May 26-27, 2021 | Virtual

Convene Canada 2021

No other event speaks so directly to your needs as a Canadian healthcare 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 healthcare development.


Virtual Conference
May 26-27, 2021

About the Conference

AHP's annual Convene Canada conference is the premier educational event designed by and for Canadian healthcare philanthropy professionals. Featuring keynote speakers and educational sessions exploring all areas of healthcare fundraising in Canada, you'll find helpful insights and real-life case studies you can easily put into practice to benefit your organization and your community.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 conference will be held virtually. 


Please note this draft schedule is subject to change. Conference events will take place virtually using the vFairs virtual event platform and Zoom. All listed times are Eastern.

Wednesday, May 26

10:00-10:30 AM: Optional morning coffee
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Opening plenary session
12:00-12:30 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
12:30-1:15 PM: Breakout Sessions
1:15-2:00 PM: Lunch Break
2:00 PM-2:45 PM: Breakout sessions
2:45-3:15 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
3:15-4:00 PM: Breakout sessions
4:00-4:15 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
4:15-5:00 PM: Roundtable discussions by topic
5:00 PM: Day 1 concludes
5:15 PM: Optional happy hour/social activity

Thursday, May 27

10:15-10:45 AM: Optional morning coffee
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Morning plenary session
12:00-12:30 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
12:30-1:15 PM: Breakout sessions
1:15 PM-2:00 PM: Lunch & Learn presentations
2:00-2:15 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
2:15-3:00 PM: Breakout sessions
3:00-3:15 PM: Break and Exhibit Hall Time
3:15-4:15 PM: Either closing plenary session or roundtable topic discussions
4:15 PM: Conference concludes


We're excited to announce our first set of educational sessions! Look for more sessions to be added soon.

Convene Canada 2021 Education Sessions

  • At A Distance: Welcoming New Donors in an Eventless Fundraising Environment

  • Balanced Scorecard: Optimizing Qualitative & Quantitative ROI from Baseline to Bottomline

  • Beyond the Ballroom

  • Breaking Boundaries Between Fundraiser & Physician

  • Donations of Tomorrow: Cryptocurrency Philanthropy & Canadian Healthcare

  • From Stumbling Blocks to Empathetic Leadership

  • Implementing Compensation Transparency in a Small Team

  • Redefining Tribute Giving for Increased Growth

  • Runaway Rural Hospitals: Strategies for Thriving Hospital Communities

  • Secrets Unveiled: Leverage All Giving With Ravishing Planned Gift Knowledge

  • Secure Municipal Support for Your Capital Campaign

  • Talkin' 'Bout My Generation: Bridging Multigenerational Approaches to Fundraising

  • Telling the Perfect Story: Your 8-Step Kit for Storytelling Success

  • Turning Social Donors into Long-Term Donors

  • Using Words that Work

  • When the Chips are Down: Partnerships that Pay Off


Online registration is open and available at the link below. Need to register via PDF? You'll find the form here:

Individual Registration Form

Are you registering three or more participants from a single organization? You can take advantage of a special group discount when you use the group registration form below.

Group Registration Form

Registration Rates

  Early Registration
postmarked by 4/16/2021
Regular Registration
postmarked on or after
AHP Member $129 CAD $169 CAD
Non-Member $199 CAD $249 CAD

 Conference Committee

Maria Dyck - Chair
President & CEO
St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation

Jane Adams
President & CEO
Surrey Hospitals Foundation

Jesse Dees, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation

Bram Freedman
President & CEO
Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Kristy James, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Tammy Morison, CFRE
President & CEO
North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation

Tori Peacock, MPNL
Associate, Stewardship and Donor Relations
SickKids Foundation

Daina Robinson
Director, Communications & Donor Relations
Lakeridge Health Foundation

Judy Savage, CFRE
President & CEO
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation


Suzette Strong
Chief Executive Officer
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

 Diamond Sponsor



Gold Education Sponsor

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2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

If you're interested in sponsoring the virtual Convene Canada 2021, please contact Devin Barnes, Business Development Manager, at 703-538-3150.