As the largest association of charitable fundraisers in the world, AFP seeks to educate the public about the fundraising profession and the importance of philanthropy, and protect the interests of donors, fundraisers and charities related to laws and regulations about giving, volunteering and nonprofit operations in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.


Learn more about AFP’s global impact and advocacy here.

For more information about AFP Canada’s government relations and public policy work, Public Policy, click here.


AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Government Relations (GR) Committee:

  • Gary Gladstone, Principal, Gladstone Consulting
  • Juniper Locilento, Senior Director, Development, YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation
  • Andrea Swinton
  • Jessica Wroblewski, Director, Philanthropy, YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo


Asking Matters: Charitable Fundraising in Canada



State of the Sector Review 2015 – AFP (Dec. 2015)

Influencing Public Policy: Rules for Charities Engaging in Advocacy – CCVO Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (Nov. 2014)

Rating Charity Overhead Rates: The Limitation of Overhead to Determine Charity Performance – Caroline Riseboro, MPNL (Candidate), President & CEO, Plan International Canada,  Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, Carleton University (Sept. 29, 2014)

Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving in Canada – Report of the Standing Committee of Finance, James Rajotte, MP, Chair (Feb. 2013)

Charities Speaking Out: The Evolution of Advocacy and Political Activities by Charities in Canada – By Terrance S. Carter, B.B.A., LL.B., TEP, Trade-mark Agent,Theresa L.M. Man, B.Sc., M.Mus., LL.B., LL.M., Carters Professional Corporation (Oct. 2010)



Tax & estate planning update Jamie Golombek, Managing Director, Tax & Estate Planning, Tax & estate planning update, Ottawa Estate Planning Council (Jan. 2016)

Debunking Charity Overhead Rates – Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO, Plan International Canada (Nov. 2015)

Advocating for Canadians and Communities: Ensuring Charities’ Voices are Heard – Imagine Canada (Oct. 2, 2015) English ~ French

Friends in High Places: Why Your Success Depends on Government Relations – Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO, Plan International Canada , Ken Mayhew, President & CEO William Osler Health System Foundation, Brad Offman, Founder and Principal, Spire Philanthropy (Nov. 2014)

How to Work With All Levels of Government to Maximize Revenue – Gary Gladstone, CFRE, Principal, Gladstone Consulting (Nov. 2013)

Melt the Chill! How Charities Can Safely and Wisely Advocate for Change – Ken Wyman, CFRE, Humber College (Nov. 2013)

Fundraising and Activism – Robert C. Osborne, The Osborne Group, Inc. (Nov. 2013)

New Rules for Charities Engaged in Advocacy – Terrance S. Carter, B.A., LL.B., TEP, Trade-mark Agent, Carters Professional Corporation (Sept. 2012)