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Muslim Philanthropy Forum June 3 in Ottawa

Muslim Philanthropy Forum June 3 in Ottawa

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(May 22, 2014) – A Muslim Philanthropy will be held in Ottawa on June 3.

The forum is part of the Inclusive Giving Project launched in 2012 by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada.

This ground-breaking series focuses on highlighting the philanthropic traditions of diverse communities in Ontario.

It is funded by the Ontario government, through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and chaired by Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable David C. Onley.

“We are so pleased to take a lead on nurturing new conversations about giving and volunteering in Ontario. In fact, this project is breaking new ground in the sector, and we expect that it will offer some practical insights and strategies for non-profit organizations that are interested in taking diversity and inclusion issues to the next level,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF, AFP President and CEO.

The Muslim Philanthropy Forum is a one-day education, training and networking forum and is for Ontario-based nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, volunteers and donors. 

According to conference organizers, participants will learn to understand the giving traditions and patterns of Muslim donors; explore ways to engage donors in giving to Muslim and other charitable initiatives; encourage inclusive relationship-building strategies; speak to critical issues and build strong cases for support within this community.

From Diversity to Inclusion in Philanthropy: An Action Plan for Ontario’s Charitable and Not-for-Profit Sector is a groundbreaking three-year project focused on understanding the giving traditions and interests of a wide range of communities in Ontario.

Organized by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Canada, in cooperation with its Greater Toronto and Ottawa chapters, the project will offer in-depth inclusion-oriented education, training and networking activities for Ontario-based non-profit leaders, fundraisers, volunteers and donors.

For more information about the initiative, please visit: http://afpinclusivegiving.ca/blog/islamic-philanthropy-conference/

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Muslim Philanthropy Forum

Date:  Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time:  10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Location: Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J5

 Registration Fee: $50 + HST

With over 1 million Canadians identifying as Muslim, here’s your chance to learn more about this dynamic and generous community and take your fundraising to the next level.

Register now for the tenth workshop of AFP’s award winning Diversity to Inclusion series.

A one-day education, training and networking forum for Ontario-based nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, volunteers and donors. Participants will learn to:

  • Understand the giving traditions and patterns of Muslim donors
  • Explore ways to engage donors in giving to Muslim and other charitable initiatives
  • Encourage inclusive relationship-building strategies
  • Speak to critical issues and build strong cases for support within this community

AGENDA

10:00 am        Registration

10:30 am        Welcome & Opening Remarks

11:00 am        Philanthropists Panel

Representing a diverse group of Muslim philanthropists in the community, these panellists will provide insights into their giving traditions and patterns.

Moderator:  Aliaa Dakroury, Ph.D., St. Paul University

Panelists:

Safaa Fouda, Ph.D., Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization

Sheherazad Hirji, Aga Khan Foundation

Muneeb Nasir, Olive Tree Foundation

 12:00 pm        Lunch (Halal menu)

Four Corner Discussions

 1:10 pm          Prayers/Break

 1:30 pm          Keynote Speaker

Faith, Courage and Hope

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, OOnt, MD, MPH

Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto

Founder of Daughters for Life Foundation

Author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity 

After losing three of his daughters when shells hit his home in the Gaza Strip, Dr. Abuelaish turned a devastating life experience into a catalyst for social change and girls’ empowerment by establishing the Daughters for Life Foundation which is dedicated to advancing the education and health of girls and women in the Middle East. 

2:15 pm          Fundraisers Panel

Providing insight from a mix of professionals and volunteers, this panel will focus on understanding Muslim giving traditions and cycles, creating engagement and outreach initiatives to Muslim and other communities.

Moderator: Lula Adam, Interval House

Panelists: 

Imam Zijad Delic Ph.D., South Nepean Muslim Community

Ihsaan Gardee, NCCM – National Council of Canadian Muslims

Rabia Khedr, CAM-D – Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities

3:15 pm          Coffee Break

3:30 pm          Keynote Speaker

Impact Investing and Positive Social Change

Karim Harji MPA, Purpose Capital

Co-founder and Partner of Purpose Capital, Karim Harji will share his experience in aligning investment strategies with social impact objectives

4:15 pm          Next Gen Panel

This panel will provide the next generation of Muslims’ perspective on giving and fundraising.

Moderator:  Mohamed Sofa, Britannia Woods Community House

Panelists:

Obaid Ahmed, UmmahHub

Washim Ahmed LL.B., HCI-Human Concern International
Rasha Al-Katta, WaterCan

Leen Al Zaibak, Jusoor

5:15 pm          Closing Remarks

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More information:           AFP Inclusive Giving Project        Muslim Philanthropy Forum Registration

Contact:                                   Diane Laundy, info@btsconferences.com, 613-715-9248

This workshop is part of the Inclusive Giving Project launched in 2012 by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. This ground-breaking series focuses on highlighting the philanthropic traditions of diverse communities in Ontario. It is funded by the Ontario government, through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and chaired by Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable David C. Onley.

 

 

 

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