The Canadian International Fashion Film Festival Partnering with Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke (WHE)

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke (WHE) is a multi-service, community-based organization in West Toronto. S

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Release Date

Friday, November 11, 2022


CANIFFF is proud to announce a partnership with Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke, to shed light on an amazing organization. A portion of the proceeds from the “Annual Silent Auction”, November 28th, will be donated to them.

 “Too often, women do not have the financial means to leave abusive relationships. As a society, we ought to provide resources and give them a much needed boost to restart their life’s journey” says Roger & Martine Gingerich.

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke (WHE) is a multi-service, community-based organization in West Toronto. Since 1978, they have been serving women-identified individuals and their dependents from diverse backgrounds experiencing violence and poverty by providing shelter and outreach programs, services, and resources.

 “We are so honoured to be a part of this event; film and fashion have played a vital role in communication, culture, connection, and bringing light to societal issues. It is so important to address those issues - like that of women experiencing violence. We work to support survivors in their recovery and building of sustainable livelihoods, but we cannot do our work alone. We are proud and thankful to partner with caring organizations like CANIFFF who take this journey with us.” - Carla Neto, Executive Director, WHE


November 28th 2022 

  • Opening Night Party

    • Silent Auction

    • Brand Activations

    • Live Music

November 29th 2022

  • Official Selection Screenings

  • Panel discussions 

  • Award Show Part 1 

    • Lifetime Achievement Ceremony ~ Henk & Yanka Vanderkolk

    • After Party

November 30th 2022

  • Official Selection Screenings

  • Panel discussion

  • Award Show Part 2

    • Closing Party

*Evenings events will take place at the Eglinton Grand (400 Eglinton Ave, W.Toronto, On, M5N 1A2). Day events Location TBC.





Recently, Roger Gingerich was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fashion Council (CFC). Based in London, England, the CFC is a fashion body of 56 nations promoting fashion education, youth and gender empowerment, and responsibility. Gingerich, 54, also served eight years on the board of directors of Fashion Group International Toronto, including three years as its Regional Director. Furthermore, he sat on the board of directors of Canada Fashion Group Inc. which hosted the largest fashion weeks in Canada: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. 


Under the new leadership and ownership of Roger Gingerich, The Canadian International Fashion  Film Festival is world recognized as a leading fashion film festival celebrating and exploring the diverse and shifting landscape of fashion in film and honouring some of the genre’s best. Fashion has always played an integral part in film. Only recently however, has fashion played a leading role in its very own genre. Engaging some of the best in cinema production, the creative minds behind the scenes are now being recognized for their geniuses. CANIFFF Advisory Board are; Alex Jordan (Producer of Private Eyes TV Series), Isabella Baboury (Canadian Director Christian Louboutin), Deirdre Kelly (Editor in Chief of The York University Magazine), Paul Sych (Award winning Typographer, Art Director), George Sully (Founder Black Designers of Canada), Martine Gingerich (Operations Director CANIFFF), Carmen Martinez (Marketing, Licensing and Sales Executive), Richard Railey (Film Distribution Executive), Mike Goncalves (Beauty Executive),  Alysha Newman (Commonwealth Games Champion, Canadian Olympic Athlete, and Nike  Ambassador), Renzo DiCarlo (Board of Directors, BioPharma Services), and Lauren Shirreffs (CEO of 2Social Agency). 


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