National Philanthropy Day – Friday, November 25, 2022
Please join us at the 25th anniversary of Greater Vancouver’s National Philanthropy Day presented by RBC on Friday, November 25, 2022, to honour and acknowledge the Giving Hearts Award nominees and recipients.
We are joined by Global BC’s Reporter and Anchor Sarah MacDonald who will be emceeing the event.
Keynote – Sponsored by KCI
AFP’s Tracy London is joined by Vancouver Foundation’s CEO Kevin McCort and Director, Indigenous Priorities Jeska Slater who will present a key note address on Vancouver Foundation’s ongoing journey to be in right relations with Indigenous and Metis communities in BC. Initially, Vancouver Foundation was one of the first signees of the Philanthropic Declaration of Action. Since then, the foundation has hired an Indigenous team and community advisors to lead the first steps – to create a multi-faceted program that goes beyond just funding. The Indigenous Priorities Strategy includes exploring systems change in an Indigenous context, mapping opportunities for advocacy, and moving to more relational grantmaking that is co-created with the communities they serve. The journey has not always been an easy one, and Kevin and Jeska will share some of the learnings and insights gained along the way.
Tracy London (she/her) is the Co-Executive Director of Education and Engagement dedicated to achieving QMUNITY’s vision that every queer, trans, and Two-Spirit person in British Columbia have access to the programs and services that they need, be it in the city or remote communities of our Province. Tracy is President of the Board, AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter.
Kevin McCort is President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation. With more than 30 years of service to the non-profit sector, both in Canada and around the world, he has earned a reputation as a smart, strategic leader who always puts community at the heart of his work.
Jeska Slater is a Nehiyaw iskwew (Cree woman) from Fisher River Cree Nation, part of Treaty 5 in Manitoba. She has been working in and for both urban and land-based Indigenous communities for over ten years. Jeska is Director, Indigenous Priorities at the Vancouver Foundation.
Niki Sharma Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits, Niki is a lawyer whose practice focused on representing Indigenous people, including residential school survivors. She has advocated for her clients on many levels of the legal system, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Niki has worked across B.C. as an advocate on climate policy and reconciliation, and has been recognized for her advocacy to combat racism.
Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Giving Hearts Awards. Join us at National Philanthropy Day to celebrate this year’s recipients!
Location: JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street, Vancouver
11:00 am – Sponsor exhibits and networking
12:00 pm – Traditional welcome and song by Dennis Thomas-Whonoak, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
12:05 pm – Lunch is served (all meals will be vegan)
12:45 pm – Presentation of the 2022 Giving Hearts Awards
1:30 pm – Keynote Presentation
2:00 pm – Event Concludes
Super Early Bird Special: $100 until July 31
Early Bird Ticket: $120 until September 30
Standard Ticket: $130 until November 18