AFP Ottawa’s Professional Development Series

With at least 8 educational sessions planned for 2020, AFP members have the opportunity to meet, learn and build upon their credentials and knowledge. AFP Ottawa is continuously searching for varied, dynamic and topical speakers to help boost your fundraising efforts.

Upcoming events:


2021 Trends with Ottawa’s Sector Leaders

We all know that status quo is no longer an option as our organizations adjust to our new realities. According to Imagine Canada, Canadian charities have seen a 30.6% decline in revenue since the onset of the pandemic, with 69% reporting decreased revenues, and 30% of organizations having to lay off staff. The charitable sector could experience financial losses between $4.2 billion and $6.3 billion. It’s not all bad, though! We’ve also seen generous donors step up to the plate in a time of crisis, and many of our organizations have adapted and thrived this past year.


Your Chapter President, Teresa Marques (Rideau Hall Foundation) will be speaking with Ottawa’s top charity leaders to discuss these alarming statistics and more. Join us to learn from their organizations’ successes and failures as we head into 2021!


Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Moderated by:

Teresa Marques, President, AFP Ottawa Chapter Board of Directors and
President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation


$10 - AFP Members

$15 - Future Members

FREE - RBC Future Leaders Protégés

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Moderated by: Teresa Marques, President, AFP Ottawa Chapter Board of Directors and President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation


Teresa Marques


Jennifer Conley, CFRE

Chief Advancement Officer, Carleton University


Jennifer Conley has over 20 years of progressive, senior leadership experience in creating transformational change in Education and Healthcare. Two career highlights include creating, launching and leading the largest fundraising Campaign successfully completed in Ottawa’s history and, prior to this, creating, launching and leading the largest fundraising Campaign successfully completed to date in Ontario’s Long Term Care sector.

A sought after speaker who has received various industry and leadership awards including the AFP Ottawa Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year Award,  and who has dedicated hundreds of hours to volunteering for the NonProfit & Charitable sector, Jennifer holds a Master of Philanthropy & NonProfit Leadership Degree and now serves as an Instructor for the MPNL Program.

In addition to her Masters Degree, Jennifer has held the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential for 15 years. Jennifer considers it her life’s Mission to dedicate herself personally and professionally - as a volunteer, academic,  researcher and industry leader - to the betterment of society by creating and leading transformational change within the NonProfit and Charitable Sectors.



Jennifer Conley

Adam Joiner

Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa


Adam is a seasoned senior leader with almost two decades of experience creating programs to serve children and youth in Ottawa better. After multiple leadership roles, Adam became the CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) in May 2020.

Managing a large, complex service organization and navigating positive change in a pandemic, has been a vital part of Adam’s first-year mandate as CEO. As a leader, Adam is a connector with a deep background in government relations and working collaboratively with multiple local partner agencies and stakeholders.

As a Boys and Girls Club alumni, he knows first-hand how BGCO programming changes lives. Adam visited his first clubhouse at the age of nine and has since lived a lifelong passion and deep commitment to working with youth.

He has served on multiple committees, as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, and advisor for Boys and Girls Club of Ontario Provincial Youth Conference. Adam holds a Diploma in Social Service Work from Algonquin College, where he offers strategic counsel on the program.

Adam lives in Ottawa, with his wife, and children. Adam is the proud father of three children, all of which are members of the Club.

Adam Joiner Headshot

Timothy J. Kluke, CFRE

President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation


Tim Kluke has been President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation since 2011, which supports one of the largest acute care hospitals in Canada. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Mr. Kluke has held senior positions with organizations in both Canada and the United States throughout his 25+ year career in the charitable sector. He is a past faculty member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Madison Institute in Madison, Wisconsin.

As well, he is past-president of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Ottawa Chapter and in 2015 was named Fundraising Executive of the year.

Under Mr. Kluke’s leadership, the Foundation transfers approximately $20 million annually to The Ottawa Hospital and its Research Institute.

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Khalil Shariff

Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Foundation


Khalil Shariff has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), a leading Canadian global development agency, since 2005. He was previously with the Toronto office of McKinsey & Company, an international management consultancy, where he advised governments, financial institutions, and health care providers on strategy, organization, and operational improvement.

He has also served in a variety of research and policy capacities with the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.

He currently sits on the Boards of the Global Centre for Pluralism, the Rideau Hall Foundation, and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and served a term as an elected School Trustee in his hometown of Richmond, BC, in his youth.

He holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and a JD from the Harvard Law School.

Khalil Shariff photo 2020

Personal Development Sponsors:  Harvey McKinnon Associates


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