CAGP GTA Education Program Kick Off Event on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Event Info

CAGP GTA chapter is launching the education program with an event focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are delighted to host two sessions, featuring two experts in DEI.

This event has been postponed - updated details will be made available shortly.



8:30am – 9:00 am:   Networking and coffee and light snacks
9:00am – 10:00am:   Session 1
10:00am – 10:30am:   Networking and coffee and light snacks
10:30am – 11:30am:   Session 2

For those in attendance we are pleased to raffle off a free pass to Xlerate. This conference is Canada’s leading fundraising and nonprofit Marketing conference. You will get to join hundreds of the country’s best nonprofit marketers and fundraisers back in Toronto on October 16th and 17th at the MaRS Discovery District.

Session 1 - Follow The Money: Gift acceptance policies and practices at Canadian universities

Universities in Canada welcome gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to help achieve their academic mission and to enhance their programs and services for students. Federal and provincial governments incentivize this voluntary gift support of charitable organizations, including universities, by providing substantial tax relief to donors. Some of the largest philanthropic gifts in Canadian history have been made to public universities. In considering whether or not to accept a gift, or to solicit one, advancement professionals have a number of policies and protocols to consider, most significantly the written gift acceptance policy. Our research examined the current principles that inform gift acceptance policies at Canadian universities and how adequately existing gift acceptance policies account for the nuanced considerations related to: ethics; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI); and reconciliation, decolonization and Indigenization when working with donors or potential donors.



Speaker: Tanya Hannah Rumble (she/her), MPNL, CFRE, CMP, MFA-P, Executive Director of Development, Faculty of Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University, Co-Founder, Recast Philanthropy




Session 2 - Transforming Donor Relationships through Inclusive Leadership: Discover the 6 Keys to Leading Diverse Teams in the Same Direction

Inclusive Leadership is critical for building authentic relationships with donors and clients. Join Ayo Owodunni, a Management Consultant and City Councillor in Kitchener, ON, as he shares the 6 keys to Inclusive Leadership that will help you get your diverse team to row in the same direction. Through personal stories and practical insights, Ayo will show you how to create a culture that welcomes diversity and fosters collaboration. You'll learn how to communicate effectively across different backgrounds and perspectives, and how to build trust and rapport with your donors and clients. Whether you're a non-profit professional, a corporate leader, or an entrepreneur, this session will provide you with valuable tools and strategies to build meaningful and transformational relationships with your donors and clients. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an experienced consultant and community leader who is passionate about diversity, inclusion, and authentic leadership.




Speaker: Ayo Owodunni, VP Inclusive Leadership – Eagles Flight






3 October, 8:30am to 3 October, 11:30am


Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas St. W., 7th Floor, CPA Lounge
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada