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Tuesday, October 16
 

12:00 EDT

13:00 EDT

Youth Unconference on Philanthropy in Canada
At last year’s PFC Montreal symposium, 50+ young foundation trustees, staff, and grantees came together to discuss their shared role in the future of Canadian philanthropy. The energy of the group flowed far beyond this initial 3-hour gathering, and many participants have continued collaborating over the past year to further articulate and promote their shared goals.

This year, the Youth Unconference will present a dynamic opportunity for young leaders to create their own agenda for an exploration of their evolving roles within Canadian philanthropy. We are excited to once again convene, connect, and amplify the diverse voices of youth who are active within (or actively engaging with) the philanthropic sector. Building on last year’s dynamic gathering, we aim to create an inclusive space for participants to connect and learn across their areas of experience and expertise. We look forward to cultivating shared community, growing together, and emerging with an updated set of collective goals for how youth can be drivers of change in Canadian philanthropy.

To register to the Youth Unconference only, please follow this link!

The Youth Unconference is part of the PFC 2018 Conference Youth Track which includes:
  •  a breakout session focused on Philanthropy’s Leadership Transition, on October 17th , which will create space for all PFC members to engage with the ideas developed at the Unconference through facilitated dialogue circles; and
  • On October 18th, an intergenerational plenary panel will build on key themes from the prior two sessions to explore What’s Next for Philanthropy in Canada?

The PFC 2018 Conference Youth Track is supported by PwC and organized in collaboration with Resource Movement and Youth In Philanthropy Canada.


Speakers
avatar for Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Resource Movement
Jon is passionate about convening diverse stakeholders around shared interests in a renewed philanthropic sector, with a commitment to facilitating equitable participation across differences in power and position. They currently serve on the steering committee of Resource Movement... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 13:00 - 16:30 EDT
Trinity I-II, Ballroom Level

17:00 EDT

Opening Conversation: Populism, Citizen Engagement and Philanthropy
Organized philanthropy in Canada has much to ponder in the face of complex and related pressures: climate change, migration, changes in political leadership, economic transitions and ongoing debates on reconciliation with indigenous peoples, questions of social exclusion and more. Informed participation by citizens in policy discussions is all the more important as we confront political polarization and ‘’fake’’ news. What can philanthropy do to foster citizen participation? Join us for a discussion of populism and the role of philanthropy in strengthening community resilience and social capital.

Moderators
avatar for Sandy Houston

Sandy Houston

President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation
Sandy Houston is the President and CEO of the Metcalf Foundation. Over the last ten years, Sandy has led the development of Metcalf into a leading private foundation engaged in helping Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. Prior to joining Metcalf, Sandy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Adams

Michael Adams

President, Environics Group
Michael Adams is the president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies which he co-founded in 1970. In 2006 he founded the non-profit Environics Institute for Survey Research. The Institute conducts groundbreaking projects, including surveys of... Read More →
avatar for Sevaun Palvetzian

Sevaun Palvetzian

CEO, Civic Action
One of Canada’s leading experts on civic engagement, Sevaun Palvetzian has been CEO of CivicAction since January 2014. Under her leadership, CivicAction has focused on building inclusive cities and levelling the playing field of opportunity. Throughout her career, Sevaun has advocated... Read More →



Tuesday October 16, 2018 17:00 - 18:30 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

18:30 EDT

Welcome Reception

Tuesday October 16, 2018 18:30 - 20:00 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

07:00 EDT

07:45 EDT

Breakfast (Buffet)
Wednesday October 17, 2018 07:45 - 09:00 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

07:45 EDT

Breakfast Orientation for New Members or First-Time Attendees
Have you become a PFC member since October 2016 or are new to the PFC conference? Come join us for an orientation breakfast! Meet fellow new members, and learn more about the PFC network. We will also give you an idea of what to expect from the 2018 conference. This is a great opportunity to meet other new attendees.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 07:45 - 09:00 EDT
Trinity I-II, Ballroom Level

09:15 EDT

Opening Plenary: The World of European Philanthropy
Welcome and Openings Remarks by the Organizers.

Opening Plenary:
Canadian foundations are increasingly adept at learning from others outside Canada. Philanthropy in Canada is the stronger for this cross-border learning. This valuable learning doesn’t need to be limited to the experiences of the English-speaking world. Can we seek more inspiration from our colleagues in continental Europe, who are addressing many of the same global and local challenges that we face? What new approaches are they deploying to have broader impact? What changes will the next generation bring about?
 This session builds on a series of articles published in The Philanthropist in 2018 on European philanthropy.

Moderators
avatar for Marcel Lauzière

Marcel Lauzière

President and CEO, The Lawson Foundation
Marcel Lauzière has worked in the charitable sector, as well as in government, here in Canada and abroad for over 30 years. He is the President & CEO of the Lawson Foundation. He has also served as President and CEO of Imagine Canada, Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luc Tayart de Borms

Luc Tayart de Borms

Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation
Luc Tayart de Borms is Managing Director at King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium, a foundation that aims to contribute in innovative and sustainable ways towards greater social justice, democracy and respect for diversity.  A practitioner with more than 30 years experience, he has served in the European Foundation Centre as president (2002-2004), the C... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Sailler

Peggy Sailler

Executive Director, Network of European Foundations (NEF)
NEF is an association of leading European foundations dedicated to strengthening philanthropic cooperation. NEF’s mission is to realise European solidarity through philanthropy for social inclusion, international development and democracy. Before joining NEF as Executive... Read More →
avatar for Gerry Salole

Gerry Salole

Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre (EFC)
Dr. Gerry Salole is Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) in Brussels. Dr Salole has significant experience and knowledge of foundations and NGOs, having held senior positions in the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office (Johannesburg), the Bernard van Leer... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 09:15 - 11:00 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

11:00 EDT

Networking Break
Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:00 - 11:30 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

11:30 EDT

Site Visit to YWCA Toronto With Lunch Box
Join us for a site visit to the YWCA Elm Centre and see for yourself the amazing work they do!

Elm Centre opened its doors in 2011, having taken less than five years to complete one of the largest affordable housing projects in Ontario. The first building of its kind to offer three green roofs, geothermal heating and cooling, Elm Centre provides affordable and subsidized housing for women and their families right downtown. It is an innovative, mixed-use building that merges heritage restoration with new construction of 300 units of supportive and affordable housing for women and their families, including 50 units for Indigenous women and their families, and 85 units for women with mental health or concurrent mental health and substance use needs. The building also includes a 200 seat lecture hall, a restaurant, and head offices for YWCA Toronto and YWCA Canada.

YWCA Toronto has elected to use a Concierge staffing model to create a welcoming and supportive reception for tenants and guests. The team is part of a collaborative approach aimed at supporting the community with skilled responses that acknowledge the effects of trauma, mental health and oppression.

The YWCA Toronto team is keen to share their successes and their learning with you. You will also hear about some of their challenges along the way, including financing and fundraising challenges, considering that they successfully accomplished a $15 million fundraising campaign, despite being told by the “experts” that they wouldn’t raise more than $1 million.

