Canadian Leadership Retreat

July 25-27, 2019


french buttonWho?  Who should attend this event? Chapter Presidents, President-Elects, any other chapter board member representing your chapter, Board members of AFP Canada and the Canada Foundation and national committee members. Local chapter members are always welcome.

What?  What will we do? We will discuss a number of important topics for our profession in Canada including truth and reconciliation, ethics and trust, to name but a few. Guest speakers with expertise in truth and reconciliation will join us this year.

Where?  This year's Retreat will be held on the Vancouver campus the University of British ColumbiaBook your stay today. Note: availability cannot be guaranteed after June 24, 2019. To learn more about parking at UBC click here.

When?  The 2019 Canadian Leadership Retreat will take place from July 25-27 in Vancouver, BC. 

Wednesday, July 24 - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Narrative Advocates Training This training is optional and not part of the Retreat. To learn more and to sign up contact Lisa Davey
Thursday, July 25 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Start of Retreat The SAGE Restaurant (dinner included)
Friday, July 26 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Retreat Meetings Isabel MacInnes Room (breakfast & lunch included)
Friday, July 26 - 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Chapter-hosted dinner Dinner on Campus (location to be announced)
Saturday, July 27 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Retreat Meetings Isabel MacInnes Room (breakfast included)

Are you an AFP Canada or Canada Foundation Board Member? If yes, please plan accordingly:

  • Thursday, July 25: 8:00 – 2:00 p.m. AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Board Meeting
  • Thursday, July 25: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Joint Meeting between the AFP Canada Foundation Board and AFP Canada
  • Thursday, July 25: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. AFP Canada Board Meeting
  • Saturday, July 27: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. AFP Canada Board Meeting

Why? Leaders from across Canada meet once a year to discuss the fundraising profession in our country. This is one of the BEST AFP meetings of the year. It offers an opportunity for leaders to contribute to important national initiatives led by AFP Canada and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada. This annual meeting is also a great time to meet other leaders and learn about what’s working in their chapters and how they are dealing with challenges. 

How? We are pleased to offer you the option to register for the retreat online. The fee is $275 which includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch and a chapter-hosted reception on Friday and breakfast on Saturday. Note: the application deadline for travel stipends is June 15. 

What's on your mind? Let us know before June 28th by taking this SURVEY. We will discuss these issues at this year's Retreat.


Thank you to our host chapters


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Thank you to the generous sponsors for making this event possible!


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