​​​​​​A New Year brings new opportunities and fresh possibilities!

Join us for a New Year Social and celebrate our favourite time of year!

Tuesday, January 23
5:00 to 7:00 pm

The Speakcheasy at J'Adore
123 Dunlop street East (lower level) in downtown Barrie.

Enjoy wine, gourmet cheese, fondue and the ambiance of J'adore's Speakcheasy with The Planned Giving Council of Simcoe County and AFP Central Ontario at the Annual Social.

here.It's FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members **Membership fees will be accepted at this event!

The SpeakCheasy is located at 123 Dunlop St East; enter next to J'adore and head downstairs. 
Come mix and mingle with your peers at this annual social.
Cash Bar-Fully licensed.

Please register whether you're a member or non-member so we have an idea of numbers. The $10 non-member fee can also be paid at the door.

​Register today! Here's the link

​at Brown Paper Tickets


AFP - Advancing Effective and Ethical Fundraising Worldwide.

AFP Canada Central Ontario Chapter

​​​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,​


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? 

In 2012 the Government of Canada officially recognized November 15th as 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.  A day that spurs action for getting involved, for ways to connect with causes and each other. A day that our community can highlight the accomplishments, large and small, of all those involved.  A day to inspire and encourage people to create their own ideas for philanthropic engagement.

Thank you to our November 21 Lunch and Learn sponsor, Powell Jones LLP