LeadershipMarch April 2024

Q&A with Julie Quenneville, CEO UHN Foundation

Foundation Magazine sits down for a Q&A with Julie Quenneville. Here’s the conversation. In your experience, what motivates donors to choose the foundation for their philanthropy, especially for legacy gifts? In my experience, donors choose UHN Foundation for a few key reasons. Firstly, they believe in our mission—it aligns with …

Awareness CampaignLeadership

Why Canadians must act now to uphold a basic human right on International Day of Education  

by Fred Witteveen, CEO, Children Believe  The United Nations describes education as “a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.” On January 24, the 6th International Day of Education recognizes the crucial role education plays in achieving peace and progress across the globe. The theme of this year’s …

AFP CanadaLeadership

AFP Canada Responds to Media Reports about Canadian Charity Compensation Packages

TORONTO, ON–Jennifer Johnstone, the chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada, released the following statement in response to articles published in the Globe and Mail, La Presse, Le Devoir and CTV News: “AFP Canada appreciates media stories on charities as they help to raise awareness of our sector’s …


National Volunteer Action Strategy Launch

OTTAWA, ON–Canada’s nonprofits are at a breaking point. They are facing increased demand for their services and have fewer volunteers to fill those needs. It’s time to take action to ensure the future of volunteerism in Canada. To mark the United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, Volunteer Canada is launching A …

Donation ProgramsLeadership

Global welcomes one of the ‘Cookie Queens of Canada’ as Senior Consultant

Global welcomes one of the ‘Cookie Queens of Canada’ as Senior Consultant in Dunnville, Ontario TORONTO, ON–There are some fundraisers you deeply admire, and Penny Banks is certainly one of those individuals. Penny wears her fundraising heart on her sleeve. She connected with Global Philanthropic Canada in 2022 when she …

Diversity InitiativesLeadership

New HeARTwork Framework Addresses Barriers Faced by Diverse Women in Leadership

National focus groups reveal that 94 per cent of diverse women participants felt burnout and work-related mental health issues leading several to leave corporate Canada for entrepreneurship or the non-profit sector TORONTO, ON–Conscious Economics, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering economic dialogue in Canada, announced the launch of HeARTwork. …

Corporate PhilanthropyLeadership

Women’s entrepreneurship: Desjardins continues to support businesswomen

Registration is now open for the spring 2023 cohort of the Empowering Women Entrepreneur’s learning path LÉVIS, QC–Businesswomen across Canada who are interested in taking part in a free personal development path can now register for the spring 2023 cohort of the Entrepreneur’s learning path. This Desjardins initiative, created by …


Duke Chang Appointed President and CEO of CanadaHelps

Chang to steward CanadaHelps through its next chapter of growth, prioritizing initiatives that advance digital transformation and innovation in support of Canadian charities TORONTO, ON–CanadaHelps, the country’s largest platform for donating and fundraising online, today announced the appointment of Duke Chang as President and CEO. An accomplished executive with more …

Finance + OperationsLeadership

Sage appoints new Managing Director for Canada business

C-suite executive brings deep expertise of channel, partner and SMB ecosystems in Canada to grow and scale Sage’s Canadian business TORONTO, ON–Sage, the leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has named Mark Hickman as the new Managing Director for Sage Canada, effective …

LeadershipMarket Research

Canadian leaders confident in their support for employees, despite pandemic

New research: agree the role is much more difficult due to pandemic Winnipeg, MB–As the pandemic continues to change the way we work, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, compliments of Canada Life teamed up with Mental Health Research Canada to find out more about how leaders are feeling about work. …