Advance registration required.
Before Oct. 16th, Please register here.
Onsite, and after Oct. 16th, you will be able to register at the Conference Registration Desk.
For any questions, please send an email to: Ines Chaalala (ichaalala@pfc.ca)
On Oct, 17th, meeting at 11:10 am at the Conference Registration Desk. Departure at 11:15 am.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:30 - 12:30 EDT
YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm St Toronto

11:30 EDT

Lunch (Buffet)
Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:30 - 12:45 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Plenary 2: Philanthropy’s Work: Empowering Women and Girls
 This is an important moment for discussions about gender. The G7 meetings in June 2018, hosted by Canada, had a feminist agenda. The Women Deliver conference, coming to Vancouver in June 2019, will bring a global focus on gender. But though the federal government speaks to a feminist agenda, is Canada truly a gender-sensitive society? And what does a gender lens look like when applied to philanthropy?

This plenary will feature a conversation with three women leaders who are ''at the table''. We'll use this opportunity to discuss how we can come together as philanthropists and advocates, to make change in the lives of girls and women in Canada and around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Sharon Avery

Sharon Avery

President and CEO, Toronto Foundation
Sharon Avery is President & CEO of Toronto Foundation. Sharon is known as a high energy fundraiser and passionate communicator on a mission to bring philanthropy to the task of building a more resilient Toronto. Prior to joining Toronto Foundation, she served for eight years as Chief... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katja Iversen

Katja Iversen

President & CEO, Women Deliver
Katja Iversen is the President/CEO of Women Deliver – a leading global advocate for investment in gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, with a specific focus on maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Iversen, an internationally recognized... Read More →
avatar for Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson

President & CEO, Indspire
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario... Read More →
avatar for Paulette Senior

Paulette Senior

President and CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation
Paulette Senior is President & CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation. She has devoted her career to empowering women and girls to overcome barriers and reach their full potential. Paulette started her career on the front lines of social service organizations in some of Toronto’s... Read More →



Wednesday October 17, 2018 13:00 - 14:15 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

14:15 EDT

Networking Break
Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:15 - 14:45 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 01 - Finding and Funding the Value in Philanthropy Infrastructure
The scale, and complexity of global problems call for an increased collaboration among funders. How do we leverage our capacities and act collectively to deploy private resources for social good? Philanthropic infrastructure supports collective action by providing data to build transparency and inform decisions, advocacy for an enabling environment, campaigns to grow a culture of giving, technology that links donors and recipients, capacity building to make better use of existing resources, space for donors to meet and collaborate and standards that build trust within society. This discussion will focus on the opportunities for funders to grow and benefit from funder infrastructure.

Moderators
avatar for Hilary Pearson

Hilary Pearson

President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Since 2001, when she was appointed President, she has grown... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Bellegy

Benjamin Bellegy

Executive Director, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) (Via Videolink)
Benjamin Bellegy is the Executive Director at the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS). He has previously led international programs in a variety of fields such as local civil societies’ strengthening, sustainable development or post-disaster reconstruction. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Ian Bird

Ian Bird

Community Foundations of Canada
avatar for Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

CEO, Philanthropy Australia
Sarah has had a broad and wide ranging career from executive roles in tertiary education in Australia to private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East, and back in the dim dark ages in airport management.  But for the last 10 years... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
Bay Room, Ballroom Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 02 - Behind the Headlines: Stories of How Major Policy Wins Were Achieved Through Cross-Sector Organizing and Philanthropy
Recent headlines have celebrated major policy achievements in a variety of sectors where philanthropy is engaged, from low-wage worker wins to game-changing investments in conservation, and from new housing strategies to important progress on climate issues. This session features leaders from the philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors who have used cross-sector organizing to achieve major progress in different policy areas. Learn about the role of philanthropy in supporting this work and take away recommendations for how to support cross-sector organizing as a key philanthropic strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Andre Vallillee

Andre Vallillee

Environment Program Director, Metcalf Foundation
Andre Vallillee joined Metcalf Foundation as Environment Program Director in 2014. Prior to joining the Foundation, Andre worked as a Program Manager with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, overseeing the province-wide environmental grants portfolio and serving as the Foundation’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pedro Barata

Pedro Barata

Senior Vice President, Community Impact & Strategy, United Way Greater Toronto
Pedro Barata is United Way Greater Toronto’s Senior Vice President, Community Impact & Strategy. Pedro works with United Way teams and community partners to develop and implement strategies that can drive impact and change.  Pedro provides strategic leadership at United Way in... Read More →
avatar for Tim Gray

Tim Gray

Executive Director, Environmental Defence
Tim Gray is Executive Director of Environmental Defence. Tim grew up on the shores of Lake Huron and acquired his love of nature there. Tim has led the protection of wild areas and reform of forest and land use practices in Canada for over 25 years. He started his career as the Ontario... Read More →
avatar for Deena Ladd

Deena Ladd

Co-ordinator, Toronto Workers’ Action Centre
Deena Ladd has been working to improve wages and working conditions in sectors of work that are dominated with low-wages, violations of rights, precarious and part- time work for the past 26 years. She is active in the Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign, Decent Work and Health Network... Read More →
avatar for Alison Woodley

Alison Woodley

Strategic Advisor, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Task Force on Beyond Aichi Targets
Alison Woodley has worked to protect Canada’s wild spaces and species for over thirty years. After 17 years with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), most recently as National Conservation Director, she just accepted a new challenge as strategic advisor for the IU... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
Trinity V, Ballroom Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 03 - Creative Forces for Change: Leveraging Philanthropy to Support Women
Philanthropic organizations have immense potential to be creative forces for change locally and globally as we seek to address gender inequalities and enhance the contributions of women. What do we need to know to prioritize women’s leadership in strengthening  our communities? What key levers are essential to ensuring that women’s voices and perspectives are influencing decision-making and achieving impact? What assets and experiences do we have in Canada and globally to build opportunities and supports for women through our work? Led by the Coady International Institute, this session will explore the conditions that influence the roles of women in community development and social change; explore collective insights through knowledge-sharing; and learn practical tools which can be applied to different contexts and sectors.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. June Webber

Dr. June Webber

Vice President, Coady International Institute
June Webber joined Coady Institute at StFX University on September 1, 2015. She brings a wealth of experience as a recognized leader in global health policy and development.Prior to joining the Coady Institute, June worked as a health and development expert (consultant) with national... Read More →

Speakers
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Eileen Alma

Director, Women and Indigenous Programs, Coady International Institute
Eileen Alma has more than 25 years of interdisciplinary experience in program development and management, and international development research and practice. Eileen’s focus is on women’s leadership and empowerment – political, economic, social and legal – which is considered... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Avery

Sharon Avery

President and CEO, Toronto Foundation
Sharon Avery is President & CEO of Toronto Foundation. Sharon is known as a high energy fundraiser and passionate communicator on a mission to bring philanthropy to the task of building a more resilient Toronto. Prior to joining Toronto Foundation, she served for eight years as Chief... Read More →
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Jaime Smith

