Welcome from the Chair

Philanthropy in Canada is evolving at a rapid pace. On a per capita basis, Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector is the second largest in the world, employing two million Canadians and generating revenues of more than $106 billion across 170,000 organizations.

Our sector has grown thanks to committed individuals and fundraisers like you, who are doing incredible things to better our healthcare, alleviate poverty, protect our environment, provide quality education, and advance so many other worthy causes.

It’s no easy task to achieve. We must navigate a complex global economic environment, plant our flag within the shifting boundaries of philanthropy and social enterprise, and look for the next great fundraising vehicle – while doing our best to keep all the balls in the air with our boards, volunteers and staff members.

It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to Fundraising Day 2016 – join more than 550 of your colleagues to share new ideas, meet new peers, and talk about what works in our sector along with the challenges we face.

As the largest one-day conference for fundraisers in Canada, brought to you by the largest chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals worldwide, Fundraising Day 2016 is the most important day of networking and education you’ll have this year.

Whether you are a senior fundraiser or newer to our profession, you will find incredible sessions that our management team has thoughtfully tailored with you in mind. Take a deeper dive into major gifts, planned giving, venture philanthropy, direct mail, government relations, or hone your communication skills to tell your story with more impact.

We all have a vision for a better world, and it’s our responsibility to ensure we serve our causes to the very best of our ability. Let’s light the way and work together to do more and move toward transformational change.

See you on June 9, 2016!

Mila Khan
Chair, Fundraising Day 2016