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IDEA Equity Audit Presentation

The AFP Ottawa Chapter in partnership with INclusion INcorporated are inviting all our members to join for the virtual IDEA Equity Audit Presentation.

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023

Time: 12:30 PM to 13:45 EDT


Nominations for the 2023 Ottawa Philanthropy Awards are open!

Do you know a person or organization that lives to make a difference in Ottawa?

Right now is your chance to shine a light on their impact.

That’s because nominations for the 2023 Ottawa Philanthropy Awards are open!

We’ll be celebrating the power of philanthropy on November 16, 2023 and we’re looking for candidates to recognize.

Learn more about the nomination process here.


Statement by the Board of Directors

Statement by the Board of Directors of the AFP Ottawa Chapter: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA)

Please read our full statement and the results from our recent Equity Audit via:

Thank you for your trust and support and we look forward to continuing this journey together.

AFP Ottawa Membership. An investment in yourself!

AFP Ottawa Partners

Future Leaders Program

Are you an aspiring young person seeking to break into the nonprofit, philanthropic sector?

Or are you a seasoned professional in this industry, looking to give back and impart some of your knowledge to a promising protégé?

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ottawa Chapter, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are thrilled to partner in AFP’s Future Leaders Program.

As part of the RBC Future Launch initiative, a nationwide $500 million commitment over the next 10 years, AFP Ottawa Chapter has received a grant to help youth gain work experience, grow their network and obtain new skills. By empowering Canadian youth for jobs of tomorrow, AFP Ottawa Chapter is taking a leading role in exposing promising young people to the evolving and growing nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Whether you are a protégé or a mentor, all successful applicants will not only receive compelling benefits, but a valuable opportunity for professional growth.

See AFP Ottawa’s Future Leaders Mentorship Program for more information.

AFP Ottawa New Year Social

It was a night to remember!

What better way to kick off 2023 than last night’s New Year Social at Coconut Lagoon, with the Chef Joe Thottungal.

Fundraising professionals and nonprofit leaders packed this amazing restaurant to network, learn and share ideas. In a world full of challenges, our sector is so much stronger when we all come together, united, to serve this community.

Thank you to everyone that attended. If you are not yet a member of AFP Ottawa, please reach out!

We can’t wait to welcome you.

An enormous thank you to Chef Joe & the Coconut Lagoon team for the hospitality & unbelievably delicious food!

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Be sure to read all about it on Ottawa Business Journal's Social page!
Article by the fantastic Caroline Philips!



Check out the 2022 Giving Guide!

From Ottawa Business Journal and Foundation WCPD


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Our AFP Ottawa Chapter.

We are the leaders and influencers for a dynamic and growing non-profit sector in our nation’s capital. With more than 200 members, AFP Ottawa represents a vast network that touches every industry and boardroom in the city. We have the privilege of being a proud national leader for other chapters in Canada and play a role in future government policy towards charitable giving.

AFP Ottawa is also truly a diverse community -- of people who make a life bringing people together to support efforts to create a better community, country and world. We actively seek and achieve a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, opinions and cultures. After all, inclusiveness is an essential source of vitality and strength for the effective pursuit of an organization’s mission. The advantages of joining, getting involved, and providing support to your professional association are many. Most important, it helps your career and your charity to advance!

Fundraisers operate in a world of urgent needs, changing public opinions, and evolutions in legislation and demographics. AFP Ottawa has the tools that you need to help your community find the joy in giving, to advance your charity’s mission, and to propel your career. Educational and networking opportunities, our Fundraising Day Conference and the Philanthropy Awards are popular draws. The mentorship program for those new to the profession, CFRE study groups for those advancing to the next level and information updates meet the needs of fundraisers at all levels.

We invite you to explore joining us a member, actively taking part and doing what you can to support this lively and professional community of peers.