Executive Lead, Center for Employment Innovation
Jaime Smith joined the Extension Department as the executive lead of the Centre for Employment Innovation in April 2017. Jaime has a rich volunteer and professional experience rooted in planning, participatory leadership, adult education, and community development. Jaime’s work... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
Trinity I-II, Ballroom Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 04 - Righting Relations: How Building Deep Relationships and Trust Leads to True Collaboration
In this session, the Catherine Donnelly Foundation (CDF) and its partners will share the unique experience of Righting Relations: Adult Education for Social Change, a five-year partnership aimed at building a national network of adult educators across Canada. Working in a deeply participatory process , this program centers the lived experiences of Indigenous, immigrant, refugee and low-income communities. It seeks to foster right relations across constituencies while it works with emergence, “making the road by walking”. CDF General Director Valerie Lemieux and the Righting Relations National Steering Committee will explore: 1) What the CDF is learning and unlearning as a funder on this journey; 2) How building deep and trusting relationships is a necessary step to build alliances that harness the wisdom of the collective; 3) Why it is important to create safe spaces for diverse voices to be heard in order to right relations; and 4) The impact of this work on the communities, adult educators and the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.

Moderators
avatar for Rehana Tejpar

Rehana Tejpar

National Program Facilitator, Righting Relations
Rehana Tejpar is an embodied artist and facilitator of East African Indian and Uruguayan descent. She moves from a space of curiosity, play and collaboration to build spaces with communities to harness our personal and collective wisdom, healing and transformation. She is the founding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Lemieux

Valerie Lemieux

General Director, Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Valerie Lemieux is strongly committed to social change and to strengthening the charitable sector. She believes in the power of investing in charities through strategic philanthropic donations and through impact/social investments. She is proud to facilitate those activities through... Read More →
avatar for Miigam’agan

Miigam’agan

Espenoopetitj First Nation, Righting Relations National Steering Committee
Miigam’agan is a Mi’kmaq woman of the Fish Clan from Esgenoópetitj/Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Her life has been devoted to Wabanaki cultural revival and to promoting an understanding of Indigenous matriarchal systems. Miigam’agan is the first Elder-in-Residence at St. Thomas... Read More →
avatar for Ishbel Munro

Ishbel Munro

Righting Relations National Steering Committee, Tri-County Women’s Centre
Ishbel Munro has been an activist and community builder for over 40 years. Much of her work has been building bridges between peoples. She developed projects like On Common Ground which brought together the African Nova Scotian, Mi’Kmaq, Acadian and fishing communities to learn... Read More →
avatar for Renee Vaugeois

Renee Vaugeois

Righting Relations National Steering Committee, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Ms. Renée Vaugeois originates from Wildwood Alberta and is a 5th generation Canadian of Ukrainian and French descent. She is currently the Executive Director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and current President of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee; a coalition... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
York A+B Room, Ballroom Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 05 - Foundations Partnering for Reconciliation
Join The Circle team, Kris Archie and Shereen Munshi as they share learnings from their PFC Pre-conference Workshop: Foundations Partnering for Reconciliation (FPR), a convening related to how foundation peers across Canada are breathing life into The Philanthropic Community's Declaration of Action.
This session will provide an opportunity for participants to share their own stories, hear from others and receive valuable insight to the specific behaviours, practices and policies that can help increase meaningful engagement and partnership with Indigenous grantees, organizations and communities. Together, The Circle team walk through ah-ha moments and make space for a deep dive Q and A period. The Circle will showcase a graphic recording harvest from the FPR Convening to highlight the wisdom and capacity already existing in the philanthropic sector. This session will connect those who are doing with those who are beginning their journey toward Reconciliation, using the tool of philanthropy. Participants will leave more connected to one another, to Declaration of Action Signatories and to The Circle.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Archie

Kris Archie

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada
Kris Archie, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation, is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. In her own words: “My lived experiences as a mixed blood woman, mother and community member informs my desire for inclusion... Read More →
avatar for Shereen Munshi

Shereen Munshi

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in
Shereen is a first-generation immigrant to Canada migrating with her family from Lusaka, Zambia. Her experiences with wealth disparity and segregation have shaped her outlook on life. She has a compulsion for true equality and cultural preservation. 


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
Adelaide, Lobby Level

14:45 EDT

Breakout Session 06 - Learning from the “Old World”: Exploring European Philanthropy
This breakout session will drill down further on the issues and challenges confronting European philanthropy, through direct interactions with the plenary speakers from Europe. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of how “made-in-Europe” philanthropic approaches and strategies can contribute to a wider perspective on the challenges that we face in Canada. European philanthropy leaders will respond to your questions and provide more detailed cases and stories on the work of European funders. You will leave this session with a view of what philanthropy can achieve beyond North American borders, and new opportunities for stronger connections with colleagues in the old world.

Moderators
avatar for Marcel Lauzière

Marcel Lauzière

President and CEO, The Lawson Foundation
Marcel Lauzière has worked in the charitable sector, as well as in government, here in Canada and abroad for over 30 years. He is the President & CEO of the Lawson Foundation. He has also served as President and CEO of Imagine Canada, Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luc Tayart de Borms

Luc Tayart de Borms

Managing Director, King Baudouin Foundation
Luc Tayart de Borms is Managing Director at King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium, a foundation that aims to contribute in innovative and sustainable ways towards greater social justice, democracy and respect for diversity.  A practitioner with more than 30 years experience, he has served in the European Foundation Centre as president (2002-2004), the C... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Sailler

Peggy Sailler

Executive Director, Network of European Foundations (NEF)
NEF is an association of leading European foundations dedicated to strengthening philanthropic cooperation. NEF’s mission is to realise European solidarity through philanthropy for social inclusion, international development and democracy. Before joining NEF as Executive... Read More →
avatar for Gerry Salole

Gerry Salole

Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre (EFC)
Dr. Gerry Salole is Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) in Brussels. Dr Salole has significant experience and knowledge of foundations and NGOs, having held senior positions in the Ford Foundation’s Southern Africa office (Johannesburg), the Bernard van Leer... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 14:45 - 16:00 EDT
Trinity III-IV, Ballroom Level

16:00 EDT

Break (Shuffle time)
Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:00 - 16:15 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 07 - Moving Dollars Upstream for Food and Healthcare Systems Change
Funders are involved in a growing number of initiatives that build food security, food literacy, sustainable agriculture and viable food enterprises – however these remain relatively marginal and unconnected to the health care system. Join us for a session that will bring together diverse funders with actors working at the intersection of food and healthcare. It will explore how we can scale existing initiatives and move dollars upstream to promote sustainable food systems and build preventative health into the culture and priorities of hospitals, senior care and the communities they serve.

