Re-imagining Philanthropy will be an opportunity to participate in the writing of a narrative that proposes mapping out a philanthropy that draws on different traditions – Indigenous and non-Indigenous, Western and non-Western across Turtle Island to reinvigorate the age-old traditions of giving and sharing, caring and solidarity, and to reinvigorate the values of equity, respect for identity, and justice in all its forms.
Re-imagining Philanthropy will allow you to participate in a conversation that has been thought up differently for our different world. The program was designed to make heard a variety of voices, carriers of knowledge, ideas, proposals, claims, and testimonies for a better world. Together, we will be able to draw the contours of a philanthropy that meets the conditions necessary for the success of a social and ecological transition.
Re-imagining Philanthropy is intended to be a participatory conference where each session has been conceived as a chapter in a booklet. This collective writing will be a first step in imagining possible transformations of the Canadian philanthropic ecosystem.
The objectives of the conference are to:
- Identify existing tensions, discuss opportunities, and prioritize our thinking about philanthropy in post-COVID era.
- Reflect on the modalities and conditions that need to be in place to meet the current and future needs of the philanthropic
- Consolidate the cross-fertilization of knowledge between the academic, social and philanthropic
Target audience: Professionals from the philanthropic ecosystem, the public sector, civil society organizations and academia.