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 info@afpcentralontario.org,​

AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter


​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, 2071
Thank you to all who attended the November 21, 2017 Lunch 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. 


Mark Your Calendar! 
AFP Central Ontario Chapter
Webinar Presentation

The 5 Things You Need to Know to Run a Successful Monthly Giving Program
Friday, March 23,  2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
The Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch
$10 for AFP Members; $15 for non- Members. Register 

Does your monthly giving program need an inspirational (and practical) boost? Bring your lunch to the library on March 23 and enjoy this practical how-to webinar session, led by two experts in monthly giving. They will equip you to start, or continue to grow, a successful monthly giving program for your organization. 

​Harvey McKinnon is recognized as one of North America’s leading fundraising experts. He has authored four books, two on monthly giving: Hidden Gold, Tiny Essentials to Monthly Giving and his latest book, The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks, have received rave reviews. He co-authored the #1 bestseller The Power of Giving. His firm, Harvey McKinnon Associates, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for clients including Amnesty International and  many hospitals and food banks. Harvey is considered a world leader on monthly giving.

Rosemary Oliver, CFRE
, has been the fundraising director for the English branch of Amnesty International in Canada since 1999. Prior to that, she was the fundraising director at Greenpeace Canada for seven years and has also worked with Oxfam and a small multicultural hospital. With 30 years in fundraising, Rosemary has a broad range of experience with specific expertise in monthly giving and grassroots major gifts and legacies. She’s passionate about creating donor communications strategies that boost retention and increase donor life-time value.

To register, click the link to Brown Paper Tickets here