Plenary Sessions

Wednesday April 22
8:00 a.m.
Focus On The 90%
Darci Lang, Author, Focus on the 90%

Darci Lang will show you how developing a positive 90% attitude is at the heart of your personal and professional success. Seeing your life through a 90% lens will help you explore horizons and see the infinite possibilities!

Focus on the 90% is a tool that helps you to work well with others, and keeps you motivated and productive during challenging times. It helps you feel more fulfilled at work and have something left for your family.


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Wednesday April 22
12:30 p.m.
A Report Card on Government Relations
Grant Monck, Chair, CAGP Government Relations Committee
Susan Manwaring, Member, CAGP Government Relations Committee & Member, Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector
Terrance Carter, CAGP Government Relations Committee & Member, Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector

2019 was an important year on legislative matters affecting Canada’s charitable sector. This session will include an overview of the work of the CAGP Government Relations Committee by Chair, Grant Monck including highlights of CAGP’s impact over the years.

Newly-appointed to the federal government’s Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, Susan Manwaring and Terry Carter will report on that Committee’s mandate and its important work moving forward, particularly related to many of the recommendations from Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, the Report of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector released in June 2019. Join us for a lively discussion on the infinite horizons and possibilities ahead for charities, donors and their advisors!

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Thursday April 23
8:00 a.m.
Generation Impact
Michael Moody, Ph.D., Frey Foundation Chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

The Gen X and Millennial philanthropists will be the most significant donors ever and will shape our world in profound ways. As “next gen donors” step into their philanthropic roles, they have not only unprecedented financial resources, but also big ideas for how to wield their financial power. They want to disrupt the traditional world of charitable giving, and they want to do so now, not after they retire to a life of philanthropic leisure. Based on years of research and candid insights from the vanguard of next gen donors, Michael Moody will offer a rare profile of the new face of philanthropy.

Order a copy of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving by Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody when you register for the Conference. You will receive your copy when you arrive onsite in Regina. Michael Moody will be on hand to sign copies following his plenary presentation. Click here for more information.


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Thursday April 23
12:30 p.m.
CAGP Annual General Meeting
While many organizations see their members opt out of their Annual General Meeting, CAGP’s is always well attended. Maybe it’s the lovely lunch, but we prefer to see this as a sign of their commitment to and passion for CAGP. Our 27th AGM will include reports from the Board Chairs and CEO; a presentation on the 2019 financials, and an opportunity to elect the 2020-21 national Board of Directors. After the official business concludes, the Chair of the Board of the CAGP Foundation will provide a report on the Foundation’s successes of the last year and highlights for the next.


Thursday April 23
2:30 p.m.
The FRANK Debate
As most recognize the value of philanthropy as legitimately doing good and addressing serious societal issues, others propose that a paradox exists, where tax dollars are directed away from the collective agenda, and where philanthropists are addressing issues of personal relevance with wealth amassed through business practices that may have created those very issues in the first place.

The 2020 FRANK Debate explores these important and, at times, contradictory issues through the question:

Has philanthropy become a barrier to true social good?

 

 

 

 

 

Pro:
Jon McPhedran Waitzer, Resource Movement
Kris Archie, The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

 

 

 

 

Con:
Serena Hak, The Donor Motivation Program
Iryna Khovrenkov, University of Regina


Moderator: Sharon Avery, Toronto Foundation

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Friday April 24
8:00 a.m.
Give, Give, Ask
Annette Verschuren, OC, NRStor Inc.

Annette will share how she balances her career and her life, telling her story as a successful, trailblazing business woman and as a committed philanthropist. Her first big giving moment was helping a Vietnamese family come to Canada in the early 80’s sponsored by her church. Trung Ly still sends Annette a Christmas card every year. Annette will tell her story of how her motto of ‘give, give, ask’ has worked for her in the businesses she runs and in her community, country and throughout the world. Annette’s happiness and positive outlook is a result of what comes from her engagement and commitment to giving back both in time and treasure. There is so much joy in giving.

 

Copies of Annette Verschuren’s book Bet on Me will be available to delegates at the conference courtesy of TD Wealth. Click here for more information.

 

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Friday April 24
12:30 p.m.
David Chilton, Author of The Wealthy Barber and former Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den

With his engaging wit and humour, David will share stories of his life experiences and business endeavors over the last thirty years as one of Canada’s most popular authorities on personal finance.

RBC is proud to present this event as part of the collaboration between Royal Trust and David Chilton, who have partnered to provide Canadians with more information about estate planning and the benefits of corporate executor services.

Copies of David Chilton’s book The Wealthy Barber Returns will be available to delegates at the conference courtesy of RBC Royal Trust. David will be on hand following his talk to sign copies of the book. 

 


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