Fundraising Day 2023 Cancelled
Considering current conversations and dialogue regarding issues of systemic anti-Black racism, the AFP GTC Board of Directors, in consultation with the 2023 Fundraising Day Committee, has made the difficult decision to cancel Fundraising Day which was scheduled for May 30th.
This challenging issue has been at the center of discussion within our Chapter for several years. In recent months, social media posts have called on AFP GTC to acknowledge that former volunteers and members have had experiences where their views and calls for change within the Chapter were not heard.
The Board and leadership of AFP GTC remain committed to holding ourselves accountable to our members and their allies, listening and responding in a timely manner to concerns, and transparently sharing feedback from our members on their experiences, learning from our missteps, and building an inclusive experience for all. The Board remains committed to this course and continuing to serve the needs of all our members, as well as transparent communication with all our stakeholders.
AFP Greater Toronto Chapter wants to ensure that there is space for the conversations taking place and will be exploring options and planning methods to continue to listen and to gather feedback from our members, stakeholders, and the broader community.
Fundraising Day has always been an excellent opportunity to share best practices and grow as professionals. This will not change. We will ensure that we make space for the sharing of information and ideas in different formats throughout the year.
Thank you for your understanding.