Moderators
avatar for Joannah Lawson

Joannah Lawson

Director, Brian and Joannah Lawson Family Foundation
JOANNAH (SMITH) LAWSON is a nutrition consultant who focuses on prevention of chronic disease through nutritional change at organization and community levels. Before training as a nutritionist, Joannah had a successful career specializing in organizational change in the telecommunications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bradley

Kim Bradley

Manager of Collaborative Practice and Education, St.Michael's Hospital
Kim Bradley PhD, reg CASLPO is the Manager of Collaborative Practice and Education at St. Michael's Hospital. She supports best and evidence-based practice of Registered Dietitians and Speech Language Pathologists (who treat swallowing difficulties). Among other Nutrition initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Travis Durham

Travis Durham

Manager of Food & Nutrition Services, Grove Park Home
Travis Durham is the Manager of Food & Nutrition Services at Grove Park Home in Barrie, Ontario. He started his culinary journey as a cook achieving a diploma in Culinary Management. Travis continued his studies obtaining his Nutrition Manager designation. He is a member of the Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Beth Hunter

Beth Hunter

Program Director, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Beth Hunter is Program Director at the McConnell Foundation where she leads the Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (including the Nourish program on the future of food in health care) and collaborates on the Foundation’s energy & green economy program. She holds a master’s in... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Rowe

Catherine Rowe

EVP, Development, Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation
In October 2012, Catherine Rowe joined the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre Foundation as Executive Vice-President, Development, responsible for leading the$150 million Healing More Better campaign, the most important fundraising campaign in the institution’s history. The... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
Bay Room, Ballroom Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 08 - What’s New in the World of Charity Regulation?
Join us for a discussion of developments and updates in federal charity tax and regulation with leading Canadian charity lawyers. This session will offer opportunity for discussion and question on such topics as foundations and political activities, handling CRA reporting requirements, and options and prospects for strengthening and modernizing the regulatory framework for charities and foundations.

Moderators
avatar for Hilary Pearson

Hilary Pearson

President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Since 2001, when she was appointed President, she has grown... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Hayhoe

Robert Hayhoe

Partner, Miller Thomson
Robert Hayhoe is a leading adviser in the charities and non-profit sector in Canada. Robert also serves as Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Tax Practice Group and sits on the Firm’s Executive Committee. He provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to charities... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Stacey

Amanda Stacey

Partner, Toronto, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
Amanda Stacey is a partner in our estates, trusts and wealth management group and our charities and tax exempt organizations group.Ms. Stacey provides advice in the areas of wealth management, estate planning, charity, and not-for-profit law. She advises clients on wills, trusts... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
Trinity V, Ballroom Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 09 - How Organized Philanthropy Can Create Impact Internationally
How can organized philanthropy create impact both in Canada and internationally? This session highlights, through three to four concrete examples, how Canadian foundations manage major international initiatives. Panelists will discuss how foundations can address significant challenges of working internationally and how they reap important benefits for impact in different sectors. Specific focus will be given to water management of the Great Lakes, a Canada/US co-led initiative (de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation), diaspora philanthropy, counting partnerships between high, middle and low-income countries (King Baudouin Foundation/KBF CANADA), and global collaboration in mental health (Graham Boeckh Foundation).

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Kemmer

Danielle Kemmer

Vice-President, Strategy and Initiatives, Graham Boeckh Foundation
As Vice President, Strategy and Initiatives at the Graham Boeckh Foundation, Danielle is involved in strategy development and oversees the foundation’s projects and activities.Danielle joined GBF in 2015, bringing her background in research and research management to the foundation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Benoît Fontaine

Benoît Fontaine

Director, KBF Canada
Benoît Fontaine has a Master of Laws from Université de Louvain-la-Neuve (1994, with great distinction).He began his career as the director of a youth association, and then became President of the Fédération de centres d’information pour jeunes, which encompasses 15 organizations... Read More →
avatar for Dominique Monchamp

Dominique Monchamp

Senior Advisor, De Gaspé Beaubien Foundation
With over 30 years of solid experience in program management and organization, Dominique Monchamp has been part of the de Gaspé Beaubien family for almost 18 years. Wholeheartedly dedicated to the growth of the Foundation, she plays a key role in implementing the family’s projects.Recruited... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
Adelaide, Lobby Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 10 - The Contribution of the Academy to Philanthropic Strategy and Practice
Until recently, there has been little research devoted to understanding the role of foundations as agents of social change in Canada. There has also been little capacity in the academy to offer teaching and training on grantmaking as a profession. The good news is that we have seen a surge in efforts and funding in this area in the last five years. Yet many questions remain: Why has it taken so long to professionalize the grantmaking field? What are the questions that foundations and the communities they work with want answered about organized philanthropy, and what contribution could the academy make? What role do researchers have to play in critically examining the origins and legitimacy of philanthropy? Join us to hear more about what is happening in Canadian research today and how we can build stronger bridges to create actionable learning for foundations. To support the discussion, we will hear about Australian and Canadian examples of collaboration between university-based researchers and the philanthropic sector.

Moderators
avatar for Juniper Glass

Juniper Glass

Principal, Lumiere Consulting
Juniper Glass believes philanthropy has great potential to support social justice and systems change. Her firm, Lumiere Consulting, serves foundations, philanthropic networks and national nonprofits that are committed to realizing this potential. During her two-decade career, Juniper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

CEO, Philanthropy Australia
Sarah has had a broad and wide ranging career from executive roles in tertiary education in Australia to private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East, and back in the dim dark ages in airport management.  But for the last 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Peter Elson

Peter Elson

Professor, University Of Victoria
Peter is Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, where he teaches courses in nonprofit management and leadership and community development. He is also a graduate student at the University of Victoria, undertaking a graduate certificate in Indigenous Nationhood.He... Read More →
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Jean-Marc Fontan

Professor of Sociology, University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM)
Fontan Jean-Marc, Ph.D., is professor of sociology and director of the Incubateur universitaire Parole d’excluEs (IUPE - http://iupe.wordpress.com) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is a member of the social innovation, development and territory program of research... Read More →
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Susan Phillips

Professor, Graduate Supervisor, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, School of Public Policy & Administration, Carleton University
Professor Susan Phillips Dr. Susan Phillips is Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University and founder and director of the Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) – Canada’s only graduate program in this field. She is also Editor-in-Chief... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
York A+B Room, Ballroom Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 11 - The Intersection of Philanthropy and Public Interest Journalism
Journalism and media have a role to play in promoting informed conversations among citizens about the key social, economic and environmental issues that confront Canada today. In a time of transition for media business models, and rising individual engagement with social media platforms, how is philanthropy's role in supporting informed and objective public dialogue changing? Join us for a session about current experiments in philanthropy-journalism collaborations. Learn more about “solutions” journalism, the prospects for a new public benefit journalism model supported by philanthropy, and what you can do now to support informed and objective public dialogue on issues that matter to your foundation.




