May 22 - 24 | Vancouver

Convene Canada

The premier event for Canadian healthcare philanthropy professionals

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The premier event for Canadian healthcare philanthropy professionals

Education Specific to Your Needs

Hear from leaders in healthcare philanthropy from across Canada in education sessions specific to healthcare philanthropy.

Our speakers know your challenges firsthand—and have discovered innovative solutions to share with you.

Get Some Well-Deserved “Me” Time

You've earned some time to get away from your day-to-day and turn to your own professional development.

Spend quality time learning with your peers and focus on that most important asset—your own well-being.


AHP Development Primer

Fast-track your understanding of healthcare philanthropy basics. Ideal for newcomers

Leading Forward Executive Summit

Senior executives gather in intimate setting to explore strategic interests and share challenges

CFRE Exam Compass Review Course

Master ethical practices to succeed on the exam in this expert-led prep course

All preconference workshops will take place on Wednesday, May 22

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A Sample of Last Year's Sessions

Committee Members

Adrienne Burns

Manager, Annual Giving

Lakeridge Health Foundation
Oshawa, ON

Afsheen Jiwani, MBA, CFRE

Campaign Director, Major Gifts

UHN Foundation
Toronto, ON

Allison Young

Chief Executive Officer

KGH Foundation
Kelowna, BC

Azra Hussain, CPA, CGA, CFRE

Chief Operating Officer

Surrey Hospitals Foundation
Surrey, BC

Daina Robinson

Director, Marketing & Communications

Lakeridge Health Foundation
Oshawa, ON

Danielle Sleiman, CFRE

Vice President, Development

Burnaby Hospital Foundation
Burnaby, BC

Gail Brescia, CFRE

Executive Director

St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, ON

Jennifer Atkinson, CFRE

Director, Leadership Giving

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
New Westminster, BC

Kate Merritt-Dupelle

Development Officer, Major Gifts

North Bay Regional Health Foundation

North Bay, ON

Katherine Craine, CFRE


Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Huntsville, ON

Laura Walsh CFRE

Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

VGH + UBC Foundation
Vancouver, BC

Meaghan Byrnes CFRE

Philanthropy Officer

Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Huntsville, ON

Melissa Margles

Principal Director, Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Jewish General Hospital Foundation
Montreal, QC

Niki Gastis

Director, Campaigns

Mackenzie Health Foundation
Richmond Hill, ON

Rebecca Strand-Bowman, CFRE, PMP

VP, Philanthropy & CDO

Calgary Health Foundation
Calgary, AB

Sally Bellerose

Philanthropy Engagement Officer

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation
Grande Prairie, AB 

Shari Barr

Annual Giving Manager

Delta Hospital & Community Health Foundation
Delta, BC

Soulafa Al-Abbasi, MDE, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Immigrant Services Calgary
Canmore, AB

Wendy Warner, CFRE

Executive Director

Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation
 Trenton, ON