3rd Annual Toronto Regional Workshop

Growing Together 2017

May 26, 2017
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Toronto, ON

123 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON M5H 2M9

Registration | Program | Sponsor & Exhibitor Information | CFRE


Member $175 CAD | Non-Member $200 CAD
You may pay via credit card in USD or send in a check for CAD


While Canada may be celebrating its 150th anniversary, the ADRP Canadian Regional is hosting its 3rd annual workshop in Toronto! This event will be hosted at the Sheraton City Centre in Toronto, ON.

Join us on May 26th, 2017 as we bring together Canadian donor relations and stewardship professionals. This event will be hosted at the Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel in Toronto, ON. Whether you work in higher-ed, healthcare, or other non-profit sectors, come share your ideas and best-practices. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your connections with fellow professionals, colleagues, and industry leaders.

Registration will open in March 2017. This workshop has sold out two years in a row – early registration is encouraged.


Time Session Speakers
8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:25 AM Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:45 AM Morning Plenary: Keynote Address

Fraser Green
Principal and Chief Strategist, Good Works

10:45 - 10:55 AM Morning Break
10:55 - 11:55 AM Morning Breakout Sessions
  1A: Data is your BFF!

Liz Rejman
Associate Director, Fundraising Operations, Pathways to Education Canada

  1B: Ten Things I've Learned in 35 Years About Looking After Legacy Donors David Love
Caretaker, Legacy Donors, World Wildlife Fund
  1C: Stewardship Closeup: Naming Opportunities Anne Manner McLarty
President and Lead Consultant, Heurista
12:00 - 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Sessions  
  2A: Full Circle: The Donor Relations Cycle of Principal Gift Donors

Veronica Stoiber 
Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Western University

Susan Rhuman
Alumni Relations and Development Officer, Western University

  2B: Are You Available Everywhere Your Donors Want You to Be?

Jay Hollister
Director, National Donor Experience and Engagement, Canadian Red Cross

Breanne Hargreaves
Director, Client Services, Fundraising Direct

  2C: Developing a Reporting Program for Privately Funded Chairs

Wendy Turner
Associate Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations, University of Guelph

Cort Egan
Stewardship Accountability Manager, University of Guleph

2:00 - 2:15 PM Afternoon Break
2:15 - 3:30 PM Afternoon Plenary: Panel Disccusion on Donor Relations Best Practices

Moderator: Jessica Veitch
Manager, Donor Recognition, Sinai Health Foundation

3:30 - 3:45 PM Closing Remarks
3:45 - 6:00 PM Post-Conference Reception

Sponsor or Exhibit!

Do you live near Toronto or travel here for work? Consider joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor at our Third Annual Canadian Regional Workshop. Whether this is your first experience with ADRP, or you've been with us for years - you won't regret this investment! Connect with attendees, learn new best practices, and come together with your colleagues for this exciting event!
Don't miss your chance to be a part of the action, and sign up today.

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors!

Platinum Sponsor

Consulting and developing successful recognition programs.Presidential offers a comprehensive approach to design and continuity of recognition programs. These provide an active resource for corporate and not-for-profit organizations to cultivate and develop donor base, celebrate volunteers or recognize outstanding performance.

 Silver Sponsors

Good Works is dedicated to the singular idea that philanthropy is about relationships first – and money second. Good Workers believe that if you create a committed and loyal relationship with your donors, your revenues have nowhere to go but up. Good Works specializes in using direct response tactics and superb storytelling to cultivate donor loyalty, increase donor renewal rates and leverage donors from ordinary single gifts to monthly, mid-level and legacy gifts.

For over fifteen years, Envision has built a reputation for transforming environments to achieve the objectives of financial institutions, retailers and commercial real estate companies with the vision to deliver awesome customer experiences. Envision is: best-in-class strategy and design, combined with turnkey project management, fabrication and installation skills to deliver exceptional branded environments, digital experiences and wayfinding programs to some of North America's best known companies.
Bronze Sponsors

Heurista is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits engage and retain donors through streamlined, industry-tested stewardship practices, meaningful storytelling, and creative donor recognition solutions. We help our clients navigate through the complexities of planning a recognition system including; design, fabrication, implementation and updating/maintenance. For over 20 years, our designers have created custom recognition that is appealing to donors and that is functional for our clients. Every donor recognition program is highly customized to integrate with your organizations, brand and architectural vision and designed to be easy and affordable to manage.

Your strongest fundraising campaign starts right here. Our passion is working with you, sharing our knowledge and expertise to ensure your campaign is a success. We're honored to work with you to generate the best results for your community and the most effective and impressive donor recognition system possible.

Recognized as the 'thought leader' in the Canadian philanthropic sector, KCI helps propel charitable organizations forward. Since its founding in 1984, KCI has had the privilege of working with thousands of organizations across Canada, helping them raise billions of dollars in fundraising initiatives with objectives ranging from $1M to $750M.

This event has been approved for 4.5 CFRE credits