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Thursday, October 18 • 07:30 - 09:15
Breakfast & Plenary 3 - The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Evidence-Based Philanthropy

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IMPORTANT: PLEASE TAKE YOUR PLACE PROMPTLY AT 7:30 AM.
Many foundations today are looking to make better use of evidence to be more effective in their work. While few would argue with using sound evidence, surprisingly little can be said about what constitutes “sound” evidence or relevant and actionable data. This plenary session will explore the possibilities and pitfalls of philanthropic practice based on evidence. Can we identify “what works” more effectively? Who decides what is relevant evidence, who collects it and what do beneficiaries think about whether it is relevant to them? Our speakers will help us understand what we need to know to use and learn from evidence.

Moderators
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Laura Manning

Executive Director, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
Throughout her career, Laura has worked in complex environments toward social good, navigating and shaping effective relationships across a wide range of contexts. In her role as Executive Director of the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, she leads a rapidly growing place-based grantmaker... Read More →

Speakers
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Katharine Bambrick

Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Ms. Katharine Bambrick is the Chief Executive Officer of The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ms. Bambrick has 25 years of experience in leadership and organization development for nonprofit and charities locally, provincially and nationally including strategic leadership and government... Read More →
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Caroline Fiennes

Founder, Giving Evidence, an advisory group for donors and foundations
Caroline Fiennes is a leading advocate and campaigner for effective philanthropy, in which she has worked for twelve years. She serves on boards of: Charity Navigator; The Cochrane Collaboration; and the Center for Effective Philanthropy. She works with Innovations for Poverty Action... Read More →
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Dr. Janet Smylie

Director, Well Living House, St. Michael's Hospital
Dr. Smylie is a respected international leader in the field of Indigenous health. One of Canada’s first Métis physicians, her 25-year career has been focused on addressing inequities in the health of Indigenous peoples in Canada by bridging gaps in health knowledge and practice... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 07:30 - 09:15
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

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