Original Canadian Gift Planning Course

Join us for the next Original Canadian Gift Planning Course
February 8-12, 2021 in Banff

*Registration opens in fall 2020!

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"I truly feel that this course has helped raise my confidence & ability to work with my constituents at a much higher level." 

- Michael Longval,  Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving  Good Shepherd Center's of Hamilton (2019 attendee)

 

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About the Course

The Original Canadian Gift Planning course is the longest-running and one of the most respected courses available on philanthropy in Canada. Originally developed in 1990, this comprehensive 5-day course provides in-depth education on the full range of gift planning issues: from detailed information on the tax aspects of gift planning to topics such as working with donors, program marketing, stewardship, and ethics. This course provides an unrivaled educational experience, balancing formal classroom learning, in-depth discussions, group work, and case studies, while always incorporating adult-learning principles.

Who Should Attend

The Original Canadian Gift Planning course is suitable for charity-based gift planners, senior executives, board members as well as professional advisors, accountants, insurance agents and estate planners involved in charitable giving.

The Experience

This comprehensive course covers all aspects of gift planning from the very technical to importance of building relationships with donors. You will spend the week with colleagues from across the country, learning from each other as well as the two outstanding faculty selected specifically for their expertise. Be assured you will be part of a very intense, educational experience and a fun and unforgettable week where you will be fully immersed in the world of gift planning.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Tax Aspects of Gift Planning in Canada
  • Charitable Bequests & Endowments
  • CRT's & Publicly Listed Securities
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Cultivation of Prospects
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Planned Giving Topics
  • Recognition of Donors
  • Stewardship
  • Marketing
  • Starting a Gift Planning Program
  • Dealing with the Subject of Death
  • Ethical & Liability Issues
  • Group Case Studies

See the 2020 agenda

*Please note, the 2021 agenda will be available soon


Are you unsure about where to begin or which course is right for you? We have two recommendations for you:

Our Professional Development Roadmap is a helpful guide for gift planners and fundraisers in their journey to becoming a successful charitable gift planner.

This Course Descriptions document contains a brief description of each of our 4 courses in one place, to help you decide which is the right fit for you at this point in your career.


Dates

Monday, February 8 (1:00 p.m.) - Friday, February 12, 2021 (11:00 a.m.)

Faculty

TBC

IMPORTANT:

As this is an intensive and highly interactive course starting early each morning and featuring required evening activities, attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the hotel. This ensures that individuals, and their team members, get the most out of the course. All registrants must purchase the meal plan and attend the meals. If you have any questions about this, please contact Erin Kuhns at ekuhns@cagp-acpdp.org or 888-430-9494 Ext. 222.


Course Location

The Banff Centre
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5

Main phone: 403-762-6100

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Transportation

There are two popular shuttle services that run regularly between the Calgary Airport and The Banff Centre. Original Course attendees are responsible for organizing their own transportation. If you use either of these shuttle services, you must reserve your space in advance.

Banff Airporter
https://banffairporter.com/rates/

Brewster Express
https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/brewster-express/fares/

Click here for directions to The Banff Centre.
https://www.banffcentre.ca/maps-and-directions


Pricing

There are two payments for this course:

  1. Tuition (to be paid to CAGP Foundation)
  2. Accommodation & Meals (to be paid directly to the hotel upon checkout)

Tuition cost (Tax exempt): TBC

Accommodation & Meals

Cost for Accommodation & Meals: TBC


CE Credits

cfre_conedlogo-2020.jpgFull participation in the Original Canadian Gift Planning Course is applicable for 32.75 credits* in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Remember! As a CAGP member, you receive a 20% discount off of your CFRE certification or recertification.

 


Original Course Cancellation Policy – Please read carefully

Should you have to cancel your registration for the Original Canadian Gift Planning Course, please be aware of the following cancellation policy:

Tuition
TBC

*IMPORTANT: Registration is transferable within your organization at any time, subject to a $150 administration fee.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

CAGP Foundation reserves the right to amend or cancel the event.

If an event has to be cancelled or rescheduled we will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. You will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

In the event of a cancellation, we will not reimburse travel, accommodation or other costs related to the event.

 


Need a little more convincing? Read what our past attendees had to say:

“The Original Canadian Gift Planning Course was such a great experience. The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and I walked away with confidence in my new skills and a wonderful new support network of peers." - 2017 Attendee

“This was a valuable investment for my organization as well as my personal development.  The resources and content were in depth and of high quality.” - 2017 Attendee

“This course was an extraordinary and tremendous learning opportunity and in my mind is the gold bar standard as far as gift planning educational opportunity." - 2017 Attendee


Have questions? 

Contact the Manager, Education and Training:1-888-430-9494 Ext. 222 or email education@cagp-acpdp.org.

Photo credit: Paul Zizka Photography


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