May 14 - 16, 2019 / Toronto, ON


No other event speaks so directly to your needs as a Canadian health care fundraiser. Connect with your fundraising peers from across the country to share ideas and build your professional networks. Wherever you are on your professional pathway, you’ll benefit from new concepts, best practices and industry trends shared by leaders in Canadian health care development.

Ted Garrard

Wednesday, May 15

4:15PM - 5:15PM

Ted Garrard

Ted Garrard is Chief Executive Officer of SickKids Foundation which supports one of the world’s leading centres for pediatric care, research and learning – the Hospital for Sick Children. The foundation raises more than $140 million in cash annually, has endowments valued at $1.1 billion, and is the largest non-governmental funder of children’s health in Canada. On October 27, 2017, the foundation launched the largest fundraising campaign in Canadian health care history with a goal of raising $1.3 billion by 2022. Prior to joining the foundation, Ted served as Vice President, External at The University of Western Ontario from 1996-2009, where he led campaigns that raised more than $600 million.  He also spent 13 years at United Way of Toronto in a variety of roles, including leading all fundraising operations.

Ted is Chair of the Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundations (CCHF), Chair of the Woodmark Group (an association of the top 25 children’s hospitals in North America), a past director of Children’s Miracle Network, past Chair of Imagine Canada, past Chair of United Way of London-Middlesex, a past director of United Way/Centraide Canada, and a past director of the Canadian Council for Advancement in Education.  He received the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award in 1997, was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 1998, and in 2014 was named Outstanding Communicator by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

The Ask Podcast Panel

Thursday, May 16

8:00AM - 9:15AM

The AskBack by popular demand, Convene Canada 2019 will have a live recording of Ketchum Canada Inc's podcast, The Ask. Stay tuned for more information about topics and panel members for this year's recording! 

Be sure to check out The Ask episode recorded live at Convene Canada 2018: