Worldwide Orphans Foundation Canadian launch // The Circuit

The organization offers programs to children who suffer from HIV/AIDS in five countries

By Chelsea Thomas

On Tuesday November 10th, 2009

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The Canadian chapter of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) was launched this past Wednesday evening with the incredible support of Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP.

Hosted at Kultura Restaurant on Queen Street West, the event highlighted the significant needs of the over 140 million orphans around the world. Founded in 1997 by the exceptional Dr. Jane Aronson, the WWO provides programs to children suffering from HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as early intervention programs in Bulgaria, Vietnam and Azerbaijan.

With generous donations from individuals and organizations such as RBC Dexia, the Canadian chapter will be in a position to make a positive change in the lives of orphans across the world. Check out these photos to see some of the smiling supporters.


Chelsea Thomas is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Called to the bar this past spring, Chelsea has now returned from a summer in Thailand ready to hit the town covering various events in the legal community. Got something coming up that you’d like us to cover? Email tips@lawandstyle.ca for details.