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Nominations for the 2025 AFP Canada Board of Directors

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AFP Canada is a leading national voice for fundraising professionals who are vital in advancing charitable work. Formed in 2017, AFP Canada was created to complement AFP Global’s work. Its mandate is uniquely focused on Canadian government relations and communications, and important national priorities like Truth and Reconciliation. AFP Canada’s work is guided by its joint strategic plan with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. 

The 3,000 AFP members in Canada raise funds to support the arts, culture, shelters, emergency services, healthcare, education, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, and social justice. They enjoy the many membership benefits offered by AFP Global and their chapters. They also benefit from AFP Canada’s advocacy, our efforts to raise the profile of the fundraising profession, and our work on identifying and taking meaningful actions on Truth and Reconciliation.

The AFP Canada board of directors is a working board seeking active participation, committee involvement, and a desire to elevate the profession. Board members are expected to maintain their AFP membership, adhere to the AFP Code of Ethics, attend 75% of all board meetings, and consider a donation to the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada in alignment with personal giving goals.  

AFP Canada is committed to the principles of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access). Examples of how AFP Canada embeds IDEA into its work can be found in this article. As part of that commitment, we require board members to take anti-racism training, the cost of which is paid by AFP Canada. We strive to create a welcoming and diverse board where all members feel they belong, feel heard, and are appreciated for their unique contributions. Recognizing the need to be more inclusive, AFP Canada adopted norms of behaviour which guide our work together.

Special consideration will be given to people from different sectors (arts, health, education, consultant/agency etc.), organization size, backgrounds, races, languages, religions, and communities across Canada.

Nominations are being accepted until Wednesday, August 28, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. EDT

The evaluation criteria used by the nominating committee include:

  • Leadership ability that demonstrates the skills needed to govern a professional association;
  • Previous service to AFP, philanthropy and the community locally, nationally and/or internationally (note: the AFP Guidance on serving on multiple AFP national boards);
  • Participation in AFP activities as a volunteer; and
  • AFP membership standing (membership is required for board service).

Additional consideration will be given to the following:

  • Relevant professional certification, education or learning;
  • Overall knowledge of AFP;
  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership experience;
  • Financial support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada;
  • Ability to communicate in both of Canada’s official languages;
  • Diversity of geographic location and of chapter size;
  • Diversity of areas of professional practice; 
  • Demographic diversity (e.g., people of different ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, etc.); 
  • Other community perspectives needed by AFP at the time candidates are being considered.

The board will consist of up to twenty members. Directors shall serve two-year terms with a maximum of eight consecutive years on the board. The opportunities available for 2025 are as follows: chair-elect, secretary, treasurer as well as director at large positions. 

Nominees will be contacted by the nominating committee to discuss their interest in the board. The proposed slate will be presented to the current board of directors and then to AFP members in Canada in November for endorsement before it is approved by AFP Canada’s member, the president and CEO of AFP Global. 

The 2025 board members will begin their service starting January 1, 2025. All new members will be assigned a mentor to help familiarize themselves with the board role. Additionally, an orientation session will be held in January which provides an overview of AFP Canada’s work. In the meantime, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the AFP Canada website to learn more about our work.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Davey (; 613-407-7169) if you have any questions. 

2024 AFP Canada Nominating Committee

Ken Mayhew, AFP Canada Past Chair
Rea Ganesh, AFP Canada Chair-Elect
Jennifer Johnstone, AFP Canada Chair 
Marc Lapointe, CFRE, New Brunswick Chapter
Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE, Ottawa Chapter
Katherine Pui, Greater Vancouver Chapter


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