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Imagining the future of the Senate’s Report on the Charitable Sector

Imagining the future of the Senate’s Report on the Charitable Sector

November 20, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Maintaining Momentum

About this Event

Join Imagine Canada’s public policy team and Impact Hub Ottawa to reflect on the opportunities recently opened for the charitable sector and to share your future advocacy priorities.

Using the Senate’s landmark report Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector as a starting point, we will be inviting participants to tell us what matters most to their work. This is your opportunity to inform Imagine Canada’s public policy priorities and hear from sector leaders how we can move forward - together - toward the implementation of the senate’s recommendations.

This event is free for Imagine Canada members and Partners in Change, as well as Impact Hub Ottawa members. Check your invitation email or contact to receive your code.

Bilingual discussion at this event is welcome.


Impact Hub Ottawa

123 Slater Street

#6th Floor

Ottawa, ON K1P 5H2

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Speaker Bios

Fateema Sayani is the Director of Donor Engagement at the Ottawa Community Foundation. She works with current and new foundation donors to partner with them to meet their philanthropic objectives. She also works on strategy, policy, nonprofit news, and impact investing. She was previously managing editor of Future of Good, focused on the world of impact. Fateema holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. She is past vice-chair of the board of community radio station CHUO FM and volunteers with the Polaris Music Prize and the East Coast Music Awards. She is interested in city-building, the circular economy, the changing nature of work, and systems change. Before joining our team, she worked in post-secondary education, and in publishing as a reporter and senior editor, earning numerous accolades for social justice reporting, including the Joan Gullen Award for Media Excellence.

Vinod Rajasekaran is Publisher & CEO of Future of Good. Our mission is to make the world of social impact smarter. As a digital content platform, we do this by covering stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact. Every week, thousands of people in the nonprofit, business, philanthropic, academic, and public sectors read our content. They have a shared passion for growth and development as well as advancing causes they care about. Our stories span diverse themes including tech, money, work, global issues, cities, and inclusion.

Rachel Gouin is the Executive Director of the Child Welfare League of Canada. She holds a PhD in Education from McGill University and a Masters in Political Management from Carleton University. An entrepreneurial nonprofit leader, Rachel is known for rallying people to a common cause. She most recently served as Director of Research and Public Policy with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, where she advocated for the health and well-being of children and youth and raised millions for innovative programs. Rachel has extensive experience in government relations, fundraising, and partnerships.

Susan Manwaring, a Partner at Miller Thomson, is a recognized leading expert advising social enterprises, charities and nonprofits in her practice. Susan provides both general counsel and specialized tax advice to her clients across Canada and internationally. S Susan is regularly called upon to advise charities and non-profit organizations on compliance and taxation matters under the Income Tax Act, as well as other relevant provincial tax regulations. Susan was appointed as a member of the Canada Revenue Agency Consultation Panel on Political Activities of Charities. Susan writes and speaks frequently on social enterprise, social finance and other nonprofit and charities-related issues. Susan is the national lead of the Social Impact Group at Miller Thomson.