforce, she left that world to ultimately become her own boss start her own business and really focus on changing the lives of others.
Maureen has turned the practice of law into being an entrepreneur. She created a modern successful business, making money, all while learning to love herself and balance a family and the personal responsibilities we all face.

She is a thought leader and catalyst for change in the business world. Anything is possible when you believe in yourself and learn from others who have paved the way for us.
For many years now, enthusiastic audiences have learned how they can build a successful business and a better life.

Her story will inspire you become the person that you want to be.
You'll Definitely Want to Be There!

PARTNERS / Check out these partners for the event

VOLUNTEERS / Thank you to all of our amazing Volunteers who work tirelessly to make this event top notch for us to enjoy!

About the Producer
Randi Goodman,
Toronto Women's Expo,
Empowering Women to Succeed &
Wealth Summits

The Toronto Women’s Expo is on it’s 10th year and is a one-day combination seminar-and-trade-show, designed to take you to the next level of success in your personal life and your business life.

New products and services can be found by networking with entrepreneurs at the exhibitor tables ... and new clients, partners and mentors can be found by networking with other attendees just like you.

Only the best appear on our stage and they give everything they’ve got ... their knowledge, tools and resources ... to help you succeed.

Other platforms offered by Randi Goodman are the Empowering Women to Succeed #1 International Best-Selling Book series, partnering to produce the Wealth Summit, a Waterfront Awards Nominee book series, and Real Estate Sales.      

Contact: Randi Goodman

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  • Free Parking!
  • North & South ends of the building


Be inspired by what others do to share as much as they can in light of helping others get past their struggles and elevating themselves.

Grow yourself, find out how you too can make an impact on your communities and beyond.


  • Individual ticket $125
  • Save $50 per table if taking a whole table of 8 or 10
  • Includes dinner, entertainment, dancing


  • Paradise Banquet Hall
  • 7601 Jane St. Vaughan, ON L4K 1X2


  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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