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

 Online registration is now closed.
We will still be accepting registrations over the phone after the online registration deadline. Please call 800-341-0014 to complete your registration via phone.

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 Discussion on Donor Relations Best Practices


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

Panelist: Richard Howes
Owner, Presidential Environment

Panelist: Caroline van Nostrand
Consultant, van Nostrand Fundraising

Panelist: Malika McCray
Associate Director of Stewardship, Union of Concerned Scientists

Panelist: Marian Johnson
Manager, Stewardship & Donor Engagement, Women's College Hospital 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

BAS is a world-class provider of both static and electronic donor recognition and architectural signage solutions. Our understanding of the culture of philanthropy, donor marketing and communication, along with our Turn-key service - design through fabrication and installation - makes our recognition systems sustainable and successful. Our talented staff, professional resources and attention to detail ensure a trouble free and seamless process, product excellence and a higher level of customer service. We put in the effort; you reap the benefits. While BAS is a company with years of experience, we take a fresh and unique approach to each and every project we work on. We see through your eyes, add our knowledge and expertise, create solutions that far exceed your expectations and requirements, and achieve the best possible results. Whether we provide you with customized design or off-the-shelf products, BAS is an indispensable partner on any project. 

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. 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.


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.

At Harris Made we are passionate about working with Donor Professionals to create stunning donor recognition gifts that are of exquisite quality and unique to your institution. All gifts are designed to help recognize and inspire donors that often have all that money can buy. Our gifts are never available for general purchase. Our ninth generation family-owned mill in England proudly weaves the scarlet uniform fabric worn by the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace and is a recipient of a Royal Warrant, the ultimate seal of approval for exquisite quality. We would love to be of service if like other ADRP Donor Professionals you struggle to find unique and affordable gifts rich in tradition and provenance. I very much look forward to meeting you at the 3rd ADRP Canadian Regional Conference on Friday 26th May 2017. For more information, please call me on (+1) 312-952-5568, or visit www.harrismade.com. Mark J. M. Harris, CEO and Owner Harris Made Because Tradition Matters 

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