May 14th 2019 - Toronto, ON, Canada

Speakers

May 14th -15th, 2019 | Toronto, ON, Canada Register now

Chris Baylis

The Sponsorship Collective
President and CEO
Website: sponsorshipcollective.com

Bio

Chris Baylis is the President and CEO of The Sponsorship Collective and a self-confessed sponsorship geek.

After several years as a sponsor (that’s right, the one investing the money!) Chris decided to cross over to the sponsorship sales side where he has personally closed tens of millions of dollars in sponsorship deals. Chris has been on the front lines of multi-million dollar sponsorship agreements and has built and coached teams to do the same.

After several years as a sponsorship consultant for The International Fundraising Consultancy, Chris launched The Sponsorship Collective with one goal in mind:

To build best-in-class sponsorship programs for his clients

Chris now spends his time working with clients to value their assets and build strategies that drive sales. An accomplished speaker, international consultant and head coach inside The Sponsorship Academy, Chris has helped his clients raise millions in sponsorship dollars.

My Speaker & Workshop Sessions
Tuesday, May 14 • 8:45am • Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Cause and Marketing
Wednesday, May 15 • 8:30am – 12:00pm • Workshop – (RE)BUILDING YOUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP

Brad Offman

Spire Philanthropy
Founder and Principal
Website: spirephilanthropy.com

Bio

Brad Offman is Founder and Principal of Spire Philanthropy, a management consultancy specializing in corporate-charitable partnerships. He is the former Senior Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy at Mackenzie Investments. Brad is also former President of the Mackenzie Investments Charitable Foundation and Managing Director of the Mackenzie Charitable Giving Fund. Prior to joining Mackenzie, Brad served as Vice President, Development at the Toronto Community Foundation.

Brad is currently on the Board of CANSOF Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Toronto and Benefaction Foundation. He is a member of the National Advisory Council for Imagine Canada.

Brad is past Chair of the Leave A Legacy Program for the Greater Toronto Area and former member of the Board of Directors for Philanthropic Foundations Canada. He is a past Faculty Member for the CAGP Original Gift Planning Course and is currently on the organization’s Government Relations Committees. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board for Gift Planning in Canada.

Brad holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from McGill University in Montreal.

My Speaker & Workshop Sessions
Wednesday, May 15 • 8:30am – 12:00pm • Workshop – Valuation Secrets Revealed:Learn the Process that Consultants Don’t Want You to Know

Paul Klein

Impakt
Founder and CEO
Website: impaktcorp.com

Bio

Paul is an internationally recognized authority on the intersection of business and social change. He is the Founder and CEO of Impakt a B Corp that helps corporations solve social problems and Impakt Labs a non-profit social incubator. Paul writes about social innovation for publications including Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian and the Stanford Social Innovation Review and serves on the Advisory Council of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business and the Advisory Boards of Urban Matters and Power to Be. 

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 9:15am • Business and Social Change: Taking CSR to the Next Level

Bryan de Lottinville

Benevity, Inc.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Website: benevity.com

Bio
Bryan de Lottinville is the Founder and CEO of Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software. Known for his indelible passion for grassroots Goodness and constructive disruption, Bryan provokes novel ideas that help Fortune 1000 companies reinvent their giving programs in a way that provides better social and business returns, while simultaneously tackling the biggest struggles in the charitable landscape.

A recognized thought leader in the space, Bryan is a frequent speaker and blogger on topics relating to purpose-driven companies and workplace culture. He believes that Benevity and its clients will, together, shape a new story of innovative and scalable Goodness that strengthens both the social fabric of our communities and the role of corporations in the world.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 10:45am • THE BUSINESS CASE FOR A NEW APPROACH TO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Andrea Donlan

Manisfest
President & CEO
Website: manifestcom.com

Bio

Andrea Donlan is the President and CEO of Manifest.  Since 1981, Manifest has been helping corporations and charities do good, better.  And we believe that more good comes from better insights and ideas.  As Canada’s leading social change agency, the sole focus of our work is to create ideas that increase awareness, advocate for change and help raise funds to bring about more good on some of the most pressing social issues of our time.  

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 11:45am • What good do you want to do better?

