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Check Out These National Philanthropy Day Events!

Giving season is right around the corner, and National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday are in sight! It’s time to start planning our holiday-giving strategies and what better motivation than some National Philanthropy Day events?

National Philanthropy Day (Sunday, November 15) is dedicated to celebrating and giving recognition to all acts of charitable giving. It’s also a day to encourage Canadians to get involved with their communities and give back. So let’s check out some Philanthropy Day events to help inspire your charitable giving this season!

National Philanthropy Day Events You Should Check Out in 2020

The best part about these events is that they’re all virtual! So go ahead and check them out, no matter which province you’re from!

National Philanthropy Day Virtual 2020 – Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Nova Scotia Chapter – November 12

To kick off the Philanthropy Day events, you can check out National Philanthropy Day Virtual 2020 where the AFP President/CEO, Mike Geiger, will be giving an opening speech followed by guest speaker, Maureen Hackett, Co-Founder & President of the Hackett Family Foundation. After the closing statements, AFP chapters will break off and host their award sessions. 

Panel: Pursuing our Missions Together – The Impact of COVID-19 – AFP’s Quebec Chapter – November 13

The Pursuing Out Missions Together – the Impact of COVID-19 panel will be a video-conference discussion moderated by a panel from different sectors of the philanthropic community who will discuss:

  • What real impacts has COVID-19 on organizations in different sectors?
  • What are the repercussions and how to bounce back?
  • What are the lessons to be learned from this situation?
  • Are we right to say that there is strength in unity?

Manitoba Philanthropy Awards Virtual Celebration – AFP’s Manitoba Chapter – November 13

The Manitoba Philanthropy Awards will bring the community together to celebrate outstanding people, organizations and service groups making a difference in Manitoba. The virtual event is a National Philanthropy Day celebration of the good things that are made possible by those who give their time and money to enrich the lives of others. 

National Philanthropy Day Celebration Week – AFP’s Saskatoon Chapter – November 15-19

A week of celebrations where AFP’s Saskatoon Chapter will be sharing videos, photos, and information on their NPD Saskatoon Facebook page to celebrate philanthropy in their community. 

Giving Hearts Honour Roll – AFP’s Vancouver Island Chapter – November 15

The Giving Hearts Honour Roll will celebrate outstanding acts from local change makers including individuals, nonprofits, organizations, businesses and community groups, who have responded to unprecedented needs in their community in unique and generous ways. 

Virtual Philanthropy Cafe Masterclass – AFP’s Vancouver Island Chapter – November 15

Attendees of the Virtual Philanthropy Cafe Masterclass will gather virtually in a series of world cafe “rooms” and get to listen to various speakers discuss trending philanthropy topics. 

Web Conference – The Gendron Family and the AGF Group: How to Help Develop a Philanthropic Culture, Create Links Between Employees and Partners and Give Back to Communities – AFP’s Quebec Chapter – November 16

Discover how the Gendron father and daughter duo have managed to lead several large-scale projects and successes while giving back to the community through the AGF Foundation.

Philanthropy Excellence Awards 2020 – AFP’s Quebec Chapter – November 16

The Philanthropy Excellence Awards will honour and celebrate this year’s recipients, individuals and corporate citizens who help shape the philanthropic landscape of Quebec. 

National Philanthropy Day Lunch – Abbotsford Community Foundation –  November 16

The 10th Annual National Philanthropy Day Lunch and Awards Ceremony is being hosted at Evered Hall at the University of the Fraser Valley this year. Keynote speaker Angus Reid will provide an inspiring presentation on the importance of giving back, while guests enjoy a plated lunch. This year’s event will have limited tickets because of COVID-19 and will be live streamed on YouTube for larger audiences. 

AFP’s Greater Toronto Chapter Philanthropy Awards – December 2 

A few weeks after Philanthropy Day, the AFP Greater Toronto Area is celebrating Ontario’s philanthropic accomplishments with the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter Philanthropy Awards. This year’s awards will be hosted virtually to ensure the health and safety of all its community members. 


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