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The Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change
with Samantha Bee

Join the Canadian Women’s Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day and have lunch at The Exchange: Conversations to Inspire Change!

She’s one of late night’s funniest voices! You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch Canadian-born comedian SAMANTHA BEE in Toronto, while raising money to advance gender equality! Join us at The Exchange to have lunch and LOL with the Emmy-nominated host of Full Frontal.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Sheraton Centre Toronto
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Presentation

You’ll also hear from our President & CEO, Paulette Senior, Wendy D’Souza, a Youth Program Coordinator at a Canadian Women’s Foundation grantee organization, and Layne, The Auctionista. Following Samantha Bee’s keynote, Amanda Parris will moderate a one on one conversation and audience Q&A with Samantha Bee.

Join us during the reception to take part in our fun photobooth, an exhibit of feminist-themed artwork presented in partnership with OCAD and the Feminist Art Collective, and more!

Funds raised will go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation and support programs across the country that empower women and girls to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.


    Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

    Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Bee began her career performing as a member of the all-female sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs.

    In 2003, Bee joined Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. She departed The Daily Show in 2015 and holds the title for being the longest-serving regular Daily Show correspondent of all time (12 years).

    Since 2016, Bee has been receiving global recognition for her Emmy-nominated, late-night comedy series, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Full Frontal offers a unique satirical take on weekly news and explores other important stories that have been largely overlooked by more traditional media outlets.

    In a landscape of male late-night talk show hosts, critics have appreciated Bee’s “fiery and fierce” delivery (The New York Times) and have embraced Full Frontal as a “daring, innovative addition to the late-night slate” (Entertainment Weekly).  Full Frontal is in its third season.

    In 2018, Bee launched a production company, Swimsuit Competition, co-founded with “Full Frontal” producer Kristen Everman. Swimsuit Competition aims to create inclusive, narrative and documentary television.



We have 50 tickets available for young people (29 and under) at a special 50% discount price of $162.50! Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and attendees will be required to show ID at registration. Please contact Gurpreet Chahal at events@canadianwomen.org or 416-365-1444 x239 to secure your ticket.

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