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.

Tuesday, May 14
Session Title Speaker(s) Location Education Topic
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Pre-Conference Attendee Breakfast York/Simcoe FoyerN/A
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Pre-Conference Workshops York/SimcoeDevelopment Primer & Advanced Course
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Welcome Reception Toronto Ballroom 3N/A

Wednesday, May 15
Session Title Speaker(s) Location Education Topic
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2TBD
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Exhibit Hall Open Toronto Ballroom 3N/A
8:30AM - 9:15AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2N/A
9:15AM - 10:30AM
Opening Keynote Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2Keynote Session
10:30AM - 11:45AM
Breakout Session - Fundraising Through the Eyes of a Hospital CEO: Creating Alignment between the Hospital and Foundation in Order to Optimize Results VarleyC-Suite Engagement
Breakout Session - Working Your Way Through the Weed(s): Gift Acceptance Policy Decisions Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis York EastLegislation
Breakout Session - The 20 Best Strategies for Acquiring New Donors York WestDonor Acquisition
Breakout Session - Engaging Clinicians in Referral-Based Philanthropy JacksonClinician Engagement
Breakout Session - Integrated Fundraising & Communications: A Case Study in Gratitude CarmichaelGrateful Patients
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2N/A
1:15PM - 2:30PM
Breakout Session - SEAMLESS! How Direct Response Fundraising and Legacy Gift Marketing can Fit Like a Hand in a Glove York EastPlanned Giving
Breakout Session - Case Study of a Small 'C' Campaign York WestSmall Campaigns
Breakout Session - Small Towns, Big Hearts (& Big Cheques!): A Primer on Rural Fundraising JacksonRural Fundraising
Breakout Session - If You Build it They Will Come and Other Transformative Lessons We Learned from Our Donors TBDDonor Lessons
2:30PM - 2:45PM
Break with Exhibitors Toronto Ballroom 3N/A
1:15PM - 4:00PM
Chief Development Officer Forum VarleyCDO
2:45PM - 4:00PM
Roundtable Topic Sessions Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2Various
4:00PM - 4:15PM
Break with Exhibitors Toronto Ballroom 3N/A
4:15PM - 5:15PM
Keynote Session Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Social Event - Dinner Boat Excursion KAJAMAN/A

Thursday, May 16
Session Title Speaker(s) Location Education Topic
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2TBD
8:00AM - 9:15AM
Morning General Session - KCI Podcast Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2Volunteer Engagement
9:30AM - 10:45AM
Breakout Session - Rules of Attraction: How to Target the Right Donors at the Right Time VarleyDonor Relationships
Breakout Session - Major Gift Productivity: Myth and Reality York EastMajor Gifts
Breakout Session - Clinician Recognition: More Than an Expression of Gratitude York WestClinician Engagement
Breakout Session - 25 Practical Tips to Raise More Money JacksonFundraising
Breakout Session - Leadership & Management: Making the Switch from Player to Coach CarmichaelFundraising Leadership
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Breakout Session - One Size Fits None: The Campaign of the Future York WestCampaigns
Breakout Session - Reflections of a Foundation CEO - Past and Present York EastLeadership
Breakout Session - Business Building Through Philanthropy: How to Engage Advisors to Help Their Clients in Planning Their Charitable Giving with You! VarleyGift Advising
Breakout Session - Rise of the Female Philanthropist - Are You Ready for Her? Ignore Her at Your Peril! JacksonFemale Philanthropy
Breakout Session - Gateway to Healing: Exploring How Donors Deal with Grief through Philanthropy CarmichaelGrieving Donors
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Lunch & Closing Keynote - Storytelling for Health System Change Toronto Ballroom 1 & 2
1:30PM - 2:00PM
Travel to SickKids Foundation Depart from University EntranceSite Visit
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Offsite Session at SickKids Foundation (limited space) SickKids FoundationSite Visit

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Gold Education Sponsor


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Gold Education Sponsor



Bronze Sponsor

Global Philanthropic

Mobile App Sponsor

Donor Perfect

CDO Forum Sponsor

Offord Group

Opening Reception Sponsor
Blakely Journey

Social Event Sponsor