CVBF Canada


Thao Choi – Project Director

I live in Oakville, Ontario with my wonderful husband and two great children. I came to Canada 35 yrs ago with my Dad and my three sisters as refugees with no money, a small bag that could only fit one set of clothes and a pocket full of dreams. To all generous Canadian out there, I thank you with every part of my body for whom and where I am today. It has been my privilege to be part of this amazing team. I share their vision and passion. If asked of why I am doing this, I only have one simple answer, that I am doing my part of paying it forward and it just feels right.





Justine Dien- CoFounder/Project Director

I was one of the more fortunate ones because, in 1983, I and my family were sponsored to Canada by my uncle. Although I did not experience the harrowing conditions of the boat people, I am still most grateful for this journey. Through the kindness of fellow Canadians, my large family of ten siblings quickly grew to love our new home because this beautiful country is a land of hope and opportunities.

When I now take my son to hockey practice or my daughter to piano lessons, I am often reminded of how lucky I have been. The paths of our lives could have been much different if our family had no means of leaving our war-torn homeland. Because of the blessings in my life, I am now a volunteer with the Children’s Make-A-Wish foundation to bring smiles to children afflicted by illnesses.  To pay forward the kindness my family had received, I am proud to have co-founded this organization to extend hope and opportunities to children living in poverty in Vietnam.


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Thank you!
We are so grateful for your support at our 4th Annual Fundraising Gala on Sept 24th. Together, we raised over $45,000 for the Children of Vietnam Benevolent Foundation! It brings us great joy to know that we can continue helping more children go to school, grant more scholarships, buy more beds, deliver more playground equipment, supply more books/pencils, bicycles, wheelchairs, hearing aids, possibly help build another school and so much more! It was not a small feat this year as we staged the first ever full capacity banquet dedicated to authentic Vietnamese Cuisine, something that is rarely if ever done anywhere in Canada. It took a powerhouse team of talented chefs, dedicated volunteers, generous businesses, and beautiful guests to make the night an incredible success. We thank you!
Quintessential: Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine
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