Phillip Haid

PUBLIC Inc.
Co-Founder & CEO
Website: publicinc.com

Bio
Phillip Haid co-founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. Driven by a passion to prove that social impact is a key business driver to achieve profit with purpose, he set out to build a hybrid company – part consultancy/part creative agency– designing social purpose brands, community impact strategies and social change programs and campaigns. As CEO, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic and creative growth of the business, including oversight on some of PUBLIC’s North America clients including: NBC Universal, Converse, The Body Shop, Tiffany’s & Co, Johnson & Johnson, Rogers, TD Bank, and the LCBO. Phillip is also a columnist for Fast Company writing on “profit with purpose”.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 3:30pm • IT’S TIME FOR COMPANIES & CAUSES TO START TALKING THE SAME LANGUAGE

Mark Hierlihy

Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations
President & CEO
Website: childrenshospitals.ca

Bio

Mark is the inaugural President & CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations, a collaboration of the 13 children’s hospitals in Canada – incorporating the mission of Children’s Miracle Network and expanding the impact of fundraising campaigns for children’s health in Canada. Throughout his career he has driven change and integration in Hospitals, national health, sports, the arts, mental health and other causes. He was Founder of causemark and author of the causemark blog.

Mark has held several leadership positions throughout his career, including Interim CEO & Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario where he led a major restructure in in the Ontario Division and played a role in the Society’s merger with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation where he had previously been Senior Director, then Vice-President, National Development. Previously served as Director, National Gifts for Special Olympics Canada Foundation, Senior Director, Development at the National Arts Centre, and the first ever Managing Director of Prince County Hospital Foundation in Summerside, PEI. Mark has also served in various senior volunteer roles at the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and co-founded AFP D3: Debate. Debunk. Delight, a forum for charity executives from across Canada.

He is a frequent speaker at corporate and charity conferences. Mark will share insights he has developed from his deep expertise in developing transformational corporate and cause partnerships from more than two decades of practice.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 11:15pm • Seven Seconds to Impact

Shelley Mayer

Ramp Communications
Founder and President
Website: ramp.agency

Bio

Shelley founded Ramp Communications in 2011 with a genuine desire to change the landscape in social cause marketing. Her strategic expertise, creative spirit, and approachable style make her a true leader in the sector.

Shelley is a sought-after speaker who enthusiastically shares her knowledge and experience with the industry. What inspires her the most is working with organizations that are dedicated to causing a shift and making a difference through strategic, creative, and practical marketing solutions that help them achieve their goals.

With more than 20 years of combined client and agency experience, Shelley is a trusted strategic advisor to social impact organizations and is actively involved with CBSR, Imagine Canada, B Local Toronto and Futurpreneur Canada. She is also a four-time SheEO Activator contributing to the financing of women-owned social enterprise in Canada. Shelley holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 1:45pm • 1:45 PM GETTING TO THE HEART OF SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS In conversation with TELUS & Kids’ Health Links Foundation

Jessica Avery

Ipsos
Senior Vice President
Website: ipsos.com

Bio

Jessica Avery is an experienced research consultant with 18+ years working primarily in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.  Jessica’s expertise is in helping her clients achieve business growth via successful innovation, brand renovation, and brand equity building.  Jessica’s work focuses both on the Canadian market as well as helping clients manage both new and current brands globally.

Jessica has led Ipsos’ deep dive into cause-related marketing for the last 4 years, including an annual assessment on the role such programs play at driving customer relationships with businesses.  She has been a main speaker as well for 3 years at the Canadian Companies and Causes Conference in Toronto.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 4:00pm • Canadian Consumer Research What do Canadians Think of Cause Marketing?

Cynthia Shanks

Keurig Canada
Director, Sustainability and Communications
Website: Keurig Canada

Bio

Cynthia Shanks joined the Keurig Canada team in 2012 and now acts as the Director of Communications and Sustainability. In her current role, she leads all corporate communications campaigns, brand public relations, as well as sustainability programs and partnerships. Over the past few years, she has worked closely with the recycling industry for the development and launch of recyclable K-Cup pods. She believes that brand owners have an important role to play in fostering innovation and environmental stewardship in order to develop a Canadian circular economy. She also advocates for responsible coffee sourcing practices, and local community support through various programs and employee volunteering.

Prior to joining Keurig Canada, Cynthia led the internal communications teams at Hydro-Québec and Deloitte.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from University of Montréal. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association, where she focuses her energy on sustainability goals and projects.Prior to joining Keurig Canada, Cynthia led the internal communications teams at Hydro-Québec and Deloitte.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from University of Montréal. She currently sits on the board of the Canadian Plastic Industry Association, where she focuses her energy on sustainability goals and projects.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 9:45am • KEURIG – MAKING A DIFFERENCE, FROM THE SOURCE TO THE CUP

