Elevate Your Professional Journey with an AFP Ottawa Membership!

Take your career to new heights? Join AFP Ottawa and become a part of the world’s largest community of charitable fundraisers.

  • Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals, build meaningful relationships, and expand your professional network with member only events.
  • Professional Development: Access exclusive workshops & seminars designed to enhance skills, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends in fundraising.
  • Access to Resources: Gain access to a wealth of resources, webinars, research, membership directory, knowledge portal etc.
  • Member Discounts: Get member discounts on networking opportunities, conferences, educational programs & more!
  • Mentorship opportunities: With the creation of the AFP Ottawa Future Leaders mentorship program, giving promising young people aged 19-35 the opportunity to be matched with an experienced fundraiser or professional whose interests align with their own.

  • Advocacy: Join a collective voice advocating for the importance of philanthropy & fundraising around our beautiful city of Ottawa.
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Bonheur et philanthropie : quels sont les liens entre générosité et bien-être? Avec le Dr. Charles Sellen

Jeudi 22 Février 2024

Salle Johnson du Pavillon des diplômés Alex Trebek, Université d’Ottawa

Le bonheur fait l'objet d'une littérature scientifique abondante depuis 50 ans.

Des recherches pluridisciplinaires examinent notamment les liens entre bien-être et altruisme.

Quelles sont les implications pour mieux comprendre la philanthropie d'aujourd'hui et favoriser son essor à l'avenir?


Nominations for speakers are now closed

From professional development, to fundraising basics to the latest emerging trends in philanthropy, we welcome thought leaders, industry experts and visionaries to share their knowledge and insights during Fundraising Day 2024!

We welcome session ideas and speaker applications, both English and/or French,
from all career stages, lived experiences & backgrounds.

Fundraising Day 2024

Date: May 1, 2024

National Shaw Centre, Ottawa

AFP Ottawa Membership. An investment in yourself!

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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.

2023 Philanthropy Award Winners Announcement Party

You could feel it at the reception Foundation WCPD president and founder Peter Nicholson hosted at his Rockcliffe Park home last night to celebrate the upcoming AFP Ottawa Philanthropy Awards.

The 29th annual dinner, set for Thursday, Nov. 16th at the National Arts Centre, is a feel-good event that recognizes individuals and organizations that give of their time, money and/or skills to charitable causes they care about.

Hosted by:
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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 2023 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.