Moderators
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Colette Murphy

Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation

Speakers
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David Bornstein

Solutions Journalism Network
David Bornstein is a co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which is establishing the practice of solutions journalism — rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems — as an integral part of news. He co-authors the “Fixes” column in The New York Times... Read More →
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Chad Lubelsky

Program Director, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
Chad is the program lead for RECODE  and Public Interest Journalism at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Chad was the Executive Director of Santropol Roulant; developed leadership and community engagement programs for the Canada Millennium Scholarship... Read More →
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Catherine Wallace

Assistant Managing Editor of News, The Toronto Star
Catherine Wallace was the 2016-2017 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, researching potential alternative sources of civic information and journalism   as the news industry shrinks. Among her findings were the important role of foundations in the U.S. in funding experiments in this... Read More →



Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
Trinity I-II, Ballroom Level

16:15 EDT

Breakout Session 12 - Philanthropy’s Leadership Transition: Intergenerational Dialogue Circles
Succession planning needs to be in the DNA of any well managed foundation. On one hand, succession planning can be viewed as a means for ensuring stability and a steady grip on the tested course; on the other, succession planning is an opportunity to listen to new priorities and forge new paths. What priorities and paths are emerging as more young people step into leadership within philanthropy? Participants will have the opportunity to hear deep dives into topics with youth leaders, and to respond to the key priorities and challenges that emerge by participating in facilitated, intergenerational dialogues.

Moderators
avatar for Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Resource Movement
Jon is passionate about convening diverse stakeholders around shared interests in a renewed philanthropic sector, with a commitment to facilitating equitable participation across differences in power and position. They currently serve on the steering committee of Resource Movement... Read More →

Speakers
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Holly McLellan

YPI Canada
Since 2010, Holly has worked with the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative, a multi-award-winning grant-making project for secondary schools that was created by the Toskan Casale Foundation, a private family foundation in Toronto. In 2016 Holly led the launch of YPI Canada as an independent... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 16:15 - 17:30 EDT
Trinity III-IV, Ballroom Level

19:00 EDT

Dinner with Entertainment
CULTURAL PERFORMANCE by KeepRockingYou, an artist-based
collective that seeks to inspire young women by generating new avenues
for them to grow, become empowered and stay true to themselves.


Wednesday October 17, 2018 19:00 - 21:00 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level
 
Thursday, October 18
 

07:00 EDT

07:30 EDT

Breakfast & Plenary 3 - The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Evidence-Based Philanthropy
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

CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation
Katharine Bambrick is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Before joining OTF, Katharine was the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada for ten years. She has a wealth of experience in senior roles and with policy, including a ten-year career with the Ontario... 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 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

09:15 EDT

Networking Break
Thursday October 18, 2018 09:15 - 09:45 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 13 - Philanthropy as Civic Engagement
Local empowerment. Dialogue and consultation. Sharing leadership with people with lived experience. Community-led advocacy. What are the internal changes within a foundation as it moves from traditional granting to a more engaged approach to philanthropy? In this interactive session, we will learn about how foundations are supporting communities to be active and meaningfully involved in addressing societal challenges. This session will be especially fruitful for foundations considering deepening their community engagement. We will hear stories from private and public foundations and take a brief look at the Public Participation Spectrum, a framework to reflect on where your foundation is, and where it would like to be, in its community engagement.

Moderators
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Juniper Glass

Principal, Lumiere Consulting
Juniper Glass believes philanthropy has great potential to support social justice and systems change. Her firm, Lumiere Consulting, serves foundations, philanthropic networks and national nonprofits that are committed to realizing this potential. During her two-decade career, Juniper... Read More →

Speakers
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Janine Manning

Board Member, Laidlaw Foundation
Janine Manning is a board member of the Laidlaw Foundation and the Manager of the Indigenous Culture Fund at the Ontario Arts Council. Janine holds a BA (Hons) from York University and a Certificate in Social Sector Management from the Schulich School of Business. Janine draws from... Read More →
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Jen Miller

Director of Social Investment, Atkinson Foundation
Jenn Miller was named Director of Social Investment in the summer of 2015. Jenn comes to Atkinson from the City of Toronto where she was a manager with the Social Development, Finance and Administration division, responsible for the investment of close to $20M annually in community-based... Read More →
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Vi Nguyen

Director, Youth Engagement, Vancouver Foundation
Vi Nguyen is currently a Director in the Grants & Community Initiatives department at Vancouver Foundation. Vi has spent the majority of her career working with immigrant, refugee and Indigenous youth and families in community development settings with various organizations on the... Read More →



Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
Adelaide, Lobby Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 14 -: Philanthropy for Impact: Betting on Community Capacity
Many grantmakers are attracted by compelling proposals from community partners for program or project support. But is this where philanthropy can have the most sustainable impact? What if we turned the focus for funding on its head? What if we asked how we could strengthen our grantee’s  capacity to attract and retain talent? What if we offered support for leaders of smaller community organizations to rethink their strategies and to design effective communications and fundraising approaches? This session will give you a chance to explore these questions and discuss alternative funding models and provocative case studies. You will leave with some practical ideas for your own strategies as a funder.

Moderators
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Kim Fuller

Founder and Creative Director, Phil Communications
Kim Fuller is founder of Phil, where since 1999 she has successfully helped hundreds of charities and foundations get their message to the masses and raise more money – to do good, even better. Phil is a catalyst for social good, helping changemakers and their organizations do more... Read More →

Speakers
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Ode Belzile

Director of Philanthropic Activities, J. Armand Bombardier Foundation
Ode is Director of philanthropic activities at the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation. From the field of communications, she was responsible for development in various cultural and community organizations in Quebec and Ontario. In 2008, she joined the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation... Read More →
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Dara Parker

Executive Director, SVP Vancouver
Dara is a nonprofit executive with over 18 years’ experience working in social purpose organizations who are driving meaningful, systemic change.Dara began her career working in international development and has travelled to over 50 countries, spanning five continents. Her CIDA-funded... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
Bay Room, Ballroom Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 15 : Hearing All Voices: Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy
 As Canada’s diversity grows, and as community partners and donors themselves become increasingly diverse in background, perspective and approach, the question of how to address and include diversity in and by philanthropy  becomes more urgent.  How can foundations bring more diverse perspectives to their board tables and decision-making? Join us to hear the results of new research on foundation diversity and inclusion practices and to hear from those who are trying to grapple with difference, inequality and inclusion in their governance structure.

Moderators
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Hilary Pearson

President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Since 2001, when she was appointed President, she has grown... Read More →

Speakers
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Mohamed Huque

Chair, Equity Committee, Inspirit Foundation
Mohamed Huque is a Philanthropy Solutions Advisor at GrantBook, a consulting firm that enables foundations and their networks to catalyze high-impact philanthropy by connecting people, technology, and insights. His clients include some of the largest foundations in the world where... Read More →
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Hanifa Kassam

Community Development Officer, City of Toronto
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Sadia Zaman

CEO, Inspirit Foundation
Sadia brings a wealth of arts, media, and not-for-profit experience to her role as CEO, Inspirit Foundation.Before joining Inspirit, Sadia was Managing Director, ROM Canada at the Royal Ontario Museum where she focused on digital content and Indigenous narratives. Before the ROM... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
York A+B Room, Ballroom Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 16 - Unlocking the Potential of Canada’s Young People
Young people in Canada today are stressed. They are facing a turbulent future, with pressures from the pace of environmental, social and technological change, uncertainties about entering a rapidly-changing work force, and struggle to acquire skills in an education system that may not be adapting quickly enough to prepare them for this world of change. Philanthropy has a role to play in helping youth succeed and in amplifying their capacity to voice their own needs and find their own leaders. Join this session to hear from a panel of funders active in the youth development space and to learn about and share how we can work together to help young Canadians successfully prepare for their future.

