Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 10:00am
Location: Online (registrants will be sent details on how to connect closer to the date)
Cost: Free to members and non-members

As October is Ethics Awareness Month, we have a special panel session that will provide another unique set of insights and perspectives, as we continue to deepen the sector’s discussion of ethics, and address issues that are of highest import to our members. We have now confirmed 3 panelists:Terry Carter, Rickesh Lakhani, Jennifer Bernard and a moderator, Ken Mayhew.

Organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Toronto for Ethics Awareness Month and sponsored by TD Bank. We are looking forward to a stellar event, our sixth annual such offering.

Jennifer Bernard, CFRE

President & CEO

Women's College Hospital Foundation

Jennifer Bernard is a Certified Fund Raising Professional and has held senior leadership positions within a variety of institutions across the charitable and not-for-profit landscape including the Ontario Science Centre, Royal Conservatory of Music, Trillium Health Partners and McMaster Children’s Hospital. Jennifer is currently the President & CEO of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, one of Canada’s oldest and most iconic healthcare institutions.  Throughout her career Jennifer has led a number of high performing teams and worked with volunteers to raise more than $100 million in the non-for-profit sector.

Jennifer is an active public speaker and passionate volunteer. She supports a variety of not-for-profit Boards and organizations including the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals which supports and advocates on behalf of those within the philanthropic profession that are dedicated to building a better, more equitable world.  

In 2018, Jennifer was recognized as one the 25 most influential women in Canada by Women of Influence, joining a list of trailblazing women who have had significant impact on Canadian society.

Terrance S. Carter, LL.B.

Managing Partner

Carters Professional Corporation

Terrance S. Carter, B.A., LL.B, TEP, Trademark Agent – Managing Partner of Carters, Mr. Carter practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law, and is counsel to Fasken on charitable matters. Mr. Carter is a co-author of Corporate and Practice Manual for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Corporations (Thomson Reuters), a co-editor of Charities Legislation and Commentary (LexisNexis, 2020), and co-author of Branding and Copyright for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations (2019 LexisNexis). He is recognized as a leading expert by Lexpert, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers and Partners. Mr. Carter is a member of CRA Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, and is a Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association Charities and Not-for-Profit Law Sections.

Rickesh Lakhani, MBA, CFRE

Executive Director

Future Possibilities for Kids

Rickesh believes that every donor, supporter, and volunteer should feel deeply engaged in their interactions with a cause, while also learning about the issues and the role that they must play in the solution. He believes that the duty of a fundraiser is to match interest and intention with impact, and infuse passion for the cause at every step. He champions and encourages others to create a unique, personalized, and meaningful experience for their stakeholders to drive engagement and giving to new heights.

Rickesh is the Executive Director at Future Possibilities for Kids, where they provide leadership and life skills development programs for children and youth from underserved communities. Prior to this, Rickesh was the Director, Campaign at United Way York Region, leading an $8M annual fundraising campaign. He recently served on the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s Board of Directors. Rickesh is a strong advocate for volunteerism, and has contributed hundreds of volunteer hours to a variety of initiatives.




Ken Mayhew

President & CEO

William Osler Health System Foundation

Ken Mayhew is President & CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation. The Foundation has experienced its seventh consecutive year of significant revenue growth and is currently in a $100M Campaign supporting the redevelopment of Peel Memorial, Etobicoke General and Brampton Civic hospitals.

Prior to joining Osler, Ken spent 20 years with the MS Society of Canada and was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and fund development for a program with almost 1 million active donors, raising over $50 million annually.

Ken is Past President of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and is Chair Elect of AFP Canada. Ken’s ongoing sector involvement with AFP, Imagine Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation includes helping to develop a narrative on the importance of philanthropy within the Canadian social fabric. As a part of this, Ken is a frequent sector spokesperson having done numerous podcasts and media pieces. In 2018 and 2019, Ken was interviewed by The Globe and Mail for articles on “Philanthropy: The true heart of Canadian culture” and fundraising in the time of COVID-19. 

Ken has been recognized with a CEO in Action award from the Diversity Journal for his work in inclusive fundraising and was deeply honoured to be selected as the 2019 Fundraiser of the Year by the Greater Toronto Chapter of AFP.