AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter


AFP - Advancing Effective and Ethical Fundraising Worldwide.

​​​Help develop your AFP chapter!

​Volunteering to help develop your AFP Central Ontario Chapter is fun, not too onerous, and helps build your professional resume.  You also receive credit towards your CFRE application.

There are currently openings on the Board of Directors, and on the membership, education, communications and Philanthropy Day committees.

If you are interested in learning more about getting involved, send us an email at,​


Friday, March 23, 2018
AFP Central Ontario Chapter
Webinar Presentation
"The 5 Things You Need to Know to Run a Successful Monthly Giving Program"
The Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch

January 23, 2018
On a snowy Tuesday evening in January, it was great to see so many out for the New Year Social at The Speakcheasy in downtown Barrie.  Thank you for your support! Thank you also to our co-hosts, The Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County.

November 21, 2017
Thank you to all who attended the November 21, 2017Lunch and Learnand helped celebrate National Philanthropy Day and the announcement of the AFP Central Ontario Youth Philanthropy Award.

Special thanks to guest speaker Brian

​Kennedy for his engaging presentation on engaging donors and clients.

Presented by the Planned Giving Counsel of Simcoe County and the
AFP Central Ontario Chapter. Sponsored by Powell Jones LLP

What is National Philanthropy Day? 

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day.  On this day thousands of people around the world come together to put philanthropy into action and recognize the change that philanthropy has brought to our community. It is a celebration of giving, volunteering, and charitable engagement. 


You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of
The AFP Central Ontario Chapter

Tuesday May 29, 2018

5:30 to 7:00 pm
@ The Side Door at Michael and Marion's, 89 Bayfield St, Barrie

All are welcome, including Members and not-yet Members of the AFP
Central Ontario Chapter

RSVP: Here

The 2018 Planned Giving Symposium

Youth in Philanthropy
Thursday, June 14, 2018

8 am to 12 pm
at Ski Snow Valley (2623 Vespra Valley Rd, Minesing, ON L0L 1Y8)

Register here

The Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County is delighted to bring you this year’s Symposium in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Ontario Chapter.

Every day, there are opportunities for Planned Giving conversations, but how many of us are preparing for that conversation with the younger generation?

You asked, we listened!

This year’s Symposium is focused on Youth in Philanthropy. We are proud to welcome our keynote, Aneil Gokhale, Director of Philanthropy at the Toronto Community Foundation, who will present on the real, tested and proven campaign success with TCF’s Vision 2020.  Targeting ages 25-45, Aneil will walk us through the objective of the campaign, how they engaged philanthropists under 40, the campaign’s structure, case and messaging.  Aneil will share his insights on how he expects this campaign to support future growth, how challenges were overcome and finally, introducing us to a young philanthropist who supports Vision 2020 campaign.

Additionally, we are thrilled to feature participants on this year’s local panel who will each bring a different perspective about being involved in local philanthropy through mentorship, governance, service volunteering and social innovation: Avery Konda, Alison Moody, Doug Moody, and Suzie Addison-Toor.

This session is open to all fundraising and allied professionals. PGCSC and AFP encourage you to share this opportunity with a guest by offering a special discounted rate. All delegates will receive a morning of learning, networking opportunities and a hot buffet breakfast.

Delegates will:

  • See the results of a proven campaign directed at young philanthropists.
  • Receive tips, tricks and practical methods for building relationships with the next generation.
  • Gain a strong understanding to help you make your case of why it’s important for your organization to invest now for the future.
  • Gain insight for addressing barriers such as competing priorities and attention among donors/clients

Register  here