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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Watch our Chapter President, Caroline Riseboro’s TEDxDon Mills talk on the importance of men being allies in the fight for gender equality.

 

 

The march for gender equality is being held back because there are not enough men invested in its success. Women, we must insist men are at the table. Men it’s time for you to lean in. And this is perhaps the most important – make the case for why gender equality is a win-win, not zero-sum game. Gender equality is good for everyone.

Caroline is the President and CEO of Plan International Canada and Canada’s Most Powerful Woman Top 100 Award Winner 2017 & 2018. She has been an active community member and a member of several non-profit boards. As the youngest person to ever lead a major Canadian charity, Caroline is a passionate advocate for gender equality and is recognized for her commitment to tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Click here to learn more about how AFP is working towards #genderequality and how you can get involved in the Women’s Impact Initiative (#WIILead).

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The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is now accepting nominations for the 2019 New Fundraising Professional Award. Established in 2001, this award recognizes fundraisers who are making an outstanding contribution to the profession early on in their careers.

We are inviting submissions to nominate chapter members with 2 to 5 years of full-time fundraising experience. Candidates must have demonstrated early fundraising success, articulated their short- and long-term career objectives, and demonstrated a commitment to volunteering and service to the profession.

Please take a moment to consider nominating an AFP Member whose work has provided a powerful inspiration to others, and who has made a commitment to building a career in the non-profit sector. Self-nominations are welcome. The individual will be honoured at the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Fundraising Day Luncheon on Thursday May 30, 2019.

The deadline for receiving the completed nomination form is Monday April 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Quigley, Director AFP Canadian Services & Greater Toronto Chapter at 416-941-9212 or cquigley@afptoronto.org

Thank you for your commitment to advancing ethical fundraising and for your continued support of AFP.


Krishan Mehta, PhD
Chair, New Fundraising Professional Award Selection Committee
Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter

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By Allan Peterkin

 

It’s hard to believe that today (April 1) is the first anniversary of Robert Pierre Tomas’ death. He was a dedicated activist and fundraiser and such a vibrant, loving and generous presence.

It seems a fitting tribute to launch a scholarship for post-secondary study/training in his honour. The award will be given to a gay or lesbian student who is a new Canadian (just as Robert was when he arrived here in 1986).

The scholarship will be offered by the Canadian Safe School Network – you can learn more and donate here.