Non-profit and fundraising Industry publications consistently cite a death of: organizational succession planning, diversity in leadership, and a pipeline of qualified emerging leaders with the necessary core competencies to manage and lead. Similarly young professionals in the sector feel constrained by: limited or nonexistent access to professional development resources within their organization, pathways to progressive leadership roles, and empowerment to alternative methods of succession than ‘paying their dues’.

This deep dive into Leadership Development curated by award-winning city builder Salima Rawji will focus on empowering attendees to take ownership of their own leadership development and ideate and build their pathway to achieve their short-term, medium-term and long-term professional goals. The session will be highly interactive and feature a panel of four diverse leaders in the non-profit/social sector who will share insights from their careers and professional development journeys.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of leadership foundational theories and models.
  2. Build knowledge and understanding of opportunities that will enhance your capacity and readiness for greater leadership.
  3. Cultivate a sense of self-awareness through identifying a leadership vision, mission, style and values.

Curated by Salima Rawji, Vice President, Development, CreateTO.

Worth 2 CFRE points.

Aneil Gokhale

Director, Philanthropy

Toronto Foundation

Aneil Gokhale is a passionate, dynamic, and goal-oriented professional with over 15 years of successful experience. He is currently Director, Philanthropy at Toronto Foundation where he is responsible for the development and management of the new business portfolio. His role is focused on helping individuals, families, professional advisors, companies and other organizations engage in strategic philanthropy. Most recently, Aneil spearheaded the successful creation and launch of Vision 2020, a new program developed to attract and inspire the next generation of philanthropists. Vision 2020 has successfully engaged 115 millennials and gen xers to create permanent endowments to support city building philanthropy.

Aneil has been with Toronto Foundation for 6 years and before that, he worked at United Way Toronto for 5 years and in the private sector, with GE Healthcare in Medical Sales for 4 years.

Aneil is the Co-Chair of the Membership and Professional Advisors committee with the local CAGP GTA Roundtable and has also been a mentor with CAGP, AFP Inclusive Giving and TRIEC. In his personal life, Aneil is a husband and father of two young children who loves spending quality family time exploring every corner of Toronto and cheering on his beloved Blue Jays.

Salima Rawji

Vice President, Development


Salima Rawji is Vice President, Development for CreateTO (formerly Build Toronto) and has been with the organization since 2012. Prior to her time at Build Toronto, Salima led real estate development files for one of Canada's largest Retail developers, SmartCentres. Salima currently sit on the Toronto District Council Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute as Outreach Co-Chair and is the P3 Public Chair for Ontario with the International Council of Shopping Centers Canadian Divisional Leadership. She is on the Board of Directors for CivicAction, the CivicAction Foundation and the Homes First Foundation. Salima holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.
Letecia Rose

Coordinator, Programs and Outreach

MLSE LaunchPad

Letecia Rose is a youth advocate and community engagement specialist passionate about creating equitable and accessible spaces. Working the area of social justice for the past ten years, Letecia has trained thousands of young people, educators and stakeholders in diversity and equitable program design. She has led workshops all across Ontario and has created spaces for individuals to have courageous conversations about issues of discrimination and inequity.

Letecia has been instrumental in the development of the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) and the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy to ensure that policies and programs meet the needs of the most vulnerable young people in the City. As such, Letecia is a recognized city-builder working along groups like Civic Action as a Fellow and has received the United Way Innovation and Creativity award and a Vital People award from Toronto Community Foundation. Currently, Letecia is a facilitation trainer for the City of Toronto, a Coordinator of Programs and Outreach at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and a mentorship consultant for Nia Centre for the Arts.

Tanya Rumble, CFRE

Senior Manager, Fundraising

Canadian Cancer Society

Tanya Rumble is an authentic and results-driven relationship and fundraising manager with over 10 years of tenure. She is Senior Manager, Run for the Cure Fundraising at the Canadian Cancer Society and in this role leads all community engagement functions for the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure ($17MM) in Ontario and national fundraising and stewardship strategy.

Tanya is Co-Founder of Toronto plus Acumen, an official chapter of Acumen. Tanya is a past 7 year leadership volunteer with Canada's largest grant maker - the Ontario Trillium Foundation. She was most recently appointed by the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-term Care to the Citizen's Council advising the Minister on healthcare and drug policy in the province. Additionally Tanya enjoys grassroots volunteer opportunities - she is a Project Advisor with Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-profits, is a Jane's Walk leader, and regularly volunteers with the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Tanya completed a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at McMaster University and a Masters Certificate at New York University with the World Health Organization. She is currently pursuing the Masters of Public Policy, Administration and Law at York University. Tanya is naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner - she is a graduate of the 2017 AFP Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship, and 2010 DiverseCity Fellowship.

James Temple

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer

PwC Canada

As PwC Canada's Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, James oversees a team that designs and implements social and environmental strategies that are scalable and aligned with PwC's Purpose and strategic business priorities helping to activate employee engagement, drive operational efficiencies, elevate stakeholder engagement and connectivity, and differentiate PwC's brand in the marketplace. His portfolio oversight includes charitable contributions; volunteering; not-for-profit board governance; environmental stewardship; stakeholder relations; and annual CSR reporting.

James has shared insights at conferences around the world and has been featured in articles and videos for TED, the Globe and Mail, Strategy Magazine and Canadian Business. He currently sits on the not-for-profit committee of CPA Canada's Risk Oversight and Governance Board and has provided his expertise on fundraising committees for organizations including the World Wildlife Fund, Gardiner Museum and the Homes First Foundation. Combined, he has helped to raise over $1M for important causes over the past five years.