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About AFP Canada

canada maple leaf 100x111With approximately 3,500 members residing in Canada, AFP is dedicated to promoting and advancing the cause of its Canadian members.  AFP supports Canadian members in 16 Chapters, and provides essential leadership to Canada’s robust charitable sector. Read more.

AFP Canada Featured on Nikki's Notes!


As the senior vice president of KCI Ketchum Canada, and chapter president for AFP’s largest chapter, Susan Storey, CFRE, has A LOT to share about fundraising in the year ahead. Tune in and hear secrets of the AFP Toronto chapter—what they’re doing in 2014 that will make them even bigger and better—and how you can take a note or two for your own chapter!

Latest Canada News:

• Help Nominate Leaders for the AFP Canadian Council
• Special AFP Globe and Mail Supplement Released: Changing Canada, Changing the World
• Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
• Where to Go Now for Canadian Fundraising Information
• AFP Ottawa Fundraising Day: Where Fundraisers Reconnect and Recharge
• UPDATE: AFP Canadian Council Red & White Reception
• Candidate for Consideration by Nominating Committee For AFP Canada Council—2015 Position
• New Chapter Formed In British Columbia
• Prime Minister Of Canada Recognizes National Volunteer Week
• AFP Canadian Council Announces Members for 2014
• Diversity to Inclusion Philanthropy Conference Series Continues in 2014

About AFP Foundation—Canada

AFP Foundation Logo Official 55pAs the philanthropic arm of AFP, the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada supports many programs and services through its highly successful Annual Fund, especially the Every Member Campaign, and other fundraising vehicles including Major Gifts, Planned Gifts and Endowments. Read more.

Free Webinar Recordings—Presented By MacKenzie Investments and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada

Spam Law - Recent Legislation and its Impact on Canadian Fundraisers and Charities
Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Speaking to Donors on the Phone!
• What Canadian Donors Want

Latest AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada News:

• Philanthropic Research: Call for Proposals!
• New Research: "The New Regulatory Regime for Social Enterprise in Canada: Potential Impacts on Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability"
• Your AFP Foundation For Philanthropy In Canada Is Making A Difference!
• AFP’s National Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Applications
• AFP Foundation for Philanthropy—Canada Announces 2014 Officers

AFP Canada Leadership Posts

derek fraserAFP Canadian Council Overview
Derek D. Fraser, CFRE, AFP Canadian Council Chair
(Feb. 25, 2014) The AFP Canadian Council was established to support the mission and strategic objectives of AFP in Canada. The Council builds a strong, unified presence and voice for Canadian fundraising professionals both in AFP International and in Canada. It complements, not replicates, the roles, mandates and activities of the Canadian chapters and AFP International (AFP IHQ). Read more.


derek bMapping Out a Path to Your Future
Tania Little, CFRE, Vice Chair, Professional Advancement Division, AFP
(Feb. 25, 2014) Many fundraisers in my peer set chanced upon the profession through volunteerism or learned “on the job” how to adapt previous skills acquired through other jobs. Whether choosing at a post-secondary level or coming into a second career; there are a myriad of education and training opportunities available to facilitate the development of highly effective and ethical professionals in the social profit sector. As an AFP member, you are part of a network of 30,000 professional fundraisers, ready to help you along the journey. Read more.

AFP Canada Research and Resources

The Blackbaud Index-Canada
(Apr. 16, 2014) Building on The Blackbaud Index, Blackbaud has now launched The Blackbaud Index-Canada to track charitable giving to the Canadian nonprofit sector, whichrepresents one of the country’s biggest industries.

What Canadian Donors Want: Information, Impact and to Help Those in Need
(Feb. 3, 2014) The 2013 What Canadian Donors Want Survey of more than 1,000 donors across Canada, found that more Canadians than ever are knowledgeable about charities and researching before they give, but many are not sure about the impact their gifts are having. Get a full breakdown of the survey, including six fact sheets on the various aspects of the survey in both English and French.

Ready Reference Guides Now Available in French
(Feb. 3, 2014) Attention French Canadian fundraisers: translation of AFP’s popular Ready Reference Series in underway. Four new guides have been posted with more on the way!

Canada Revenue Agency – Toolbox for Directors, Officers and Volunteers
(Sept. 16, 2013) In an effort to help registered charities understand and meet their requirements and obligations, the Charities Directorate has assembled a page of key resources for directors, officers and volunteers.

Canada Public Policy and Advocacy

New Canadian Budget Supports Online Charity Registration, Modernization of Lotteries
(Feb. 12, 2014) Budget 2014, introduced yesterday, including a number of measures impacting Canada's charities. Despite reports otherwise, there were no specific measures targeting the political activities of Canadian charities. There are, however, new provisions that will affect and enhance the way charities work—see a breakdown from AFP's government relation's consultant here.

New AFP Public Awareness Communications Tool Kit
(Feb. 3, 2014) When is the best time to make a call to a government official? What is the role of a Minister of State? How do you gain the respect of a parliamentarian?  Find these answers and more in the new Public Awareness Communications tool kit, now available to all AFP Canada members.
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Free Webinar Recording: "Charitable Deduction Breaking News: Tax Reform to Start with a Blank Slate"
(Oct. 30, 2013) Recording of Oct. 28 Webinar for Canadian fundraisers in order to better prepare for the forthcoming Canada Anti-Spam Legislations ("CASL"), expected to come into force in 2014. CASL will regulate commercial activities conducted through all electronic means and impose certain requirements on all fundraisers and charities that participate in electronic messages ("CEMs").

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