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Do you want to contribute to the AFP’s amazing educational programming?

Driving the planning and organization of this programming are a team of dedicated volunteers, supported by the AFP Staff. As we enter into the Fall of 2018, we are actively recruiting volunteers to join all areas of the AFP Professional Development Portfolio.

Creating a vital, comprehensive and engaging educational experience for fundraising professionals begins with committees that represent the many diverse backgrounds and viewpoints of the wide variety of fundraising professionals. Fundraisers from any area of fundraising practice or experience level are encouraged to apply. 

The roles we are recruiting for are listed here!

To apply, please complete the Professional Development (PD) Volunteer Expression of Interest Form and email to by 5:00pm on August 24th, 2018.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask either myself or Cynthia Quigley at the Chapter office 416-941-9212 or at


Amy Pawluk, CFRE
VP Professional Development
AFP Greater Toronto Chapter, Board of Directors

Posted by & filed under Advocacy, Announcement, Case Study.

Originally published on Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector, has reacted to yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling in the case Canada Without Poverty v. AG Canada.

In his ruling, Justice Morgan declared the sections of the Income Tax Act that restrict registered charities’ political activities to be unconstitutional. The ruling also expands the Income Tax Act’s definition of charitable activities to include political activities. The prohibition on charities engaging in partisan activity was not in question, and remains in place.

“We are very pleased by this ruling,” said Bruce MacDonald, Imagine Canada’s President and CEO“It is in line with recommendations made by charities from across Canada and by the advisory panel on political activities that the Minister of National Revenue appointed in 2016. It also reflects commitments made by the federal government in its 2015 election platform, and in the Prime Minister’s mandate letters to several cabinet members, including the Ministers of Finance and National Revenue.” Read more »