Shannon Gorman

TELUS
National Director Community Affairs
Website: TELUS

Bio

A leader in corporate philanthropy, Shannon Gorman is the National Director of Community Affairs for TELUS, responsible for delivering the company’s innovative community investment strategies. Shannon leads a team of 14 Community Investment professionals across Canada and Internationally. She is responsible for 13 Canadian and five International Community Boards, which engage community leaders in allocating funds to address local needs. Shannon was instrumental in TELUS being the first Canadian company to be recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the most philanthropic corporation in the world. In 2016, Shannon developed a ground-breaking tri-sector partnership between the Provincial Governments of BC and Alberta and multiple charitable partners. This partnership enables single parents on income or disability assistance to obtain low cost, high speed internet access through TELUS. This innovative program called Internet for Good, also includes access to a refurbished computer and digital literacy training programs that assist youth and their parents in actively participating in the digital economy. This program was adopted by the Federal Government in 2018 and is now available nationally for all low income families. Prior to joining TELUS, Shannon was a senior executive with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation for more than 13 years, where she played a key role in raising more than $30 million to increase cancer survivorship in Ottawa. In 2018, Shannon launched a new TELUS Friendly Future Foundation in which she was named Executive Director. This Foundation will provide vital support for Canadian grassroots charities in support of helping vulnerable youth succeed in our challenging world. Shannon holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a Masters in Philanthropy and Non Profit Leadership (MPNL) from Carleton University, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and has certificates in Corporate Social Responsibility from both Harvard Business School and Boston College. She recently completed her 3 year appointment as Professor in Practice in the Institute for the Study of International Development in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University. Shannon is a popular speaker in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate philanthropy, leadership and international development. Shannon has served as a director on many boards of both local and national charities including; the Ottawa Humane Society, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation, and Canadian Women in Communications & Technology. Shannon enjoys volunteering her time at the Ottawa Mission and Youville Centre where she recently developed a mentorship program. Shannon resides in Ottawa with her son Ryan, daughter-in-law Lauren and her 2 amazing grandchildren – Ava and Alex.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 1:45pm • GETTING TO THE HEART OF SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS In conversation with TELUS & Kids’ Health Links Foundation

Allen Davidov

Environics Analytics
Director, Business Consulting
Website: Environics Analytics

Bio

Allen Davidov is Director of Business Consulting at Environics Analytics in the packaged goods, automotive, public sector, not-for-profit, government and health practice. With nearly twenty years of experience focused primarily on the not-for-practice sector, he has lead responsibility for helping charities and foundations apply EA’s products and services to attract and retain donors, corporate partners and volunteers. Prior to joining EA, Allen successfully led marketing, annual giving, leadership giving and event initiatives at a number of organizations, including Sinai Health Foundation, Habitat for Humanity GTA, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, St. John’s Rehab Hospital Foundation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital Foundation. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University and a Creative Advertising diploma from Centennial College.

My Speaker session
Wednesday, May 15 • 8:30am – 12:00pm • Workshop – (RE)BUILDING YOUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FROM THE GROUND UP

Sarah Chapman

Deloitte Canada
Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Website: Deloitte.com

Bio

Sarah is the Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Deloitte Canada and Chile. She is also the interim Global Lead for Deloitte’s Global Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Team. Prior to joining Deloitte, Sarah worked at Cause
Consulting a strategy and communications firm based in Boston. She also previously lead Hitachi’s CSR strategy across the Oceania region, based out of Sydney Australia.
Sarah serves on the Board of Volunteer Canada and is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Council on Volunteering. She is also the Chair of the Toronto Impact 2030 Council.
Sarah has a PhD in Corporate Responsibility from the University of Technology Sydney, a Masters in Management from Bond University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 3:15pm – 3:45pm • BEYOND ANOTHER COAT OF PAINT: THE EVOLUTION OF EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING

Basile Papaevangelou

Kids’ Health Links Foundation
Founder
Website: kidshealthlinks.org

Bio
Basile enthusiastically supports his community through his volunteer and philanthropic interests. In 2004, he founded a non-profit and charity called, Kids’ Health Links Foundation (KHLF) with his daughter Christina. In partnership with TELUS, KHLF developed its flagship program, Upopolis –a private, secure and trusted social network connecting chronically ill youth and youth with hospital experience from across Canada. Upopolis is offered and supported at no cost to the institutions it’s available in, or the users on the program. Today, Upopolis can be found over 30 children’s hospitals and pediatric health care organizations from coast to coast. Basile remains Chairman and Co-Founder of Kids’ Health Links Foundation.

In addition, Basile was Co-Founder and Chairman of The Canada Tree Exhibition Tour –a national millennium exhibition of Canadian folklore and history. He served as Chairman and CEO of this non-profit foundation from its founding in 1997, through to 2002. He has also served as a Director on the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation Board and on the Advisory Council of McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Until recently, Basile was a Chair with VISTAGE-T.E.C. Canada (The Executive Committee) from 1998 to 2017. In this role, he assisted and mentored CEOs and business leaders in attaining their ultimate professional and personal goals.
The first 25 years of his career were with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International). Towards the end of his career, he served as Chairman of AlliedSignal Canada, and President and CEO of AlliedSignal Aerospace Canada. He has also served on the boards of private and public companies.

