Fundraising Events

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In our last fiscal year, ESS supported over 2,200 seniors and 3,000 caregivers.  Fundraising events a very important source of funds which help us ensure service continuity and that our programs are accessible and of a high quality of care.

Proceeds from our events directly benefit the seniors and caregivers using services and programs which includes our Adult Day Programs for frail seniors with cognitive impairments, Seniors’ Luncheons, transportation to medical appointments and grocery stores, group fitness programs, along with in-home and extended overnight respite.

ESS currently has 2 main fundraising events which take place on an annual basis:

Dine for Dignity

Dine for Dignity is our signature Fundraising Gala which takes place on a yearly basis in October.  This Gala features musical performances by local Canadian talent, special guests as Master of Ceremonies, a 4-course banquet dinner with complimentary wine on the table, a large and varied selection of Silent Auction items and raffle prizes.

Community members and local businesses can support our Gala by purchasing an event ticket(s), donating an auction item, becoming an event sponsor or making a financial donation to help us cover event costs.

For more information and opportunities to support our Gala, please call 416-243-0127 ext. 222 or email

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 10th Anniversary Gala!  Click here for more information and to see photos from our 2017 Anniversary Gala. Special thanks to all of our event sponsors.

  2018 Gala: TBD.

Gift Wrap

This is our longest-standing, volunteer-run fundraiser.  For over 20 years, we have been partnering with Cloverdale Mall to provide Gift Wrapping services to customers during the holiday season.  All gifts are wrapped by an ESS volunteer in exchange for a donation towards ESS.  Suggested donation amounts are provided based on the size of the item(s) being wrapped.  These range from $3 for a small gift to $15 for an oversized item (priced per item).  Please note at the present time only cash donations are accepted.

This is a seasonal fundraiser which usually takes place between December 1-24 (dates may be subject to change year-to-year). Our wrapping booth is located at the north end of Cloverdale Mall (250 The East Mall, Etobicoke) near the Virgin Mobile and Second Cup kiosks.

We are also open to accepting corporate requests for companies who need wrapping services. Please call 416-243-0127 ext. 505 for more information.

We recruit new volunteers who have gift wrapping experience for this event every year.  Volunteer recruitment takes place in October.  To complete a volunteer application form, please click here. To contact Volunteer Services please call 416-243-0127 ext. 505 or email

2017 Event Information TBD – please check back in October.


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