May 20-22, 2020 | Toronto, ON

Convene Canada 2020

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.

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The Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Connect with your fundraising peers from across the country to share ideas and build your professional network. 

Wherever you are on your professional pathway, you'll benefit from new ideas, best practices and industry trends shared by leaders in Canadian health care development.

Convene Canada/COVID-19 Update (March 15, 2020)

AHP is currently monitoring recommendations from Ontario's chief medical officer of health and other government agencies. We're also considering the extent to which AHP member organizations are restricting travel.

At this point, we plan to proceed with the Convene Canada conference as scheduled. However, we recognize the need for a contingency plan is increasing daily and are working to identify alternative options in case we need to change plans.

Please note that AHP will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide to not attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel, including after any posted cancellation deadlines for the event.
If we have to cancel Convene Canada, all registrants will be offered their choice of a full refund or a credit toward a future AHP event.

Pre-Conference Workshops

AHP and the conference committee are pleased to offer three full-day pre-conference events on Wednesday, May 20. 

NEW IN 2020 - Leading Forward Canada: Preparing the Next Generation of Foundation Leaders

Designed for current and future chief foundation executives, this one-day program explores key issues facing philanthropy leaders, including board development, hospital alignment, people management, the view from emerging leaders, and trends for 2020 and beyond.

Additional fee required, starting at $400. Save $50 when you bundle Leading Forward with your Convene Canada main conference registration.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:
Robin Cardozo, Executive in Residence, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Raj Kothari, Chair of the Board, Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation, UHN
Tennys Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation, UHN
Ronald Cohn, MD, FACMG, President & CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children
Ted Garrard, Chief Executive Officer, SickKids Foundation
Julie Quenneville, President, McGill University Health Centre Foundation
Bram Freedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Jewish General Hospital Foundation
Louis de Melo, Executive Vice-President, Academic Advancement, Sinai Health System and Chief Executive Officer, Sinai Health Foundation
Colin Hennigar, Vice President, Major Gifts, SickKids Foundation
Delphine Brodeur, Executive Vice-President, Donor Engagement and Strategic Deployment, Fondation CHU Ste-Justine
Maud Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Fondation CHU Ste-Justine
Others to be announced...
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AHP Advanced Course in Healthcare Fundraising

The AHP Advanced Course is a one-day, intensive program that provides a quick and comprehensive overview of fundraising principles for healthcare development professionals who have five or more years of experience in the field. The course content is organized around the CFRE exam and can assist development professionals in preparing for the CFRE examination.

AHP Development Primer

This fast-paced, one-day, fundamental workshop focuses on the basic elements of healthcare philanthropy and the role of development in a healthcare organization. This workshop reviews major areas of health care development, including: major, planned, and annual giving; capital campaigns; policies; finance; marketing; and many other topics. The workshop is highly recommended for those new to healthcare development (with less than three years experience) and for support staff and board members who need to understand the elements of health care development.

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2020 Request for Proposals

The 2020 Convene Canada proposal submission process has closed. Look for an initial set of education sessions to be announced soon.

Registration Fees

  Early Registration
postmarked by 3/20/2020
Advanced Registration
postmarked between
3/21/2020 - 4/10/2020
Regular Registration 
postmarked between
4/4/2020 – 5/8/2020
Member $900 CAD $1,000 CAD $1,050 CAD
Nonmember $1,100 CAD $1,200 CAD $1,300 CAD
AHP Advanced Course or Development Primer
Member $495 CAD $575 CAD $645 CAD
Nonmember $695 CAD $775 CAD $845 CAD
Leading Forward Pre-Conference Day
Member $400 CAD $450 CAD $500 CAD
Nonmember $600 CAD $650 CAD $700 CAD


Group Discount

Save 10% when you register 3 or more members of your organization at the same time!

Group Registration Form

Conference Committee 

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

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

Bram Freedman
President and CEO
Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Mark Hierlihy
President and CEO
Canada's Children's Hospital Foundation

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

Daina Porter
Director of Communications &
Donor Relations

Lakeridge Health Foundation

Allison Ramchuk, CFRE
Chief Development Officer
KGH Foundation

Adam Starkman
Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
SickKids Foundation

Jennifer Stewart, CFRE
President & CEO
Providence Health Care

Suzette Strong, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

Sheila Tilotta, CFRE
Vice President, Finance & Operations
Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation


Diamond Sponsor


Gold Education Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

Global Philanthropic