Basile earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in 1973, his MBA from the same school in 1983, and completed the Program for Senior Executives at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1995.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 1:45 PM • GETTING TO THE HEART OF SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS IN CONVERSATION WITH TELUS & KIDS’ HEALTH LINKS FOUNDATION

Stephanie Robertson

The SiMPACT Strategy Group
Founder
Website: simpactsg.com

Bio

Stephanie Robertson is the Founder & Chief Impact Officer of SiMPACT Strategy Group.  While SiMPACT was founded in 2004, Stephanie has been working in the areas of social impact management, corporate social responsibility, community investment and social return on investment (SROI) since 1998.  At the core of all Stephanie’s work is the desire and method to demonstrate the value of social investment.

 Facilitation of the LBG Canada network of companies has been a flagship SiMPACT activity since 2004. LBG Canada involvement directly supports the work of corporate community investment teams as they seek to create business, community and employee value.   Core features of LBG Canada involvement includes 1) access to impact measurement tools and frameworks, 2) data analytics to inform community investment strategies and 3) tools to enhance stakeholder and external reporting. 

Stephanie is also a recognized leader in Canada and abroad in the developing SROI methodology – a tool to present the value of social impact achieved. Known for her skill as a teacher, and love of enabling social value to be demonstrated by other, Stephanie’s SROI work includes consultancy, training and efforts to develop standards of practice through the non-profit methodology hub, Social Value Canada.  

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 2:15 PM • LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD, TRENDS IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Elizabeth Dove

Volunteer Canada
Director, Corporate Citizenship
Website: volunteer.ca

Bio
Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s Director, Corporate Citizenship. She is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Council on Volunteering, leads the consulting practice, and collaborates with companies and nonprofits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, talent and companies. She has worked as senior staff and consultant on advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development.

Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and was a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 2:15 PM • LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD, TRENDS IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Bruce MacDonald

Imagine Canada
President & CEO
Website: imaginecanada.ca

Bio
When carnivals and social good combined, it pointed to a path and for 30 years Bruce has been walking that route. From working for organizations that provide services to young people, older adults, persons with disabilities, community service clubs and sports and recreation groups, Bruce’s experiences have lead him to Imagine Canada. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada where he participated in a collective effort to bring mentoring programs to kids.

Bruce holds a Bachelor Degree in Sports Administration from Laurentian University, a Masters in Management in the Voluntary Sector from McGill University and a record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

In early 2019, Bruce was appointed Co-Chair of the Permanent Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector working with the federal government.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 2:15 PM • LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD, TRENDS IN COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Runa Whitaker

CIBC
Sr. Director Community Investment & CIBC Children’s Foundation
Website: cibc.com

Bio
Runa is the Sr. Director leading the Community investment team including CIBC’s corporate donations, employee giving and CIBC’s Children’s Foundation and it’s signature fundraising event, CIBC Miracle Day which is celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2019. Runa and her team developed CIBC’s community investment brand “One for Change” which launched in April 2018. Runa is an active member of CIBC’s women’s network and sits on the board of two local not-for-profit boards.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 12:15 PM • NETWORKING LUNCHEON: Partnership “Un-plugged” with CIBC

Nathalia Santana

CIBC
Director, Sponsorships
Website: cibc.com

Bio
Nathalia joined CIBC nearly 8 years ago through the Graduate Matters Rotation Program. She soon found a passion for sponsorship where she has led strategy, partner relationships and planning for some of CIBC’s most successful sponsorship programs including the 2015 Pan/ParaPan American Games, the Canadian Hockey League and Whistler/Blackcomb. Nathalia is an active member and volunteer for CIBC’s Latin people network.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 12:15 PM • NETWORKING LUNCHEON: Partnership “Un-plugged” with CIBC

Joanna Milroy

CIBC
Sr. Director Sponsorship & Community Investment
Website: cibc.com

Bio
Joanna is the Sr. Director Sponsorship & Community Investment at CIBC leading all marketing communications activations across CIBC’s sponsorship & community investment portfolio including CIBC One for Change, CIBC Run for the Cure, CIBC Miracle Day, Pearson Airport and CHL relationships. Prior to joining CIBC Joanna was Director of Sponsorship & Digital at Kraft Heinz overseeing programs like Kraft Hockeyville, Kraft Heinz Project Play and Kraft What’s Cooking.
Joanna is an acting committee member of WISE Canada.

My Speaker session
Tuesday, May 14 • 12:15 PM • NETWORKING LUNCHEON: Partnership “Un-plugged” with CIBC

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