19th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Summit

Summit: 8:00am – 5:30pm | Luncheon: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place

Keynote Speaker

Announcing our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Samantha Nutt
Co-Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada

Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.  A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan.  A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena and is amongst the most sought-after public speakers in North America.  With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally.


  • 11:00am Registration & Sponsor Displays Open
  • 11:45am Ballroom Doors Open
  • 12:00pm Lunch Served (Note: the Luncheon meal is a vegetarian option)
  • 1:00pm Giving Hearts Awards Presentation
  • 1:30pm Keynote Speech

Giving Hearts Awards

Recognize and celebrate the individuals and organization volunteers, leaders, fundraisers, philanthropists, and youth that make a difference to your organization and to the social profit community at the 20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.