NOVEMBER 16TH, 2017

20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Summit

Summit: 8:00am – 4:30pm | Luncheon: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place

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NOVEMBER 16TH, 2017

20th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Summit

Summit: 8:00am – 4:30pm | Luncheon: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place

Keynote Speaker

Announcing our Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Suzuki and Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world.  Severn Cullis-Suzuki is an Earth Charter Commissioner and Council Member, host of the APTN TV series ‘Samaqan: Water Stories’ and Vice Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation.  A longtime activist for the future, Severn and friends started the Environmental Children's Organization at nine years old.  This culminated in a speech to the UN at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 when she was twelve. Severn is proud of her work on the Earth Charter Commission (earthcharterinaction.org) and has continued engaging with UN Earth Summits – bringing the 'Recognition of Responsibility' pledge to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002, and returning to Rio +20 as a Champion for the Canadian Earth Summit Initiative WE CANada in 2012. 

Luncheon

  • 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.

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