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Ben has been working in television and radio for over 16 years: from the chatroom, to Canadian Idol and etalk and the etalk20, he has become a familiar face across the country. Over the years, Ben has interviewed the biggest and brightest stars of film, fashion music, and television from around the world.

As of August 2016, Ben is the co-host of Canada's newest morning show, Your Morning airing on CTV coast to coast.

On top of his regular duties, Ben has worked for Good Morning America, he has guest hosted Live! With Kelly and was a member of the broadcast team from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. He is producing a number of personal projects and works closely with children's charitable organizations. 

No matter how busy he is, or where his work takes him, Ben is always most proud of his family: his wife Jessica and his children Brian, John, Ivy.



Gala presenter

Jennifer keesmaat

As former Chief Planner for the City of Toronto, Jennifer Keesmaat is committed to creating places where people flourish. Keesmaat is an advocate for density and walkability, mid-rise development, transportation and waterfront, and has engineered master plans for major cities across the country, including Vancouver, Saskatoon, London and Halifax. 

Keesmaat’s planning practice is characterized by an emphasis on collaborations across sectors, and broad engagement with municipal staff, councils, developers, business leaders, NGO's and residents associations. She is the leading voice on city planning in Canada, contributing to major publications such as The Globe & Mail and hosting publicly broadcasted roundtable discussions on Rogers TV. 

Keesmaat has been repeatedly recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, OPPI, the Design Exchange, + EDRA for her innovative work in Canadian municipalities. Most recently, she was named as one of the most influential people in Toronto by Toronto Life magazine and one of the most powerful people in Canada by Macleans Magazine. 

Co-chairs/Honorary Chairs

Gala Co-Chairs: brian moniz | paula silver



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Join us for the 10th annual Chief of Police Gala at the Beanfield Centre (formerly known as the Allstream Centre).

Reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

About the Gala

The Chief's Gala is a yearly event hosted by Chief Mark Saunders in support of Victim Services Toronto. It is a celebration that highlights a highly valued volunteer organization that is respected and essential not only to victims, but also to police officers at the scene of crimes and sudden tragedies.

The Chief's Gala is a high profile event that takes place yearly in the month of November. Over 700 guests attend including police chefs and senior police leaders from across the province, members from all levels of government, and members from the business community. Since 2008, over $1.5 million has been raised at the Chief's Gala.


ABOUT Victim Services Toronto

Victim Services Toronto provides immediate on-site crisis, trauma, safety and support services to victims of crime and sudden tragedy. This agency works closely, and in partnership with, the Toronto Police and depends on community support and donations in order to provide essential victim assistance programs to the City of Toronto.

Online Silent Auction

Join our Online Auction for the 2017 Chief’s Gala in support of Victim Services Toronto, Join
Silent Auction
Can you contribute or facilitate a gift to grace our Silent Auction table? Your contribution will be recognized in the Gala Program. Ideas include:
  • Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets
  • Romantic, Family and Adventure Getaways/Travel Vouchers
  • Sports, Entertainment or Theatre Tickets
  • VIP Event or Behind-the-Scenes Passes
  • Fine Jewellery
  • Spa Packages
  • Gift Baskets
  • Memberships
  • Restaurant Certificates (fine dining and family)
  • Escapes to the Golf Course, The Lake, White Water Rafting, Sky Diving, etc.
If you can provide or help to acquire any of these gifts in kind, or if you have other exciting additions you would like to contribute, please call Gayle Salowski at (416) 808-7842 or send an email to Gayle.Salowski@torontopolice.on.ca.

Gala Program Advertising Opportunities

Please consider advertising your business or including a message in the Gala Program.

Advertising Rates

  • Inside Front Cover..................................$700.00
  • Inside Back Cover...................................$700.00
  • Full Page...................................................$500.00
  • Half Page..................................................$300.00
  • Quarter Page............................................$175.00
  • Business Card..........................................$125.00
  • Double Page Spread..............................$1,000.00
Contact the Chief's Gala Office to advertise:
(416) 808-7933

Diamond Sponsor

  • 2 Gala Tables with priority placement in front of the Head Table.
  • Opportunity for 2 guests to sit at the Head Table.
  • Opportunity for 20 guests to attend a very exclusive VIP Reception prior to the evening Gala.
  • Opportunity for a company representative to provide greetings of the Gala.
  • Double page spread in the Gala Program for advertising or message.


Platinum Sponsor

  • 2 Gala Tables with priority placement in front of the Head Table.
  • Opportunity for 10 guests to attend a very exclusive VIP Reception prior to the evening Gala.
  • Full page in the Gala Program for advertising or message.


Gold Sponsor

  • 1 Gala Table with priority placement near the Head Table
  • Opportunity for 6 guests to attend a very exclusive VIP Reception prior to the evening Gala.
  • Full page in the Gala Program for advertising or message.


Silver Sponsor

  • 1 Gala Table with priority placement.
  • 1/2 page in the Gala Program for advertising or message.


All Sponsorship Packages Also Include:

  • Sponsorship recognition in all promotional material, visual presentations and signs at the event.
  • Sponsorship recognition in all media releases promoting the event.
  • Sponsorship recognition from the podium at the event.
  • Sponsorship recognition will appear on the Chief’s Gala website with a direct link to sponsor company website.
  • Space in the Gala Program for advertising or message.
  • Sponsorship recognition in the post-Gala Victim Services e-Newsletter.
  • Social media recognition.

Victim Services Toronto is a not-for-profit registered charity. BN: 89409 3467 RR0001


We have partnered with Rent frock Repeat for guests that wish to rent a designer dress to the Gala.  Chief’s Gala guests receive a 15% discount and 10% of sales are donated to the Gala.