Moderators
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Noah Aiken-Klar

Director, Youth Social Impact, RBC
Noah supports RBC Future Launch through charitable investments in youth-serving programs with a focus on skills, career supports, practical work experience and mental health. Formerly, he was Regional Director at the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), a provincial agency and grantmaker... Read More →

Speakers
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Elana Ludman

Vice President, Youth Mental Health, Graham Boeckh Foundation
Elana Ludman is the Vice President, Youth Mental Health. In her role, she works with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, mental health experts, philanthropic foundations, service providers, and youth and their families to support Integrated Youth Services across Canada... Read More →
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Shereen Munshi

The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in
Shereen is a first-generation immigrant to Canada migrating with her family from Lusaka, Zambia. Her experiences with wealth disparity and segregation have shaped her outlook on life. She has a compulsion for true equality and cultural preservation. 
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Lucie Santoro

Director of Administration and Operations, The Martin Family Initiative
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Saeed Selvam

Manager, Public Policy, Laidlaw Foundation
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Renee Wilkinson

Consultant, REVIVE
Renee Wilkinson MSW, is a Registered Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with diverse population groups including youth, students, adult offenders, families impacted by mental illness and marginalized communities. Her direct and indirect practice experiences are... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
Trinity I-II, Ballroom Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 17 - Unpacking Impact Investing: Learning from Experience
There is more and more awareness of the concept of impact investing in philanthropy today. But what is it exactly and why is it important to philanthropic investors? Join us as we discuss the experiences of four foundations that worked through the process of formulating an impact investing strategy. How did these foundations decide to move ahead? How did they identify their goals and approaches? How did they approach a conversation about impact investing at their board tables? And what can you take away from their learning that will help you think about your approach to investing in a way that supports your philanthropic mission?

Moderators
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Llewellyn S Smith

President, Helderleigh Holdings
President of Helderleigh Holdings Inc., a private investment holding company and The Helderleigh Foundation, both of Toronto. The Helderleigh Foundation has objects to improve the diet, physical health and wellness of Canadians. Its focus is on nutrition literacy for children, their... Read More →

Speakers
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Terry Cooke

President and CEO, Hamilton Community Foundation
Terry Cooke is President and CEO of Hamilton Community Foundation which has played a leading role in mobilizing the community to address issues like increasing access to post-secondary education, strengthening neighbourhoods and reducing poverty. Terry’s career includes leadership... Read More →
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Rosamond Ivey

Chair, Ivey Foundation
Rosamond Ivey is Managing Partner of JRS Group, a family office founded in 1992. Prior to JRS Group, Roz spent six years in investment banking and two years in venture capital. She is Chair of the Ivey Foundation and its investment committee. Roz leads the Ivey Foundation’s initiatives... Read More →
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Desmond Wilson

Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Donnelly Foundation
Desmond Wilson is the Chief Financial Officer at The Catherine Donnelly Foundation and has been involved with the CDF since its establishment fifteen years ago.   He is responsible for the CDF’s financial accounting and works closely with the Foundation’s Board as well as its... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
Trinity V, Ballroom Level

09:45 EDT

Breakout Session 18 - Data for Impact: What Should be Shared, With Whom, and Who should Decide?
Last year, over 7,000 publications included the phrase "data is the new oil". This powerful resource has already transformed the way companies do business and has clear potential to do the same for how we pursue social impact. Increased access to data could allow nonprofits to better integrate their services and track their outcomes, while also enabling evidence-based policy advocacy to the address root causes of social issues. Unlocking these opportunities will require major changes around what data is collected and shared, with whom, and under what conditions. Our panelists come from among 50+ civil society leaders who are working as a coalition to develop a joint policy agenda around data sharing in Canada. They are contributing their perspectives from philanthropy, service delivery, and policy advocacy to develop an effective and inclusive change agenda for the sector.

Speakers
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Gladys Okine

Executive Director, First Work: Ontario’s Youth Employment Network
Gladys Okine is the Executive Director of First Work: Ontario’s Youth Employment Network. Ms. Okine specializes in developing solutions for marginalized youth, women, and newcomers. She has over 18 years of experience in successfully advancing employment and workforce development... Read More →
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Dr. Janet Smylie

Professor, University of Toronto
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. Dr... Read More →
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Pamela Uppal

Project Lead, The Ontario Nonprofit Network
Over the past 10 years Pamela has been connecting theory with practice, engaging on three fronts: research initiatives, frontline work, and policy dialogues. She led a nonprofit organization at the University of Toronto, was a frontline worker in family services, built diversity equity... Read More →
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Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Powered by Data
Jon is passionate about convening diverse stakeholders around shared interests in a data-enabled social sector, with a commitment to facilitating equitable participation across differences in power and position. Jon's professional experience includes leadership roles across the fields... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 09:45 - 11:00 EDT
Trinity III-IV, Ballroom Level

11:00 EDT

Networking Break
Thursday October 18, 2018 11:00 - 11:30 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

11:30 EDT

Plenary 4 : What’s Next for Philanthropy in Canada? An Intergenerational Conversation
The philanthropic sector is undergoing the largest transition of leadership ever faced in Canada. Join us for an intergenerational conversation on the role of young people and their perspectives in philanthropy, as we explore ways that leaders across generations are working together – or not – to reinvent this field. Our young speakers will share, respond, and build on the key themes, challenges, and opportunities that emerge from the discussions ongoing during the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Jon McPhedran Waitzer

Resource Movement
Jon is passionate about convening diverse stakeholders around shared interests in a renewed philanthropic sector, with a commitment to facilitating equitable participation across differences in power and position. They currently serve on the steering committee of Resource Movement... Read More →

Speakers
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Rudayna Bahubeshi

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, Inspirit Foundation
Rudayna Bahubeshi is the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager at Inspirit Foundation, a national granting organization working to address discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and religion. Rudayna is passionate about equity, civic engagement, and social justice. She... Read More →
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Lindsay DuPré

Youth Advisor, Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project,
Lindsay DuPré is a Métis social worker and educator with family roots along the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, carrying Cree, Scottish, English, Irish and French ancestry. Lindsay has worked on a number of projects and initiatives advancing areas such as Indigenous education, youth... Read More →
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Sophie Gupta

Gupta Family Foundation
Sophie Gupta is a Principal at Yaletown Partners, a venture capital fund manager with more than $200 million under management, which invests in high-tech emergent-growth companies developing products to address resource sustainability, climate change and foster next generation technologies... Read More →
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Hilary Pearson

President, Philanthropic Foundations Canada
Hilary Pearson is President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, a national network of family, independent and corporate grantmakers in Canada, representing many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. Since 2001, when she was appointed President, she has grown... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 11:30 - 12:45 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Box Lunch and Table Talks
Grab a lunch box and take the opportunity to attend a Table Talk. Full details and information included in your conference bag.


