Who We Are
The AFP Central Ontario Chapter was founded in 2015. We will accomplish our purpose by supporting members in their quest to inspire philanthropy in their respective areas of influence.
Our Mission: The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy.
All of the work of the Chapter is achieved through the commitment of volunteers. The AFP Central Ontario Chapter Board strives to represent all whom we serve throughout our service area. If you are interested in a leadership role to grow the fundraising sector, contact us today!
Joining one of our Chapter Committees can provide you with an opportunity to build your experience while also helping others to grow their fundraising skills and knowledge. We welcome your participation – contact us today!
National Philanthropy Day®
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) in Canada is November 15th and is the special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made in our lives, our communities and our world.
Please mark your calendar for this year’s National Philanthropy Day celebrations with AFP Central Ontario on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. We will award this year’s Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, and unveil the inaugural Eric Dean Mentor of the Year Award.
“Gifts That Last” Magazine
The main objective of this committee is to produce an annual magazine publication entitled, “Gifts that Last”. This committee facilitates the coordination of ten charity stories highlighting donors that are directly impacting the success of each mission, a charity feature story based upon the theme for that year, and a professional fundraising ally article. A writer is commissioned to write the stories and the committee edits these articles. The printing, design, and ad sales are part of our partnership with the Barrie Advance.
IDEA: Idea, Diversity, Equity and Access
AFP has an opportunity and a responsibility to not only invest in the areas of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA), but also to be leading the charge for all fundraisers to ensure AFP and the charity sector stay relevant not only to fundraisers but to donors as well. We must take a comprehensive look at the barriers to professional equity and create learning opportunities and resources to help tackle these issues.
AFP’s Government Relation Committee exists to educate and advocate. With representatives from chapters across Canada, the committee educates members on public policy issues that impact membership, while advocating on behalf of the sector at large. The committee engages with government officials, actively monitoring the issues and legislative governments that could potentially impact AFP members.