Conference Bursaries

With the generous contribution of many CAGP Chapters, as well as other partners and supporters, we are pleased to offer a number of conference bursaries so gift planning professionals can access this outstanding professional opportunity.

The CAGP Conference Bursary Program is intended to enable both charity gift planners and professional advisors to participate in this outstanding professional development opportunity where financial constraints are a barrier to access.

We also seek to strengthen cultural diversity among our delegates. As such, while anyone may apply for a bursary, we do prioritize applications from those in small organizations or companies with limited professional development budgets, and from members of diverse communities.

We have two types of bursary available this year:

CAGP Chapter Bursaries

Vancouver Island

2 local bursaries
1 national bursary

Greater Vancouver

3 local bursaries (2 local + 1 provincial)
1 national bursary

Alberta North

1 local bursary

Alberta South

1 local bursary 

Saskatchewan North

2 local bursaries


1 local + $949 toward travel & accommodation

Niagara Golden Horseshoe

1 local bursary
1 national bursary


1 local bursary
1 national bursary

Greater Toronto

1 local bursary
1 national bursary 


1 local bursary 
1 national bursary 


2 local bursaries
1 national bursary

Nova Scotia

1 local + $500 toward travel & accommodation


BIPOC Bursaries

3 Local

Sponsored by:

Abundance Canada

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

CAGP Vancouver Island Chapter

2 National

Sponsored by:

Canada Life

Private Giving Foundation, Available through TD



CAGP members and non-members who identify as a member of the BIPOC community are encouraged to apply for a bursary to attend the CAGP National Conference. Non-member winners of the BIPOC bursaries also receive one complimentary CAGP membership, good for one year. 

National Bursary Sponsor

Greater Vancouver Bursary Sponsors

BIPOC Bursary Qualifications

We are seeking applicants who are actively working in the field of gift planning and would like to attend the CAGP National Conference but may not have the means to do so. The BIPOC bursaries are open to both CAGP members and non-members. 


National bursaries cover the cost of early-bird registration plus $1500 toward travel and accommodation. Local bursaries for Greater Vancouver residents cover the Conference registration for a local delegate and a $250 stipend.

Applications are now closed.



CAGP Chapter Sponsored Bursaries are allocated to support both members affiliated with a local Chapter or within a specific community as well as members from elsewhere in Canada.

That means, even if your Chapter or an organization from your community is not sponsoring a bursary you are still encouraged to apply.

Bursary Sponsors

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Vancouver Island Chapter

Greater Vancouver Chapter

Alberta North Chapter

Alberta South Chapter

Saskatchewan North Chapter

Manitoba Chapter

Niagara Golden Horseshoe Chapter

London Chapter

Greater Toronto Chapter

Ottawa Chapter

Québec Chapter

Nova Scotia Chapter


Chapter Bursary Qualifications

Applicants must be a current CAGP member and have been a member in good standing for at least 3 months prior to the application deadline, which is Monday, February 6, 2023.  This means you need to be a member in good standing at least since November 21, 2022. 

Only one application per organization/company will be considered, with the exception of national bodies with local/regional offices.


Unless otherwise stated, bursaries cover early bird registration fees only (plus applicable taxes).

Application Procedure

To assist you in compiling the necessary information to complete the application process, we recommend downloading the pdf of the application questions available here and reviewing in advance.

Please note, subsequent to completing the application, you may be asked to provide your organization’s most recent audited financial statements.

If your conference attendance is contingent upon receiving a bursary, do not register for the conference in advance. Registration instructions will be provided with notification of your successful application.

All qualifying applications will be reviewed by the CAGP Conference Bursary Committee. All applicants will be notified of decisions by Monday, February 13, 2023. 

Applications are now closed.