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 1: Collaborating with partners in the community to build mental health supports
Medavie Health Foundation and the Association of Atlantic Universities have partnered on a regional community-of-practice (COP) coordinator (Healthy Campus Coordinator) to build post-secondary mental health (MH) assets on college/university campuses in Atlantic Canada. This approach is built on the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses initiative that has successfully stimulated campus innovation in BC, Alberta, and Ontario. Priorities include eliminating silos, integrating health/wellbeing into post-secondary institution core mandates, promoting mental health fitness/resiliency while ensuring the availability of mental health supports. Medavie and the Association of Atlantic Universities will share results of the HCC model.

Speakers
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Dr. Elizabeth Cawley

Coordinator, Healthy Campus, Medavie
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Dr. Peter Cornish

Memorial University, Associate Professor
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Patty Faith

Executive Director, Medavie Health Foundation


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Trinity I, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 2: Leading by Listening: Community Collaboration & Design
In 2017, the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation (LSHF) in partnership with Openly undertook a strategic grantmaking exploration intended to reach beyond program-based funding to support more transformative neighborhood and systems change. One element of that process was the development of a micro-granting pilot project, where LSHF worked closely with community organizations and residents to co-design Neighborhood Action Grants. The goal of these grants is to support residents (including youth and adult allies) to lead the kind of projects that matter to their neighborhoods and which advance the vision and mission of LSHF. In this interactive session, you will hear from the various partners including LSHF, the facilitators, the community agencies and community members, about their experiences with collaboration and co-design. We will share design elements, emerging outcomes, and lessons learned to date from the pilot project. This session will also create a space for participants to explore more deeply what it means for foundations to productively engage community stakeholders to achieve greater impact. We will focus on themes related to collaboration, youth engagement, community development, and evaluation/impact measurement.

Moderators
avatar for Abbie Grafstein

Abbie Grafstein

Manager, Grants & Community Investment, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
Abbie is our Manager of Grants and Community Investments. Abbie has been our Manager of Grants and Community Investments since 2015, overseeing the granting cycle and managing special projects to advance the Foundation’s impact. Prior to joining the Foundation, Abbie worked in community... Read More →

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Jocelyn Cameron

Community Development Worker, House of Friendship’s Courtland-Shelley Community Centre
Jocelyn is the Community Development Worker at House of Friendship’s Courtland-Shelley Community Centre in Kitchener.  Her role focuses on connecting community residents, creating and implementing programming for children and youth, and carrying out neighborhood food distribution... Read More →
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Tanya Darisi

Co-Founder, Openly
Tanya is known for her insatiable drive to make change happen. As our lead researcher and evaluator, she has a true passion for social justice and data-driven insight. Always looking on the bright side, she’s a natural born problem-solver and has a gift for turning complex data... Read More →
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Alicia Donaghy

Volunteer Coordinator, Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre
Alicia has been the Volunteer Coordinator at Greenway-Chaplin Community Centre since February 2018.  In addition to being a Volunteer Coordinator, Alicia is also a Recreation Therapist at Riverbend Place; a Long Term Care Home in Cambridge.  Alicia attended University of Guelph... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Bay Room, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 3: My Cat Makes Me Happy: Amplifying the Voices of Children & Youth
In international rankings of child and youth well-being, Canada ranks a dismal 25th place. The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Lawson Foundation, and UNICEF Canada have partnered to create ONE YOUTH, a child and youth-led movement designed to push Canada from 25th to 1st by 2030. ONE YOUTH will work with children from diverse backgrounds across Canada to measure the well-being of Canada’s children and youth; design with children and youth the kinds of solutions that can create change, and influence decision-makers to implement these ideas. The benchmark for success is UNICEF’s International Child Well-Being Report Card, which assesses children in rich countries against the Sustainable Development Goals. By giving Canadian young people a platform to speak to their own well-being and engaging them directly in addressing the challenges they face, ONE YOUTH is creating a new change dynamically. Philanthropy has a unique role to play in shifting the well-being landscape through its investments, decision-making and policy advocacy. Launching ONE YOUTH has required funders who are willing to engage as partners, be creative and open, and strategically experiment. Participants at this session would explore the following: • How children’s voices have shaped the entire structure of ONE YOUTH• The role philanthropy plays in creating the space for unusual solutions• Strategic Foresight as a tool to influence program design and funding choices.

Speakers
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Marcel Lauzière

President and CEO, The Lawson Foundation
Marcel Lauzière has worked in the charitable sector, as well as in government, here in Canada and abroad for over 30 years. He is the President & CEO of the Lawson Foundation. He has also served as President and CEO of Imagine Canada, Deputy Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social... Read More →
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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 →
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Alli Truesdell

Youth Participation Lead, ONE YOUTH, UNICEF Canada


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Trinity V, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 4: Design and Social Innovation
How can foundations and their grantees use the tools of social innovation more effectively to increase the impact of their programs and services? In this experiential workshop by the Social Innovation House, you will learn about the steps and criteria that lead to a socially innovative intervention or project. How can strategic funding at various stages of the social innovation process leverage and secure longer-term investments on programmes and support the deployment of more socially transformative projects? Come for experiencing what prototyping looks like and for concrete take-aways on how to apply social innovation tools and methodologies to your work!

Speakers
avatar for Violaine Des Rosiers

Violaine Des Rosiers

Co-executive Director, Maison de l’innovation sociale
Violaine Des Rosiers is co-Executive Director of Maison de l’innovation sociale based in Montreal, which contributes to eliminate obstacles that stand between a social impact idea and its implementation, and stimulate the emergence of social entrepreneurship in Quebec. Between... Read More →
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Antonio Starnino

Service designer, Studio Wé
Montreal-born service designer with a curiosity for exploring design’s role in affecting positive social change, Antonio is a Partner at Studio Wé, a new experimental practice trying to understand how we can use design to create meaningful programs and projects within organizations... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Adelaide, Lobby Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 5: Creative recognition, engagement and inclusion of employees: The Bhayana Foundation and Canadian United Ways’ decade of collaborative partnership
Fostering ecosystems for innovation and social impact: Recognizing the change makers. 
Automation. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Virtual Reality. These are the watchwords of now and the future. Amidst all these 'new worlds' being launched there are intractable social problems that are on the rise. Homelessness, grinding poverty, evisceration of the middles class, mental illness, abuse of women are some of the issues facing us. The vulnerable rely on the change makers to provide a beacon of hope and solace. The demand for their services is relentless. 
 They are dedicated to working with the community on shared problems and solutions. It is vital that we preserve the motivation, nurture the passion and ignite the creativity of the change makers-the people on the frontlines of human service.   
How does one do that? 
We would like to share one option which can have a reverberating impact on the organization and its culture. 
Collaboration/Partnership between foundations and funders to reward and recognize the extraordinary achievements of individuals, teams and organizations with a culture of excellence. 
 Ten years after an experiment in employee recognition of human service workers, there are innumerable stories from cities across Canada of the tremendous impact that public recognition of the Change Agents has had.  
Business rewards its entrepreneurs -is it time for the non-profit world to celebrate its heroes. 
They are key contributors to the economic and social wellbeing of our society.  
This topic relates to the broad themes of the conference and more particularly collaborating with partners in the community to build community assets and creating social impact...  

