7:00am to 7:30am – Breakfast and networking
7:30am to 8:45am – Welcome and presentation
8:45am to 9:00am – Q&A
As we embark on a path of reconciliation in Canada, it is an important time to reflect on how we build relationships with potential donors and the diverse communities that our organizations partner with. How do we create a space for this to happen and what role can you play as a fundraiser to create reciprocal partnerships? In this session, our panelists will discuss the importance of engaging in greater understanding and respectful partnerships with diverse nations and their communities across the land we share.
This timely discussion will engage fundraising leaders in exploring diversity and inclusion in a wide ranging conversation and Q&A to address the challenges and opportunities for fundraisers in today’s local, national and global environment.
- How fundraisers can participate in reconciliation;
- Deploying philanthropic resources in a respectful and reciprocal way;
- Importance of diversity and inclusion in fundraising and community development;
- What should our strategy, as Canadian fundraisers be for weathering the storm of rising intolerance globally and nationally;
- What is the relationship between intolerance and inclusive giving? How should charitable sector professionals begin to galvanize their organizations against rising intolerance?;
- How do we build relationships with diverse and complex donors and industry partners?;
- Sharing of examples within the post-secondary sector and other large institutions in evaluating donors and utilizing philanthropy in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, organizations and Nations (as well as with allies and other stakeholders) to support the ongoing national project of truth and reconciliation.
Directors of Development, Fundraising staff, Board Members
The Honourable Dr. Steven Point
Steven Lewis Point, OBC (Xwĕ lī qwĕl tĕl) (born July 28, 1951) is a former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia whose term of office ended on November 1, 2012. He is currently a provincial court judge in the Fraser Valley. From 1975-1999 Steven Point served as Chief of the Skowkale First Nation. From 1994 to 1999 he served as Tribal Chair of the Stó:lō Nation. He was the Grand Chief of the Stó:lô Tribal Council.
Steven Point attended the University of British Columbia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in May, 1985. From 1986 to 1989 he practiced criminal law and native law as a partner in the law firm of Point and Shirley. He worked for Citizenship and Immigration Canada as an immigration adjudicator for several years, starting in about 1989, at its refugee backlog office in Vancouver. In 1999, he became a British Columbia Provincial Court judge. On February 28, 2005, he became Chief Commissioner of the British Columbia Treaty Commission. His appointment as Lieutenant-Governor was announced on September 4, 2007 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He assumed his duties in a ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia on October 1, 2007. As The Queen's vice-regal representative in British Columbia, he is styled His Honour while in office and The Honourable for life.
He received Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2000, the University of Victoria in 2012, and the University of Capilano in 2017. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Letters (honoris causa) from Saint Mark's College in 2013. He received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 2000.
He received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals and the Order of British Columbia. In 2016, he received the Order of Chilliwack.
Dr. Jeffrey Schiffer – Program Director, Office of Indigenization, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Jeffrey J. Schiffer is a Canadian of mixed ancestry. His mother is Métis from Manitoba, and his father was born in Germany. Schiffer was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, in unceded Coast Salish territory. He holds and BA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia, and an MA and PhD in anthropology and education from Columbia University. Schiffer has conducted community based participatory research with Indigenous communities in Canada, the United States and Central America. His dissertation research focused on indigenization, exploring the complexities delegated Aboriginal agencies for child and family service face in implementing culturally restorative services within the Aboriginal diversity of urban British Columbia.
Schiffer spent 4 years working as the Special Projects Officer at Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) where he co-founded the Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness (CRUW) Program. He currently sits as the Program Director within the Office of Indigenization at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Schiffer also supports curriculum development and teaches as an instructor in the Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy (AFOT) program. He is a member of the Board of Directors with the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre Society (VACPC) and the Focus Foundation.
University of the Fraser Valley (Gathering Place)
Canada Education Park
45190 Caen Ave, Chilliwack
Member and Non-Member Cost - $20.00 (Continental Breakfast Provided)
Generously Supported by Envision Financial
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