Muslim Philanthropy Forum June 3 in Ottawa
(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/
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
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
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.