Speakers
avatar for Raksha M Bhayana

Raksha M Bhayana

CEO, Madan and Raksha M. Bhayana Family Foundation
Raksha M. Bhayana is currently Principal, Bhayana Management focused on managing investment portfolios, and President of the Bhayana Family Foundation. Her experience encompasses both the public and private sectors in both senior managerial and consultative capacities. Most recently... Read More →
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Rahima Mamdani

Vice President, Human Capital, United Way Greater Toronto
Rahima Mamdani Vice President, Human Capital, United Way Greater Toronto. Rahima is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership on human resources and volunteer engagement strategies, including initiatives related to culture, talent management, and diversity and inclusion... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Trinity IV, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 6: “No one left behind”: Spotlight on Supporting Refugees A table talk hosted by UNHCR and Philanthropic Foundations Canada
The SDGs are an important step forward…[T]he principle of universality, the pledge that no one shall be left behind, and the explicit recognition that refugees and internally displaced people are among the most vulnerable, are a key entry point for ensuring the conflict dimension is not overlooked.” UNHCR’s High Commissioner, October 2015

Refugees are among the most vulnerable people worldwide, as they are all the more exposed to the risks that many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address. Additionally, several SDGs are closely related to the specific challenges that refugees and other displaced people face daily. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is therefore motivated and very committed to doing all it can to harness this focus and be a catalyst for real change for refugees — through long-term humanitarian programs, emergency response work and partnerships.

How does the work of UNHCR with refugees contribute towards the SDGs in Canada and abroad? How can these provide a successful framework for collaboration to support the refugee cause? These are some of the questions that will be addressed during this session of exchange and thought.

The Table Talk will highlight UNHCR’s current projects done in partnership with foundations and corporations to respond to the SDGs, to address the types of partnerships UNHCR is seeking — and to share best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Nicolas Beuze

Jean-Nicolas Beuze

UNHCR Representative in Canada, United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Jean-Nicolas Beuze worked for more than 19 years with the United Nations (OHCHR, DPKO, UNICEF, and UNHCR) at Headquarters and in the field (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Afghanistan and the Middle-East and North Africa region) before joining UNHCR in Lebanon as Deputy... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Dundas Room, 2nd Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 7: Why is there no arts funders forum in Canadian philanthropy?
The Metcalf Foundation, based in Toronto, is hosting a conversation on the intersection of philanthropy, arts, and culture in Canada. Annually, Canadian foundations invest upwards of $80M in the arts and culture sectors; this represents one of the highest funding categories by issue in Canada. Surprisingly, given the size of this investment, no forum yet exists for Canadian philanthropic arts funders to convene to share insights, develop strategies, and benefit from networking and peer support. Metcalf is kicking off a national conversation to explore the potential to launch such a forum, with a goal to leverage our collective philanthropic work for greater results. The conversation will be hosted by Sandy Houston, Metcalf’s President and CEO, and Michael Trent, Metcalf’s Director of Performing Arts. This table talk is open to anybody who is currently, or considering, funding in Canada’s arts and culture sectors.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Houston

Sandy Houston

President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation
Sandy Houston is the President and CEO of the Metcalf Foundation. Over the last ten years, Sandy has led the development of Metcalf into a leading private foundation engaged in helping Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society. Prior to joining Metcalf, Sandy... Read More →
avatar for Michael Trent

Michael Trent

Performing Arts Program Director, Metcalf Foundation
Michael Trent joined Metcalf as Director of Performing Arts in 2015. Over his thirty-year career, he has contributed to the development of the dance field as choreographer, performer, teacher, artistic director, curator and arts community activist and volunteer. Most recently, Michael... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Trinity III, Ballroom Level

13:00 EDT

Table Talk 8: Partnering for Gender Equality
In May 2018, the Minister of International Development, Marie Claude Bibeau, issued a call to action to the philanthropic community, the private sector and civil society to support a new initiative designed to mobilize investments to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. The Government has committed up to $300 million to the Partnership for Gender Equality. This unique Partnership will be able to receive funds from donors; make grants in support of gender equality in developing countries and include a gender-lens impact investment arm. Join us and contribute your ideas to help shape this exciting and innovative initiative. The discussion will explore how to engage the philanthropic community in this Partnership, governance models for the proposed initiative as well as innovative approaches to impact investing and granting to maximize impact for women and girls.

Speakers
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Caroline Leclerc

Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships for Development Innovation, Global Affairs Canada


Thursday October 18, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 EDT
Trinity II, Ballroom Level

14:00 EDT

Break (Shuffle time)
Thursday October 18, 2018 14:00 - 14:15 EDT
Foyer, Ballroom Level

14:15 EDT

Closing Plenary : Private Philanthropy and Public Accountability
Opinion leaders in Canada don’t pay much attention to private foundations. They remain unknown even though they control over $40 billion in assets and make over $2 billion in grants annually, as well as running significant charitable programs. Many large foundations are directing funding and articulating strategies that influence the lives of communities. These are privileged institutions, exercising the power of their resources to shape their communities and sometimes the policies of governments. What is the license to operate of the perpetual endowed foundation in a democracy? Should private foundations receive more scrutiny? Should private philanthropy be required to be more publicly accountable? Or does private philanthropy have a unique role to play in taking the risks for society that others cannot? Are they the only institutions that can truly take a long term view and accept the risk of failure, as long as the public benefits? Join us for this important debate.


Moderators
avatar for Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin

Anchor, The Agenda, TVO
Steve Paikin is the anchor of TVO's flagship current-affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, which debuted in 2006. During his 26 years at TVO, he’s also hosted Studio 2, Diplomatic Immunity, Fourth Reading, and Between the Lines. Steve has moderated three federal- and four... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Narinder Dhami

Narinder Dhami

Managing Director, LEAP, Pecaut Centre for Social Impact
Narinder Dhami is Managing Director of LEAP | Pecaut Centre for Social Impact, mobilizing the private sector to partner with game changing interventions in the nonprofit sector to scale their impact across Canada. As a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Narinder co-created the... Read More →
avatar for Janice Gross Stein

Janice Gross Stein

Professor, University of Toronto
Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Peter Warrian

Dr. Peter Warrian

Chair, Lupina Foundation
Dr. Peter J. Warrian is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. His current research is on knowledge networks, supply chains and engineering labour markets. He currently leads an international research team for a joint project of... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 14:15 - 15:15 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level

15:15 EDT

Conference Close
Thursday October 18, 2018 15:15 - 15:30 EDT
Grand Ballroom, Ballroom Level