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Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the 2022 AFP Canada Board of Directors

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You have the power to influence the focus and direction of AFP in a very concrete way: by nominating leaders for the AFP Canada Board of Directors!

AFP Canada, a nonprofit formed in 2017, was created to bring a Canadian perspective to AFP’s government relations and communications. We represent more than 3,200 fundraising leaders across the country working to support causes and missions that help Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We serve as the voice of the fundraising profession in Canada and are part of the larger AFP Global network, the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world.

Guided by the AFP in Canada Strategic Plan, we focus on government relations and communications. Working in close partnership with 21 local chapters and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada, AFP Canada strives to stimulate a world of generosity through ethical and effective fundraising.

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

Those who self-identify as members of diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Nominations are being accepted for all positions on the board apart from chair and past chair. You can submit your application before Friday, September 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. 

The evaluation criteria used by the committee includes:

  • 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;
  • Participation in AFP activities as a volunteer;
  • Financial support of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada; and
  • AFP membership standing (membership is required for board service).

Additional consideration will be given to the following:

  • Relevant professional certification, education or learning;
  • Leadership experience or community perspectives needed by AFP at the time candidates are being considered;
  • Fluency in both Canada’s official languages;
  • Diversity of geographic location and of chapter size;
  • Diversity of areas of professional practice; and
  • Diversity of all kinds.

The board will consist of up to twenty members. Directors shall serve one-year terms with a maximum of eight consecutive years as per the decision of the AFP Canada Nominating Committee.

All 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 for endorsement in November; the final slate will be announced in December.

The 2022 board members will begin their service starting January 1, 2022. All new members will be assigned a mentor to help them familiarize themselves with the board role. Additionally, an orientation session is 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 in government relations and communications.

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

2021 AFP Canada Nominating Committee

  • Paula Attfield, AFP Canada Past Chair
  • Daphne Carter, Nova Scotia Chapter
  • Angela Chapman, CFRE, Greater Vancouver Chapter
  • Elaine Lalonde, CFRE, Quebec Chapter
  • Ken Mayhew, AFP Canada Chair
  • Sandra Sualim, CFRE, Greater Toronto Chapter
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