From Report to Impact and Beyond: Canada’s Evolving Culture of Giving

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Time: Networking from 8:15AM, session 8:30 to 9:30
Venue: Your place! Zoom link will be emailed the day prior to the meeting (check your junk folders!)

The global pandemic has caused some remarkable shifts in giving trends, in Canada and beyond. In her address, Teresa Marques, President and CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation and President of the Ottawa chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, will look at how donor behaviour is changing during COVID-19, and what this means for Canadian charities. She will also draw from the report Thirty Years of Giving: The Giving Behaviour of Canadians, which examines how donor giving has changed across generations and in specific demographics, including women, young people, and new Canadians. Ms. Marques will invite us to imagine what the next 30 years of giving could look like, and what it will take to cultivate empathy and widen the circle of giving.

About Teresa

Teresa Marques is an accomplished charitable sector leader and senior executive with extensive experience leading development teams in the healthcare and post-secondary education sectors. Ms. Marques has been instrumental in the growth and development of the partnership-based Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) through strategic relationship building, program development and communications strategy. Prior to joining the RHF in 2016, she held senior leadership roles at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, York University and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). She holds degrees in Canadian history from the University of Ottawa and York University, as well as a post-graduate certificate from Dalhousie University’s School of Continuing Education, with a focus on non-profit governance. In addition to her professional qualifications and experience, she is an established community leader and noted volunteer with several charities in Toronto and Ottawa. She is currently the president of the Ottawa Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.