The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is a recognized leader in promoting philanthropy and providing education, training and best practices for those in the fundraising profession. With more than 1200 members, the Greater Toronto Chapter is the largest of the more than 240 AFP chapters throughout the world.

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A note to our AFP family:

Thank you for your interest in Fundraising Day 2020: The Fundraising Frontier. While we were excited to host another great conference and to welcome you on June 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this event in light of COVID-19.

The health, safety and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us at the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and as such, we feel it is not appropriate for us to move forward with the conference at this time. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation as new information becomes available to ensure we are following the recommended best practices from health professionals – this includes practicing social distancing to keep our community safe.

We have explored various opportunities to offer the conference as a virtual professional development opportunity, but determined it is best to postpone at this time. Our staff team and volunteer committee worked extremely hard to plan valuable face-to-face networking and learning opportunities, and we feel this decision is within the best interest of our members, conference delegates, vendors, sponsors and partners. We have decided to postpone the conference until next year – June 1, 2021. We know that many of you were looking forward to this event and so we hope that you’ll save the date. Read more »

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We know that COVID-19 is affecting our sector and those we serve.

I want to take a moment to let you, our members, know that sector leaders across the country have been working together to send a common message to the government: COVID-19 is impacting our sector too! Our government needs to include charities and non-profits in its response to the crisis at hand. A letter has been sent to the Prime Minister requesting urgent support for our sector. AFP Canada, along with non-profits and charities from across our sector, have endorsed this letter.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to advocate! Please take a minute to ADD YOUR VOICE by sending a letter to your MP. Imagine Canada has created a form that only takes a minute to complete. Once you have sent your MP a letter, please share this message with your network. The time for us to act is now as the government is making important decisions that will have an impact on our sector.

On behalf of the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Government Relations Committee, Board of Directors and AFP Canada, thank you for the work that you do and for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Penny Connors, BA, BComm, CRM, CAE
Executive Director, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter