Committed to Community

The premier networking event of the year for environmental professionals.

You won’t want to miss the Pollution Probe Gala. No other celebration of its kind brings together senior leaders from such a diverse array of industry sectors, government departments and civil society organizations.

Pollution Probe is Committed to Community, and seeks to improve the health and well-being of Canadians through positive, tangible environmental change.

Join us and 500 peers on November 17th to celebrate community empowerment as the gateway to healthier living in a healthier environment and celebrates communities that are engaged, empowered and vibrant.

“This year’s gala celebrates the empowerment of communities across Canada as the gateway to healthier living in a healthier environment. As a strong supporter of Pollution Probe and its critical contributions over several decades, this year’s theme is dear to my heart. I look forward to your joining us on November 17, 2015.”

Stephen Damp – Chair, 2015 Pollution Probe Gala Committee
Executive Vice President, Civil Division, EllisDon

As our mission states, we seek to improve the health and well-being of Canadians through positive, tangible environmental change. We believe that this relies on communities that are engaged, empowered and vibrant.


Gala Program


“Main Street” Networking Reception & Interactive Community Showcase

Join us for a lively networking reception where guests are invited to tour “Main Street” and learn how exhibitors including community and student groups are Committed to Community. Widely regarded as a highlight of the evening!


Gala Dinner and 2015 Pollution Probe Award

Designed to allow guests time to network, we pride ourselves on making this experience all about the 500 or so incredible people in the room.

The Dinner features a keynote address by Lorraine Mitchelmore, President and Country Chair of Shell Canada and the presentation of the annual Pollution Probe Award.

The recipient of the 2015 Pollution Probe Award is Medicine Hat, Alberta in recognition of the community’s efforts to end homelessness. Medicine Hat is an inspiring example of what can be achieved when local groups are empowered to make positive, tangible change. The award will be accepted by the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society on behalf of the community of partners, supporters and volunteers that contributed to the success of Medicine Hat’s ‘housing first’ initiative.

To learn more about the Pollution Probe Award, visit


The Pollution Probe Award celebrates extraordinary achievement by individuals or organizations working toward positive, tangible environmental change and exemplifying in their work the values espoused by Pollution Probe.


High Gear Dialogue

The High Gear Dialogue, a private, invitation-only lunchtime forum, provides approximately 30 of Canada’s political leaders, visionaries and corporate chiefs a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful, free-flowing dialogue. One senior representative from each Presenting and Gold sponsor is invited to join in the luncheon.

This year, the topic to be explored is community empowerment, which builds on the concept of the “duty to engage” from last year’s session. By further dissecting this duty and its role, participants will have the opportunity to better discern how to harness the power of community to foster healthier living in a healthier environment.

Sponsorship, Table and Ticket Purchase Opportunities

We invite you to support Pollution Probe by being part of our 2015 Gala through sponsorship, table and individual ticket purchases, and the donation of silent auction items.

Sponsorship opportunities provide many options for benefits and recognition. Please view our Sponsorship Prospectus for details of each sponsorship level. If the needs of your organization are not represented here, please contact us – we are happy to discuss custom options.

We also offer the purchase of a table for eight guests at the Gala Dinner with an invitation for all guests to attend the Networking Reception and “Main Street”. The purchaser’s name will appear on the table sign and in the dinner programme. Individual ticket purchases to the dinner and reception are also available.

Once again, the response to Pollution Probe’s Annual Gala is exceeding expectations! We encourage you to reserve your sponsorship or table soon! Don’t miss this opportunity to join colleagues and friends on November 17 at the Fairmont Royal York, Toronto.

For more information, please contact: or (416) 926-1907 x234

2015 Presenting Sponsors


2015 Gold Sponsors


2015 Friend Sponsors


2015 Table Sponsors

Bullfrog Power
CAA South Central Ontario
Canadian Standards Association
The Delphi Group
Morrison Hershfield Group
Union Gas
Canadian Fuels Association
Shell Canada Limited

2014 Gala … the most successful in Pollution Probe’s history

Attended by 500 guests and supported by more sponsors than ever before, the Pollution Probe community is expanding at a terrific pace. Whether you have attended the Gala for years or whether you were among the many newcomers in 2014, you are helping to build our community and we are honoured to have earned your trust. The Gala is a crucial source of funding that supports organizational capacity-building and that enables Pollution Probe to engage in a range of important policy development work across Canada.

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, inspired us all with her presence and with her words, delivering a message of the importance of leading by example. And what better example of leadership could there be than Chief Denise Restoule and the Dokis First Nation, who honoured us by accepting the 2014 Pollution Probe Award, and more importantly, for showing us that the difference between “impossible” and “necessary” is simply a matter of our approach – moving past the what and the why, and instead getting to how.

We hope that you enjoyed sharing in our celebration, and we look forward to building Canada’s future . . . together!